daytime events $10 (no pre-sale; pay at the door) or free with purchase of evening admission.
All events at King Street Station unless noted.
12-6 pm: 9e2 open hours
12 pm: Tamiko Theil leads a special Brush the Sky augmented reality tour through the International District.
With Brush the Sky, Theil and her mother, noted calligrapher Midori Thiel, use augmented reality to write a calligraphic narrative of four generations of their personal family history onto the sky, bringing the ancient Asian tradition of enhancing landscape paintings with calligraphy into the 21st century. Midori’s innovative calligraphy can also be seen in tangible form as part of the exhibit at 9e2.
1 pm: Psyche Loui, Perception, Action, and Creativity in the Musical Brain.
Psyche Loui, a musician and prominent neuroscience researcher at Wesleyan University, talks about the many fascinating links between music and the brain. Mathematicians and scientists have gravitated towards music for years, as evidenced by the numerous projects at 9e2 addressing music, sound, and neuroscience. Why do people vary in their musical ability? Why do humans love music? How does the brain learn new music? What makes the human brain creative? Loui will discuss these topics and more, with insights from her lab and current research.
3 pm: Robin Oppenheimer & Julie Martin, From 9 Evenings to 9e2 (historical film screening)
Media arts historian Robin Oppenheimer presents films about 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering in 1966, as well as the “Experiments in Art and Technology” that followed. Julie Martin, who worked on the original 9 Evenings and is director of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), joins us via video from New York.
6 pm / all ages / $10 / King Street Station / BUY TICKETS HERE
Keith Salmon artist talk: Reflections on The Oregon Project
The Oregon Project is an installation by artist Keith Salmon, filmmaker Daniel Thornton, and Microsoft researcher Neel Joshi that allows audiences to “hear” a painting. Keith Salmon is a critically acclaimed Scottish Landscape painter with a significant visual impairment, has been exploring sound as another medium where he can work. A prototype Microsoft device became Salmon’s new creative platform and the basis for the installation at 9e2.
Salmon will talk about the evolution of his art practice, The Oregon Project, and how art and technology can enhance accessibility for people with visual impairments. Salmon, Thornton and Joshi will give guided tours of the installation from 6-7 pm; talk begins at 7.
Mary Sherman: Eri, After Dark
Mary Sherman’s unique, performative gift was inspired by and made for Benoit Granier’s musical composition Eri (based on the Haruki Murakami novel of the same name). The piece was originally constructed to be easily transported to China, where it was part of a live, electro-acoustic concert at the Beijing Conservatory in February 2012. Brought on stage, like a present tied with a bow, Eri, After Dark is then unwrapped.
Thomas Deuel: The Encephalophone Ensemble
Neuroscientist and musician Thomas Deuel, will produce music and projected visuals in real time directly from his brain waves using the Encephalophone, a direct brain-to-music interface he created. He will be joined by composer Marcin Pączkowski, visualist Ben Van Citters, and an ensemble of musicians.
Accessibility at King Street Station: We are committed to welcoming everyone to 9e2! King Street Station is wheelchair accessible; take the elevator up to the third floor during open hours. If you require special accommodations to access the exhibit or the performances, please contact us at contact9e2seattle at gmail dot com in advance of your visit.