Season XXII                                                      Volume 4 Issue 3                                         July-September 2007


August 16, 2007
Presentation at Neumont University, Salt Lake City
Sponsored by
Jenni Lou Oakes

Pictured: Dress Rehearsal InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno Photograph by: Rusty Kirkpatrick

October 4-6, 2007
Humanities and
Technology Association Conference
Terre Haute, Indiana


Office: (801) 531-9419
Fax: (801) 596-0811
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 is going to ENGLAND!!! To present at the Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) Conference at the University of Dartington, United Kingdom, held September 9-12, 2007.

DRHA is a series of annual conferences whose goal is to bring together the creators, users, distributors, and custodians of digital resources in the arts and humanities.

Mission Statement:
The Digital Resources for the Humanities conferences are a major forum for all those affected by the digitization of our common cultural heritage: the scholar creating or using an electronic edition; the teacher using digital resources as an aid to learning; the publisher finding new ways to reach new audiences; the librarian, curator or archivist wishing to improve both access to and conservation of the digital information that characterizes contemporary culture and scholarship; the computer or information science specialist seeking to apply new scientific and technical developments to the creation, exploitation and management of digital resources.

Over the last decade the annual Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) conferences have constructed an unusual kind of meeting place: a space in which researchers, curators, and distributors of digital resources could meet and share perspectives on their complementary agendas.

Last year, that forum was expanded to include participants from the creative and performing arts, giving the event a new flavour and a new direction. This year, the conference aims to explore further major issues at the interface between traditional humanities scholarship and the creative arts, by focusing on their differing or complementary approaches to the deployment of digital technologies.

Jimmy and Beth Miklavcic will be presenting a talk InterPlay: Performing on a High Tech Wire that covers the development, history, art, and technological concepts of the InterPlay Series. Below is a short excerpt from the co-authored forty-page paper:

InterPlay is a multifaceted, real-time, collaborative digital performance event that occurs simultaneously at multiple sites throughout the world. We create works where artists and technologists from several institutions synchronously perform and collaborate in real time, utilizing media and technologies of various forms, such as streaming digital cinema and audio, computer animation, remote MIDI control, motion capture, Access Grid and interactive distributed virtual reality.

InterPlay should be viewed as a visual and sonic painting in motion. A myriad of colors, text, shapes and textures float about the expanded video space to the resonance of sounds, music and words. Within these visual and audible constructions, stories hover and pass through the viewer's thoughts. Images of the live performance component add a human dimension to the visual fabric, allowing the viewer the possibility of a narrative, but stopping just short of telling an identifiable tale.

It is similar to what we believe is the process that the brain performs during the formulation of a dream. Images that have been stored through recent past experiences simultaneously emerge in pieces and the brain mixes them into a surreal sequence that loosely resembles a story. Video, audio and data streams, being sent from several sites across North America and Canada, are combined in a richly woven audio-visual tapestry.

Electro-acoustic musicians, dancers, actors, digital graphic artists, virtual reality designers, video artists, motion control engineers and others come together and integrate their ideas into this large scale distributed performance. Each site generates two or more video/audio streams and transmits them onto Internet2. At the host site, these video streams are collected, processed, mixed into the digital mix and then is transmitted back onto the network for the other sites. This multimedia content is then integrated with each site's local live performances, creating a live distributed cinematic event.

The InterPlay can also be perceived as a massive earthwork stretched across the globe. It is a work that cannot be viewed in its entirety. It can only be experienced in portions and viewed through portals that are established at each site. Each participating site has a different physical layout, and each node operator displays the video streams and scene layout differently. Each site's live performance is only a part of the larger whole where the audience experiences the effects, visual correlations and development of the scenes in a unique manner.

-- Beth and Jimmy Miklavcic

- Download PDF Version -


Kathy Chamberlain
Tricia Chepanoske, D.C.
Dave & Mary Hanscom
Stephen Karlin
Eileen Keen
Jenni Lou Oakes
Becky Stout
Kathy & Darrell Valburg
Jan Abramson
Rindy Engleman
Jennifer & Kevin Gray
Patricia Green
Tanya Johnson
Sylvia Ring
Pauline Blanchard
Barbara & Dave Chamberlain
Lynn Decker
Victoria Rasmussen




Another Language Performing Arts Company is a non-profit 501c(3) arts organization. Part of our mission is to combine different art forms in innovative ways and broaden access to cutting-edge performance art with today's technology. We have been able to pursue this mission with the generous support of our national, state and local granting organizations, and our contributing members

Please help us continue our innovative and ground-breaking work by becoming a contributing member. Simply select the link below and contribute now.


- Contribute Now -




FRIENDS Under $25 Membership access to website.
MEMBER $25 - $49 Membership access to website.
2 ticket vouchers.
Choice of one 11x14 original print.
10% off all admission fees and sale items.
CONTRIBUTOR $50 - $149 Membership access to website.
4 ticket vouchers.
Choice of two 11x14 original prints.
10% off all admission fees and sale items.
SPONSOR $150 - $499 Membership access to website.
6 ticket vouchers.
Choice of three 11x14 original prints.
10% off all admission fees and sale items.
Choice of one DVD
PATRON $500 - $999 Membership access to website.
8 ticket vouchers.
Choice of four 11x14 original prints.
10% off all admission fees and sale items.
Choice of two DVD
BENEFACTOR $1000 or more Membership access to website.
10 ticket vouchers.
Full set of five 11x14 original prints.
10% off all admission fees and sale items.
All Another Language DVDs

Another Language Performing Arts Company [501c(3)] : Salt Lake City, UT 84105
PHONE: (801) 531-9419 | EMAIL:bam(at)anotherlanguage(dot)org