[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

[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

[Video] Adam Kendall: Toys’ Opera – The Casino

The Casino song-cycle, composed for Dafna Naphtali as vocalist and the Toys’ Opera multimedia instrument, explores misanthropomorphized detachment and the indifferent physics that contains and integrates us even in our most dire times of xenophobic introversion. Toys’ Opera is a performable kinetic sculpture of video, audio, and serially-controlled HO trains, models, and miniature cameras. It organizes procedural and algorithmic composition into phrases and gestures spanning and integrating the media. Continue reading

Every Sat/Sun on Governors Island – The Spaces Contained In Each / Internet Psychic Phone Repair / Cloud.Data 2010 / Augmented Reality War of 1812

At St. Cornelius Chapel on Governors Island, Stephen Vitiello’s and Steve Roden’s The Spaces Contained in Each is a multi-channel sound installation based on recordings of “silence”. In Daniel Temkin’s Internet Psychic Phone Repair a mannequin fortune teller delivers a mix of NYC marketing vernacular, Markov-flavored spam phrasings, and a symbology of stale mysticism and Internet detritus. Xu Wenkai’s Cloud.data 2010 simulates a small region of a dark sky, but in the other way this matrix is able to contain a boundless 3-dimension sky of a digital reality. In Steve Bull’s and Kathleen Huler’s Augmented Rality War of 2012 visitors with their smart phone, iPad and Android tablets take a self guided augmented reality tour of scenes of the War of 1812. Continue reading

[June 20] Nina Goedé & Stefan Tiedje: Searching For Peace In Troubled Times

Due to the bad weather last week we will run this show again! A collage of memories, images, sounds an impressions of collected material based on video footage from the fiction feature film in the making “my Mont d’or” directed by Nina Goedé / sponsored by NYFA. The interplay of the artists, their personal material as well as their personal history is leading to this live electronic manipulation of video and voice sounds. It will give a brief look onto their interwoven existence, their space in time and their way to work. Continue reading

[June 21] MakeMusicNY: Hans Tammen’s Third Eye CircuitBent Orchestra

MakeMusicNewYork is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with over 1,000 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs. For this year’s MakeMusicNY MASS APPEAL, we’re looking for performers of circuit bent instruments, noise makers and smartphones. Conducted by Hans Tammen, this Third Eye Make Music NY Orchestra uses Earle Brown’s open form composition idea as a starting point to create a large multi-movement piece. Continue reading

[Video] Heayoung Kim’s Moori at New York Hall Of Science

Somewhere between a performance and workshop series — New York Hall of Science’s EXPOSED explores and unearths the science, innovation and/or nuances of a variety of different projects and products via an interactive experience, conversation and cocktails. Harvestworks Artist In Residence Heayoung Kim performs MOORI, an interactive performance using smart phones and tablets that allows users to build collaborative storytelling through exchanging messages. Continue reading

[Jun 23] Pauline Oliveros, Susie Ibarra, Roberto Rodriguez, JG Thirlwell

Pauline Oliveros performs ALONG THE WAY, a solo improvisation using the V accordion, using the different voices of the V-Accordion with the composer’s own Expanded Instrument System (EIS). Susie Ibarra, Roberto Rodriguez and David Baron present DIGITAL SANCTUARIES, a performance for a sound walk that invites the public on a virtual pilgrimage, finding meditative spaces marked by ever-changing music. JG Thirlwell will present a chamber ensemble version of MANOREXIA, a project that started as an electronic and sample based project where the composer wanted to explore a spatial quality not existent in his other work. This event is part of 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival, in partnership with River To River Festival. Continue reading