Die Winterreise | UNC Campus: Swain Hall | Stage | Indy Week


Die Winterreise

When: Fri., Dec. 1, 8 p.m. 2017

p>The gloom that hangs around Schubert's song cycle Winterreise isn't just an evocation of the season it surveys; the composer was depressed and dying of syphilis while working on it. (Merry Christmas!) Die Winterreise: A Digital Reinvention, the latest show in UNC's Process Series, amplifies the harrowing core of the work and spikes its somber tones with modern technology. UNC professors Sabine Gruffat and Lee Weisert, both of whom are well-versed in the use of technology to generate aleatoric images and sound, respectively, join baritone Marc Callahan to deconstruct the nineteenth-century work with twenty-first-century digital tools, extracting projected images using bio-signal sensors and facial-recognition software. The work in progress will also be accompanied by a display of filmmaker Bill Brown's "Aura Retrieval Machines," which, as it happens, you can soon see more of at Lump in Raleigh (see p. 27). —Brian Howe

Price: free

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