[Oct 26] Equitable Technology for Artists – Public Meeting

Harvestworks hosts a public meeting as part of its 40th Anniversary to revisit its roots as the Public Access Synthesizer Studio (Studio PASS).  This meeting will serve as a forum to discuss new models for providing access to resources for artists working with virtual reality, analog synthesis, and immersive media outside of the institutional or commercial sphere. The evening will begin with a moderated discussion between artists and composers associated with the first iteration of PASS.

596 Broadway Suite 602 New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

Time: 7 pm.

Date: Thursday October 26, 2017


The original Public Access Synthesizer Studio provided independent sound artists and the experimental music community with access to analog synthesizers such as the Buchla 100, the EMS Putney, a Moog oscillator bank and the Bode Frequency Shifter. Artists could come to the studio and work with the equipment and a cassette deck for a rate of $4.00/hr.

A revitalized Studio PASS intends to to continue in this spirit by offering equitable access to resources, providing an inclusive space for artistic experimentation and as a creative hub for new approaches to contemporary and vintage technology.

We encourage all members of the artistic community to share their needs and help lay the groundwork for Studio PASS 2.0.

Clive Smith at the Buchla

Buchla Detail and Gerald Lindahl teaching at the Public Access Synthesizer Studio (circa 1980)

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