Tag Archives: University of Colorado Denver

Live sound track to silent film “Faust”

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This link (https://vimeo.com/215526994) is the original video of 1926 Faust and audio CU Denver ElectroAcoustic Ensemble as led by Donald Sosin & Todd Reid performed live for the 2017 Denver Silent Film Festival on 4/29/17. What a great representation of faculty and student talent from the College of Arts & Media. Prof. Todd Reid and musical director Donald Sosin built a silent film accompaniment to Faust in just 2 days. Instead of weeks or months--our students can create a 2-hour soundtrack in just 2 days. Bravo too to Howie Movshovitz for curating this great festival.

CU Denver Art History Symposium. Great presentations by College of Arts & Media student scholars.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherAll of the presentations were terrific examples of the intellectual work going on in the CU Denver College of Arts & Media. My own training being in music, Elena Jones's presentation caught my attention and stirred my imagination. "Supermodel (You Better GesamtkunstWERK!): RuPaul’s Drag Race Seen Through Richard Wagner’s 'Total Work of Art.'"

Celebration of new partnership between Museum of Contemeporary Arts Denver and the College of Arts & Media at CU Denver

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Chancellor Horrell with Dean's Advisory Council member Mariel Rodriguez-McGill
Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and Chief Animator in the Department of Fabrications Adam Lerner and Dean's Advisory Council Member Robert Leighton Chancelor Horrell and Adam Lerner share a conversation Nice turnout at MCA Denver Art History proferssors Yang Wang and Elisabeth Pugiano Dean's Advisory Council members Patrick Jager and Scott Aller
Director of the Emmanuel Gallery Jeff Lambson and Dean's Advisory Council member Michele Wysocki

CAM “Student Agency” students have breakfast with University of Colorado President Bruce Benson

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather Three of our CAM “Student Agency” students have breakfast with University of Colorado President Bruce Benson, prior to their VR & AR demonstration for the CU Board of Regents. Left to right: Tomas Bernal, Ashley Nepomuceno, and Brandon Vargas. #CUintheCity #CUDenver #CUDenverCAM

The First Annual CAM “Pitch” (Business) Competition

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Patrick Jager, Isabella Sandoval, Gaye Leonard and Mike Belitz
Ashley Nepomuceno
Mike Belitz
Gaye Leonard
Don Roberts and his wife Martha
Marianna DiVietro
Angie Buckley, Scholar in Residence for Entreprenurship and Enterprise and founder of the CAM Student Agency

X Alfonso and new Denver friends at Red Rocks

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Sandra Lopes, X Alfonso, Maria Garcia Berry, and Leanna Clark
X Alfonso and Laurence Kaptain
Laurence Kaptain, Sandra Lopes, Maria Garcia Berry, X Alfonso, Leanna Clark, Matt Aho and Martha Luna

Cuban musician/artist X Alfonso visits Comcast Center for Media and Technology at CU Denver

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What a pleasure to have X Alfonso and Sandra Lopes visit CAM, along with Erin Trapp and Maria Valenzuela from the Biennial of the Americas.

X Alfonso, Sandra Lopes, Erin Trapp, Maria Valenzuela, Laurence Kaptain

CAM students attend a2ru conference in Gainesville, FL

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherThe Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Emerging Creatives Student Summitt brought together students who have an interest in the arts, crossing disciplinary boundaries, and developing collaborative projects. Each year, 100 undergraduate and graduate students attended the summit from a2ru partner universities across the country, along with 20 administrators, faculty, and staff. These summits have a strong project-based component with activities such as panel discussions with special guests, keynote speakers, site visits or field trips, performances and exhibitions, networking opportunities, and “bootcamp” or skill-building experiences built in throughout. The 2017 a2ru Student Summit was hosted by the University of Florida, February 8-11, 2017, in Gainesville, FL. This year’s theme was WATER: New Directions Through Arts and Science. No community on this planet is without it’s water-based challenges. Water-centric grand challenges are many, ranging from access and social justice issues in local and global contexts, to environmental degradation, to toxicological challenges, to saltwater incursion into freshwater, to sea level rise. Uniquely situated less than two hours from the Gulf Coast and from the Atlantic Ocean in an area known for its numerous freshwater springs, the University of Florida has great strength in local, regional, national, and international research and creative activity when it comes to these and other water-centric grand challenges. This summit will feature panels and working group leadership from distinguished professor in the life sciences and the arts at the University of Florida, as well as leading artists and water scholars from around the country.
Dean Lucinda Lavelli (of the University of Florida College of the Arts) and CU Denver Prof. Storm Gloor
CAM students Olivia Shaw, Nikolai Sumcad, Anna Lawrence, Jordan Leone,

College of Arts & Media Advisory Council member Patrick Jager, quoted in Washington Post

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From left, ITV Entertainment president and moderator David Eilenberg joins panelists Chris Dorsey, Jane Durkee, John Feld, Patrick Jager and Jeff Keane for a discussion titled “America: Getting the Whole Picture” at the RealScreen Summit in January. (Rahoul Ghose)
“I think one of the problems with our industry is that once there’s one, it’s ‘We need 17 of that exact same thing,’ ” said Patrick Jager, who helped develop HGTV juggernaut “Fixer Upper,” starring a husband-wife contractor-designer team from Waco, Tex. “Four years ago it was ‘What’s our “Duck Dynasty?” ’ Now it’s ‘What’s our “Fixer Upper?” ’ Everyone chases the same thing because they say that’s what everybody wants to see. That’s a problem, because then we’re all trying to depict the same type of person.”


So how do you solve the issue? One key is to erase the idea that producers who don’t live in New York or Los Angeles are “outsiders.” Members of a panel that featured producers and executives from Knoxville, Tenn.; Denver; St. Louis and Minneapolis said although plenty of networks are interested in shows from the flyover states, there’s definitely still a “cool kid” mentality of certain coastal brands. Some people still ask, “Why is your company there?”

“If we’re trying to bridge this divide between the urban and the rural and try to tell stories, post-November, about our world, that mind-set within our group has to change,” said Jager, who runs the Denver-based CORE Innovation Group.

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Video shoot of Next Stage Collaborative by Rocky Mountain PBS

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherRocky Mountain PBS and Executive Producer Cynthia Hessin interviewing Deputy Director of Arts & Venues Ginger White Brunetti and CAM student docent Brandon Vargas at the Next Stage Collaborative. Next Stage Collaborative, a new exhibit space of interactive digital art, presented by University of Colorado Denver and Denver Performing Arts Complex. #CUDenver #CUintheCity #CUDenverCAM