Harvestworks | Digital Media Arts Center Classes, New York

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Density is a generative installation of abstract animation with six-channel sound based on a vintage mathematics reference text. Reversing the traditional visual music mapping from musical pitch to color hue, Density structures the sonic realm through constraints derived from the visual domain. 

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F.Sa.Su.   Apr 25th - Apr 27th, 7pm
All levels

Allison Berkoy presents Company, an interactive multimedia experience of stories, games, and performances. Guests enter an installation environment suggesting a living room. They meet a life-sized figure protruding from a canvas, enlivened through video projection, with an invitation to stay. The figure makes requests of guests, discloses stories and secrets in absurd

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F.Sa.Su.   May 2nd - May 4th, 7pm
All levels

60×60 is a one-hour-long show made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded pieces by 60 different composers, each piece a minute in length or shorter. A unique collaboration between VoxNovus / Robert Voisey and Harvestworks in New York City to create a 5.1 surround sound mix.

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F.   May 16th, 7pm
All levels

Using a variety of screens, speakers, and moving/static objects, the Manchu Edison Film Corporation presents a form of the Telepathic Cinema, as a telepathic film which includes a history of its own invention. This will include the strangely multinational Phenakistoscope of 1832 [literal translation, "deceitful wheel"], and other geometric animation machines designed

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F.Sa.Su.   Jun 20th - Jun 22nd, 7pm
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Students attending this class will learn how to develop projection mapping projects for future events, art installations, and performances.

$230

This workshop will serve as an introduction to soft circuits, to learn how to translate your circuits into wearable projects and create your own soft controllers for visuals or audio.

$222

This class presents a brief introduction to writing code in c++, followed by an immersion into using OF. From getting setup to working with audio, video, graphics, text, and images.

$225

Darren Copeland will present a performance/talk detailing spatialization practices that have been undertaken at New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) in Toronto since 1998. Through performing his own works and works by other Canadian artists, he will demonstrate and discuss two contrasting approaches to performance spatialization used by NAISA.

Free

Learn the concepts of sound to camera setups for TV shooting and separate sound recording aimed at the more documentary style DSLR shoots.

$250

Learn to program rich interactive audio applications. A workshop for those who love sound, music, and computing. Put away your patch cords and see how it feels to type a signal chain.

$225

Partnering with Composers Now Festival, Harvestworks presents a “behind the scenes” look at how algorithmic systems and data inspire and shape new music by these contemporary sound art and experimental music composers. It will feature presentations by Liz Phillips with Butoh Dancer Mariko Endo Reynolds, plus Tom Hamilton, followed by a panel discussion.

Free

Utilizing real-time weather data and text messaging as a driver for the animation, this work reconceives the The Rite of Spring as a commentary on a real contemporary sacrifice: the increased exploitation of our planet and its natural resources in the face of economic and political pressure.

Free

With expanding adoption in both desktop and mobile browsers, Web Audio is the new frontier for rich and powerful audio applications. Web Audio is an HTML5 Javascript API for audio input, playback and synthesis for creating real-time musical applications all in the browser! Explore the wealth of possibilities this technology enables in a two day workshop where students

$225

Both “musical” and “non-musical” recordings taken from unrelated times and places will be compiled into a singular, but evolving composition. A variety of processing techniques that “stretch” sound will be applied as to give the illusion of expansion, reflecting the perceptual shift from “focal” to “global” attention.

Free

The workshop will equip participants with a range of practical techniques for audible, forensic examination of both the material and immaterial. A series of experimental situations will be constructed, investigating materials through audible excitation, transformation and detection including ultrasound, light modulation, surface playback, and electrochemistry. 

$215