Earth Day Art Model

Telematic Festival
April 22, 2021

About the Festival

Earth Day Art Model is a global telematic event held on International Earth Day. The festival highlights current artistic perspectives that range from scientific observation to creative works of music and intermedia. This year's theme, World Through Windows, serves as a metaphor for the myriad of panes, both physical and imagined, through which our world is perceived, particularly in this time of the pandemic. Over 24 hours, the festival will stream performances and media by musicians, artists, writers, and presenters who will connect via the Internet though the Tavel Center at IUPUI, Indianapolis, on April 22, UTC.

Earth Day Art Model is sponsored and presented by Deck 10 Media and the Tavel Arts Technology Research Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).


  • Adam Mirza, Emory University, United States
    With Rimona Afana, Jason Calloway
  • Andrew Davis, Wellesley College, United States
    Poetry of the Earth
  • Cory Brodack, Bowling Green, United States
    With Allen Teyvel
  • Anders Lind, Umeå University, Sweden
    Pen and Paper Quartet
  • Doug Bielmeier, Boston, United States
    Corporate Responsibility
    With Allison Tanenhaus
  • Nicola Fumo Frattegiani, Perugia, Italy
    Contracted Chest
  • Giorgio Magnanensi, Vancouver, Canada
    ansia rumore sogno • for Chris
  • Ensemble Decipher, Stony Brook University, United States
    Concert of new telematic works by Fefferman, Lancaster, Nourbakhsh, and Beebe
    With Lainie Fefferman, Yaz Lancaster, Samuel Beebe, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Eric Lemmon, Chelsea Loew, Joseph Bohigian, Taylor Long, Robert Cosgrove
  • Kel Smith (Suss Müsik), Philadelphia, United States
    With B.G. Madden
  • Neil Rolnick, New York, United States
    Oceans Eat Cities, for String Quartet, digital processing and video
  • Robert Fleisher, Northern Illinois University, United States
    Altro Alfresco
    With Thomas Loretto
  • Aine E. Nakamura, Tokyo, Japan
  • Gina Ryan, Payap University, Tinsulanonda International School, Thailand
    Hauntology: The stains specters can leave
    With Liz Hassall
  • Andy Jarema, Clawson, United States
  • Dilate Ensemble, St. Cloud State University, United States
    With Scott L. Miller, Carole Kim, Gloria Damijan, Jon Raski, Luisa Muhr
  • Gina Biver, Richmond, United States
    the inner landscape of a cabin in the woods
    With Eli McMullen and Steven Biver
  • Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi, Vancouver, Canada
    With Alex Garde
  • Amanda Stuart, Hilton, United Kingdom
    Magnetosphere - Sounds of the Earth
  • Matt Gender, Mason City, United States
    Dialogue des Bois
  • Mark Vaughn, Corinth, United States
    Basketball and Cricket
  • Brian Lindgren, Brooklyn, United States
    Etudes & Vignettes for Electronic Viola
  • Maya Nguyen, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, United States
    Paradise on Google Earth
  • Ian Evans Guthrie, Tallahassee, United States
    On the Banks of the Phelgethon
  • ESC, United States
    Elainie Lillios, Scott Deal, and Christopher Biggs
  • Ralph Kinscheck, Billerica, United States
    A Tail of Two Cities
  • Ryan Olivier, Indiana University South Bend, United States
    Partial Decisions
  • Tim Feeney, California Institute of the Arts, United States
  • Mikel Kuehn, Bowling Green State University, United States
    Dancing in the Ether
  • Yuanyuan (Kay) He, University of Arizona, United States
    Love YOU...niverse
  • Ted Moore, Rome, Italy
    for line upon line
    With Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk, Matthew Teodori
  • John Mallia, New England Conservatory, United States
  • Viv Corringham, New York, United States
    Walking in Azcapotzalco
    With Amanda Gutierrez
  • Eli Stine, Oberlin Conservatory, United States
    through a fragile traverse
    With Dana Jessen
  • Abby Fisher, Pellissippi State Community College, United States
    With D. Edward Davis
  • John Paul Labno, Florence, United States
    Scared Sight
  • Dave O Mahony, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Stephen Ruppenthal, Emerald Hills, United States
    Post-Apocalyptic Biscuit
  • Fernando Laub, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    The Exotic Flower Garden
  • Gareth Dylan Smith, Boston University, United States
    Dance of the Drums by Gene Koshinksi
    With Virginia Wayman Davis
  • Nicholas Cline, Boone, United States
    when we speak of the land
  • American Wild Ensemble, Union College, United States
    Audubon Sketches by Christopher Chandler
  • Nicholas Papador, University of Windsor, Canada
    Anthropogeny II
    With Michael Lucenkiw, Aaron Trant, Michael Launius
  • Rodrigo F. Cádiz, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
    Time Exposure
    With Carmen González García
  • Sonic Arts Ensemble, Columbus, United States
    Earth Day Music
    Marc Ainger Director, with Ann Stimson, Federico Camara Halac, Scott Deal, Se-Lien Chuang, Andreas Weixler, Berenice Llorens, Jacob Kopcienski, Joe Sferra, Jim Croson, Sammy Gardner, Norah Zuniga Shaw, Oded Huberman
  • Alan Good and Allen Fogelsanger, New York, United States
    Ground and Frame
  • Adam Vidiksis, Temple University, United States
    Translucent Cartography
    With Sam Wells
  • Sean Dowgray, University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States
    Shrinking world/expanding by Josh Levine
  • New York University Composers Ensemble, New York, United States
    Christopher Bush, Director
  • Decibel, Melbourne/Perth, Australia
    2 Minutes From Home
    Cat Hope, Tristen Parr, Aaron Wyatt, Louise Devenish, Linsay Vickery, Stuart James
  • Fernando Rocha, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
    3 Pieces for Percussion, Natural Sounds, Electronics and Video
    Works by Matthew Burtner, Fabio Janhan, Peter Bussigel, with Eli Stine
  • Alessandro Di Maio, Rome, Italy
    Transversal Third
  • Hank Roberts, Ithaca, United States
    With Jerome Cheatham
  • Craig Farr, Bergen, Norway
    Alrekr, The Towering
    With Percussion Section of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra: Peter Kates, Manuel Hofstätter, Gard Gashol, Trond Dale, Håkon Kartveit, Trond Madsen
  • Nicholas Sokol, Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis, United States
    The Flow of Water Fleeting Shadows (after Robert Desnos)
  • Brittany Green, Atlanta, United States
    Improvisation No. 1
  • Telematic Collective, IUPUI, United States
    Works From COVID
    Scott Deal Director, with Atlas Walton, Dana Goot, Jerelle Austin, Trevor Carter, Aaron Gandy, Chuiyuan Meng

