Montag, 29. April 2019

Artist submissions open until June 4: Studio 300 Digital Art and Music Festival returns to Transylvania University this October

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Studio 300 Digital Art and Music Festival
returns to
Transylvania University this October

Artist submissions open until June 4

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Computer-based art is a rapidly evolving medium flourishing in a rich diversity of technologies, interdisciplinary styles and aesthetics. Studio 300 Digital Arts and Music Festival brings to Lexington these latest works and developing genres, providing Transylvania University students and the community an exclusive front row seat at the leading edge of international digital art and music scenes.

A reference to Transylvania’s 300 North Broadway address, Studio 300 explores creative manifestations of technology through concerts and exhibitions of digital art and music. This year’s two-day festival runs October 3-4 and features concerts in Haggin Auditorium, and multimedia gallery exhibits in the Morlan Gallery and the online Studio 300 BYTE Gallery. The festival also steps into the community with a late-night concert at Al’s Bar.

“What’s special about the Studio 300 Digital Art and Music festival it that is an intense and interdisciplinary examination of how rapidly evolving technology is constantly supplying new opportunities for creative expression,” said Timothy Polashek, associate professor of music and co-director of the festival. “Transylvania students and faculty are already incredibly active in developing and integrating new technologies into their creative works and academic programs, and this festival brings to campus artists, musicians, and technologists from around the world to share, interact, and learn from each other and the Transylvania and Lexington communities.”

Studio 300 is presented as part of Transylvania’s New Frontiers, which explores new ideas and perspectives through the arts, humanities and sciences. It also addresses the university’s year-long exploration of “persistence” as its 2019-20 campus theme..

Call for works: Submissions accepted through June 4

Transylvania University is accepting artists’ submissions for the international festival, which takes place on the college’s campus in Lexington, Kentucky.

Works exploring or using the python computer language, artificial intelligence, haptic interfaces, data visualization/sonification, robotics, hardware and internet hacking, virtual/augmented reality, ecological art/music, and interactive internet art/music are particularly welcomed, although all digital art and music submissions on other topics are also encouraged.

Submissions that broadly address persistence (or ephemerality) in digital art/music or human experiences are encouraged. Finally, proposals for demonstrations, talk/paper presentations, workshops, or panel discussions are also welcomed.

Submissions must be received by June 4, 2019. There is no submission fee. For additional information on categories descriptions, submission guidelines, and requirements for accepted composers and artists, visit the Studio 300 website at

The Studio 300 Digital Art and Music Festival is sponsored by Transylvania’s Digital Liberal Arts Initiative, the Division of Fine Arts, and the MusicArt and Art History, and Digital Arts and Media programs.

Transylvania University, located in the heart of downtown Lexington, Kentucky, is a top-ranked private liberal arts college featuring a community-driven, personalized approach to a liberal arts education through 46 majors. Founded in 1780, it is the 16th oldest institution of higher learning in the country, with approximately 1,000 students.

Dr. Timothy Polashek

Music Technology Studies Coordinator
Co-Director, Digital Liberal Arts Initiative
Associate Professor of Music
Transylvania University

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