The SoundSpace Project is an immersive listening space. Artists combine minimalist electronic music and ambient visuals to create a meditative environment. Lounging and social interaction is encouraged in open-floor seating and layout architecture. The space will open on Friday evening with performances from several contributing artists. It will remain open to the public over the next 4 days, featuring a collection of music curated by MJ Caselden. Artist contributions span an array of musical genres, including glitch, IDM, downtempo, and ambient music. The goal of the project is to utilize contemporary electronic music to develop new multisensory environments, and explore the ability of sound to foster a sense of intimacy among visitors and participants.
Harvestworks 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012
Opening Friday April 1 2016 @ 7 pm
Open to the public Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3 noon – midnite
Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker
Sofy Yuditskaya (@horusVacui) is an experimental film maker, artist, and educator working with video, interactivity, projections, code, paper, and salvaged material. Her work focuses on techno-occult rituals, street performance, and participatory art. Sofy’s performances enact and reframe hegemonies, she works with materials that exemplify our deep entanglement with petro-culture. She has worked on projects at Eyebeam, 3LD, the Rubin Museum, the Netherlands Institute voor Media Kunst, ARS Electronica, Games for Learning Institute, and has taught workshops at GAFFTA, and MoMA. She is a member of the Fast Food Video collective and the organizer of the NYC Patching Circles.
MJ Caselden is an artist, electronic musician, and creative technologist. Caselden’s work often explores new approaches to human-machine interfacing and instrument design, as well as experimentation in the psychological effects of sound. He has worked as an electronics design engineer for an array of artists and companies including Beats by Dre and littleBits in partnership with Korg. Caselden currently leads a design studio based out of NEW INC, the New Museum’s incubator program for design and technology, with productions ranging from wearable biosensors for dancers to sonic and kinetic sculptures.
Tony Lim is a multimedia artist, composer, programmer, creative technologist and french hornist living in New York. He currently works as an interactive developer and spent better half of last decade designing interactive audio/visual environments for the public. He works on independent creative projects as well as interactive designs and programmings for various clients including Blue Man Group, MKG and Starz. His compositional work and sound design have been presented at international festivals including Sundance and Sonar. He received his M.P.S. from Tisch School of Arts, New York University and B.M. from Berklee College of Music.
Although known as a label owner of No Weapon records, indie producer, multi-instrumentalist and rapper, Collis Browne has been producing ambient electronic music since the mid-90’s. Using analogue synthesis, modified electronics, treated acoustic instruments and anything else he can find, he has been making both “furniture music” and intense listening experiences for many years.
A New York City native, and founder/label manager for the Anticipate and Microcosm labels, Ezekiel Honig concentrates on his idiosyncratic brand of emotively warm electronic-acoustic music. Using the loop as more of a tool than a rule, Honig paints outside the lines, nestling into a comfortable, shared space between muted techno, melodic, event-driven ambient, textural downtempo, and slowmotion house – using them as reference points from which to stray, rather than as steadfast frameworks. Drawing on the rich history of musique concrete, Honig looks to incorporate a material nature into his music by imbuing it with a host of field recording/found-sound sources in the search for a balance between digital software innovation and the physicality of the world around us. Using the sounds of plastic, metal, wood, and air in collaboration with Rhodes, guitar, horns, piano, and other instrumental origins, his music is one of contrast and contradiction, combining minimal, abstract tendencies with a core of timeless harmonics – pairing inviting, fuzzy chords with clunky and dirty “mishaps.”
Dimitri Damiel Kim (Spatial Designer)
Dimitri Damiel Kim is an architect, educator, and founding member and principal of XMANIFOLD, a cross-disciplinary design and research practice working in all scales of architectural, urban, landscape, and interior projects. Current projects in the office includes publication work for an international architecture journal ‘Prototropic’, an on-online platform for sharing design ideas, prototype designs for wearable technology, and boutique residential design and development in Hawaii.He is interested in geopolitics, speculative technologies, fashion, and religious philosophy. He currently works in Soho, lives in Williamsburg, and teaches in DUMBO.