Have you ever wanted to hear a shrimp? Florida International University Music is giving South Florida the opportunity to listen to the symphony of the sea in The Deep Seascape: the Sonic Sea, a special free performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009 in the Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, 10910 SW 17th St., on FIU’s south campus.
Interdisciplinary artist and composer Erik DeLuca, FIU Music graduate student, collected underwater sounds using hydrophones – underwater microphones – to create a reenactment of the waters off the coast of Miami, creating a “seascape.”
The experience will showcase two pieces, including a sound immersion and performance that interprets the sounds of the sea through a two-tier surround sound system that acoustically reconfigures the concert hall into an aural sea.
Shrimp, fish, crabs, dolphins, cruise ships, manatees, wind and rain all will be represented in this unique presentation. The performance will feature text by Clark Lunberry, animations and visuals by Venessa Monokian and Izlia Fernandez, and compositions by Erik DeLuca.
If you can’t wait until Saturday to hear the shrimp, they sent us a preview.