On November 29, the CPO performs the Alberta premiere of Messiaen’s Turangalîla as part of our J’aime Paris FestivalTurangalîla is a 75-minute music marathon, and reflects Messiaen fascination with the myth of Tristan and Isolde. To illustrate this complex work, ACAD Media Arts + Digital Media Technologies faculty members Kurtis Lesick and Craig Fahner, and three ACAD students are creating a sensory feast of video, animations, and lights.

Meet the three students: Kaylee NovakovskiKelly-Ann Desouza, and Mat Lindenberg!

Left to right: Left to right: Kaylee Novakovski, Kelly-Ann Desouza, and Mathew Lindenberg. Photo courtesy of Craig Fahner.

Left to right: Kaylee Novakovski, Kelly-Ann Desouza, and Mathew Lindenberg. Photos courtesy of Craig Fahner.

Kaylee Novakovski (Video Intern) is currently in her third year at ACAD and is pursuing a degree in Media Arts and Digital Technologies. Her practice straddles writing, animation, audio work, noir comics, and glitch art and is influenced by both surrealist principles and absurdity. Novakovski’s visual content is inextricably linked to her use of prose as well as explorations of her dreams and fears. In the future she hopes to make a career of producing visuals for live stage performances.

Kelly-Ann Desouza (Animation Intern) is a fourth year Media Arts and Digital Technologies student at the Alberta College of Art and Design. She works with both digital and traditional media focusing on animation, illustration and literature. Influenced by books, movies, fantasy and mythology Desouza cites storytelling is the most important aspect of her work. She hopes to one day write and illustrate children’s books, and to create her own animated shorts.

Mat Lindenberg (Programming Intern) is a new media artist and fourth year Alberta College of Art and Design student majoring in the Media Arts and Digital Technologies program. Using video and sound, computational simulations, creative coding, painting and drawing he explores the absurdity, terror and small joys lurking in our day-to-day existence, and the patterns and structures of the social and biological systems that seem to underlie it all.

Follow the journey to Turangalîla on social media with #turangalilayyc!