1991 New Works + Programming Residencies

New Works Residency

Bill and Mary Buchen

“Sound Engine,” an audio installation work which includes music, speech and sounds from Japan, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Guatemala, and Mexico. The installation is touring with the Parabola Arts Foundation traveling exhibition through 1992.

Shu Lea Cheang

“Those Fluttering Objects of Desire,” a multi-media installation with one channel video, 12 televisions and 12 audio channels transmitted through phone sets. Collaborators include Laurie Carlos, Lawrence Chua, Jessica Hagedorn, and Rene Tajimi. Exhibited at Exit Art in NYC in the fall of 1991.

RIP Hayman

“On the Way,” an installation work recreating his near death “tunnel of light” experience with multiple speakers, a projection screen and a viewing waterbed. Shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC and in Japan. Scheduled to be included on a Tellus Audio Compilation, 1993.

J. Randolph Hostetler

“Squeak and Creak Piece,” a studio piece from a variety of recorded squeaks and creaks which have been collected over the past year. Broadcast on KPFA, in San Francisco.

Ken Montgomery

“Icebreaker,” a new work based on impressions of sound and noise as the source of conceived space. Performed at Generator, NYC and exhibited at Art In General and the New Museum, New York City. Broadcast on WKCR and WFMU spring, 1992. An excerpt appears on the ND audio art compilation compact disc.

Joshua Pearson

“EBN (Emergency Broadcast Network) Gulf War Dance Remix.” This videotape was used in the artist’s live performances and installations and was broadcast from the mobile, Multiple-Monitor Audio/Video Broadcast . The MMABS was deployed in NYC summer of 1991; followed by an interior presentation at he Kitchen in Fall of 1992.


“Cruisin’ America,” an art performance which seeks to integrate the current chilling events of urban culture and Old European nursery rhymes. Performances of this material include the Crossroads Theater, NJ, the Brooklyn Museum, NY; the Apple and Snake Community Center in London (Summer 1992); at Lakeland College in Wisconsin, (February, 1992) as part of Black History Presentations; at the Public Theater (December, 1992); and broadcast on WBAI, NYC radio.

Anne LeBaron

“Blue Harp,” an exploration of the possibilities of electronically sampled and processed acoustic instruments. The sound experimentation will be done in the beginning stages of this work, and will help to determine the types of processing that will be most useful for the work. Recorded performances from this residency have appeared at Art In General gallery and Roulette in NYC, the Visual Studies Workshop Sound Room in Rochester NY and appear on issue # 26 of Tellus, the audio art compact disc.

Richard Lerman

The exploration of the use of MIDI control in a new sound/video installation work incorporating laser light to generate video feedback.

Michele Navazio

The composer who created audio for “Questa,” a radioplay written by Stephanie Fleischman. Appeared as part of L.A. Theaterworks broadcasts on KCRW in Los Angeles, August 1991 and performed live at Charas Cultural Community Center, New York City, June 1991.


Karen Michel McPherson, radio producer; Bill Seery, audio engineer; Indu Krishnan, video artist; Joseph Jarman, composer; Jim Staley, composer; Brian Karl and Carol Parkinson, Harvestworks staff.

Programming Residency

The Programming Residencies are for acoustic and electronic music composers who wish to explore and incorporate into their work the capabilities of computer music MIDI systems. The residencies include a professional software instructor and access to the Studio PASS Macintosh computer’s music software and MIDI equipment. The following are this year’s recipients:
Yuval Gabay
Michelle Kinney
Anne Lebaron
Richard Lerman
Bunita Marcus
Miki Navazio
Lois Vierk
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