ArtSounds presents collaborative performances by composers, performers and visual artists.  Initiated by faculty from the Kansas City Art Institute and University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, ArtSounds explores cross-media expression through creative concert-making. Co-directors Mara Gibson and Paul Rudy set the stage for concert events outside the box and inside the mind's eye and the eye's ear.

Faculty partners from each institution work as co-conspirators from vision and sound to produce provocative events that explore media and music, demonstrating how art sounds and music sees. In ArtSounds performances, vision informs hearing and hearing guides sight in this essential dialogue at the messy intersections of human experience.

ArtSounds performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Epperson Auditorium in Vanderslice Hall on the campus of the Kansas City Art Institute, unless otherwise noted. Performances are free and open to the public

ArtSounds 2013-2014 Performance Series

Below is the schedule of performances for the 2013-2014 academic year. This is the eighth year of ArtSounds performances.

Sept. 10, 2013 - World Woodwind Duo Performance featuring Tom Aber and Dwight Frizzell, associate professor of photography and digital filmmaking at KCAI.

Oct. 8, 2013 - Brad Cox and the People's Liberation Big Band of Greater KC

Nov. 12, 2013 - MicroChromatic featuring the work of Michael Miller, at Paragraph Gallery, 23 E. 12th St.

Feb. 11, 2014 - "A Tale of Two Rabbys" by Gregory Gagnon and Brian Padavic - a musical drama for ensemble and vocalists.

March 11, 2014 - Paul Rudy and Alex Shapiro

April 8, 2014 - Anne Boyer's neo-benshi

April 29, 2014 – Mara Gibson's Creative Collaboration's Class at LaEsquina, 1000 W. 25th St.