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September 16, 2008

ExoTV at Expressions Gallery

Filed under: Member Events — Torrey Nommesen @ 9:46 pm
Exo TV Aqua


Expressions Gallery’s Visual Music series presents ExoTV

Enigmatic Vision, Improvised electro-acoustic music with kinetic ambient animations by Mika Pontecorvo (Flute, Live electronic prcessing/Max MSP) and Adriane Pontecorvo (Cello).

When: 7:00 PM, Saturday, September 20

What: Visual Music at Expressions Gallery, ExoTV: Enigmatic Vision; animations with live music

Who: Mika Pontecorvo (Flute, Live electronic prcessing/Max MSP) and Adriane Pontecorvo (Cello).

Where: Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 (Near the Ashby BART Station).

Public Info: Admission Free; 510-644-4930, www.expressionsgallery.org

Contact: Loren Means, lorenmea@pacbell.net

A performance of improvised electro-acoustic music in interaction with kinetic ambient animations by Mika Pontecorvo (Flute, Live electronc processing/MaxMSP) and Adriane Pontecorvo (Cello)

This performance will include excerpts from the movements entitled BLIPVERT/SUBVERT (Due), CHOREO (Qua), and a full performance of the movement AQUA (Tre).

These are early results of a Kinetic Ambient Fiction Engine Architecture (KAFEA) being designed/developed by Mika with Neal Elzenga. Tonight’s performance utilizes source imagery from the artwork of Artist/Writer
Professor Meg Schoerke of San Francisco State University.

The KAFEA system is a follow-on from Pontecorvo and Elzenga’s earlier generative meta-design concepts entitled ‘Arties’, first presented at the AISB’99 Symposium on Creative Evolutionary Systems in Edinburgh, UK in 1999 and refined for the Generative Arts ’99 Conference in Milan that same year.


Mika Pontecorvo studied composition with and worked as an assistant under, Electronic Music Pioneer, the late Professor Vladimir Ussachevsky. Mika’s other work includes Research and Development in artificial intelligence, virtual environments, and interactive media. Most recently this research has focused on the application of simulated evolutionary systems and other Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) concepts to design, arts, and product ideation.

Adriane Pontecorvo‘s Cello work began with performing live improvised film scores in a arabic-jazz-psychedelic fusion band in 2004. She has performed in a number of noise and experimental rock units since that time.

They are both currently members of the experimental ensembles Cartoon Justice and Theory Garden.

More of their work can be found at the following MySpace Pages:

or for more info email: ponte@edgebuzz.tv

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