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Death of the Mechanical Man premiers in City Market Catacombs

October 31, 2016

City Market Catacombs

City Market Catacombs

IUPUI’s Arts & Humanities Institute presented the premier of a new audio-visual  sci-fi experience, Death of the Mechanical Man, to a sold-out crowd on Oct. 25. Developed by Big Robot, this work brings together silent film, acoustic instruments and computer interactivity to create a multi-dimensional performance of sound and space in the heart of the brick barrel arches and limestone columns of Indianapolis’ City Market Catacombs. The catacombs are an undeveloped historic asset located beneath the City Market downtown.

Big Robot is comprised of three faculty members in the Department of Music and Arts Technology: Jordan Munson, senior lecturer and coordinator of Undergraduate Recruitment, Scott Deal, professor of Music Technology and director of the Tavel Center, and Michael Drews, associate professor of Music and coordinator of Undergraduate Studies.

Sun King Brewing, the IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology and the Donal Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center all provided support for the event.