Harverstworks Fall Series...

Mark Coniglio (troika@panix.com)
Fri, 11 Oct 1996 09:52:03 -0400

FYI: For those of you near NYC, or possibly visiting this fall, here is a
list of presentations of innovative use of technology in art hosted by
Harvestworks this fall.

The first two events are dance specific. (Yours truly and comrade Dawn
Stoppiello will give the second of these two presentations.)

Mark Coniglio


PRESS RELEASE Contact: Carol Parkinson 212-431-1130 x 12

Special Presentations of the Innovative use of Technology in the Arts
November-December 1996

In November and early December, Harvestworks will present LISTEN IN, a
lively mix of presentations by composers, choreographers, visual artists,
and other creators using new technologies in innovative ways. Presenters
may perform their work, demonstrate its new technical features, or even
allow the public to "jam" with the equipment. A special feature of this
edition of Listen In is "live! on the internet," a trio of presentations by
artists working on the cutting edge of telecommunications.

Unless otherwise noted, the events take place at Harvestworks, 596
Broadway, Suite 602, at Houston Street in New York City. Suggested
contribution is $5.00. For more information, call Carol Parkinson at
Harvestworks, 212-431-1130 x 12, or visit the Harvestworks web site at

Joshua Fried and Douglas Dunn
Friday November 1, 7:30pm
A "behind the scenes" discussion and demonstration of Joshua Fried's
interactive performance technology, which the Douglas Dunn Dancers use to
trigger sound. The wireless technology was designed by Fried, Dave
Meschter, and Bob Bielecki. This presentation will take place at the
Douglas Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway, near Prince Street, in New York City.

Troika Ranch
Friday November 8, 8pm
Composer Mark Coniglio and choreographer Dawn Stoppiello, directors of the
Manhattan-based Troika Ranch dance theater company, discuss their work, in
which live art is enabled by interactive technology. The presentation will
include a demonstration of Coniglio's MidiDancer, a system of sensors that
allows a dancer's movement to control music, light, and video.

Bernadette Speach and Jeffrey Schanzer
Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17, 8pm
"Voices against the Death Penalty" Part 1: From Death Row, This Is Mumia
Abu-Jamal. The new work features taped interviews with death row political
prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, settings by Speach and Schanzer performed by the
chamber ensemble Essential Music and MIDI processing provided by
Harvestworks/Studio PASS. This presentation will take place at The Kitchen,
512 West 19th Street, in New York City. 212-255-5793.

* live! on the internet: networked performance
Three networked presentations programmed by Karthik Swaminathan
* "Mobile Hi-Fi Lounge" Friday November 15, 7:30pm
Karthik Swaminathan and BAvant will present "Mobile Hi-Fi Lounge," an
interactive arts show currently on the internet. Audience members will be
able to jam in real time, altering the plot of the lounge, by means of
sound interaction and MIDI streaming.

* "Technology of Networked Performance" Friday November 22, 7:30pm
Join Nick West for a stroll through "Yorb TV," the electronic neighborhood
of New York University. The interactive TV program is now available on
Manhattan Cable.
The evening will feature a second tour, led by multimedia producer Jamie
Levy: her "Malice Palace" is a virtual chat environment. She'll also
discuss how to design a multi-user environment, get sponsorship, find a
distributor, write treatments and hire artistic talent.

* "A Harvest Special" Tuesday November 26, 7:30pm
Warm up for Thanksgiving with an 11-course, interactive, potluck dinner,
cooked up in collaboration with Open Interactive Media. Participants bring
one dish to share and one to donate to a needy family. Audio-visual
tele-presence dining on the information supertable. To reserve a place at
the table, call 212-431-1130, x 12.

Release Party: Diane Bertolo's Probing into Science
Friday December 6, 6-8pm
The fall 1996 Listen In series concludes with a free release party for a
new CD-ROM by Diane Bertolo. Probing into Science, distributed by Tellus.
This interactive work is "an experiment with non-linear form and a twisted
investigation into the language of science." Partygoers will be able to
explore this fascinating artwork at Harvestwork's digital workstations.

The LISTEN IN program of Harvestworks is funded by the New York State
Council on the Arts, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Jerome
Foundation,the AT&T Foundation, Meet The Composer, the Electronic
Television Center,the Greenwall Foundation. We are pleased to announce the
corporate support of DTI Internet Solutions and the Holz Corporation.

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Mark Coniglio, Artistic Co-Director | troika@panix.com
Troika Ranch | http://www.art.net/~troika