Jane Rigler, Elizabeth Hoffman, Anna Weisling; and diNMachine

CT::SWaM partnered with Harvestworks to present two audio-visual multi-channel performance works, commissioned and produced by the Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence Program, at the Knockdown Center on Thursday, May 5th.

The evening featured All the more my thoughts multiply, a new work by Jane Rigler and Elizabeth Hoffman with video by Anna Weisling and The Audio Visual Matrix by diNMachine (Michael Schumacher and Nisi Jacobs).

Jane Rigler & Elizabeth Hoffman; Anna Weisling, video : All the more my thoughts multiply
diNMachine (Michael Schumacher & Nisi Jacobs) : The Audio Visual Matrix

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Jane Rigler and Elizabeth Hoffman with video by Anna Weisling
All the more my thoughts multiply
All the more my thoughts multiply is a work for flute, electroacoustic sound, and interactive video that explores the psychology of a lone character from the Noh play “Aoinoue”, taken from the massive and influential 11th c. Japanese epic “Tale of Genji.” Possessiveness is a challenge to overcome. Spirits and Shamanic exorcism evoke opportunities to explore the elements of such possessions. In this mono-drama the gestural significance of both the spatialized sound and the movements of the flutist weave together textures of light and music through an ancient Japanese folk story.

diNMachine (Michael Schumacher and Nisi Jacobs)
The Audio Visual Matrix
An Interdisciplinary performance system commissioned by the Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence TEAM (Technology, Engineering, Art and Music) Lab

diNMachine will perform in eight-channel sound. It will be the first performance with the Audio Visual Matrix software diNMachine developed with Tommy Martinez in residency at Harvestworks. A short Q&A will follow.

The Audio Visual Matrix (AVM) is an interdisciplinary performance system that enables fast and flexible interconnections of audio and video data streams to modulate content. The inspiration comes from the “pin” type matrices found on synthesizers like the EMS Synthi, where players patch any modulation source to any destination. The AVM uses a similar grid system to create paths between elements (instruments, computers, cameras, etc.) and allows for feedback loops as well as typical modulation. See: http://avm-dinmachine.tumblr.com/

Knockdowndown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378

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