A Cold Threshold

Jeff Siegfried (SMTD)

Collaborators: Liz Gálvez – Post-Doctoral Fellow in Architecture; Masimba Hwati – MFA Candidate in Sculpture; T.J. Flynn – PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering; Eli Lichtenstein – PhD Candidate in Philosophy; Anna Rose Nelson – PhD Candidate in Music Theory; Nina Dante – Freelance Vocalist

Our project aims to utilize a richly interdisciplinary methodology to generate new ideas and a unique, musical-spatial performance. This performance will be comprised of contemporary pieces for saxophone and voice juxtaposed with a purpose-built structure that is meant to reflect and refract these works. An architect, a sculptor, a mechanical engineer specializing in acoustics, a philosopher, a music theorist, a singer, and a saxophonist will work together to bring this project from concept to concrescence, all the while gain important collaborative and interdisciplinary skills.