Friday, October 13
Admission: $10 (with CDR of performance), $10 minimum
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 10pm
Brooklyn new media artist Jason Van Anden
is unleashing his new interactive sound composition software,
IntelligentDesigner, through an audience participation event at
Williamsburg's A/V mecca Monkey Town. The I.D. software allows
the user to manipulate the visual composition of an array of colorful
bubbles, each with an assigned sound. It’s an elegant minimalist
videogame interface that runs alongside your thoughts. 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 event four interactive kiosks will allow the audience to
manipulate a 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 in.
An impressive slew of local and international sound artists have
invited to take this exciting new software for a test spin.
(UK-renowned sound artist turned folk troubadour)
Nullsleep (NYC-world’s favorite gameboy
Nonhorse (NYC-abstract tape collagist from the
Lucky Dragons (Providence-tie died laptops of
progressive flute cut-ups)
Jason Forrest (Berlin-propulsive prog math-up
CloudlandCanyon (Germany-psychedelic casios bleed
through digital fog)
Lullatone (Japan-heartbreaking tiny sounds)
Christian Science Minotaur (NYC-pastoral electro-acoustic)
Our Brother The Native (Michigan-fuzzy, blissful
howling now on FatCat)
Flying (NYC- fun folk frenzied with pots and
Local participating artists will be on hand at the event.
Compiled is curated by Nat Hawks for LittleFuryThings
Jason Van Anden
is a new media revolutionary, artist, inventor and robot
maker. His creations are exhibited internationally, receiving
recognition in the art, science, technology and gaming communities.
His most recent work includes a pair of moody robots named "Neil"
and "Iona", a videogame called "Farklempt!"
and a very cute online virtual brussels griffon puppy called "ascii
Brooklyn middle-school English teacher by day, at night Nat
records, and releases through various genres and outfits. His
efforts are recorded through his music label, LittleFuryThings.
He is half of participating sound group ChristianScienceMinotuar,
who are excited about an upcoming cdr/dvd release. In addition,
his solo work as Padna will soon unleash its third full-length,
The Shore that Feared the Sea.