SYNTHESIA: Kristin Bedford bridges the gap between sight and sound

In December 2012, MFAEDA student Kristin Bedford collaborated with the Wet Ink Ensemble and the Duke University Department of Music to create “Synthesia,” a multimedia piece that aimed to combine photography with the experience of listening. For the project, Bedford photographed musicians from the Wet Ink Ensemble when they performed Ken Stewart’s score “Make It Opaque” at Duke earlier in the month. For “Synthesisia,” she abstracted the photographs, then projected the ethereal images behind her while performing the same piece.

MFAEDA student Kristin Bedford collaborates with the Wet Ink Ensemble and Duke Music Department


The Wet Ink Ensemble has been in residency at Duke during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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