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Free TechArts Festival premieres

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech will host the TechArts Festival, a two-day annual event showcasing the creative spirit through student and faculty projects, on April 12-13.

Music, dance, theatre, digital, literary and visual arts flourish at Georgia Tech, inspiring and reflecting research and education. The 2013 Festival includes works that showcase the convergence of art and technology, and also works that are solely artistic in nature. All events are free and will be held at both indoor and outdoor venues on campus.

Performances and events include the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, the Georgia Tech Jazz Ensemble with guest artists Dimitri Vassilakis on saxophone and Dan Wall on piano, Automaton, a contemporary dance project by Georgia Tech grad student Amy LaViers featuring a dancing robot, student and faculty poetry readings, and DramaTech's musical theatre production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Festival begins with interactive experience "The Bit Dome"

Friday, April 12

Walk across the Ferst Center stage and into The Bit Dome! Experience this interactive installation by incoming Georgia Tech grad student Zane Cochran that uses 3D imaging techology for partcipants to interact with lights and music inside a geodesic dome.

Friday night includes the Festival Kickoff and Opening Reception at the Ferst Center, the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at the Klaus Advanced Computing building, student poetry readings and exhibits on view at the Ferst Center, and a performance of DramaTech's musical theatre production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Saturday continues with great music and incredible visual art exhibitsThe Tides

Saturday, April 13

Free concerts start at 3 p.m. on Saturday and include the rock band The Tides, jazz by the Georgia Tech Jazz Ensemble, music by the Georgia Tech Chamber Ensemble, the gypsy/jazz/contemporary classical group Good Golly Svengali, and violinist Ralph Farris of the string ensemble ETHEL. Georgia Tech's Music Technology program takes center stage with a performance of Listening Machines and a demonstration by Shimi, the musical robot band. Four Poets, One Hour features readings by Karen Head, Blake Leland, JC Reilly and Bob Wood.

Don't miss the incredible exhibitions throughout the Architecture building, the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons and the Ferst Center. Fifteen outstanding exhibitions of faculty and student work feature the work of Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Computational Media, English Composition, Poetry, Digital Media, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Two College of Architecture alumni exhibits are on view, along with the winners of the Clough Art Crawl and a photography exhibit by Vice Provost Colin Potts.

Information and a detailed schedule for the TechArts Festival is available at www.arts.gatech.edu and at 404-894-2787.

Parking is located in the Area 3 Parking Deck on Ferst Drive. Attendants will collect $7 cash at the gate. The TechArts Festival takes place in the Ferst Center for the Arts, the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, the Architecture Building and the Klaus Advanced Computing Building. The Information Booth will be located on Tech Green, to the right of the Ferst Center.

The TechArts Festival is coordinated by the Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech, a department in the Division of Student Affairs, in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Council of the Arts. Exploring the arts through events and activities, academic instruction, research, community partnerships and outreach demonstrates Georgia Tech’s commitment to the arts as an important part of its strategic plan.

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