Carmen Menza & The AfterImage Collective: The Theory of Chance

Multimedia performance

‘The Theory of Chance’ features generative transformation of visuals through sound. The work is a 21st Century chamber piece that employs recorded and live players who will have the opportunity to improvise over the piece.

Those wishing to participate the night of the performance are invited to do so. You can bring your acoustic instrument, an open mic will be provided on stage. Your own solo will trigger visuals that will be unique to your performance.

Two renowned performers will also join on stage at the event. Freddie Jones, jazz trumpet player from Dallas will take the stage at 8:30pm. And Gary Levinson, violinist and concert master for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform at 10:30pm.

‘Refugee’, the musical composition and written score for The Theory of Chance is now available for download.
The music file can be found here
The written score can be found here

To see at
Klyde Warren Park

Section within the
Dallas Arts District

Each member of the AfterImage Collective brings a wealth of experience in developing, guiding, and implementing creative vision and communication.

Carmen Menza’s practice spans video, light-based work and painting. Her directorial debut film ‘Dream Big’ was selected as a featured artist at Aurora 2013 and screened at both Dallas and Houston VideoFest 2015. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Museum in Dallas, Texas.


Mark Menza is a composer who creates, arranges and produces music and sound design, scoring a spectrum of film, television and orchestral works including a ballet for Manassas Ballet Theatre and the documentary ‘Winning Girl’ on PBS.

Gary Levinson is a soloist, chamber musician and a pedagogue. He is the Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth and the Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony. Mr. Levinson made his New York Philharmonic solo debut under the baton of Erich Leinsdorf.

Freddie Jones is a versatile jazz trumpet player, bandleader and composer based in Dallas. He performs in numerous venues both nationally and internationally.

VJ Anomolee aka Matthieu Brooks is a video-audio instrumentalist and performance designer with expertise in projection mapping and 3D animation. His exhibition history includes Aurora 2011 and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Chuck Chiles is an acoustical design and projection specialist of the highest caliber. His work with Russ Berger Design Group is seen in recording studios and theaters internationally. Chuck is also a sculpture artist.

Photos: Copyright Scogin Mayo

A biennial public art event of light, video and sound.

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