Ursula Kwong-Brown and Daniel Erdberg: On Boredom

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What does it mean to be bored, and what is the impact of boredom on creativity, connection, and inspiration? Ursula Kwong-Brown and Daniel Erdberg, in Paris for Reid Hall’s annual “Nuit de l’Imagination,” discuss their relationships with boredom and introduce listeners to their new composition, Driftscape, an immersive musical performance that attempts to create a space, both personal and collective, where listeners can rest their attention for sixty minutes, be present, and allow their minds to gently wander.

Atelier is produced by the Columbia Global Paris Center, a Columbia University initiative housed at Reid Hall.

Daniel Erdberg

Daniel Erdberg is a New York and Los Angeles based sound artist, director, writer and composer chiefly interested in the intersection of technology and presentational aesthetics. His work has been seen (and heard!) in New York on Broadway and at theaters and concert halls around the world.

Ursula Kwong-Brown

Ursula Kwong-Brown is an LA-based pianist/composer/arts technologist. Described as “atmospheric and accomplished” by The New York Times, her work has been performed in diverse venues across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Ursula received her PhD in Music and New Media from UC Berkeley, and her BA in Music and Biology from Columbia University.

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