UPCOMING

CT::SWaM & SPATIALIZED present::

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SPATIAL SOUND SUMMER SESSIONS 2018
August 7 – August 26 2018
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Presentations: Experiments: Studies: Concerts: Workshops: and: Exchange: 
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For this year’s Spatial Sound Summer Session, CT::SWaM is teaming up with Dave & Gabe from SPATIALIZED in Brooklyn! We’re inviting you to join us at their studio, which features an incredible 40-channel speaker system, to either propose and develop a project or to attend the public presentations.
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Upstairs @ Future Space
350 Meserole St., Bldg A
Brooklyn, NY 11206
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DETAILS::
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For two weeks at the end of August we’re hosting a limited workshop to facilitate the development of spatial sound compositions. Composers and sound artists are invited to broaden their existing practice. The workshop will consist of 1 group session and up to 2 individual sessions. The workshop concludes with public presentations of the developed pieces.
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During the individual sessions, each attendee will have the opportunity to work directly with Daniel Neumann and Dave & Gabe to further develop techniques and compositions for the multi-channel audio system.
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The group session is scheduled for August 7 and the public events to showcase artists’ works for August 25 and 26.
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We are looking to host musicians and artists with a variety of approaches and perspectives. Prior experience with spatial audio is not required.
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Please get in touch!
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We decided to keep it all donation-based, so space will be limited. Get in touch with information about yourself, what you have in mind for the workshop, and links to past work at: contact@ctswam.org
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Deadline for submissions is July 27th 2018, 11:57pm EDT.
Selected artists will be announced August 3rd.
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Follow the activities::
Site: https://ctswam.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CT_SWaM
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ctswam
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https://ctswam.org/upcoming/
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CT::SWaM and Knockdown Center present::

Hans Tammen & Dark Circuits Orchestra:
CROSSING THE LAGRANGIAN POINT
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Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
7pm
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“Crossing the Lagrangian Point” is a large multi-movement piece written by Hans Tammen for 10 light & sound performers, a spatialist, and a conductor. A large collection of lightbulbs, LED structures and fluorescent lights fight and clash with bizarre visuals projected onto objects, fabrics, ceilings and walls. Sounds are generated with ear-scorching intensity directly from the visuals or from a mad combination of audio and video synth modules, while the “spatialist” throws them around in an 8-channel sound system like a violently moving fluid. It is a controlled chaos of loud, visceral blast of colors, flashes and polyrhythmic machinations.
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With Michael Vorfeld, ChiKa, Benton C Bainbridge, James Yuxi Cao, MSHR (Birch Cooper & Brenna Murphy), Dafna Naphtali, Eric Drasin, Jonas Bers, Matthew Ostrowski, Daniel Neumann (spatialist) and Hans Tammen (concept, composing, conducting).
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Hans Tammen likes to set sounds in motion, and then sitting back to watch the movements unfold. Using textures, timbre and dynamics as primary elements, his music is continuously shifting, with different layers floating into the foreground while others disappear. The Dark Circuits Orchestra is a large ensemble devoted to contemporary electronic instrument practices such as circuit bending, no-input mixers, laptops, turntablism and analogue synth, including visuals. Dark Circuits concepts and workshops have been presented in the US, Mexico, Ukraine, Russia, and all over Europe.
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Hans Tammen: http://tammen.org
Michael Vorfeld: http://www.vorfeld.org
ChiKa: http://www.imagima.com
Benton C Bainbridge: http://www.bentoncbainbridge.com
James Yuxi Cao: https://caoyuxi.com
MSHR (Birch Cooper & Brenna Murphy): http://mshr.info/index.html
Dafna Naphtali: http://dafna.info
Eric Drasin: http://www.ericbarrydrasin.com
Jonas Bers: https://jonasbers.com
Matthew Ostrowski: http://www.ostrowski.info
Daniel Neumann: http://www.danielneumann.org
CT::SWaM: https://ctswam.org
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The event is a co-production between Hans Tammen and CT::SWaM, and was commissioned by Harvestworks with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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With opening performance by NHLK / MEMBRANES (7pm)
NHLK is a duo from Switzerland that explores the boundaries where music and language overlap. They are using hybrid instruments – constructed from drum-skins and electronic components – as devices to turn written texts into pulses of light and percussive sound. As each machine translation emerges, the network of instruments starts to share the texts, transforming written material into aesthetic, visual and sonic patterns, for the performers to further interact with. Extrapolating from the example of the African talking drum, Membranes builds up an altogether new kind of tone language, constantly shifting and adapting itself before the viewer and performers alike.
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CT::SWaM for Second Sundays at Pioneer Works Brooklyn::::: ::

To close out the studio residency CT::SWaM is presenting a program of spatial sound pieces in the 3rd floor studio of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn during the Second Sundays event. The works will run on rotation 4p – 8p.

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Artists::

Kenneth Kirschner – November 19, 2017

Mike Lala – Infinite Odyssey

Julia Santoli – Fluid Transmission

Christian Schröder gaps in the void

Connor Whiriskey – Torres de Satélite

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December 10 2017

4p – 8p

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Pioneer Works

159 Pioneer Street

Red Hook, Brooklyn

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The featured pieces had been developed during the Spatial Sound Studio Sessions, October – December 2017.

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:: https://ctswam.org ::

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CT::SWaM and Pioneer Works are offering their temporary spatial sound studio on the 3rd floor studio to artists that want to develop 8-channel sound works.
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Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
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Artists can book work sessions to develop pieces now until Dec 10. Then Dec 10 these pieces will be publicly presented during the Second Sundays.

Please be in touch, if you want to book a session:: contact@ctswam.org 

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CT::SWaM Broadband Echos on Clocktower Radio

The second episode is out!

http://clocktower.org/show/spatial-sound-summer-sessions-2015

:: The episode reflects on some of the sonic events, performances, and installations that occurred during the Spatial Sound Summer Sessions 2015 and their roles within the context of spatial sound. It includes discussions and works by Leah Beeferman / Alfons Knogl, Gen Ken Montgomery, Jenn Grossman, Wolfgang Gil, Mene Savasta, David Moscovich feat. Beatriz Albuquerque / Cecily Iddings / Justin Maki / Daniel Neumann Mike Topp; Federico Escalante, and Jukka Hautamaki.

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Broadband Echos is a bimonthly broadcast on Clocktower Radio presenting and reflecting on spatial sound works from the CT::SWaM live event series.

The show explores theories and approaches to spatial sound works, while also addressing the subjectivity of translating spatial works to the radio format. Episodes will feature performances, discussions and artist interviews, highlighting recent and upcoming events in the series.

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