UAS kicks off Sound and Motion Friday

The fourth annual Sound and Motion Spring Arts Series starts this Friday, Jan. 18, with “The Symphony and Multimedia,” a presentation by Juneau Symphony Music Director Kyle Pickett and JSO Resident Artist Roald Simonson. Pickett and Simonson will talk about the process of putting together orchestral performances accompanying film, and will show clips of the Juneau Symphony’s upcoming Tenderland film project, among others.

This spring’s Sound and Motion series, which runs through April 26, will also feature presentations from Alaska State Historical Films, Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam and the Goldtown Nickelodeon Theater. For the first time, some events will be held at the REC center, such as a performance by San Francisco’s John Elliott Feb. 1.

Here’s a look at the complete schedule.

Jan. 18: The Symphony and Multimedia, with Juneau Symphony Music Director Kyle Pickett and JSO Resident Artist Roald Simonson, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall

Feb. 1: The Hereafter is Here, with San Francisco singer-songwriter John Elliott, 7 p.m., UAS REC Center

Feb. 8: Treasures from the State Film Library, with Damon Stuebner of the Alaska State Library Historical Collections, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall

Feb. 15: Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam: Sweet and Sour, with co-hosts UAS student Kate Laster and UAS alumni Jacqueline Boucher, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall

Feb. 22: “To Russia With Love: An Alaskan’s Journey,” with author Vic Fisher, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall

March 1: “The Finger” (El Dedo) film showing, sponsored by the Goldtown Theater’s Global Lens Series, 7 p.m., REC Center

March 29: College Track 3 Premiere And Panel Discussion, with the WoochEeen Club, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall

April 5: Irene Muller and Band 7 p.m., Rec Center

April 19: Tidal Echoes launch, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall

April 26: Alaskapella A Capella, UAS Student Choir Club, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall

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