Wooldridge to Present Multimedia Events

A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mid America Arts Alliance is bringing multimedia artist Marc Wooldridge to Truman on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21.

Wooldridge is a composer and percussionist who accompanies the films he makes. He will discuss and demonstrate the creation of multimedia works at two afternoon workshops. Wooldridge is doing a lecture/performance for students interested in percussion at 12:30 p.m., Oct. 20, in Ophelia Parrish 2340. He is presenting to everyone interested in making films at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 20, in the Student Union Building Activities Room. A concert will be at 8 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. It will feature four films, including two created by Woolridge.

A composition workshop, “Rhythmic Implications of Recent Diatonic Theory: A presentation on using African rhythms in new ways,” will take place from 9:30-10:20 a.m., Oct. 21, in Ophelia Parrish 2119.

Robert Martin, professor of education, who helped organized the event, said he was surprised that there has been so much interest.

“We’ve gotten help from all over campus to bring Marc here,” Martin said. “This is a guy who can talk to people who think they don’t like contemporary art, music, and film and get them to like it! He’s definitely cutting edge. The events are open to everyone; people should feel free to just show up.”

Schedule of Events
Oct. 20
Percussion Workshop: “Multimedia Percussion”
12:30-1:20 p.m. • OP 2340

Film Workshop: “Creativity in the Arts and Sciences: The film, the music, the audience: Creating a Multimedia Work”
3:30-5 p.m. • SUB Activities Room

“Journeys: Multimedia Percussion” featuring original works by Wooldridge (Four films + music + commentary)
8 p.m. • OP Performance Hall

Oct. 21
Composition Workshop: “Rhythmic Implications of Recent Diatonic Theory: A presentation on using African rhythms in new ways”
9:30-10:20 a.m. • OP 2119

All events are free and open to the public. For information contact, Robert Martin at rmartin@truman.edu.
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