Exploded Ensemble: Every Possible Utterance
A free interactive art & music experience exploring the architectural and design elements of MuseumLab, with roving musicians and performers.
This explorable art and musical experience interacts with the unique historical, structural, and design elements of MuseumLab. Every Possible Utterance is based on Jorge Louis Borges’ short story "The Library of Babel" which presents a search for meaning amongst patterns of randomness.
The audience will spend the first half of the two-hour experience exploring installations and interacting with roving musicians and performers. The performance will begin in the Grable Gallery where visitors will interact with work installed throughout the first-floor spaces as well as the Gathering Space on the second floor. At some point in this section of the evening, visitors in groups of 20’s will be asked to follow a “librarian” for a guided tour of the “library.” They will be led to the lowest level of the Stacks where they will hear musicians performing from above. The second half of the evening will present a more linear music and visual art experience in the Assembly Hall. The hour-long “concert” section will present a music ensemble performing amidst site-specific video projections.
IDeATe, the Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology network at Carnegie Mellon University, offers undergraduate minors and courses in Game Design, Animation & Special Effects, Media Design, Sonic Arts, Design for Learning, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Intelligent Environments, and Physical Computing. These areas merge technology and creativity and provide learning opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.
Students at Carnegie Mellon participate in IDeATe as part of their primary majors to explore how their emerging skills and expertise can interact with those of their fellow students. Through this collaborative work, they can begin to understand how their work can change and grow when they team up with an expert from a different disciplinary perspective.