In celebration of thingNY’s 10th anniversary, the theatrically-charged new music collective is collaborating with the Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center technical audio team to present a multi-channel sound and visual installation on the theme thingNY: 10 years in the (music) making, featuring a combination of lo-fi and hi-fi speakers in an immersive, interactive environment of sensory under- and overload.
In the style of thingNY's first experimental opera, ADDDDDDDDD, the installation simulates our activity-saturated daily life. Hours upon hours of thingNY performances, studio recordings, rehearsal audio, downtime, life deliberations, and one-offs over a ten-year span, come alive within an interactive environment, where sonic fabric is manipulated by public participants through their exploration within the space. Woven interactive textures are intermittently clean-slated by a series of new, original electronic compositions by members of the ensemble.
Varying from state-of-the-art speakers to teddy bears bleeding sound through their bellies, the over-saturation of multiple senses is inescapable amongst the piles of group memorabilia and a decade of lovable junk. Welcome to our home.
The installation will be housed in the Harvestworks studio room. An opening reception will take place on Friday, July 21st at 7pm. The reception is FREE. Admission will be FREE and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday July 22 and 23 from 4-7pm daily. All ages are welcome. The core members of thingNY will be in attendance throughout.
Support through New Music USA’s NYC New Music Impact Fund is made possible with funding from The Scherman Foundation's Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund.
Fri., Jul. 21, 2017
596 Broadway, 6th Fl.
New York, NY
FREE + Open to public.
Co-created by Andrew Livingston,
Erin Rogers, Dave Ruder and Jeffrey Young
With additional work by Paul Pinto and Gelsey Bell