Friday, October 13, 2006
7:30 and 10:00pm*
Brooklyn new media artist Jason Van Anden
is unleashing his new interactive sound composition software IntelligentDesigner (I.D.), through an audience
participation event at Williamsburg's A/V mecca MonkeyTown. I.D. allows the user to manipulate the
visual composition of an array of colorful bubbles, each with an assigned sound. It's
elegant minimalist videogame interface enables a new kind of colloboration between artist and audience.
As the user alters the visual field, they alter the order in which the sounds are initiated,
creating a living song of their own creation.
At the MonkeyTown event four interactive kiosks will allow the audience to manipulate
touch-screen versions of I.D. While participating artists will give the audience the
sound palette, it will be up to the audience to construct these fragments into structures.
As the four kiosks will be wired to enormous independent video screens, the audience will
be submerged in the visual equivalent of the form they've chosen the compositions to live
An impressive slew of eleven local and international sound artists were
invited to take this exciting new software for a test spin thanks to the excellent
ears of musician Nat Hawks of Little Fury
Things. Contributing artists include:
John (UK-renowned sound artist turned folk troubadour)
(NYC-coveted post-jungle annihilist)
favorite gameboy prot=E9g=E9)
(NYC-abstract tape collagist from the Vanishing Voice)
Dragons (Providence-tie died laptops of progressive flute
Forrest (Berlin-propulsive prog math-up prince)
CloudlandCanyon (Germany-psychedelic casios bleed
through digital fog)
Lullatone (Japan-heartbreaking tiny sounds)
Christian Science Minotaur (NYC-pastoral
Brother The Native (Michigan-fuzzy, blissful howling now on
Flying (NYC- fun folk frenzied with pots and
Local participating artists will be on hand at the
Compiled is curated by Nat Hawks for LittleFuryThings
3rd (btw. Wythe and Kent) L to Bedford
TIME: (2 identical sets) 7:30pm and 10pm
PRICE: $10 **
*reservations strongly suggested (can be
made easily through venue website)
** admission includes
a data CD containing the IntelligentDesigner software and interactive
compositions from participating artists.
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