This workshop is presented as part of the 'Inside/Out' exhibit showing at 117 Beekman Street.
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This workshop is aimed at performers, singers, dancers, poets, technophiles, technophobes, and the simply curious.
Join Theremidi Orchestra and the Sound Happens workshop participants in special performances of electronic noise produced from experimentation with hands-on electronic kits.
Industry City Distillery will host a donation bar featuring their Industry Standard Vodka, a beet sugar vodka created entirely in New York City.
Performance I, special guest Ben Owen
Performance II, “Sound happens in the group!” by workshop participants
Performance III, “Sound happens!” by Theremidi Orchestra
About the Artists
Create your own instruments and sounds with basic electronics. Then perform live! The ten members of Theremidi Orchestra (TO) will guide and assist participants during a five-day, hands-on and theoretical workshop. Participants will assemble two electronic sound devices and learn how to play them in noisy group improvisations.
The workshop will also provide a framework for aesthetic discussion, from how to improvise and work in a group and understanding the sound ranges of the instruments, to implications of collective feedback loops and concepts of social amplification. Then work collaboratively to develop the live performance. Daniel Neumann, curator of CT-SWaM, will assist in developing ideas for spatialization of the multi-channel performance.
On Monday, June 23 CT-SWaM will be holding the last public event at Eyebeam's Chelsea location. This will be the goodbye to this magnificent space in form of a picnic accompanied by various composed and spontaneous tribute performances. The evening will feature a unique ensemble piece by Andrew Lafkas with Marcia Basset, Barry Weisblat, Leif Sundstrom, Rick Brown, Patrick Holmes, Tucker Dulin, Che Chen, Karen Waltuch, Kenny Wang, Andrew Lafkas, Gill Arno, Wolfgang Gil, Daniel Neumann and Ben Owen.
Other solo performers include: Mario de Vega, Hans Tammen, Dafna Naptali, Carver Audain and many more
Please bring food and blankets if you can. We'll provide some blankets and drinks for sure.
And let us know, if you also want to give a tribute yourself: email@example.com