“Ride the Synthwave,” an ‘80s retro-futuristic fusion of live music, interactive games, and immersive technology on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

Nov 16, 2022
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Nelda Studios, an Austin, Texas-based media company and philanthropic organization that lifts, nurtures and expands opportunities for creativity and the arts, announces their Fall 2022 experiences highlighting the immersive arts. Nelda Studios is sponsoring the experiential event, “Ride the Synthwave,” an ‘80s retro-futuristic fusion of live music, interactive games, and immersive technology inspired by the resurgence of interest in the decade as part of its newly-announced Buckman Center at the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin. This University of Texas community event is open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. in the E. 23rd St Circle and F.L.WinshipDramaBuilding(WIN) (https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/campus/buildings/nlogon/maps/UTM/WIN/), located at 300 E 23rd St, Austin, TX 78712.

Students from the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies will be performing live Synthwave music throughout the evening with a coordinated outdoor lighting design experience. In the center of the event, a life-size multimedia Lamborghini Countach, produced in partnership with Texas Performing Arts Fabrication Studios and dadaLab, will feature custom lighting, audio, and video, including a showcase of immersive video content produced by students. Other programming includes interactive games, a large synthwave-inspired UV black-light art installation with projection content in the Winship Lobby, and a full-scale projection lighting experience on the outside of the building. At 8 p.m. there will be an exclusive performance by seminal synthwave band The Midnight in the B. Iden Payne Theatre, located at 300 E 23rd St, Austin, TX 78712.
To RSVP for the event, please see here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ride-the-synthwave-tickets-420759812927). Capacity is limited, reserving a spot via the RSVP link and arriving early is recommended.

“Ride the Synthwave” is sponsored by Nelda Studios and the Buckman Center, in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies in the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Performing Arts Fabrication Studios, and dadaLab.