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Past Events

February 20, 2019

5PM — Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater — Music Building (MU1001)

UNT Music Composition Division Chair Dr. Joseph Klein discusses his interest in literature as a composer, and his various approaches to written and spoken text—including vocal settings, instrumental renderings, theatrical interpretations, and intermedia performances. Writers of influence include: Franz Kafka, Christina Rossetti, W. S. Merwin, Elias Canetti, and Alice Fulton. This event is open to the public, and welcomes students with interests in music and/or literature, and especially those fascinated by the synthesis of different artistic disciplines. 

Klein presents the following works:

    • Goblin Market (after Christina Rossetti), for trombonist, prepared piano, and intermedia (1995)
    • Leviathan (after W.S. Merwin), for male voice, bass trombone, and intermedia (1998)
    • Zwei Parabeln nach Franz Kafka, for narrator, mixed choir, and computer music (2006)
    • Cornell Set — poetry reading with computer music (2011)
    • Die Schadhafte (The Defective) — character study after Elias Canetti, for solo violoncello (2015

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Presented by the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society


November 02, 2018
November 15, 2018

iARTA is very pleased to announce that artist Carola Dreidemie will visit UNT in a residency November 2–16. She will be working on a research project as well as presentations and meetings with arts/technology students in the College of Music and College of Visual Arts.

Carola Dreidemie is Associate Professor and Researcher at UNRN Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, located in the town of Bariloche, in Patagonia - Argentina. She is Director of the Laboratory of Visualization and Creative Coding LVCC at UNRN. Carola is a visual artist working with code (mainly Processing PDE and Max MSP Jitter/Pure Data) and animation tools to create visual art. She is currently leading an interdisciplinary project with scientist from University of La Rochelle that formulates artwork from data collected from bee hive tracking done in Argentina and in France. Her background is in sculpture (MFA 1993 Pratt Institute, NY-USA) and photography (MFA 2003 Texas Woman’s University, TX-USA).


April 20, 2018
April 21, 2018

The 2018 North Texas Digital Fabrication Symposium was hosted at Texas Woman’s University April 20–21, 2018. Artists, researchers, makers and students came together at TWU to discuss digital fabrication, its practice, pedagogy and curation. The theme Humanizing the Digital inspired fascinating proposals from artists and researchers working with digital fabrication in a variety of applications.

The symposium events were organized around three sub-themes: Embodiment & Technology, Adaptation & Play, and Process & Practice. This two-day symposium brought together an exciting group of artists and researchers to share their work through moderated panel presentations, workshops, roundtable discussions and a corresponding group exhibition.

November 05, 2016

The North Texas Digital Fabrication Group will be hosting a Digital Fabrication Research Symposium at UNT Willis Library’s The Factory on Thursday, November 5, 2016. The group was formed to facilitate the free exchange of information amount members of the group. Group members are from North Texas area universities (University of North Texas, Texas Women's University, and University of Texas Dallas) and engaged in some aspect of digital fabrication.

Through the support of a faculty mentoring grant from UNT, the group has conected faculty of all academic levels to facilitate mentoring through shared research interests.

February 13, 2015

Join the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts for the iARTA in-House Symposium, featuring a wide spectrum of mini-lectures and demonstrations of Art and Technology from across the University of North Texas campus. Presenters include faculty and grad students from Music, Visual Art, Dance, Physics, Engineering and more.

January 27, 2015

BioMediation was produced by iARTA in collaboration with CEMI, College of Music (Composition Studies Division) and College of Visual Art and Design (Studio Art / New Media). The BioMediation concert takes its name from the evening’s featured work presented by João Beira and Yago de Quay, two Portuguese artists currently completing their doctoral work in digital media at U.T. Austin . The event highlighted a variety of live approaches exploring a range of electronic performance possibilities including gestural and brainwave input, image to sound transcoding, optical-sonic feedback systems and hybrid human-digital-analog network interactions. Participating iARTA faculty and affiliates included, Copulative Signules: Prolixitic Light Chamber (2014), composed and performed by Martin Back (Studio Art). Aludel of the Dawn Albedo (2014), Created by David Stout (Composition Studies & Studio Art / New Media) and Cory Metcalf (iARTA affiliate, University of Denver), with music composed and performed by Trio KAZE and NoiseFold (Stout & Metcalf). Sonic Synergies V (2014), composed and performed by Panayiotis Kokoras (Assistant Professor, Composition Studies).

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October 01, 2014

The artists will present their work and participate in a public lecture and roundtable discussion from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 1 (Wednesday) at the Art Building, Room 223. They also will conduct workshops with students from the College of Visual Arts and Design on Oct. 2 (Thursday).

Presenters include:

  • Arcángel Constantini, México, independent New Media artist and curator
  • Gustavo Crembil, Argentina/United States, assistant professor of architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Guto Nóbrega, Brazil, director, Nucleous of Art and New Organisms (NANO LAB) at the School of Fine Arts, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Mariela Yeregui, Argentina, director of Master in Technology and Aesthetics of Electronic Arts, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero

The symposium is a collaboration between the New Media Art and Art Education programs. The event is sponsored by UNT-Incentives for Global Research Opportunities (IRGO), jointly sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, UNT-International, the College of Visual Arts and Design, and CVAD's Visiting Artist and Scholar Series, the Department of Art Education and Art History, the Department of Studio Art, the New Media Art Program and the CVAD dean's office.

October 01, 2014
October 04, 2014

The annual festival/conference of the International Conferderation of Electroacoustic Music (CIME/ICEM) 2014, featuring iARTA participants Panayiotis Kokoras, Andrew May and Jon Nelson, will be held at the University of North Texas College of Music Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI). The conference will focus on the topic of acousmatic music in the age of the internet. The conference will feature afternoon presentations (papers, studio reports, panel discussions, seminars, and/or workshops) and evening concerts. The concerts will take place in Voertman Hall and in the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater (MEIT) and will feature music, video, and installations on topics as diverse as the following:

  • What is the future of acousmatic music within the context of new and emerging technologies?
  • How do the internet and new technologies impact the production and dissemination of acousmatic art?
  • Do new technologies create new modes of listening?

Both concert spaces feature immersive surround sound systems with more than 16 channels of audio and theatrical lighting systems. The MEIT also features 270-degree wraparound video projection screens. Installations will be presented in various locations within the college, including the CEMI studios.

For a complete program of the events of the festival, go here:

March 26, 2013

The UNT College of Visual Art and Design in collaboration with the iARTAresearch initiative recently hosted a lecture and follow up round-tablediscussion with UCI arts professor, Simon Penny.

Penny was appointed Professor of Arts and Engineering at University ofCalifornia Irvine (a specially-created joint appointment between the HenrySamueli School of Engineering and the Claire Trevor School of Arts) in2001 (with an appointment also in Information and Computer Science).He was architect and founding director of the interdisciplinary graduateprogram in Arts, Computation and Engineering, established 2003 (ACE,see He is ‘humanist at large’ for the University ofCalifornia Council on Research. Prof. Penny was previously an AssociateProfessor of Art and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University (a jointappointment between the College of Fine Arts and the Robotics Institute);1993-2001. During 2000-01 he was European Professor of InteractiveEnvironments at the University of Portsmouth and the Merz Akademie,Stuttgart, and a member of the central committee of the EU ESPRITproject CIRCUS. He established the Electronic Intermedia Program atthe University of Florida 1989-93. Prior to his arrival in the US, he helda range of academic positions in Australia. He is a guest professor forthe Interdisciplinary Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media(CSIM), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2008, and 2009.