DXARTS is a ground-breaking department of creative practice-based research. Our mission is to support and empower new generations of artists who reimagine our emerging relationships with new technologies. As a department, DXARTS challenges current trends, develops new approaches to artistic discovery, embraces diversity, and looks towards the future while critically engaging with traditional forms. We strive to probe the unknown through experimentation across media and disciplines.

DXARTS Fall Concert: SPAM New Media Festival

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (PDT)

Program TBD.

About SPAM New Media Festival 2023: This year we launch SPAM, a Seattle based experimental arts festival which brings together …

Free

NonSeq – DXARTS: Embodied Knowledge

Saturday, March 11, 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (PST)
The Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA, United States

An expansive collective showcase of the current graduate cohort of DXARTS (Department of Digital Arts and Experimental Media) at the Univer…

$5-$20 donation at door/in advance

DXARTS Winter Concert: Movement Actuation

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm (PST)
Marcin PączkowskiHere comes a candle to light you to bed (world premiere)
Afroditi PsarraVentriloquist Ontology (featuring Carolina Marín, movement)
Breana TavaglioneThe Woods Enclose (world premiere)
Wei Yangif I keep recalling it, something had to change... (world premiere; featuring Murphy Janssen, drums)

Free

DXARTS Fall Concert: Real & Imagined Soundworlds – with Guest Artist Jeff Rice

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm (PST)
Nature recordist/sound designer Jeff Rice’s sound portraits frame an evening of Ambisonic sound by DXARTS composers & associated researchers, drawing the listener through known & unknown soundscapes.

Free

UW School of Music Presents Music of Today: DXARTS

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (PST)
The University of Washington School of Music and The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) present original music and new works by faculty composers and visiting ensembles.

Free (Free)

UW Music of Today

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (PST)
The UW School of Music and the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media present this series highlighting works by faculty composers, graduate students, alumni, and visiting ensembles.

Free ($15 ($10 student/senior))

UW School of Music Presents Music of Today: DXARTS

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (PDT)
Edgard Varèse – Poème électronique
Francis Dhomont – Novars
Richard Karpen – The Other

Free (Free)

Music of Today: International Experimental Music Ensemble

Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (PDT)
University of Washington faculty improv band Indigo Mist and special guests Ngô Trà My (Vietnam) and Jos Zwaanengburg (Netherlands) present an evening of experimental and improvised music.

$15 ($10 students/seniors)

UW School of Music & DXARTS: Music of Today w/ Bonnie Whiting & Cristina Valdés

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (PDT)
Meany Studio Theater at Meany Hall, Seattle, WA, United States
Joël-François Durand – La mesure des choses mvt. IV "La mesure du temps" (world premiere)
Huck Hodge – Fracture (world premiere)
Sofia Gubaidulina – Rumore e Silenzio

$15 ($10 student/senior)

DXARTS & Swedish Neuroscience Institute: Music of Today: Performing with the Brain

Friday, April 19, 2019 @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm (PDT)
Meany Studio Theater at Meany Hall, Seattle, WA, United States
Patients suffering from motor disability improvise with professional musicians in this performance led by composers and a neuroscientist.

Free

DXARTS: Iterations

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm (PDT)
The Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA, United States
An evening of performative experiments by DXARTS PhD students: Riah Buchanan, Chanee Choi w/ Sarah Lisette Chiesa, Cameron Fraser, R.M-TNKRT, Breana Tavaglione and Rihards Vitols.

$5-$15 at the door

Music of Today DXARTS: Until Spring

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm (PST)
Morton Subotnick – A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur (8-channel tape)
James Wenlock – Three Changes (Ambisonic soundtrack)
Clayton Kinney – Splang (Ambisonic soundtrack)
Daniel Peterson – Vanishing Portals (Ambisonic soundtrack)
Wei Yang – Panta Rhei (Ambisonic soundtrack)
Ewa Trębacz – Inanna Descending (Ambisonic sound and variable ensemble)

$15 ($10 student/senior)

Music of Today: DXARTS

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (PDT)
Groundbreaking new works and modern classics by faculty and guest composers.

$15 ($10 students and seniors)

DXARTS: Music of Today – 'Points vs. Fields'

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm (PDT)
A concert featuring classic and more recent works from the "live plus electronics" genre.

$15 ($10 students/seniors)

DXARTS' Music of Today: to speak, to strike

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm (PST)
Daniel Webbon – An infinite number of others, for string quartet
Wei Yang – ….verse…. for cello and piano
Marcin Pączkowski – Drum Memory, for percussion and interactive sound processing
Cameron Fraser – Chatra, electro-acoustic percussion
Daniel Peterson – Spun-Glass Garden
Daniel Peterson & Adam S. Hogan – Foresta (open wood)

$15 / $10

DXARTS presents: Jonty Harrison’s 'Voyages'

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (PST)
An evening of new works of sonic and visual art exploring state-of-the-art technologies as instruments of poetry and artistic discovery.

$15 ($10 students/seniors)