With Dinah Gray Dance, Chris Chafe and Da Capo Chamber Ensemble at the Technosonics Festival


The Technosonics Festival at UVA took on the theme of Music and Motion and featured  stunning dance/choreography, and spirited musical performances by Da Capo Ensemble, Chris Chafe, I-Jen Fang and myself.

CarvingLightDance1_sm ”Carving Light From Earth” music by Matthew Burtner, Choreography by Dinah Gray, Dance by Ellen Crooks, Olivia Howard, Anna Reimold, Lauren Thomas.


Da Capo Ensemble performing


TechnoSonics XIV: Motion
October 17 and 18, 2013 – 8:00 pm
Ruth Caplin Theatre

The University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Music and the Virginia Center for Computer Music presented two days of events exploring the intersection of music and motion. TechnoSonics XIV: Motion concerts took place at 8pm on Thursday, October 17th and Friday October 18th in the Ruth Caplin Theatre. Da Capo Chamber Ensemble performed music by Matthew Burtner, Judith Shatin and Joe Adkins. Chris Chafe, Matthew Burtner and Patricia Spencer performed Chafe’s Phasor and Chafe presented his Carbon Path for celleto and video. Other music and dance at the festival included work by Ted Coffey, Paul Matteson, Kimberly Brooks Mata, Kathryn Schetlick, The Movement Party, Erik DeLuca, Kristina Warren, and Katharine Birdsall.

Chris Chafe  gave a wonderful master class for students in the Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT) PhD Program, and he presented his talk entitled A Listening Tour of Musical Portraits and Sonic Landscapes on Friday, October 18th at 3:30pm at Open Grounds.

These beautiful black and white photos were taken by Rick Stillings