Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts is proud to welcome MFA|EDA Visiting Artist Jack Loeffler to campus and to Durham, February 24-28. Among critique sessions with MFA|EDA students, class visits including the Center for Documentary Studies and other events, the acclaimed historian, writer and artist will host a presentation Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00pm. Free and open to the public.
TUE FEB 25
PERCEIVING PATTERNS THROUGH AURAL HISTORY
FULL FRAME THEATER
Jack Loeffler is an aural historian, writer, radio producer and sound collage artist who was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia in 1936. He grew up in Ohio and Connecticut, and studied music at Julius Hartt Conservatory in Hartford, and Westminster College Conservatory in Pennsylvania. During the 1950s and early 1960s, Loeffler was a jazz trumpeter who performed throughout the United States generally with jazz quintets. From 1956 to 1958, he served in the U.S. Army as a musician in the 433rd Army Band performing for military functions in southern California, or at atomic bomb tests at the Nevada Proving Grounds. Loeffler has recorded hundreds of chamber music, orchestral, and choral concerts ranging in repertoires from medieval to modern times. He has conducted dozens of recording sessions that have resulted in LP record, cassette and CD albums. He has either produced or otherwise recorded, written and narrated over 50 soundtracks for documentary films, videos and museum exhibitions.