New York-based Venezuelan sound artist and programmer Wolfgang Gil explores the interrelationship of sound, the listener, and the space of listening. Gil’s sounds are temporally discrete, physical events; and yet are linked in layered logics to produce unified, tangible, sonic constructions. He creates sound that goes beyond the speaker; filling, narrowing, dividing, coloring, saturating, and emptying the space of listening.
Gil’s work is experiential. Thus, it is in the listener’s willingness to engage in a personal dialog with the sound and space that the work finds its purpose. In Gil's work, sound becomes the contexts in which the listener is encouraged to contemplate time, space, and the act of listening itself.
CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music) is Eyebeam’s late night concert series curated by Eyebeam Alumni Daniel Neumann, happening intermittently in Eyebeam’s Main Space. The series focuses on contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel performance, social relations, improvisation, lowercase artistic presence, and topology – study of place/space with a spatial concept that goes beyond linear, geometrical understandings of space.
RAFT (Pat Noecker)
MOBILE SPACE IMPROVISED
Using his iPhone as his primary recording, sampling and performance device, RAFT (Pat Noecker) will build an improvised composition that explores the voice of Eyebeam’s Main Space.
André Vida’s Moving Scores is an installation of films and animated musical notations that focuses on the delicate relationship between performer and score. Unlike typical musical scores, these interactive pieces listen to their performers and respond with motion, amplifying the musical gesture and giving the sound a space to develop in equilibrium with the visual. Audiences may visit the gallery during the day, 10-12 April, as the performers develop their individual interpretations of these pieces.
CT-SWaM: Contemporary Temporary - Sound Works and Music presents two duos Mon Feb 17 2014 8:35p doors
Early set, 9p sharp!
Audrey Chen and Maria Chavez VOICE/CELLO and TURNTABLE
Preview of their upcoming spring tour: Chinese and Peruvian Americans, Chen and Chavez are two female artists who have been working parallel to one another for almost a decade but have never intersected their work until this year. They are embarking on their first collaboration, joining together their ideas of sound, performance and the depth of their respective experiences. Friction and touch amplified by the body to mouth, strings to wood and the needle to speakers.
This city becomes audible when we become quiet. It’s inhabited by the small creatures, the slow creatures, the imperfect ones, both biological and mechanical, that we depend on, but which we have forgotten.
Pauline Oliveros and Ghost Ensemble celebrate the release of Oliveros's Anthology of Text Scores with a book signing and interactive, multimedia concert performance. Ghost Ensemble will present several works from this groundbreaking collection of masterful scores including those less often performed.
Pauline Oliveros’ Anthology of Text Scores contains over one hundred pieces that span four decades of creative work. Collected in one comprehensive volume, these individual and group meditations, as well as solo and ensemble performance pieces, are invaluable resources for performing musicians, music students, and anyone interested in the life work of one the most unique voices in modern music.
Artist, composer, technologist and Eyebeam Honorary Resident, André Vida's interactive installation Score and Seek, projects animated musical notations that respond to the performers as they move and perform in the space. Over the course of the previous two weeks, the artist invited musicians to drop-in to test and refine his installation. Vida along with musicians Brett Sroka, Yuko Pepe, Jackson Moore and others for a closing performance and reception.
Doors open at 6:30PM. Performances will begin at 7:00PM and will be followed by a reception.
Score and Seek is supported by Cycling '74 and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Cyclograph of activity in Mary Mattingly's Flock House
The Rhythmanalysis Lab is concerned with the observation, representation, and interpretation of rhythms in everyday life. Inspired by the work of Henri Lefebvre, it is a framework for projects, workshops, and investigations at the intersection of urban research, sound, and data science.
Will the (future) rhythmanalyst ... set up and direct a lab where one compares documents: graphs, frequencies and various curves? ... Just as he borrows and receives from his whole body and all his senses, so he receives data from all the sciences: psychology, sociology, ethnology, biology; and even physics and mathematics ... He will come to 'listen' to a house, a street, a town, as an audience listens to a symphony.
- Henri Lefebvre, "The Rhythmanalyst: A Previsionary Portrait" in Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday life. New York City: Continuum, 2004. Pg. 22.
Quotidian Record is a limited edition LP that features a continuous year of personal location-tracking data recorded by Brian House. In compressing 365 days to 365 rotations and mapping habitual places to harmonic relationships, he hopes to prompt our musical perception when we consider our daily travels.