An electro-acoustic environment conceived by David Tudor and realized by the group Composers Inside Electronics. The installation is located in Fort Jay, part of the NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL Wave(form)s – an Exhibition of Electronic Art on Governors Island, and is accompanied by a performance on Jul 30, and two workshops on Jul 6 and 16, to introduce the audience to a world of sound based on resonance.
Rainforest V / Composers Inside Electronics
THE NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL Wave(form)s – an Exhibition of Electronic Arts on Governors Island
Installation: July 1 – 31, 2011
Fridays, 11am to 5pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5pm
Rainforest Live Performance: Sat, July 30, 11am to 5pm
Fort Jay / Magazine
Free ferry service from Manhattan and Brooklyn:
– Special workshop by Composers Inside Electronics on Wed, July 6 from 3-6 pm (Locaton: Harvestworks).
– “Sounds out of thin air” workshop by John Driscoll from Composers Inside Electronics, Sat. July 16, 1:30-3:30pm (Location: Building 10b, Governor’s Island).
Rainforest V is a self-running electro-acoustic environment based on the Rainforest IV work by the late David Tudor and is realized by the group Composers Inside Electronics (CIE). The group designs and constructs a set of sculptures which function as instrumental loudspeakers. Each member produces sound material to display their sculptures’ resonant characteristics. The appreciation of Rainforest V depends upon audiences individual exploration of the sculptures. The audience is invited to move freely among the sculptures.
For this installation, Composers Inside Electronics is comprised of John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, and Matt Rogalsky. CIE was formed in the mid 1970’s to collaborate with David Tudor on the Rainforest IV project and to create collaborative electronic performance works. Over the years, these works have involved unique sound generation techniques (neural networks, ultrasonic instruments, resonant sculptural objects, circuit bending, feedback circuits, etc) along with interlocked performance networks, focused loudspeakers research, rotating robotic loudspeakers and digital synthesis.
Special thanks to Performing Artservices and the David Tudor Trust.
Leadership support for Meet The Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program is generously provided by MetLife Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Amphion Foundation, Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund, BMI Foundation, Inc., Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Jerome Foundation, mediaThe foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Virgil Thomson Foundation, Ltd.