Special Performance: Distant Mirrors
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Special Performance: Distant Mirrors

Jean-Baptiste Barrière

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 1pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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A real-time international collaboration between flutist Camilla Hoitenga, at the Musée Gadagne in Lyons, France, and flutist Margaret Lancaster, who will play live on the Miller Theatre stage. Musicians and audience alike will be able to view a large video score, which uses color and images to guide the performers’ actions, changing and adapting as the performance proceeds. The two flutists play together via the Internet, creating a collective memory that transcends geographic barriers. Two performances take place at noon and 1 p.m.



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This project is made possible, in part, through support from The French-American Fund for Contemporary Music, a program of FACE with major support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, SACEM, lnstitut Français, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Special Exhibit: The Garden of Dreams
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Special Events

From time to time, Miller augments its lineup with special programs designed to explore niches beyond...

Special Events

Special Exhibit: The Garden of Dreams

Jean-Baptiste Barrière

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8pm

East Gallery, Maison Française

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This special installation by Jean-Baptiste Barrière is an other-worldly amalgamation of sound and video, inspired by the dreams of visitors from around the world. Barrière’s multimedia environment incorporates recordings of dreams, submitted by users online at thegardenofdreams.org or recorded in special “Dream Station” booths placed at the exhibition sites, both at Columbia University’s Maison Française in New York and at the Musée Gadagne in Lyon, France.

On view March 24-29, presented in conjunction with Barrière Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre on March 29.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 12pm to 5pm and Saturday 12pm to 8pm.



Additional Information


This project is made possible, in part, through support from The French-American Fund for Contemporary Music, a program of FACE with major support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, SACEM, lnstitut Français, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Jean-Baptiste Barrière
About The Series

Composer Portraits

A cornerstone of Miller’s programming, these evening-length musical profiles explore the work of a single...

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Jean-Baptiste Barrière

Often collaborative, nearly always multiform, frequently depending on interactions between live participants...

Composer Portraits

Jean-Baptiste Barrière

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

This event has ended.

Jean-Baptiste Barrière is a key figure in computer music. A native Parisian, Barrière led the city’s electronic-music mecca IRCAM for more than 15 years, and his piece Chréode is recognized as a seminal work in the history of electronic music. Many of his more recent works entail live manipulation of both audio and video. In this concert, Barrière premieres three pieces, one of which was previously given an early reading at Miller’s onstage Pop-Up series. A concurrent exhibition and related performance offer a fuller perspective on the composer’s multifaceted artistic pursuits.