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Anna Gawboy

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Anna Gawboy's ­­­­­­­­­­­­creative and scholarly work explores the intersection of music theory, cultural history, and multimedia, with a special focus on the live performance of musicalized visual designs. Since 2010, Gawboy and Justin Townsend have collaborated on five realizations of Alexander Scriabin’s color symphony Prometheus, Poem of Fire, op. 60, most recently with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, with Andris Nelsons conducting. Gawboy approaches Scriabin's notation for colored lights as a musician would read a musical score, combining close fidelity to the manuscript sources with a musician's intuition for gesture, dynamics, and motion. Gawboy has also collaborated with media and projection designer Alex Oliszewski to create a live visual accompaniment to Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, and she consulted on Scriabin in the Himalayas, a tribute held at Thikse Monastery in Ladakh, India in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the composer's death. She is a professor of music theory at The Ohio State University.

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