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The Making of Ex Machina | 2024 Festival on the Hill

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Graphic depicting the back of a woman wearing headphones in the midst of a full audience watching a digital performance of light, neon-blue soundwaves on a screen at the front of an auditorium.


Clara Yang, pianist/composer
Xuan, new media artist

Commissioned Composers and Artists:
Dr. Allen Anderson (UNC)
Prof. Suzi Analogue (UNC)
Dr. Peter Askim (NC State)
Dr. Stephen Anderson (UNC)
Yili Fan (movement artist, filmmaker)
Dr. Lee Weisert (UNC)
Phil Young
Yvette Young (electric guitarist, composer)



Join us for a talk with the artists of Ex Machina and learn how the project was shaped from idea to performance.

EX MACHINA is an interdisciplinary and multimedia project exploring the complex connections and relationship between technology and humanity through visual art and music. Evolving technology has been changing our lives, including how we experience arts and music. The title, Ex Machina, or From the Machine, reflects on humanity’s creativity and struggle of identity in this fast changing world. As a starting point, the piano is a musical machine with which I create sound stories to evoke ideas and emotions. In this project, we will explore the machine’s multifaceted meanings artistically, musically, and philosophically. -Dr. Clara Yang



Please plan to arrive early as parking on campus can be tricky. Learn more about parking and directions to UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus.

This event is part of the 2024 Festival on the Hill and the 2023-2024 Conversations in Modern Music Series, and is supported by The Jaroslav F. and Barbara S. Hulka Fund for Music in the Community.


March 21
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
145 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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