NONSENSE! an exploration in sound and medium


A collection of work from Music 80: Sound Art, UCSD Summer Session II, 2011.

Hood Riding (9’), video performance – Victoria Park
A non-sensical approach to a classic children's tale.

Illumination in 6 parts (20’), play – Nick Cordaro
Action play response to Carolyn Chen's orchestral piece "Wilder Shores of Love." 
The ferocity of obscurity births illumination out of the intemperate imbalance of fear to fascination.

Final Kicks (5’), video – IL Lee

So Weightless (4’), video – Khoi Le
This project is a personal rendition of what the music video, "So Weightless" by David Choi, represents to me.

hitler reacts to compton cookout (6’), video – Jay Casimiro
using hitler’s characterization in a comedic rendition of a situation that is so trivial.

Found & Chosen (3.5’), video – Agnes Kim
While wandering a deserted beach at dawn, I saw a boy in the distance bending and throwing as he walked the endless stretch toward me. As he came near, I could see that he was throwing starfish, abandoned on the sand by the tide, back into the sea. When he was close enough I asked him why he was working so hard at this strange task. He said that the sun would dry the starfish and they would die. I said to him that I thought he was foolish. There were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach. One man alone could never make a difference. He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said, "It makes a difference for this one." I abandoned my writing and spent the morning throwing starfish. — Loren Eiseley

The tugging in my heart of compassion for orphan children has inspired me to create this piece. Using various piano instrumentals and natural sounds, I wanted to paint a beautiful sound and visual of hope.

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About the artists

jay casimiro, revelle, math/econ major. entering 4th year.

Nick is a tortured electrical engineering student and likes to free his mind on occasion.

My name is Agnes Kim. I am a graduating senior who loves Christ, Chris, Christine, Children, Counseling
and Chocolate.

Khoi Le: I am a Chem major who enjoys the complex, yet simple nature of music. I have experience in
playing music with the clarinet and piano when I was younger, however my instrument of choice is the
guitar.

IL Lee: UCSD student, i like to eat, i like to sleep, and i am nice person.

name: victoria hwa park
favorite color: nude
favorite condiment: honey mustard
most influential person of this month: marcel dzama
thought i'll carry after MUSIC 80: reading something by someone sometime in this class that art is
organizing some things that don't even matter at all.

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Special thanks to Brady Baker, Neal Bociek, Nick Patin, and the UCSD Music Dept. Staff for all their help.

A production of Music 80: Sound Art, directed by Carolyn Chen.