Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm

School of Cinematic Arts - SCA (SCA), Meldman Park
900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Admission is free. Reservations requested. Walk-ups welcome. RSVP online beginning Tuesday, April 4, at 9 a.m. 

USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

We strongly encourage you to arrive before 9 p.m. After 9 p.m., attendees without USC ID must enter campus at USC's Gate 8 (details below), and will be asked to show a government-issued ID. Please let the guard know that you are attending "Rhythms + Visions." Guests may also show their reservation confirmation (printed or on your mobile device).

Recommended parking is at USC Parking Structure B (Jefferson Blvd. Structure), located at USC’s Gate 8. Enter Gate 8 on Jefferson Blvd. (eastbound), between Vermont Ave. and McClintock Ave. Parking will be $12 per vehicle.

Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3 will light up the outdoor spaces of the USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex in an evening of music, interactive animation, projection mapping, animated inflatables, and virtual reality. Innovative artists Refik Anadol, Miwa Matreyek, and Patterson + Reckinger will perform an eclectic program of contemporary visual music and audio-visual art.

Groundbreaking artist Refik Anadol, who has performed visuals with the L.A. Philharmonic at Disney Hall, will create imagery on a super-panoramic 70-foot screen to live performances by Grammy Award–winning pianist Gloria Cheng and guzheng player Zi-Zhu Zhao. Patterson + Reckinger’s kinetic op-art abstractions will be accompanied by  toy piano trio, Thomas Feng, Alexa Constantine, Dante Luna. Music by composers John Adams, Esa Pekka Salonen (piano), Tristan Perich (3 toy pianos and 3-channel, one-bit electronics) and Pantawit Kiangsiri (guzheng) will be performed live.

On a second stage, Miwa Matreyek performs her fantastical shadow theatre work, The World Made Itself, inside a multi-projection stage. Miwa takes us on a journey through her surrealistic and magical worlds as she interacts within the projection. She has performed her work at MoMA, the Tate Modern, REDCAT, and Sundance. The VR Visual Music Lounge will offer exciting virtual-reality musical experiences and interactive installations from international artists as well as USC faculty and students.

Check out this teaser for the Bjork VR experience, which will be featured in the VR Visual Music Lounge.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Produced by Michael Patterson, Candace Reckinger, Eric Hanson (Cinematic Arts).

Photo (Matreyek): Ahrum Hong

Event Type

Arts, Music, Exhibit


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


Cinematic Arts, immersive, employees


Admission is free. Reservations required.

Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative


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