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Cape Fear New Music Festival: A Celebration of Music and Photography

On April 12, 2014, Methodist University will host Burk Uzzle, one of America's most highly regarded photographers, who at the age of 23 became the youngest contract photographer ever hired by Life Magazine.

Burk will be on Methodist's University's campus as a special guest of the Cape Fear New Music Festival whose theme this year explores the connection between sight and sound: photography and music. The festival is open to the public free of charge.

Part one of the festival begins at 2 pm on Saturday, April 12, in the lobby of the Reeves Auditorium with a reception and informal chance to meet Burk and the festival's artists and composers. This is followed at 3 pm by a series of presentations addressing the creative interaction between sight and sound, and at 4 pm with a panel discussion with Burk and the other photographers, artists, and composers who are part of the festival.

Part two begins at 7:30 pm in the Hensdale Chapel for a concert during which Burk's photographs will be exhibited as well as interpreted musically by composer Daniel McCloud. McCloud was invited to compose an original musical score to accompany Burk's "Burned Series" photographs­a photography project in which Burk documented the rescued remnants of an old country store, burned more than a decade ago. Burk transported the store's charred and fragile contents, such as books, dolls, and cans, to his North Carolina studio where he made hauntingly beautiful photographs of each object using intricate lighting and a large-format camera. "Burned" is the latest series from Burk Uzzle, who over the past four decades has produced classic images, including those of Martin Luther King Jr's funeral.

April 12, 2-5 pm, Reeves Fine Arts Building: reception and panel conversations
April 12, 7:30 pm, Hensdale Chapel: concert and exhibition of photography

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