zaterdag 19 maart 2016

When Art Meets Science

13.00–16.30 Theater a/h Vrijthof

Universiteit Maastricht en Jazz Maastricht presenteren op 19 Maart de 4e editie van When Art Meets Science.

Een interdisciplinair seminar met binnen- en buitenlandse sprekers, muziek en dans rondom de invloed van kunst op de hersenen. Universiteit Maastricht speelt op deze gebieden van onderzoek een leidende rol in de wereld. Artistiek & wetenschappelijk hoogtepunt: Bert van den Brink (blinde pianist) improviseert op dansers waarvan de beweging via Motion Technology wordt omgezet in geluid.

Beatrice de Gelder – Prof. Social & Affective Neuroscience (Maastricht University)
Ron Heeren – Director of Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute
Elia Formisano – Prof. Neuroimaging (Maastricht University)
Antonio Camurri Prof. Human Computer Interaction (Genova University)
Bert van den Brink – pianist & composer
Sagi Gross – choreographer (Gross Dance Company).

Meer informatie over de sprekers en artiesten:
Beatrice de Gelder
, Professor of Social and Affective Neuroscience at Maastricht University. Dr. De Gelder is leading the University’s Brain and Emotion Laboratory. Her main areas of expertise are visual and audio-visual affective processes related to the perception of faces and bodies as well as auditory affective signals.

Elia Formisano, Professor of Neuroimaging Methods, Analysis of Neural Signals at Maastricht University. Dr. Formisano is the Scientific Director of the Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre. He will focus on the perception of sound by blind people.

Ron Heeren, was appointed in 2014 as distin­guished professor and Limburg Chair at Maastricht University. He is the director of the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging institu­te, M4I. Images play a pivotal role in his research and are used to understand processes of change in “living” systems, from man to materials.

Prof Antonio Camurri, Professor at DIBRIS-University of Genova. He teaches “Human Computer Interaction” and “Multimodal Systems”. His research interests include multimodal interfaces, computational models of non-verbal expressive gesture, emotion and KANSEI information processing, non-verbal social behavior, sound and music computing, multimodal interactive systems for theatre, music, dance, museums, and for therapy and rehabilitation. During the seminar he will artistically explore the interaction between sound and movement in an interdisciplinary project called Emobodies.

Gross Dance Company, led by choreographer & Artistic Director Sagi Gross work together with Prof. Antonio Camurri in Emobodies. The G.D.C. has received large international exposure with their DanceFilm ‘Silent Force’ which was presented at the Louvre (Paris) and during the Cinedans Festival at EYE (Amsterdam).

Bert van den Brink, graduated cum laude in 1982 from the Utrecht Conservatory. Becoming an accomplished pianist, he worked together with the likes of Toots Thielemans, Gino Vannelli, DeeDee Bridgewater and Chet Baker. He will cooperate with the Emobodies-project and give a short solo-performance.


13h00 Receptio in Theatercafé

13h30 Emobodies – Antonio Camurri
            An interaction between computer, dance and music where non-verbal expressions are translated into sound to create interaction between these artistic and scientific disciplines. Blind pianist Bert van den Brink will react to the ‘sound’ of the Gross Dance Company’s performance generated by a multimodal interactive system.

2:20    Sound perception & blindness – Elia Formisano
Hearing – our ability to perceive and decode sounds – is an extremely relevant brain function. Hearing works where vision fails, through walls and in the dark.  Blind people compensate for the lack of visual information with enhanced hearing. How is that possible? Without sight, the brain adapts to the loss by remodeling itself.

3.00    Musical intermezzo by Bert van den Brink (piano)

3.20    The Art of Science of Art – Ron Heeren
Modern imaging research in particular produces beautiful imagery that in itself has tremendous esoteric value next to its scientific value. Images make invisible molecules and structures visible. The science of imaging is also applied to objects of cultural heritage. It is there where the art of science becomes the science of art.

4.00    Questions & Answers

4.30    End of Seminar

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