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On April 12, 2014, Methodist University will host Burk
Uzzle, one of America's most highly regarded photographers, who at the
age of 23 became the youngest contract photographer ever hired by Life
Burk will be on Methodist's University's campus as a special guest of
the Cape Fear New Music Festival whose theme this year explores the connection
between sight and sound: photography and music. The festival is open to
the public free of charge.
Part one of the festival begins at 2 pm on Saturday, April 12, in the
lobby of the Reeves Auditorium with a reception and informal chance to
meet Burk and the festival's artists and composers. This is followed at
3 pm by a series of presentations addressing the creative interaction
between sight and sound, and at 4 pm with a panel discussion with Burk
and the other photographers, artists, and composers who are part of the
Part two begins at 7:30 pm in the Hensdale Chapel for a concert during
which Burk's photographs will be exhibited as well as interpreted musically
by composer Daniel McCloud. McCloud was invited to compose an original
musical score to accompany Burk's "Burned Series" photographsa
photography project in which Burk documented the rescued remnants of an
old country store, burned more than a decade ago. Burk transported the
store's charred and fragile contents, such as books, dolls, and cans,
to his North Carolina studio where he made hauntingly beautiful photographs
of each object using intricate lighting and a large-format camera. "Burned"
is the latest series from Burk Uzzle, who over the past four decades has
produced classic images, including those of Martin Luther King Jr's funeral.
April 12, 2-5 pm, Reeves Fine Arts Building: reception and panel conversations
April 12, 7:30 pm, Hensdale Chapel: concert and exhibition of photography
For more information, please contact Steven Brey:
or (910) 630-7090 or visit us at http://capefearnewmusic.wordpress.com/about.