Science + Art Cabaret

The Techne Institute is pleased to sponsor the 2014-2015 season of the Science + Art Cabaret, an ongoing collaborative program among Hallwalls, the University at Buffalo, and the Buffalo Museum of Science begun in October 2009. The cabaret attempts to bring forth intellectual and creative ideas centered around given themes, in a mash-up of ideas concocted to investigate the connections between these distinct fields of investigation (with a cash bar!).

Join us MARCH 25 @ 7pm
Science & Art Cabaret 15.0: SOUND
The Ninth Ward @ Babeville
341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Admission is FREE


ALLEN FARMELO “From Shit-Fi to Holosonic Immersion: The Culture of Listening in the 21st Century”


DAVID GUTIERREZ: “Be Hear Now: Insights, Tips, Warnings, and Ramblings of a Hopelessly Addicted Vinyl Junkie, DJ, and Rock ‘n Roll Casualty”

& INVERSE SQUARE TRIO Performing at the Intersection of Music and Science


Allen Farmelo is a record producer, founder of the record label Butterscotch Records, and editor of Pink Noise Magazine, a feminist publication about recording and audio. A Buffalonian by birth and at heart, Farmelo spent the past decade working in NYC and now lives in the Hudson Valley.  He holds an M.A. in Sociomusicology from the Department of American Studios at SUNY Buffalo.

David Gutierrez is a longtime Buffalo musician, guitarist for the Irving Klaws, and venerable DJ at The Pink.

Professor Elaine Stathopoulos completed her Ph.D. at Indiana University in 1981 and does research in the area of respiratory and laryngeal function during typical voice production.  More recently, she has completed a large project on how speakers with Parkinson’s disease use their voices.  Dr. Stathopoulos teaches courses in Voice Disorders, and Anatomy and Physiolgy of the speech mechanism, as well.  She has numerous publications on strategies for breathing during voice production, and has served as associate editor and editor in a flagship
journal,  The Journal of Speech and Hearing Research.

Since receiving his PhD in 1985 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Comparative Studies in Human Social Interaction, Jeff Higginbotham has used his skills in the video analysis of discourse and talk-in-interaction to research how people interact – in real time – to co-produce meaning, emotion and identity. He has applied this research toward the development of new communication technologies for individuals with complex communication needs, including persons with cerebral palsy, autism and neurodegenerative disorders. More recently, Jeff has begun to apply his interests in human interaction and technology to explore alternative ways of engaging others through the use of recorded sound, music and visual modalities of expression.

The Inverse Square Trio was founded in 2013 with the mission of exploring the intersections of music and science. From the profound to the absurd, they offer a unique concert event featuring original compositions, performances of existent works old and new, demonstrations, and explanations. With a repertoire that includes works by Alvin Lucier, Steve Reich, Richard Feynman, and Monty Python, the Inverse Square Trio is an ambitious project that aims to entertain and educate audiences of all ages.