thingNY’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration at Harvestworks
Opening reception: July 21, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Public viewing: July 21-23 at 4-7 p.m.
thingNY: 10 years in the (music) making, is an immersive, interactive environment of sensory under- and overload.
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, 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.
Harvestworks is located at 596 Broadway, 6th flr, New York, NY 10012. For directions, visit: http://www.harvestworks.org/contact-directions/
thingNY is a quirky collective of New York composer-performers who fuse electronic and acoustic chamber music with new opera, improvisation, theater, text, song and installation. Founded in 2006 for an ad hoc festival in the historic Loew’s Jersey City Theater, thingNY performs experimental sound works created collaboratively by the core ensemble. To bolster and support experimental performance, its members have curated the New Music Showdown (2013-2014) and the Immediacies Series (2012-2014). This Takes Place Close By, their fourth collaboration, premiered in 2015 after three years in development at <fidget> space, Incubator Arts Project, Standard ToyKraft, New Music Edmonton and the Knockdown Center. http://www.thingny.com
Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Our mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies.
“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.”
New Music USA: https://www.newmusicusa.org/profile/thingny/