SCREAM, the Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music, returns to REDCAT for its annual SCREAM Festival, a series of yearly programs curated by Barry Schrader. This year’s event features NoiseFold, a live cinema, installation and electronic music performance group founded by artists David Stout and Cory Metcalf. SCREAM Festival: NoiseFold will be held at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 8:30 pm.

Originally from New Mexico, NoiseFold melds real-time animation and generative electronic sound within the legacy of cybernetics. Using sensor-activated computer systems and complex audiovisual feedback models, Metcalf and Stout synthesize a mesmerizing array of bio-mimetic visual forms that generate sound, celebrating the evolution of visual music as a form of instrumental play with semiautonomous systems. From subtle lifelike emanations to roiling upheavals of sound and light, their audiovisual events are at once familiar, mysterious, and strange. The result is a powerful synaesthetic experience where noise, music and image interact on a symphonic scale.

On November 5, NoiseFold unleashes a suite of selected movements in its live cinema works nFold 1.0, ALCHIMIA, and Neu_Blooms. Presenting their work on varied multi-screen configurations that provide opportunities for the pair to join in duets, perform solos or share data between a number of screens at once, the performers re-imagine a painterly abstraction to suggest elemental narratives that evoke highly charged emotional states in an effort to reinvent the laptop performance as an embodied dramatic form.

SCREAM Festival: NoiseFold will take place at REDCAT on Friday, November 5, 2010. Curtain for performance is 8:30 pm. Tickets are $20 ($16 for students with current I.D.) and are available at or by calling 213 237-2800. REDCAT is located at the corner of W. 2nd and Hope Streets, inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex (631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012).

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