ATTENTION: Bay Area reporters, editors, photographers, TV crews
NOTE: GREAT VISUALS
WHAT: The first event of the year for the Jane K. Sather Campanile’s centennial will be celebrated with “Natural Frequencies,” an outdoor, new-media performance based on real-time seismic activity on the nearby Hayward Fault. A seismometer inside the fault will modulate a spectacular light show on the Campanile’s west-facing exterior wall and activate synthetic bells playing alongside live carillon music.
Three free, 10-minute evening performances will be held for the public.
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Audiences should gather on the brick promenade at the top of Campanile Way, between the Bancroft Library and South Hall, Hot cocoa and cookies will be served.
WHO: The performance combines the efforts of the UC Seismological Laboratory, Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, the Department of Music, and the Berkeley Center for New Media.
DETAILS: At more than 300 feet tall, the Campanile is among the world’s largest free-standing clock-and-bell towers. Construction began in summer 1913 and was completed toward the end of 1915. The landmark’s fascinating history, its 61- bell grand carillon and some 20 tons of California fossils stored on five levels of the tower make it a unique and beloved structure in the Bay Area.
- 3 kick-off event: http://bcnm.berkeley.edu/index.php/natural-frequencies/
- Campanile 100th news release: http://news.berkeley.edu/2015/01/21/towering-tribute-campus-to-celebrate-campaniles-100th/
- Campanile 100th website: http://campanile.berkeley.edu/
- Timeline of Campanile’s highlights (words, photos, video): http://campanile.berkeley.edu/campanile-historical-timeline/
- Campanile 100th press kit: http://campanile.berkeley.edu/press-kit/
- Campus video on the carillon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_8vta9XDpc
- Campus video on the fossils: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2DyCc-CnOI