Fine Arts Preview: Nobel Conference 57

The theme of big data and its implications will be explored during the conference in an art exhibition, a concert, and a dance piece.
Posted on October 4th, 2021 by

The theme of big data and its implications will be explored during the conference in an art exhibition, a concert, and a dance piece. Our music ensembles will play musical intermissions during the conference.

Music Prelude
Tuesday, October 5 @ 9.a.m
Performed by the Gustavus Wind Orchestra

Music Prelude
Tuesday, October 5 @ 12:20 p.m.
Performed by the Gustavus Wind Symphony

re(visions), choreographed by Astrid Axtman ’22
Tuesday, October 5 @ 12 p.m.
What if we think about the notes in the musical scale as being little pieces of data?
The music we make with those tones can then be thought of as the aggregation of this data created by the way in which we search the data set. Dancing can also be thought of as an exploration of a data set: this time, the human body. This dance is designed to help viewers picture data: what a piece of data may be, outliers, data aggregation, the building and running of algorithms, and the implications of using big data. This piece is a call to explore the way in which one’s life is filled with data sets—both formally classified and existing organically yet to be perceived by you.

Gallery Talk – Arlene Birt, “Background Stories”
Tuesday, October 5 @ 6 p.m.

Meet artist Arlene Birt and learn more about her creative process and work. The exhibit, Putting Data Into Context, is in creative conjunction with Nobel Conference 57, Big Data REvolution.  Visit the Schaefer Art Gallery website for exhibit images and the Zoom link to the gallery talk.

American Vein: New Music for Oboe and Bass
Tuesday, October 5 @ 7 p.m.
Bjorling Recital Hall
Featuring Carrie Vecchione, oboe and Rolf Erdahl, double bass, this music program centers in the following questions: What do the arts and big data have in common? How do they intersect? Is the creative act uniquely human?
Event will also be livestreamed via the Nobel Conference website.
View a PDF of the concert program.

Music Prelude
Wednesday, October 6 @ 9.a.m
Performed by the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra

Music Prelude
Wednesday, October 6 @ 1:15 p.m.
Performed by the Gustavus Jazz Ensemble

 

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