The Electric Café Series presents new and cutting-edge art music, with a particular emphasis on digital music and interactive intermedia performance. The concerts are under the direction of Associate Professor Mark Zaki, and co-presented by the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts and the Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts. All concerts are free and open to the public. Location: Black Box Studio, at Rutgers–Camden Arts Complex.
Monday, October 14 at 11:20 AM in the Black Box Theater
Electronic Ensemble of Wayne State (EMEWS)
This ensemble from Wayne State University in Michigan features a repertoire that includes a quartet for game controllers, a pizza–themed piano concerto with laptop orchestra, ambient music inspired by fireflies, and a drum machine trio.
Tuesday, November 12 at 12:45 PM in the Black Box Theater
Uni Sono, One Sound | Two Violins
NYC-based violin duo Miolina specializes in the music of our time. They will present works by Lynn Bechtold, Eve Beglarian,
Jean-Baptiste Favory, Yoshia Yasuda, and Mark Zaki. Miolina is Mioi Takeda & Lynn Bechtold, violins.
Monday, February 18 at 11:20 AM in the Black Box Theater
A selection of live and fixed electronic (sometimes with video) works by Christopher Jette. Blending live performance,
image, handmade electronic instruments and live processing, the works present the listener with hypothetical soundscapes.
Hardware/software instruments enable rich human gestures and meticulous sonic precision. The fluid morphology of
weather patterns serve as an aesthetic point of departure while the output represents the curation of lovely sounds.
Monday, March 11 at 11:20 AM in the Black Box Theater
no one can hear you dream
Composer and violinist Mark Zaki presents a concert of electroacoustic music and video. Featured will be the
Rutgers – Camden premiere of Windows, a fixed-media video that features the vocal characterizations of RU-Camden
Theater professor Paul Bernstein. The program also includes new pieces for violin, piano, and interactive electronics.
Monday, April 22 at 11:20 AM in the Black Box Theater
Tuesday, October 2nd at 10:00 AM in the Music & Media Lab
Monday, April 2nd, 11:20-12:20 p.m. (Free Period) in the Black Box
What do you get when classically trained, top musicians play searing performances of some of the most beloved rock anthems of all time? Chills. VOLUME Quartet’s faithful and blistering arrangements of rock fan favorites bring to life the beauty and raw power of these classic songs. With a repertoire spanning decades from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix, to Metallica, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and more—VOLUME Quartet finds new moments and hidden treasures in the songs you’ve always loved.
Monday, April 16th, 11:20-12:20 p.m. (Free Period) in the Black Box
Jeffrey Stolet is a professor of music and director of the Intermedia Music Technology at the University of Oregon. Stolet’s recent work has centered on performance environments in which he uses a variety of wands, sensing devices, game controllers, and other magical things to control the sonic and videographic domains. Stolet’s work has been presented worldwide in such diverse venues as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences in Gifu, Japan, and the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University.