The Collaboration of Gene Gort and Ken Steen Tonight April 8 on CPTV

Gene Gort and Ken Steen will be discussing their work on "All Things Connecticut", on CPTV tonight, April 8 at 8 pm. Producer Ed Wierzbicki visited the artists during their residence at the I-Park Artists' Enclave in East Haddam during the summer of 2009.

During tonight's episode, Wierzbicki explores the theme "Technology--Changing the Way We Live" by showing the collaboration between Gort and Steen, who use visual media, musical composition and technology to create their work. Gene Gort is a professor of art at Hartford Art School in Hartford, CT and is a working artist in video, photography, sound, and electronic media. Ken Steen is a composer and professor of music at Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT.

Their new work, "Each to Each" is a "new media chamber opera in one act for Soprano, Tenor, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, keyboard sampler, Max/MSP/Jitter, video projections and other visual elements". Their prior project, the "Reliquary of Labor" was created for for the opening of the New Britain Museum of American Art in November, 2006.

In addition to their creative collaborations, Gort and Steen have launched an online resource for artists who work in new media and composition. New Media New Music New England hopes to be a networking and promotion hub that will connect artists to venues, and will foster new projects in the northeast.

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