NEW PROJECT DEMOS with Alex Chechile, Davide Hindman, and Joseph Reinsel
SUNDAY OCTOBER 11, 2009, 3PM (Free)
HARVESTWORKS DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS CENTER
596 Broadway #602, New York City (at Houston St)
As part of the New York Electronic Art Festival 2009, Harvestworks will present the third in a series of New Project Demos on Sunday October 11th with presentations by new media artists Alex Chechile, David Hindman, and Joseph Reinsel.
Alex Chechile will discuss his recent project Data Decay/Rebirth, a series of performances and recordings that use various forms of computer data, including visualizations of biofeedback (brainwaves/heartbeat), still images, and video as a source materials for generating sound. Chechile uses analogue electronics to generate immersive noise that entwines the physiology of his body/mind by using homemade biofeedback systems. These systems allow the implicit physiological and cognitive experience during performance to directly effect how the music is sounded. With equipment fit for a laboratory, Chechile shapes sound using live brainwaves, heartbeat patterns, modular synths, re-wired reel-to-reel tape decks, and unconventionally played string instruments.
David Hindman will discuss his Harvestworks Residency project, the Public Guitar-Controlled Video Game Competition. He will focus on the guitar as an H.I. device and the implementation of the video game PONG using Max/Msp/Jitter. A brief performance of guitar-controlled PONG will include collaborator Evan Drummond as the ensemble Modal Kombat. Hindman is an interactive artist and designer working in music, video games, and interface design. At NYU’s ITP he designed and developed systems for controlling video games with musical instruments. David is a contributor to the New Instruments for Musical Expression Conference (NIME) and recently was a guest speaker at the 2007 O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego.
Baltimore-based media artist Joe Reinsel will show and discuss three recent 5.1 surround-sound single-channel video works: Resonations, Threshold circuit 1, and Threshold circuit 2. Reinsel’s work has been performed in numerous places on the East Coast and he is presently performing his own compositions around the northeastern United States. Mr. Reinsel has completed a Masters of Arts Degree in Music Composition and Music Technology from Radford University where he did research in the visualization of sound.
The New York Electronic Art Festival is produced by Harvestworks in partnership with Arts>World Financial Center, Roulette and New York University with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, mediaThefoundation, Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art, the Québec Government Office in New York, Electronic Music Foundation, the Experimental TV Center Presentation Funds and the Institute for Electronic Art and the Paula Cooper Gallery. Corporate sponsorship is provided by Tekserve: the Apple Specialists, Newmark Knight Frank, Original Sin and Cycling74.