Juilliard Center for Innovation in the Arts to Present BEYOND THE MACHINE 13.1, 3/27-30

Juilliard Center for Innovation in the Arts to Present BEYOND THE MACHINE 13.1, 3/27-30

Juilliard's Center for Innovation in the Arts, under the direction of Edward Bilous, presents Beyond the Machine 13.1 with four free performances featuring multimedia and interdisciplinary works on Wednesday, March 27 (7:30 PM), Thursday, March 28 (8 PM), Friday, March 29 (8 PM), and Saturday, March 30 (8 PM) in Juilliard's Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater. The three works include a theatrical adaptation of a short film, Versions (2010) directed by Oliver Laric; Preferred Project(ion); a multimedia dance-theater work directed and choreographed by Juilliard dancer Jenna Pollack; and a screening of The Projectionist (2003) directed by Michael Bates.

Beyond the Machine performances are FREE, but tickets are required. A limited number of tickets will be available on March 1 via e-mail at beyondthemachine@juilliard.edu. For further information, please call the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard at (212) 769-7406 or go to http://musictech.juilliard.edu.

Juilliard collaborates with the Museum of Arts and Design in a screening of Versions (2010) directed by Oliver Laric. The film explores the relationship between real and reproduction and man's proclivity to prefer a copy over the original. It visually brings the viewer through some poignant examples of this found in pop culture and history. Along with the screening of the film, a Juilliard actor from Juilliard's Drama Division performs the text traditionally presented as a voiceover for the film. A new arrangement of a Bach piece by Juilliard faculty member, Michelle DiBucci, will be performed by a live and a recorded solo violinist.

In Preferred Project(ion), Juilliard dancer Jenna Pollack from Juilliard's Dance Division, investigates how we view the body through a variety of lenses. She'll use video tracking and motion capture technology to further explore her vision and create a one-of-a-kind multimedia work.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the film, The Projectionist (2003), directed by Michael Bates, the Center for Innovation in the Arts has commissioned two Juilliard alumni and two Juilliard student composers to write original scores for the film, to be presented two on each night. The presentation explores how music affects dramatic intent. A Q&A with director Michael Bates takes place on March 27. Scores by Kristoffer Ricat and Chad Cannon will be featured on March 28 and 30; and scores by Taylor Hollyer and Sayo Kosugi will be presented on March 27 and 29.

Juilliard's Center for Innovation in the Arts is a state-of-the-art recording and music production suite and digital playroom. The Center offers a wide range of experiences in composition and production, film scoring, and performing with computers. Juilliard faculty member Edward Bilous teaches Juilliard's film scoring class entitled, Scoring to Picture. The class gives Juilliard musicians and composers the opportunity to work with film. Juilliard's alumni include such film composers as Academy Award-winners John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, and Henry Mancini.
The Beyond the Machine series, founded in 2001, provides students with an opportunity to use technology in performance of new work and cultivate collaborations between artists in different disciplines.

About Edward Bilous, Director of Juilliard's Center for Innovation in the Arts, Artistic Director for Beyond the Machine, and a member of Juilliard's Faculty: A member of Juilliard's faculty since 1983, Edward Bilous is artistic director for Beyond the Machine, a multimedia performance event featuring artists from around the world who share an interest in new technology. He is founding director of the Juilliard Music Technology Center, now the Center for Innovative Arts. Dr. Bilous' diverse musical career includes works for film, stage, dance, and multimedia. His recent compositions include Lucid Dreams, written for the American Composers Orchestra, Night of the Dark Moon, for Pilobolus Dance Theater, Benedictus for triple chorus and percussion, commissioned by the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, Portraits of Grief - A Tribute to the Victims of the September 11th Tragedy, commissioned for New York Times Television, Chaconne for Nine Souls, from the Academy Award-nominated film, Scottsboro, and Frame of Reference for frame drum master Glen Velez and the Ethos Percussion Quartet. In addition to Scottsboro, his film credits include Naked Man by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ethan Coen, and Forgiveness by acclaimed documentary director Helen Whitney.

Dr. Bilous is a nationally-recognized advocate for arts education and has conducted master classes and seminars at the Lincoln Center Institute, Boston University's Tanglewood Institute, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Teachers College-Columbia University, among many others. He was senior education advisor for The Academy - a program of The Juilliard School, Carnegie Hall, and the Weill Institute. Dr. Bilous received the 2012 William Schuman Scholar's Chair at Juilliard for his work in the field of arts education. He received a bachelor of music degree from Manhattan School of Music, composition studies with Elias Tannenbaum and Charles Wuorinen, and holds master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from Juilliard, composition studies with Elliott Carter and Vincent Persichetti. He also studied composition with Krzysztof Penderecki.

Beyond the Machine 13.1, presented by the Juilliard Center for Innovation in the Arts and Edward Bilous, Artistic Director of Beyond the Machine offers four free performances, Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 PM, Thursday, March 28 at 8 PM, Friday, March 29 at 8 PM, and Saturday, March 30 at 8 PM in Juilliard's Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater (155 West 65th Street, 3rd Floor).