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.