Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

2019 Arts Festival Events

Out of the Rolling Ocean


Library, ongoing

Composer Emily Ereksen’s music installation piece explores the dynamic relationship between the individual and the community. Using algorithmic composition technology, the installation is interactive; add your own voice to the composition and reflect on how the choices we make as individuals interweave with others to create our social framework.

Emily Erekson is an NYC-based performer and composer who enjoys engaging with music as if she were in a giant laboratory. As a college student, she acquired a dilapidated grand piano and founded The Dead Piano Society , where she and her friends would gather around the soundboard and experiment with extended techniques and new sonic textures. This was just the beginning of what would become a pattern in her career of creating collaborative musical communities that come together, experiment and improvise. Her compositions are natural outgrowths from her penchant for connecting with others and her desire to explore and discover.