ex mus: Martin Back: Salon Disconcert

Martin Back

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Venue: CentralTrak
Admission: Free
Season: 2013-14

On Saturday, March 22nd, at CentralTrak, (the University of Texas at Dallas' artists residency and gallery), the musical composer-performer-researcher Martin Back will give a rare evening length presentation of experimental music composition and sound art culled from his creative output over the last 6 years.  The program, which lasts from 7pm to 10pm, will highlight acousmatic music for fixed media, solo and ensemble performances, as well as live, interactive and generative computer music.  Rather than a traditional, sit-down concert Saturday’s performance will be presented in a salon-style format wherein audience members will be free to come and go, sampling whatever sonic activities they wish.  Assisting in the execution of this evening are Dallas/Fort Worth area performers, Lily Taylor, Jonathan Jackson, and Andrew Miller. 



Martin Back

Martin Back is a sound artist currently concerned with non-musical, organized sound, creating autonomous, self-sustaining and self-adapting agents of generative music, and site specific and installation works that make use of simple and complex mechanical movement in order to generate indeterminate soundscapes. Much of this work is informed by the language of second-order cybernetics and is deeply committed to what Andrew Pickering has called a 'non-modern ontology.' He has also created works of performance art and both single channel and interactive video. His works have been exhibited, auditioned, and performed internationally.


ex mus is concert series seeking to cultivate and establish the field of experimental music in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex.





CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts.  As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts.  While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.


CentralTrak is supported in part by the generosity of numerous donors and partners from the North Texas area and The University of Texas at Dallas.




Address: 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226

Hours: Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 during exhibitions, tours available by appointment call (469) 232-7298.

Admission: Free


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