NextNOW Fest: Ari Melenciano's Symphosynthesis de Otzkö Kazo
Through sound, rhythm, and instrumentation, Ari Melenciano creates a portal into the world of Otzkö Kazo. The composition includes the bio-sonification of botanical quantum computers, an assemblage of spiritual harmonization methods across Earth and rhythmic structures that explore math and time in pursuit of sonically catalyzing entrance into the subconscious.
About NextNOW Fest
Started in 2014, The Clarice’s annual NextNOW Fest is an inspiring arts experience that celebrates imagination, creativity and community. By amplifying the voices of intriguing, inventive artists from around campus and our community, NextNOW Fest creates a forward-looking microcosm where art transforms our future and connects us all.
NextNOW Fest is a signature event in University of Maryland's Arts for All initiative, which leverages the combined power of the arts, technology and social justice to address the grand challenges of our time.
NextNOW Fest is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. Additional support is provided by Terps After Dark and the University of Maryland's Arts for All initiative. NextNOW Fest's Silent Disc-Glo event is supported by UMD's Student Entertainment Events; and the Vital Signs Mini-Grants Showcase is supported by the Venable Foundation and Pepsi.