United (2013)
Video , 09:00

Jarosław Kapuściński (PL/USA)

Work presented as part of the WRO 2013 on Tour

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United (single—channel video, 2013) The work invites the audience to gaze at the intricate happenstance coordination of movements in the world, in this case the view out a window of Narita Airport in Tokyo on September 9, 2011 from 3:31 PM to 3:39 PM. A multi—channel score heightens the viewers` perceptions of this everyday world, setting the passing moments into a kind of timeless frame. The music was composed from special recordings of individual musicians in the gagaku ensemble Reigakusha, which were made especially for the artwork.

Jarosław Kapuściński (born 1964) — an intermedia composer and pianist who was first trained as a classical pianist and composer at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. He expanded into multimedia during a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada (1988) and during his doctoral studies at the University of California in San Diego (1992—1997). His pieces have been presented at MoMA (New York), the ZKM Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe), the Palais de Tokyo Museum of Modern Art and Centre Pompidou (Paris) and numerous other prestigious art institutions. Kapuściński has received awards at the UNESCO Film sur l`Art Festival in Paris (1992), the VideoArt Festival in Locarno (1992 and 1993), Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Éléctronique in Montréal (1993) and the International Festival of New Cinema and New Media in Montréal (2000); he has also participated in many other major international music, animation and new media festivals, including the WorldWide Video in Amsterdam, the Annecy Animation Festival, the WRO Biennale in Wrocław and the Warsaw Autumn Contemporary Music Festival. Kapuściński has taught at McGill University in Montreal, the Royal Academy of Arts and Music in the Hague, the Art Conservatory and Music Academy in Odense and at the the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific, and has lectured internationally. Since 2008, he has been Assistant Professor of Composition at Stanford University, where he holds the Intermedia Performance Lab.

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