22.Feb & 1.Mar.14- Video Documentation Workshop / Ross Karre

By | February 18, 2014

Graduate Composition Workshop No. 2 – 2014

 Theory and Techniques of Documentation in the Arts

– Ross Karre –

WHEN: Part 1: Feb. 22 . 2 – 5pm  (we might go a little bit later this day…)    /////    Part 2: March 1 . 10-2pm     /////   WHERE: Music Dept., Room 220      /////     WHO: Directed primarily to students in the Composition Seminar, but all students in the FAS music dept. are welcome.


Ross Karre will draw on his advanced degrees in music (DMA) and film (MFA) as well as numerous years of arts documentation experience to create a two-part lecture and tutorial on the theory and techniques of documentation in the arts. The sessions will include hands-on video demonstrations that span the entire workflow; from the lens to the web. Ross will speak specifically on practical subjects such as optimizing music documentation on a budget and the broader concepts of re-framing a work of music for the cinematic medium. Ross will discuss how music documentation is not only a process of audio-visual capture but of transcription from one medium to another. Session one will cover camera operation and capture methods. Session two will focus on editing and distribution.


Ross Karre (b. 1983 in Battle Creek, MI) is a percussionist and temporal artist based in New York City. His primary focus is the combination of media selected from classical percussion, electronics, theater, moving image, visual art, and lighting design. After completing his Doctorate in Music at UCSD with Steven Schick, Ross formalized his intermedia studies with a Master of Fine Arts from UCSD. He has worked closely with composers from around the world such as Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, and Harrison Birtwistle in N. America, S. America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Ross is a percussionist for the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and performs regularly with red fish blue fish, Third Coast Percussion (Chicago), the National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble (DC), and many others. His projection design and video art has been presented in numerous prestigious venues around the world including the BBC Scotland (Glasgow Concert Halls), the Park Avenue Armory (NYC), Miller Theater (NYC), the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), and the BIMhuis (Holland). Ross is the founder and owner of a growing arts documentation business called rKAD specializing in video and audio recordings of performing arts.