Season XXII                                                      Volume 4 Issue 1                                         January-March 2007



InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno
March 30 - April 1, 2007
Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm
Sunday 4:00 pm
University of Utah
INSCC Auditorium
General Seating
Students Free with ID
Members and Seniors $5.00
General $7.00
For more information on day of performance call:
(801) 585-9335
Map to performance


Humanities and Technology Conference
October 4-6, 2007 Terre Haute, Indiana Proposals due by April 15, 2007Further Information:


Click here for Graphic Representation of InterPlayPerformance Created by Timothy J. Rogers

Click here Miho Aoki Graphics Blog University of Alaska Fairbanks.

For Information Call: (801) 531-9419
e-mail: bam(at)


National Advisory Board

Charles Amirkhanian
Executive Director
Other Minds Festival
San Francisco, CA

Jeff Carpenter
Multimedia Specialist, NCSA
Urbana Champaign, IL

Kent Christensen
New York, NY

Jennifer Gray
Associate Product Manager
Move, Inc.
Westlake Village, CA

Utah Advisory Board

Pauline Blanchard
The Pauline Blanchard Trust

Wayne Bradford
Systems Administrator
University of Utah

Susan Roberts
Computer Graphics Designer
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Board of Directors

Kathy Valburg
Ice Skating Instructor

Victoria Rasmussen
Vice President
Broad Band Computer Professional

Sylvia Ring
Registered OR Nurse

Jan Abramson
University of Utah
Health Sciences


Beth Miklavcic
Artistic Director

Jimmy Miklavcic
Executive Director


Asian Waterfall

Flowers Under Water

Ocean Life


Water Lore

Digital Images by Beth Miklavcic


Another Language Performing Arts Company and the University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing will perform InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno (In the Dream Time) March 30 - April 1, 2007. Like a fan opening and closing, this project will examine various aspects of time, by folding and combining unexpected moments in time. Within a surrealistic dreamscape, artistic combinations such as a musical duet between didgeridoo and harpsichord sounds will momentarily meet and interact. This work will explore a time when cultures were isolated to the present where these cultures are fused into new hybrids.

This InterPlay performance, conceived by Directors Beth and Jimmy Miklavcic includes Utah Visual Artist - Paul Heath who will create a silkscreen composition around the subjectof time during the three performances and Didjeridoo musician Marko Johnson Utah actors will perform a new original collaborative script that includes text contributions from all performers. They are William Ferrer (The Peoples Theatre), Eliza Wren (Halloween Town 4), Travis Eberhard (Church Ball), Jenni Lou Oakes (The Comedy Circuit), and Beth Miklavcic (Napoleon Dynamite).

Directed by Beth Miklavcic, this play will take the audience on a voyage through distorted time, creating visual echoes of moments past, present and future. Five distinct characters depicting different moments in time will interact and communicate with each other. They will also interact with three additional characters from different geographical locations.

The characters will examine how time affected their very existence, including how they made use of their time and when they ran out of time.

Participating sites include the University of Alaska Fairbanks -Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, Boston University, University of Maryland - College Park, University of Montana, Purdue University - Envision Center for Data Perceptualization, and the University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing. Featured Internet artists and performers are Musicians -William Scott Deal and Dave Krnaveck, Dancer - Carrie Baker, Graphic Artists - Miho Aoki, Siyan Wang, Chao Peng, Somer Hahm from Fairbanks, AK; Performance Artists - Nadja Masura, Peter Rogers and Julie Zdanoski from College Park, MD; Musician - Charles Nichols from Missoula, MT; Musicians - Junko Simons and Robert Putnam from Boston, MA; Graphic Artist - Timothy J. Rogers from West Lafayette, IN.

Creating an InterPlay project involves an enormous amount of preparation, planning and execution. The time - line for the creation of these original works is a year. It requires the commitment and participation of many artists and engineers. Each participating site may have as many as eight team members to produce their artistic contribution. With up to zseven participating sites from throughout the country there are nearly fifty people participating in this InterPlay performance. Using the Access Grid TM videoconference software tools and Internet 2, video streams of live performances from all sites will be sent simultaneously and combined together on a projection screen. Each year Another Language Performing Arts Company works to incorporate the latest available technologies. With the performance dependent on networking infrastructure, incredible risks are confronted to bring a live performance into public view.

The performance concept centers on investigations of time. To enhance the distributed performance, for the first time, Digital Video Transport System (DVTS) will be used. Each site will send one uncompressed digital video stream of their performance in DVTS. Each stream consumes 30 megabits per second of network bandwidth. Joe Breen CHPC Assistant Director of Networking has been working with Josh Loveless of the Utah Education Network (UEN) to ensure consistent multicast traffic to Internet 2 and National Lamda Rail. Jimmy Miklavcic - CHPC Multimedia Specialist has been testing and trouble shooting among all participating sites.

Other technologies being used include remote Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) control among three sites and interactive visual participation using TigerboardAG developed by Doc Lap Nguyen from Louisiana State University. TigerboardAG is a shared whiteboard developed to enhance remote lectures and meetings. In the InterPlay performance it will be used as an interactive collaborative painting tool for audience members to create a live work of art during the performance.

During the performances Jimmy takes the live video streams and interactively mixes video streams together into a "Master Mix" producing surrealistic imagery and relationships. The Utah studio audience experiences the live performances and camera work - by Director of Photography Natalie Murdock as well as a choreographed motion screen display manipulated live by Sam Liston. Audio Engineer Dean Brederson will enhance the audio quality of the InterPlay. The performance is held at the Intermountain Networking and Scientific Computation Center, on the University of Utah campus. For a map of the performance location click here. For further information call the Another Language administrative office 801. 531.9419 or email Beth Miklavcic at bam(at) Admission is $7.00 general, $5.00 members and seniors and students are free with ID. For other viewing options go to or contact Jimmy Miklavcic at jhm(at)

-- Beth Miklavcic

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