[May 6] HEART OF A RIVER: Exploring Water, Cities, Climate, and Music in India by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Hyphen Hub presents The Future Body in partnership with Harvestworks and Creative Tech Week.

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has been traveling around India recently to work on his latest project, “Heart of a River.” Starting May 2nd he will be in residence at Harvestworks working on the tech behind the project with the new XTH Sense, the world’s first biocreative instrument created by XTH, Inc.

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With the collaboration of Heidi Boisvert and Marco Donnarumma, co-founders at XTH, Miller will explore ideas about art and data and bring those ideas to different logical extremes. This group of compositions is about water, cities, climate change, and the evolving role of the artist and composer in a data-driven society.

The tech will help him to explore a bunch of ideas about art and data and bring the ideas to different logical extremes. This group of compositions is about water, cities, climate change, and the evolving role of the artist and composer in a data-driven society.

He is joined by choreographer Jody Sperling, whose body gestures would generate electronic tones based on muscle sounds and motion data captured by the XTH Sense. This would generate visual material from the data as well.

Friday May 6, 2016

Time: 7 pm

Tickets: $15 on the night or FREE with CTW pass for the week or the day 

Location:

The Arts Hub of Creative Technology Week

Clemente Soto Velez Arts Center

107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

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Friday May 6, 2016

Time: 8 pm

Tickets: $15 on the night or FREE with CTW pass for the week or the day 

Location:

The Arts Hub of Creative Technology Week

Clemente Soto Velez Arts Center

107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

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Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky is a composer, multimedia artist and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. His written work has been published by The Village Voice, The Source, and Artforum, among others, and he is the Editor of Origin Magazine. Miller’s work has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Miami/Art Basel fair, and many other museums and galleries. Miller’s award-winning book “Rhythm Science” was published by MIT Press 2004, and was followed by “Sound Unbound,” an anthology about electronic music and digital media, in 2008. “The Book of Ice”, an experiential visual and acoustic portrait of the Antarctic, was published in 2011 by Random House.

Miller has collaborated with a vast array of recording artists, ranging from Metallica to Chuck D; Steve Reich to Yoko Ono. His large scale, multimedia performance pieces include “Rebirth of a Nation,” “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica,” which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the Next Wave Festival 2009, and “Seoul Counterpoint”, written during his residency at Seoul Institute of the Arts in 2014. Miller was the first Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he premiered his work “A Civil War Symphony” in 2013. In 2014, Miller was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, an honor recognizing visionaries at the forefront of global problem solving. Current projects and recent releases include “Peace Symphony,” commissioned by UN Peace Boat, “Hidden Code,” a new planetarium show commissioned by Dartmouth College in collaboration with Museum of Science Boston, “Forest Symphony” commissioned by Oregon State University, the CD/DVD of “Rebirth of a Nation” on Cantaloupe Music, a new dancehall/reggae remix release from VP Records, and the publication of his fourth book “The Imaginary App” from MIT Press.

www.facebook.com/djspooky

twitter: @djspooky  ( & @sozoartists)

IG: @djspooky_official (& @sozoartists)

A dancer-choreographer from New York, Jody Sperling is the founder and Artistic Director of Time Lapse Dance. She has created more than 40 works and has performed and taught in the US, Bahrain, Canada, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Scotland and north of the Arctic Circle. In 2014, Sperling participated in a polar science mission to the Arctic as the first-ever choreographer-in-residence aboard a US Coast Guard icebreaker. During the expedition, she danced on the polar ice cap and made the award-winning dance film Ice Floe. Time Lapse Dance’s production Bringing the Arctic Home transports Sperling’s experience in the icescape to the stage.

XTH is a rich ecosystem and open platform for new sensory experiences founded by a passionate community of recognized innovators and authorities in creative technology. Their first product, the XTH Sense™ is a plug & play, hackable biocreative instrument. Cutting-edge, affordable, and open source, the XTH Sense is a ultra light, wireless wearable and software suite. Through intelligent algorithms, the XTH Software Suite extracts the expressive features of your body: movement dynamics, muscular energy and temperature changes and establishes a pathway to interact with connected devices, musical and video software, games and virtual reality in a highly personalized and engaging way.

Harvestworks is a non-profit contemporary art center that presents experimental art in collaboration with their Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) Lab. Since 1977 they have supported the creation of work that explores sound and other new and evolving technologies. In line with the historical E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology) they provide an environment for experimentation with technicians, instructors and innovative practitioners in the electronic arts. Former Harvestworks’ residents, who have also used sound technology in their art process, include established artists, such as Christian Marclay, Luke Dubois and Pauline Oliveros.

“Hyphen Hub is a New York-based organization that serves as a platform and community to showcase the latest in arts and technology.  Hyphen Hub  has a unique relationship with leading digital artists, curators and companies working in the multimedia field worldwide. It is a creative engine to explore and provoke radical new visions of the future through the integration of art, technology and business.”

For more information about DJ Spooky and sozoartists, check out some of these articles and videos!

http://flavorpill.com/ntl/article/music/dj-spooky-right-now-everything-is-invisible

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141030-emerging-explorer-miller-spooky-art-antarctica-climate-change-music/

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/08/25/dj-spooky-and-kronos-quartet-put-a-new-spin-on-birth-of-a-nation-exclusive-album/

http://www.collegian.psu.edu/arts_and_entertainment/article_1223fae8-f177-11e5-9cc6-6f8b144e5fbe.html

http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/dj-spooky-brings-his-art-music-and-science-mashup-to-jccc-saturday/Content?oid=6610258

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