[May 8 – Aug 8] Joseph Morris

This new work by artist Joseph Morris is a sonified data abstraction that turns inverted wine glasses into bells and sonic resonators through the use of computer-controlled electromagnets.  The piece uses custom muon particle detectors that are typically used in particle accelerators and to detect the presence of cosmic rays… Continue reading

[May 8 – Aug 8] Audio Chandelier: Polyélaios

AUDIO CHANDELIER: POLYÉLAIOS, is a new multi-channel interactive sound installation by Dafna Naphtali, featuring a kinetic audio speaker sculpture created in collaboration with her sister, metalsmith/designer Ayala Naphtali.   Individual “grains” of sound are dispersed via the speaker sculpture in an immersive sonic experience– undulating audio “pixels” illuminate and refract moments in… Continue reading

[May 12-13] CTW Exhibition: Oyster by Joe Diebes

oyster is an encompassing audiovisual installation by Joe Diebes that unravels a peculiar moment in the history of music and computers.  In the 1960’s, renowned American folklorist Alan Lomax developed a wildly ambitious system called cantometrics for coding and analyzing folk songs from every corner of the world.  Working with the BOTCH vocal ensemble,… Continue reading

[May 12-13] CTW Exhibition: háček by Margaret Anne Schedel and Melissa F. Clarke

háček presents a physical installation, VR experience, and printed data maps. It employs data to inform an immersive installation while positioning it’s larger impact towards metaphors of networked landscape, security and wayfinding. The data used is taken from real network traffic logs, tracking hackers in real time as they race… Continue reading

[Sept 21-25] NoiseGate Festival: Environmental Noise Pollution Awareness Data-Driven, Art-Driven, Community-Driven

The inaugural NoiseGate festival is a five-day festival produced in collaboration and partnership with NYU Steinardt (http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/technology/iaps), United Nations Global Arts Initiative, Citygram (citygram.smusic.nyu.edu), Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center, Monthly Music Hackathon, Music of Reality, Kadenze, ThinkCoffee, University of Redlands, and generous grants from the NYU Global Research Initiatives, Office… Continue reading

[July 12-14] Lost in the Labyrinth: Sound Art in China

Since its import into China, the evolution of and the practice of Sound Art, like the art of New Media, has been completely re-shaped by the political system, social structure, and market economy of contemporary China. Sound Art in China – as it’s been greatly affected by the local culture – has very little in common with its original reference in Western art history. Most Chinese practitioners in this field usually avoid classifying their creations as “Sound Art”, as it’s difficult to summarize the complexity of the media evolution in China with such a simple word. Curated by Xiaoying Juliette Yuan, Harvestworks presents artists who are among the most representative figures in the experimental music (i.e., Sound Art) field in contemporary China. Continue reading