Nicola L. Hein and Viola Yip: Transsonic

Date and Time
Thursday March 10th, 2022
7:30 - 9:00pm
CCRMA Stage, The Knoll | Online at CCRMA Live
About this event

Transsonic (Nicola L. Hein and Viola Yip) is an experimental transmedial duo that creates immersive site-specific performances and installations bridging the vibrations of light and sound. Trained as musicians, the duo look into the ontology of sound and how musical experience can be transformed beyond its common material — sound. For their artistic research project Transsonic, they explore light as an expanded musical material. They research and create performances, improvising between lights and sounds as equally important but dialectical musical materials. The duo is presenting a new piece for lights and electronics that incorporate their bodies as part of the circuit.  

The duo have been commissioned by Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Seanaps Festival Leipzig, and Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago. They have presented at New York University, Infreuquent Seams streamfest, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Sonic Lab in SARC at Queen's University Belfast, Huddersfield, Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Klex Festival in Kuala Lumpur, De Tanker in Amsterdam, Alte Feuerwache Köln, Fuhrwerkswaage, Willows Nest, Studio Börne 45, West Germany in Berlin, and NIME.

Admission Information

This concert is open for in-person attendance to Stanford affiliates only. Please register here with your Stanford email address. Any registration with a non-Stanford email address will be discarded. Each guest must bring their Stanford photo ID to enter at the Knoll front door. Masks are required at all times while inside. Please review CCRMA's COVID Policies for more information.

The concert will be livestreamed at CCRMA Live for the general public.

Event Sponsor
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Department of Music