Curated Concerts

Concert 1: Touch the Future: Concert from Chinese Composers

Maggie QI Curator, Beijing, China

  • Shihua Ma, China Conservatory of Music, China
    Hymn for Creators
  • Yibin Cai, Chengdu Art Vocational University, China
  • Yanwen Li, Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China
    Hearing Tea
  • Xingyu He, University of China, China
  • Mengji Qi (Maggie), Beijing, China
    Chiming from Long Ago
    With Wenjia Gu
  • Wenzhao Wu, Sichuan Conservatory of Music, China
    Nanchuan·Words of Wind Chimes
  • Jiaqi Quan, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, China
  • Kewanchen Zhang, Sichuan Conservatory of Music, China
    Memory of Two Cities, for Dialects in Chengdu and Chongqing
  • Yinan Zhang, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, China
    Stewed Life in the Dishes
  • Peng Liu, Sichuan Conservatory of Music, China
    With Mengji Qi (Maggie)
  • Yixin Zhang, Sichuan Conservatory of Music, China

Concert 2: Midwestern Perspectives

Elainie Lillios Curator, Bowling Green, United States

  • Kyong Mee Choi, Roosevelt University, United States
    Until Heard for Piano and Electronics
  • Carolyn Borcherding, Urbana, United States
    Puppet Show of Memory
  • Indigo Knecht, Sylvania, United States
    navigating through
    With Drew Hosler
  • Kerrith Livengood, University of Illinois, United States
    Wherever you go, there's a human
  • Quince Ensemble, St. Paul, United States
    Cassandra, IL by Eliza Brown
    With Kayleigh Butcher, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Liz Pearse, Carrie Henneman Shaw
  • Lisa Renée Coons, Western Michigan University, United States
    With the Western Brass Quintet: Scott Thornburg, Robert White, Lin Baird, Daniel Mattson, Jacob Cameron

Concert 3: Zone 10, Music of Miami

Dorothy Hindman Curator, Miami, United States

  • Dorothy Hindman, Miami, United States
    ...they screeched so beautifully, the exotic birds...
    With Heartland Marimba Quartet: Matthew Coley, Ujjal Bhattacharyya, Joe Millea, Hannah Weaver
  • Margaret Lancaster, New York, United States
    Farewell Feathered Friends by Jacob TV
  • Juraj Kojš, Miami, United States
    Orchid Music
  • Charles Norman Mason, Miami, United States
    Frida’s Macaw
    With Ex-Sentia Ensemble: Jacob Mason, Miguel Fernández de la Fuente, Santiago Villar Martín

Panel Discussions

Rimona Afana: Ecocide/Speciesism: Revisiting Interdependence in the Anthropocene

  • Rimona Afana Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Emory University School of Law, United States
  • Rob White Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Criminology, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Ragnhild Sollund Ph.D., Professor, Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Richard Falk Ph.D., Albert G Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus, Princeton University, United States

Mary Beth Leigh Ph.D.: Art-science integration through data sonification: a window into environmental change

  • Mary Beth Leigh Ph.D. (moderator), Professor of Microbiology and Arts-Humanities-Science Integration, University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States
  • Lissy Goralnik Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University, United States
  • Andy Jarema, metro-Detroit educator and composer, Clawson, United States
  • Neil Rolnick, Composer, Emeritus Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Adjunct Faculty, New York University, United States
  • Sean Asiqłuq Topkok Ph.D., Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States


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Participation fee: There is no fee to submit a proposed work or performance. There is an optional 50 USD donation for those whose work is selected for the festival, and 25 USD for full-time students. One can elect to donate either more or less than that amount.

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Technical Information

The festival will be operated on the Deck 10 Intermedia system, created by the Tavel Lab to facilitate audience online interactivity with streaming HD-AV. The system is designed to accommodate the needs for arts-focused intermedia and virtual events, such as concerts, festivals, plays, and more. For more information, including the archive of last year’s Earth Day Art Model, please visit:

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