St. Cloud Times — World renowned flutist Barbara Held will perform in collaboration with video artist Benton C. Bainbridge, filling the local stage with acoustic and electronic sounds that create a visual spectacular.
“What we’re going to hear is the flute, the (Moog) synthesizer and both of those sounds are being manipulated by Benton in real time with his computer device,” said Godfre Leung, assistant professor of art history at St. Cloud State University.
Through a complex web of technology and electronics, with a little help from a modified 1980 Atari video game system, Held’s sounds will become imagery in real time. The performance will be recorded and the footage will become part of the art installation in the Kiehle Gallery at SCSU for the coming weeks. That footage will change over time as it’s recycled throughout the course of the exhibition.
Held, who now resides in Spain, and Bainbridge, of New York, will perform works composed especially for Held and that have only been performed a number of times — the last performance was in the late 1980s/early 1990s.