Kai Luen Liang

MFA 2 - Music

Flag ASMR

"On Sept 11th, 2001 I watched the twin towers falling with my father. Glued to the TV. A silent demolition. An American reality TV show. In the weeks that followed, I started to see American flags everywhere. Especially from immigrants of all colors, flying the flag out of a sense of fear of appearing to be on the wrong side.

The sound of the twin towers falling in my memory is silent. Filmed from far away. As the second plane hit, there was no sound on TV. I heard the sound via the sound of my own heart beating and the breath of the newscaster trying to be as professional as possible as they had to report a major catastrophe in real time, live in front of the world.

Flag ASMR is the attempt to recall a memory. An attempt to close a schism caused by a fear of the lines people cross and the fears of uncertainty, harm, and danger. What is the sound of a silent memory. The sound of it being touched, taken apart, and reordered."

Redefining Boundaries

Building new systems, setting new parameters. Boundaries are constantly defined and redefined. An experiment in generative systems, generative image/ film and sound relationships. Exploring mutual relationships/ co-habitations of sonic and visual digital spaces.

Manufacturing Landscapes

*** warning: Contains strong flashing lights....

Manufacturing Landscapes:

A short film investigating the metaphors of vision used in surveillance hardware brand videos. Uses various Generative Adversarial Networks(GAN)/ machine learning image synthesis techniques to generate material related to vision and changing landscapes. Also looks at word associations with images by using text descriptions to generate images. The images generated were then used as "found footage" for the film.

Carson Schafer

Hello, I am a Jazz Drums MFA ALUM (’19). My goal with this submission has been to find a way to make visuals that clearly represent what drummers practice –moving around the kit and using multiple limbs at once to create music. I wondered if there was a way to visualize this. I then realized […]

Kenneth Chan

A music collage I made with reversed samples of my previously recorded music.

Ulrich Krieger

Ulrich Krieger Faculty, Music – Sonic Boom Sonic Boom – REmote AMbience Two ambient/ambient-noise pieces curated by Ulrich Krieger and developed together remotely by Sonic Boom. Kilmartin, Evan/Hopper, Finn/Rose, Echo/Brown, Nicholas/Heidari-Bateni, Kion/Everingham, Christopher/Chen-Walters, Nicki/Ichiyanagi, Kanoa/Bills, Wheeler/Wall, Marley/Boyer, Aidan/Morones, Brian/Ma, Xiaoxiao/Newby, Franklin/Cohen, Samuel/Figliulo, Ray/Moyao, Emilio/Simmons, Alexander/Bone, Ari/Wood, Amando/Bjornson, Brandon/Griffith, Brian/Piepenbrink, Andrew

Ward Melnikoff

Ward Melnikoff Alumni – Art Return Of The Radiolarian After a 20 year pause, my Radiolarian Landscapes are returning. http://wardmelnikoff.com/

Emmanuel Bradshaw

An art therapy piece that utilizes a car experience to guide the audience in an intimate experience of self

Joanna Keler

“CalArts. A game-changer in the education of professional artists. CalArts. Grounded in openness, experimentation, critical engagement, and creative freedom. CalArts. Transform ourselves, each other, and the world. Let’s go, stranger I’ll show you CalArts. From outside to inside. To all our concerns, frustration, and alienation. To all what will always stay in counselor’s rooms. To […]