[Apr 12] Joseph Nechvatal: viral symphOny

World premiere of immersive surround-sound re-mastering ofJoseph Nechvatal’s “viral symphOny” in 4 movements with pOstmOrtem. viral symphOny is a collaborative electronic noise music symphony created between the years 2006 and 2008 using custom artificial life C++ software based on the viral phenomenon model. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes in length.

Joseph Nechvatal: viral symphOny

Joseph Nechvatal
Thu, Apr 12, 9:30pm to 11:30pm
FREE

Location:
Harvestworks – www.harvestworks.org
596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 | Phone: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker

World premiere of immersive surround-sound re-mastering of Joseph Nechvatal’s “viral symphOny” in 4 movements with pOstmOrtem. Following the occasion of the opening of Joseph Nechvatal’s art exhibition “nOise anusmOs” at Galerie Richard:

514 West 24th Street
opening Thursday April 12th (6 to 9 pm)
exhibition running from: April 12 – May 26
http://www.galerierichard.com/

In association with the recent publication of Joseph Nechvatal’s book, Immersion Into Noise, available to read online or as a PDF e-book HERE. Also available for purchase as a paperback HERE (and at Amazon worldwide).

viral symphOny is a collaborative electronic noise music symphony created between the years 2006 and 2008 using custom artificial life C++ software based on the viral phenomenon model. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes in length.

Movement 1 : the enthrOning (28.10 min)
Movement 2 : murmuring tOngue Of Ovid (20.53 min)
Movement 3 : pastOral pleasures (12.08 min)
Movement 4 : viractual terminate (10.10)
pOstmOrtem (28:10)

Nechvatal teaches art theories of immersive virtual reality and the viractual at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (SVA). A book of his collected essays entitled Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality (1993–2006) was published by Edgewise Press in 2009. Also in 2009, his book Immersive Ideals / Critical Distances was published. In 2011, his book Immersion Into Noise was published by Open Humanities Press in conjunction with the University of Michigan Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office.

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