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Dark Universe/ Mysterious Spaces – Mind in the Branches

The world premiere of "Dark Universe/ Mysterious Spaces" features Emerald Holt's projected visual artwork for "A Mind in the Branches," in collaboration with colleague and Canadian composer, Nicholas Denton Protsack. The work was nominated for San Fransisco Conservatory of Music E4TT's 2022 commissions concert:


"A Mind in the Branches" for soprano, vibraphone, cello, double bass, and piano by 2018 SF Conservatory graduate, Canadian composer Nicholas Denton Protsack (b.1994), with projected visual artwork by Emerald Holt. The work will be performed live in concert with San Francisco Conservatory of Music Technology and Applied Composition. "A Mind in the Branches" treats each player as integral part of the forest ecosystem.

Dark Universe/ Mysterious Spaces – "A Mind in the Branches"

April 9, 2022 - 7:30pm

Hybrid concert: Free in-person attendance at the Cha Chi Ming Recital Hall, Bowes Center, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA or online on YouTube (RSVP requested)

Eventbrite - Ensemble for These Times presents Dark Universe/ Mysterious Spaces - Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Bowes Center, SF Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA. Find event and ticket information.


Aeon, an outstanding collaboration between artists and academics in the interdisciplinary field of art/music/computer science for the Interactive Arts, Science and Technology Regional Conference (IAST) at the Mary Irwin Theatre for the Interactive Art, Science, and Technology conference February 9th 2019. Featuring acclaimed Western Canadian musicians and artists. The performance showcases the diversity and trans-disciplinary nature of technologically-informed art.


Looks Like Sounds

January 31st 2020

Looks Like Sounds was part of The Living Things International Arts Festival at the Black Box Theatre on January 31st 2020 (

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