VELA 6911 by Victor Gama Collection
- circa 2012.
- Physical description
- 1 computer disc
At the library
Archive of Recorded Sound
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- Gama, Victor, donor, composer.
- Materials related to the creation of Victor Gama's multimedia performance piece, VELA 6911. This work was commissioned by Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2012. The work assumes that a secret nuclear test undertaken in Antarctica in 1979 from the perspective of Lindsey Rooke [pseudonym], a woman officer who was part of the mission. The collection mainly includes images and sound recordings from Gama's trip to Antartica in January 2012; high definition videos of practices and multiple performances of VELA 6911; and related photographs documenting the research and performance of VELA 6911. Also included are journals and folders of handwritten notes, musical scores, and material related to the research and context of VELA 6911. Collection features 507 videos, 3,093 high resolution photographs, 600 research documents, scanned original scores and performance information.
- Publication date
- Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive for assistance. Collection can only be accessed onsite at the Archive of Recorded Sound. No copies can be distributed as per agreement with donor.
- Gift; Victor Gama 2013.
- Victor Gama is a composer and designer of contemporary musical instruments for new music. He performs solo, with his trio or with ensembles playing his large pieces from small to big halls such as the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall or Centro Cultural de Bel?em. He makes music for dance, film, theater and multimedia performances using his unique set of musical instruments as exclusive sound libraries. He's been commissioned to compose for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra/MusicNOW, the Kronos Quartet or the Prince Claus Fund and has created instruments for collections in museums such as the National Museums of Scotland. INSTRUMENTOS, his award winning interactive exhibition with workshops and concerts, has been installed at London's Royal Opera House, Madrid's Fundaci?on Carlos D'Amberes, UK's National Center for Design and Crafts and many more.
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