two big installations coming up at Harvestworks! This Friday night Barabara Lattanzi's Optical De-Dramatization Engine opens, on display Sat through Monday. Curated by Phyllis Bulkin-Lehrer, Animation As An Artistic Practice opens on June 14, running for almost three weeks Tue through Sat.
All seats for our free Max/MSP/Jitter Introduction were taken within a few days as usual. Even the waiting list is closed now. Other classes coming up are Visualizing Audio With Jitter, and Kinect & Processing.
...and please see announcements from our friends at the bottom!
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[Jun 8] Barbara Lattanzi's Optical De-Dramatization Engine
Fri, Jun 8 through Mon, Jun 11
Reception for the artist on Friday 6 - 8 pm
open to the public on Sat/Sun from 3 pm - 7 pm and on Monday from 1 - 6 pm.
In the algorithmic work, "Optical De-dramatization Engine (O.D.E.) applied in 40-hour cycles to Thomas Ince's 'The Invaders', 1912", 20 frames were sampled from each minute of Thomas Ince's 40-minute film. The O.D.E. software (coded in ActionScript) takes each sampled minute and dynamically extends it to one hour. At the end of 40 hours, the cycle repeats.
[Jun 14] Animation as Artistic Practice
Curated by Phyllis Bulkin-Lehrer
Opening June 14th 6:00 P.M. - 9 :P.M. screening at 7:30
This art show and screening at Harvestworks curated by Phyllis Bulkin-Lehrer with fellow animation artists Gregory Barsamian, Emily Hubley , George Griffin, Holly Daggers and Jeff Scher is a follow up exhibit that references an "Artist Talk on Art" panel event that took place on December 9th 2011 at the Westwood Gallery in Soho NYC. The Harvestworks show will include installation, film, projection and artwork by the above six local New York artists who are actively engaged in the process and paradigm of animation as an integral element of their artistic practice.
[Jun 17] An Introduction to Kinect in Processing
Sun, Jun 17, noon to 6pm
Cost: Regular: $150, Members & Students (with ID): $135
In this class we will explore the infamous Kinect sensor using the Processing language. Students will learn to use the Kinect’s unique depth data to create physically compelling interactive work. Using the SimpleOpenNI Processing library, we will cover the basics of the Kinect’s RGB and depth information, point clouds, and skeletal tracking. Students will also be introduced to some basic concepts of vector programming using Processing’s PVector class. As a palette cleanser throughout the day, we will check out some emerging art/projects in the Kinect world. Fun!
[Jun 20] Third Eye Make Music NY Amplifier Workshop
As part of Make Music New York, a circuit bending orchestra under the direction of Hans Tammen will explore the space at Dumbo Archway under the Manhattan Bridge. Phillip Stearns amplifier building workshop on June 20 at Harvestworks is limited to participants in the Third Eye MakeMusic NY Orchestra. The workshop will take place June 20 at 6pm at Harvestworks, and will have a duration of 4 hours. All people above 16 are welcome, children age range 12-15 should be accompanied by an adult. Contact Phil Stearn for more details about the workshop and to register (we need to know how many people will show up!): firstname.lastname@example.org
[Jun 24] Ibarra/Rodriguez/Fujimura: Hidden Truths
Sun, Jun 24, 7:30pm
Location: St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway - Between Fulton and Vesey Street
Hidden Truths: Prayer for a Forgotten World, is a surround sound performance piece composed by Susie Ibarra for Electric Kulintang featuring Roberto Rodriguez on electronics, percussion and drums and Ibarra on electronic and acoustic kulintang (gongs) and percussion with visual art by Makoto Fujimura. The concert in St Paul’s Chapel will feature music of Hidden Truths with field recordings of traditional artists of 7 Philippine tribes, and live performance by Electric Kulintang ( EK) set amidst 5.1 surround sound.
