Image/Sound Festival

March 16, 2018

More Information:
For Media Only: Jessica A. Kaufman (585-274-1057,

Presented by EARS [Eastman Audio Research Studio]

Supported by and in partnership with Benson Forum for Creativity, Visual Studies Workshop Rochester, and UCIS (University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies), University of Rochester 

Thursday, March 22, 2018 through Friday, March 23, 2018

Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York 14604

Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street, Rochester, New York 14607 

Eastman Audio Research Studio presents its inaugural Image/Sound Festival. This informal festival brings together image and sound constellations, confluences, and collisions in forms previously unknown at Eastman School of Music. EARS will be joined by guests: eminent Austrian video artist Claudia Rohrmoser, composer Brigitta Muntendorf, and the award-winning Ensemble Garage from Cologne, Germany, as well as the Empire Film Music Ensemble, performing new works by Jose Benjamin Escobar and Claire Caverly. Claudia Rohrmoser will be featured in a screening of some of her work, and in a special workshop in partnership with the Visual Studies Workshop (VSW). As the highlight of the festival, the Ensemble Garage will present a concert with works from different composers, video, and multimedia artists, focusing on the interaction of seeing and hearing within the performative context. Everyone is welcome and all events are free of charge.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 22nd

9am-12pm: Image/Sound Symposium (presentations by Muntendorf, Rohrmoser, Schneller, and Xuan)

Rayburn Wright Room, Eastman School of Music

1pm-2pm: Screening of works by Claudia Rohrmoser

Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School Music

3:30-4:30: Concert of the Empire Film Music Ensemble

Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music

6:30pm – 9pm: Image/Sound Workshop with the Ensemble Garage

Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607 

Friday, March 23rd

9pm-10:30pm: Image/Sound Concert with guest artists Brigitta Muntendorf, Claudia Rohrmoser, and Ensemble Garage

Works by Beil, Friday, Krebber, Jodlowski, Muntendorf, Spear

Eastman Audio Research Studio is a platform for research, experimentation and the realization of new music and sound art. The studio strives to encourage and enable the creation of new works at the intersection of musical expression and sound technology. For more information visit:

About Eastman School of Music: 

The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training. The current dean is Jamal Rossi, appointed in 2014.

About 900 students are enrolled in Eastman’s Collegiate Division—about 500 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. Students come from almost every state, and approximately 20 percent are from other countries. They are guided by more than 95 full-time faculty members. Seven Pulitzer Prize winners have taught at Eastman, as have several GRAMMYS® Award winners. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 700 concerts to the Rochester community.