05/1/2015 - 05/3/2015 | Friday | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Museum of Human Achievement
3600 Lyons Road
Austin-based singer-songwriter and KUTX DJ Elizabeth McQueen is proud to present an interactive, multi-media performance entitled “Infinity + Infinity” at Austin’s Museum of Human Achievement. Due to expected inclement weather, dates have been moved from this weekend to Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1. There will be two shows each night on at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. For more information, please see: themuseumofhumanachievement.com. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door and can be purchased online at: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/773353?utm_medium=bks.
The installation will be funded in part by a grant from the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, as well as through funds received from local music non-profit Black Fret. Additional sponsors include KUTX 98.9, and PsiPlay. More information can be found at www.elizabeth-mcqueen.com.
The inter-media music performance features McQueen’s newest ensemble, EMQ (with guitarist Lauren Gurgiolo and multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Greene), in conjunction with interactive structures designed and built by designer/visual artist Jerome Morrison. The work will utilize cutting-edge animation, audience-engaging motion sensor technology, and sophisticated building processes to create interactive, life-sized, audience-controlled visual environments (the PsiScreen, PsiBox and PsiWorld) working in tandem with McQueen’s all original music. For more information on the technology, see www.PsiPlay.net.
The music and the media will explore the heartaches, ambivalences and joys of long-term commitment. Says McQueen about the theme of the installation, “Last year I suddenly found myself with time enough to write about where I was. And where I was, where I am, is deep into a series of lifelong commitments – to my husband, to my children, to my cat even. This kind of journey is as mind expanding and magical as it is tedious … as rewarding as it is frustrating. And I wanted to try and capture that lovely ambivalence in my songs. At the same time I was getting more and more interested in different possibilities in interactive visuals thanks to my friendship and collaboration with Jerome Morrison. I’m excited to combine these visuals with my new songs to create an immersive experience for people.”