carmen menza

September 18, 2021

Negotiating Dialogues
World Premiere - Dallas Symphony Orchestra and The Cedars Union Co-Commission
Modern chamber work with generative visuals

September 18, 2021, 4-5:30pm
The Cedars Union
1219 S Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215
More information and tickets through the Dallas Symphony Orchestra here.

CARMEN MENZA
Composer, Poet,
Creative Director, Producer

MARK MENZA
Composer, Music Producer

JOEL OLIVAS
Motion Graphics Design,
VFX Artist, Projectionist

ERIC FARRAR
Vibraphone, Art Concepting,
Technical Support

See more work at my Instagram @carmenmenzaart


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September 18, 2021

Negotiating Dialogues
World Premiere - Dallas Symphony Orchestra and The Cedars Union Co-Commission
Modern chamber work with generative visuals

September 18, 2021, 4-6pm
The Cedars Union
1219 S Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215
More information and tickets through the Dallas Symphony Orchestra here.

Dallas, Texas (July 23, 2021) – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra today announces the rescheduled date for the world premiere of Negotiating Dialogues by Dallas-based artist Carmen Menza. The work will premiere at The Boedeker Building (Cedars Union) on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 4:00PM. Tickets are $10 and are available on the DSO’s website here.

Negotiating Dialogues is a modern chamber work for clarinet, viola, cello, vibraphone and spoken poetry that employ an environment of both recorded and live players. “In Negotiating Dialogues I wanted to explore how our dialogue with one another is evolving in light of technological advances in communication. What might be the future societal impact of these technologies?” said Menza. A central element of this work will be improvisation and reconstruction of the original composition through real time recordings of players that are manipulated and played back in subsequent movements. Generative animation responds to music through software creating a dialogue between music and visuals. “It is theme and variations in a new light.”


Created by Menza in collaboration with Mark Menza, Joel Olivas and Eric Farrar, Negotiating Dialogues is a recipient of a grant from the TACA New Works Fund and is a recipient of an Arts Activate 2020/City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture grant.





Paintings currently on view at Cerulean Gallery
August 27 through October 6, 2021

Opening Reception for "Off the Grid"
Currently on view at Cerulean Gallery.

I am so excited to show my newest body of paintings at Cerulean Gallery. Please stop by to see in person. You can navigate to my Paintings tab to preview work on site.
Cerulean Gallery
6609A Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205