Graduate composers James Budinich and Brooks Frederickson awarded a project grant from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Their project, "Fostering Community Participation in the Arts," hopes to promote an equal role between creator and community member in fostering a more connected, democratic artistic community.
Composition graduate students Budinich and Frederickson

The team of Budinich, Frederickson, and Rebecca Uliasz (a graduate student in Computational Media, Arts, and Cultures) will use techniques of interactive media, improvisation, and community art-making with the assistance of a number of guest experts to present performative works to the Duke and Durham communities that blur the boundary between performer and audience. They will present four events over the 2018-19 academic year under the umbrella of the Duke Music Department. This approach views the community not as the recipient of artistic works, but rather as an equal partner in the artistic process.

Faculty mentors for the project are Scott Lindroth, Professor of Music and Vice Provost for the Arts, and Bill Seaman, Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies.