中文 / ENGBACK TO DU

Denver International Festival of Arts & Technology 2019

Ars est in hominis natura

Scientia semper es elevare

ANNOUNCEMENT  

Throughout history, even though arts is intrinsically in man’s nature, science will always elevate the arts in all its forms.  The annual Denver International Festival of Arts and Technology will serve to elevate public awareness of how digital science will forever enhance the arts and contribute to its education and research.

The annual Denver International Festival of Arts & Technology (DIFAT) 2019 will comprise of the following categories:

1.Innovative and unique electro-acoustic musical productions

2.The second annual Denny Awards for electro-acoustic music

Hosted by the Joseph & Loretta Law Institute of Arts and Technology at the University of Denver, the Denver International Festival of Arts & Technology 2019 featuring performances and competitions will be held at the Newman Center for Performing Arts at the University of Denver from July 22nd to August 4th, 2019.  Collaborating partners of the Festival includes the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Music and Technology, the College of Arts and Media of the University of Colorado at Denver, Colorado School of Mines and the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

All 2019 DIFAT’s events and competitions are designed to promote the use of and foster the expertise in electro-acoustic musical creations.  In our Festival’s productions, we feature in an unprecedented manner how technologies can alter and improve musical concerts and theatrical productions.  In our Denny Awards competitions, we endeavor to promote international interest in electro-acoustic music by creating in our competitions an atmosphere of collegial, respectful and fair competition where international caliber juries judge all competitions in a blinded fashion without knowledge of the competitors’ name, professional/academic standing or institutional affiliation.  In addition, DIFAT will use the competitions as well as our Denny Award’s Electronic Music Madness concert to promote the creativity and achievement of all our participants.



History 

 



From the Chancellor of University of Denver

Dear friends,

Welcome to the very first Denver International Electronic Music Festival at the University of Denver.

With its four days of amazing programming, this inaugural event is just one of many delights in the works at DU’s newly aunched Joseph and Loretta Law Institute for Arts and Technology (LIAT).

The Institute was created as a one-of-akind resource for our city and region – an area internationally known for fostering innovation and welcoming new ideas.


LIAT is a hub for research and education in multimedia performances that inspire global cultural awareness and understanding. Through events and competitions, the Institutesupports next-generation artists and creators who seek to tap into the emotional intelligence of the arts and make a lasting impact.


The story behind LIAT is in itself inspirational. The Institute was made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Dennis Law, the visionary behind this week’s events.

He made his gift to honor the resilience and creativity of his parents, Joseph and Loretta, who overcame political hardship in Hong Kong and China while raising their four sons.

His gift also supports DU’s longstanding commitment to crossing disciplines and boundaries to create a better world. This music festival promises to engage audiences and performers from around the globe for decades to come.As you sample the many events — Kung Fu Organ, anyone? — save a round of applause for the humane vision and innovating spirit behind the festival. And we’ll see you again next year.


Warm regards,

Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor

University of Denver






Sponsored by:  The Joseph & Loretta Law Institute of Arts and Technology at the University of Denver