[Jun 28] Source of Uncertainty I: Control Voltage Faire & Concert
Thursday, June 28, starting at 3pm:
Control Voltage Faire 3-8pm
Source of Uncertainty I (Concert) 8pm - Midnight
FREE - Location: Seaport, 210 Front Street, New York
Since most modular synthesizers are constructed at the cottage industry level and distributed online, it is difficult for users to interact with these instruments. Control Voltage Faire will be the first opportunity on the East Coast for amateur enthusiasts, professionals and the general public to experience analog synthesizer modules produced by DIY manufacturers and crafters. Like a small-scale NAMM show with the independent spirit of the Maker Faire, the Control Voltage Fair will zone in on the origins and future of modular synthesis.
[Jul 1] Visualizing Audio with Max/MSP/Jitter
Instructor: Andy Sigler
Sun, Jul 1, noon to 6pm
Cost: Regular: $150, Members & Students (with ID): $135
Max 6 is the perfect environment for both the musical and visual artist, as both worlds can be combined and separated with infinite possibilities. Throughout the class, we will be building a toolset to analyze music and audio using MSP, emphasizing characteristics like level, dynamics, and spectral analysis. We will then create visual applications for these tools, from basic visualizers to interactive mirrors and openGL, using Jitter’s built-in audio objects and many others. You will be exposed to one of Max’s most important features; its ability to act as a media blender, interweaving one form with another, all in real-time.
[Jul 7] Source of Uncertainty II: Music of the Buchla Synthesizer
Richard Lainhart / Mort Subotnick
Sat, Jul 7, 7:30PM
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University
FREE - Location: Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, New York
Source of Uncertainty II: Music of the Buchla Synthesizer features a premiere performance of Energy Shapes by Morton Subotnick and a quadrophonic version of his legendary Silver Apples of the Moon. Preceding Mr. Subotnick's performance will be a presentation of Orchestra of the Damned by Richard Lainhart.
[Jul 26] Alessandra Eramo: Lauter Spannung
Thu, Jul 26, 7pm
Multi channel audiovisual installation for voice, face and field recordings, developed at Harvestworks in July 2012. Lauter in German language means “a lot of”. This term contains also the word Laut, which means “Sound”, but means also “Loud”. Spannung means “Tension”. Sounding Tension. Or Loud Tension. Or A Lot of Tension: you are free to interpretate the title of this work as you prefer.
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[Jun 10] ICMC Early Registration Deadline
The 2012 International Computer Music Conference will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is organized by IRZU - the Institute for Sonic Arts Research and supported by the Faculty of Computer and Information Science as well as the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. The ICMC 2012 will be held in collaboration with the annual sonic arts festival EarZoom which is becoming a referential international platform for discussing the latest developments within audio technology research well as critical and conceptual approaches in sonic arts practices. http://www.icmc2012.si/
[Jun 17] Art & Science Collaborations Open Call: Vital Signs
ASCI's annual, juried, art-sci competition exhibition will be held at the New York Hall of Science, 1 September 2012 – 3 February 2013. This year the competition is seeking original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface and/or reflects upon scientific research questions, processes, ethics, and the stunning discoveries being made in biology and the biosciences today. Deadline: June 17, 2012. http://www.asci.org/artikel1219.html
[Jun 26] Sound Off Concert Series Starts
SOUND OFF is a salon and concert series of sound art and experimental music at 16 beaver group in Lower Manhattan, curated by ((audience)). Taking place on the last Thursday of the month, it is an intimate performance series that connects audiences with composers, musicians, artists, and one another. Each event takes the form of an informal reception, with snacks, beer and wine at 7pm, followed by an opening act at 8pm, and the headline performer at 9pm. http://www.harvestworks.org/sound-off-concert-series/
Harvestworks is a non-profit arts center in Lower Manhattan. Private funding for our programs has been provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Jerome Foundation, Tekserve, Meet The Composer's Cary New Music Performance Fund, the New York State Music Fund, the James E. Robison Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Carnegie Corporation, the Aaron Copland Fund, the Edwards Foundation Arts Fund, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Materials for the Arts, the Experimental TV Center and mediaThe foundation Inc. Public Support is provided by New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Thanks to our Friends Circle, Cycling74, Native Instruments and Keith McMillen Instruments.