Season XXVII Volume 9 Issue 3 July-September 2012


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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

Karly Rothenberg
Faculty Member and
Industry Event Coordinator
AMDA College & Conservatory
Sun Valley, CA

Utah Advisory Board

Pauline Blanchard
The Pauline Blanchard Trust

Wayne Bradford
Systems Administrator
University of Utah

Harold Carr
Software Architect
Oracle Corporation

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


Jimmy Miklavcic
Executive Director

Elizabeth Miklavcic
Artistic Director


Another Language Directors, Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic, received the 1995 Utah Arts Festival/Mayor's Artists Award in Performing Arts.

InterPlay: Loose Minds in a Box was honored as a national semi-finalist for the 2006 Peoria Prize for Creativity.

InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno received a 2007 City Weekly Artys Staff Award for Best Real-time, Distributed, Surrealistic, Cinema.

InterPlay: Carnivale received a 2008 City Weekly Artys Readers Choice Award for Best Opera/ Symphony performance by Travis Eberhard and Artemio Contreras.

InterPlay: AnARTomy was awarded the 2009 City Weekly Artys Staff Award - Best Reason To Set Your Alarm Sunday Morning.

Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters chose InterPlay: Performing on a High Tech Wire written by Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic to receive the 2010 Best Paper Award in the Arts Category.

Duel*Ality 1.0 was awarded the Salt Lake City Weekly's 2011 Artys Staff Award - Best Mixed-Media Performance Art.


Jimmy Miklavcic Christopher Ivins
Elizabeth Miklavcic Gunild Pak
Moving Sculptures Another Language Performing Arts Company's On The Gutting Ledge 1991 pre-show performance. Sculptures originally commissioned by Bonnie Phillips for Dooly Gallery in Park City, Utah.


Audio Processing for Duel*Ality 2.0 DVD

It is said in the movie industry that audio is fifty percent of the cinematic experience. A challenge that Another Language faced in authoring the DVD of its production, Duel*Ality 2.0, was processing the live audio for the DVD. The INSCC VisLab Black Box Theater sits right next to the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) room of the INSCC building and that adds a low level hum, as well as a higher frequency room noise to the recorded audio.

Sound Track Pro was utilized to process the audio for the DVD. Filters such as Reduce Noise, Parametric Equalization (EQ), Compressor and Channel EQ were used to eliminate the high frequency room noise, the low hum and increase the dynamics back to a natural quality. To reduce the high frequency room noise, a sample of the noise (noise print) was taken from an area in the sound where there is only noise. This noise print was used as a template in the noise reduction filter that removes any frequency matching the noise print. The Parametric EQ was used to remove the low hum of the HVAC system. The EQ was set to remove the frequency, which was around 80 Hz, and then was adjusted to focus tightly in that area.

The process above changes the quality of the voices. It was necessary to apply a compression filter and then use the Channel EQ to bring the voices back to a natural level. Much was learned in this process and a new audio design that minimizes these challenges before recording to the camera will be used in Another Language's upcoming performance of XYZ.
- By Jimmy Miklavcic -

The script for the new 3D telematic cinema performance XYZ - A Digital Poem, by Another Language Performing Arts Company was completed in July. The story centers around four entities that float inside spherical shapes. Each entity discusses, in poetic form, their point-of-view about existence. As the entities appear on the screen they float in animated and pictorial landscapes. They interact with each other on the screen and they interact with the Narrator who serves as the "interface" between the screen and the viewer.

The four entities: Colored By Numbers, Ghost, Marooned and Rose exist because of technology. Each entity is a depiction of a human quality, but on a larger scale they represent other worlds. They know the secrets of how technology can benefit humankind. They, also, know the pitfalls of living technologically dependent lives and suggest many correlations between living in

Do your feet run in an electric haze of audio waves? I float on the crests and am pushed to the human shore by something someone else created on the other side of the world. I have arrived! I have something to say! I have a message for you! Here it is!

- Colored By Numbers

the "real" world and living in x, y, and z animated space. There is even the suggestion that these entities have become trapped in their own technological bubbles. They are unable to escape from the worlds they have created and have come to warn against becoming too dependent on technological advancements.

The characters will be filmed in front of a green screen and then using special effects they will be placed inside of transparent spheres. These spheres represent the otherworldly quality of each entity, depicting a universe full of mystery and possibilities. The entities are wiser powers that share their perspectives, question our assumptions, and present better possibilities for our existence.

The entities do not converse in a literal narrative, they speak in poetic form. Communicating with abstract prose, they pose questions about modern living in the hopes of presenting humankind with broader possibilities.

XYZ will be performed live and simultaneously sent over the Internet. Several digital venues will be available, and the live performance will be held at the VisLab Black Box Theater at the University of Utah Intermountain Network and Scientific Computation Center on February 22-24 and March 1-3, 2013.
-By Elizabeth Miklavcic-

Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic have been invited to present a Keynote Lecture for the first Digital Scholarship Summit at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library scheduled for March 2013. The directors of Another Language will showcase the company's innovative work in Telematic Cinema Performance from 2003 through 2013. This will include the InterPlay series (2003 - 2010), the Duel*Ality series (2011 - 2012) and the new upcoming premiere of XYZ (2013).

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