2013 New York Electronic Art Festival

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center announces the 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival in collaboration with River to River Festival, Trinity Wall Street, The Lower East Side Girls Club, The New York Hall of Science, The Hells Kitchen Cultural Center, Electronic Music Foundation and other partners. The festival is a… Continue reading

[June 3-20] Certificate and Independent Study Program with Stefan Tiedje / Berlin

Over 100 artists have participated in Harvestworks’ Certificate and Independent Study Program, that offers year-round individualized, in-depth teaching and programming services. Participants receive one-on-one sessions tailored specifically to their needs and artistic goals, and take part in classes that fit their individual curriculum. For a limited time in June, we… Continue reading

[Jun. 5 – Jul. 31] Generative Art with Processing Summer Course

This 8-week class will introduce students to the wide world of generative art, starting with building blocks and theory and moving towards advanced topics over the course of the summer. Students will acquire methods for creating compelling artworks using algorithms and autonomous processes inspired from nature, statistics, biology, and computer science. Applications covered will include generative graphics, data visualization, 3D design and fabrication, and interactivity using peripherals like the Kinect. The class will be taught in Processing but the concepts are applicable to other languages and tools. Continue reading

[Video] Meridian7, Peter Edwards, Denman Maroney & Hans Tammen, Phillip Stearns

In this event at Church For All Nations, Meridian7 will perform an analog audio excursion that brings original telephone equipment back to life; Peter Edwards uses sound and the light to reveal different layers of complex electrical systems which are then manipulated by hand to create audio visual patterns; Denman Maroney & Hans Tammen celebrate their collaboration with a new work for hyper piano and live sound processing; and Phillip Stearns is exploring the physiological dimensions of electronic media reduced to their elementary components: light and sound. Continue reading

[Video] Phillip Stears: Imminent Shift

In this event at Church For All Nations, Phillip Stearns was exploring the physiological dimensions of electronic media reduced to their elementary components: light and sound. This event was part of 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival, in partnership with Church For All Nations and Hells Kitchen Cultural Center / Rhythm In The Kitchen Festival. Continue reading

[June 8] Get closer to your audience: Multichannel and Spatialization Concepts in Max/MSP

For decades the attempt to do spatialization has been focused on a “virtual sound source” being moved around the space. The result we recognize as an audience is almost only “circles” as movements, even if the virtual sound source is doing much more complex moves – unless you are in the sweet spot of a given speaker setup. In this workshop we will learn various spatialization concepts using the Max/MSP programming environment, then learning different approaches to look beyond “sweet spot” concepts. Participants receive lab time out side of the class to experiment in Harvestworks 8-channel TEAMLab. Continue reading

[June 8] Drew Krause: Rings of Eight | Shelley Hirsch: Tohuwabohu

Drew Krause’s “Rings of Eight” is a study in deploying computer-generated sounds through an 8-channel system in various ways. The material was developed using various random, iterative, and deterministic processes in the Supercollider synthesis language. Shelley Hirsch’s “Tohuwabohu” is a “choral” piece originally created as a 5.1 surround sound piece for an installation with Ursula Scherrer called Alga at the Minoritan Church in Krems Austria and then adapted for KunstRadio /Radio ORF in Vienna, now extended to 8 channels for Harvestworks. Continue reading