April Faith-Slaker is a researcher, attorney, and cellist who embraces an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and communicating about human experiences and social policy. In her professional life, she works at the national level to improve social justice through research, advocacy, and knowledge sharing. As a cellist, Faith-Slaker pushes expected musical boundaries by utilizing extended techniques and technology to create a contemporary, process-based aesthetic. In a recent project, she brought these two disparate worlds together by using public data, math, and technology to translate complex social issues into auditory representations.
Faith-Slaker has composed and performed with orchestras, chamber music groups, rock bands and theater groups. She has composed for Omaha-based theater group, aetherplough and performed in the first two iterations of Omaha’s Under the Radar Festival.
In this talk, Faith-Slaker asks us to reconsider how we share and absorb information.