Paras Kaul Featured in Sonic Circuits Festival
Posted: July 29, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
By Robin Herron
Paras Kaul, electronic publications coordinator in University Publications, will present her new work, “Peace Streams,” during the Sonic Circuits Festival of Electronic Art sponsored by the Washington, D.C., chapter of the American Composers Forum.
Kaul will join other electronic artists in two free concerts, one at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m., and another at George Mason’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Friday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m.
Away from her full-time job working on web pages at George Mason, Kaul is also known as “the brain wave chick” for her music produced by strapping on an electrode-studded headband connected to a computer via a brain wave interface system. Kaul has taken a new path with “Peace Streams,” which was inspired by her cousin’s survival in the World Trade Center tragedy. Kaul took the subject of fate as her central theme and developed a multimedia production that combines her poetry and electronic brain wave music with video, animation, and audio tracks from her cousin and others.
Already, Kaul’s unique work has attracted national and international attention, with recent features on Wired.com, Reuters Television, and in the London Financial Times.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts is sponsoring the Sonic Circuits concert at George Mason. For more information on the festival, which runs from July 31 to Aug. 3 and includes 16 artists at six different venues in Washington and Baltimore, see the news release (Adobe Acrobat required).