Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center announces June Events for our Art and Technology Program on Governors Island. Opening on June 2nd with Oroboros a sound installation by Bob Bellerue (@halfnormal) followed by three weekends of new music performances in the evening and an electronic art exhibition. This exciting new series of eclectic performances will engage with the evening environment on Governors Island and, continuing the practice of Harvestworks artists, the exhibition will feature cutting edge sound and visual artworks. All events are free.
Location: Harvestworks Art and Technology Program Building 10a, Nolan Park, Governors Island
MUSIC – all performances at 7 pm except June 24th (8 pm)
June 9: Eternities – a collaboration between bass clarinetist Katie Porter (Utah) and sound artist Bob Bellerue (NYC). Their work is inspired by deep presence, resonant feedback, melodic drone, and overtone magic, in the fluid realm between intention and indeterminacy. bit.ly/43m2cpJ
June 10: SAWT OUT -Experimental Improvised Music from Berlin – their unusual acoustic instrumentation of trumpet and two sets of percussion create bewildering sound worlds rich in detail and of tight musical interaction. Burkhard Beins, Mazen Kerbage and Michael Vorfeld.
June 17: Anaïs Maviel, Rashaan Carter and Mimi A. Join us for a work-in-progress immersive sound bath and binaural beats bouquet at sunset. Electric & acoustic bass, modular synthesizers, harmonium, percussion, singing bowls and voice.
June 23: Christina Wheeler – Prismatic Xtychs: Meditations on Chance, Choice, and Actionis the second in a series of structured improvisation performance works meditating on chance and choice through gestural and sonic action.
June 24: C. Lavender – Sunset Meditative Performance will provide listeners with a moment of tranquility during sunset. An electro-acoustic performance that will feature brainwave modulating digital audio, presented in surround sound, with live gong playing.
EXHIBITION: open to the public Fri, Sat and Sun from 11 am – 5 pm
June 2 – 4 – Oroboros by Bob Bellerue is an ever-changing sequence of vocal recordings that are spatialized through the 3D speaker array, with additional sound objects made out speaker drivers and resonant metal.
June 9 – 18 – The Rensselear Polytechnic Institute Electronic Arts exhibition showcases a host of immersive and interactive audio-visual installations, multichannel music compositions, and performances featuring live coding, and a special live event featuring Pauline Oliveros’ Expanded Instrument System (EIS).
June 24 – 25 – Reflexion – In Sync/out of Sync by Claudia Robles is an interactive installation where two visitors are invited to sit in front of each other surrounded by a light structure made of EL wires. This light structure is steered by their heartbeats measured with finger pulse sensors.
Bios of the artists
Bob Bellerue is a sound artist, experimental musician, sound/video curator, and creative technician based in Ridgewood NY. Over the last 30+ years he has been involved in creating and presenting a wide range of sonic activities – noise, sound art, experimental music, junk metal percussion, Balinese gamelan, soundtracks for dance/ theater/ video/ performance art, and sound / video installations.
Katie Porter is a clarinetist and curator specializing in experimental music. Passionate about fostering musical communities, she co-founded Listen/Space in Brooklyn, the Listen/Space Commissions in the mountains of Utah, and the biennial VU Symposium for experimental, electronic and improvised music.
SAWT OUT – The Ensemble is Bogart Bines (D) – Percussion, Marcel Fouet (LB) – Trumpet, Mike Prefield (D) – Percussion. Since its foundation in 2015 the Berlin-based trio has shaped and refined its profile as a prominent improvisational unit.
Anaïs Maviel as a vocalist and composer, Anaïs uses sound to explore relations, intimacy and subconsciousness. Focusing on the cosmologies of sound and therapeutic approaches.
New York based Rashaan Carter regularly performs with a myriad of artists in and outside of New York and can be found on various recordings as well. Montreal-based Mimi A. has been composing and showcasing her sound design talents in the context of movie soundtracks and artistic installations. She seeks to further her knowledge on audio synthesis, programming, and 3D audio spatialization.
Christina Wheeler – Composer, vocalist, multi-instrumental electronic musician, and multimedia artist Christina’s sonic explorations include forays in a myriad of styles and forms. She blends improvised electronic music with processed vocals, vocal loops, hand-triggered sampler, theremin, Q-chord, autoharp, electric mbira, and glass armonica.
C. Lavender (Lavender Suarez) is an interdisciplinary sound artist, sound healing practitioner, and educator. Her work spans through live performance, recording, installations, compositions, videos and workshops. www.clavender.net
The Rensselear Polytechnic Institute Electronic Arts exhibition – Featured artists include Jude Abu Zaineh, Matthew Goodheart, Rob Hamilton, Kathy High, Stephanie Loveless, Lisa Schonberg, Ricardo Tovar Mateus, and Silvia Ruzanka, with performances by Michael Century, Leo Chang, Kosmas Giannoutakis and Aaron Juarez, and Bibiana Med.
Claudia Robles-Angel was born in Bogotá (Colombia), living in Cologne (Germany). Composer, sound and new media artist, her work covers different aspects of visual and sound art, extending from acoustic and audio-visual compositions to interactive performances/installations using biomedical signals and Artificial Intelligence.
The Harvestworks Art and Technology Program is funded in part by New Music USA, the New York City Dept of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council on the Arts, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, mediaThe foundation inc and Friends of Harvestworks.
ABOUT HARVESTWORKS: Founded in 1977, Harvestworks offers an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media. Harvestworks helps the community at large to understand, assimilate, and make creative use of new and evolving technologies. Harvestworks creates a context for the appreciation of new work, advances both the art community and the public’s agenda for the use of technology in art; and brings together innovative practitioners from all branches of the arts by fostering collaborations across electronic media.
Program subject to change. Check the website for the latest information.