Opera Hack
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Opera Hack

A two-day cross-collaborative event for music/theater and technology experts to gather, brainstorm, and discover new methods for live performance. Participants will form interdisciplinary teams to identify specific constraints within live theater and explore various technological mediums to offer solutions. OPERA HACK will culminate with teams proposing their best ideas for further expansion. Immediately following the event, San Diego Opera will select 4 to 7 teams to develop and present their respective concepts at a public event in Summer 2020.

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The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)
Jun
3
to Jun 6

The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)

  • Centro Cultural da UFRGS (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance of MusiCursor, for bass and electronics.

New Interfaces for Musical Expression, also known as NIME, is an international conference dedicated to scientific research on the development of new technologies and their role in musical expression and artistic performance.

The conference started as a workshop in 2001 and, since then, has been held annually around the world. The 19th edition of NIME will be hosted at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

In 2019, the event will hold lectures, installations, concerts and workshops. Researchers and musicians from all over the world will gather to share their knowledge and late-breaking work on new musical interface design.

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H0T CLUB Launch PARTY
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

H0T CLUB Launch PARTY

A psychedelic consumer-driven evening of music, celebration, new werk and performing the internet by Yers Truly, H0T CLUB.

Featuring :
Kate Bergstrom (katebergstrom.com)
Martim Galvão (martim.xyz)
Alex Dupuis (alexanderdupuis.com)
Todd Anderson (toddwords.com)

With help from Sophia Washburn and Josiah Davis

compressed and compiled together with guitar solos, tubas of toothpaste, valerie bots and *NEW 3-D TECHNOLOGIZED* brought to you by our proud sponsor, MicroSonk® SuperLens™.

DOORS @ 7:30, SHOW @ 8
SHOW runs 50 Min with no intermission unless you count any time you want to get up and pee.

$5-10 Suggested Donation, come for a short evening of work and a long evening of results-oriented entertainment

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C y b e r sounds
Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

C y b e r sounds

Performance of Hassle-free Packaging, for percussion and electronics.

Featured guest performers:
Dan Blacksberg, trombone; Leo Suarez, drums
Featured guest composers:
Christopher Jette, Flannery Cunningham, and Martim S. Galvão

Performances by:
BEEP - Boyer College Electroacoustic Ensemble Project
Dan Blacksberg, Leo Suarez
Bill Guy
Christopher Jette
Adam Vidiksis
Jan Krzywicki and the Temple University New Music Ensemble

Compositions by:
Maurice Wright
Flannery Cunningham
Martim S. Galvão
Emiliano Pardo-Tristán and Sandy James
Christopher Jette
Dan Blacksberg
Bill Guy

Admission is FREE!

Boyer College Electroacoustic Ensemble Project (BEEP):
Adam Vidiksis, director
James Ashbrook, Marina Arriola Ballesteros, Charles Bower, Cameron Damude, Jonathan Fritzlen, Lucas Geniza, Jasmine Gonzalez, Angelica Synechis, Jaret Hildebrand, Jules Keenan, Andrew Kiefer, Christopher Lazzaro, Dan Moser, Morgan Moss, Hyeseong Park, Eliot Pavlov-Rosenfeld, Linghan Peng, Ryan Phongphachone, Gabe Preston, Zach Raphael, Ryan Sicignano, Tom Tinetti, Christopher Van Allen, Meghan Venditti, and Jeffrey Vontor

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New Music Concert
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

New Music Concert

  • Voxman Building | University of Iowa (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance of MusiCursor, for bass and electronics.

University of Iowa Student Chapter of
The Society of Composers, Inc.
New Music Symposium 2019

Committee
Carlos Cotallo Solares, President   Zachery Meier, Vice-President
Carlos Toro Tobón, Treasurer   Lydia Dempsey, Secretary

New Music Concert
Featuring winners of the 2019 Call for Scores

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Recital Hall

The University of Iowa Chapter of SCI presents the compositions of the 2019 Call for Scores award winners.

Program

Song of Normality
by Tianyi WANG 
Jeiran Hasan, flute

MusiCursor
by Martim S. GALVÃO
Will Yager, double bass

Intermission

Objectstinate
by Ben ZUCKER 
Zachery Meier, flute
Justin Comer, saxophone
Carlos Cotallo Solares, violin
Will Yager, double bass

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The Conference for Research on Choreographic Interfaces
Feb
22
to Feb 23

The Conference for Research on Choreographic Interfaces

  • Granoff Center | Brown University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Screening of Minority Report with live commentary by Raja Feather Kelly, Matthew Guterl, Elise Morrison, Michelle Ellsworth and Martim S. Galvão.

CONFERENCE FOR RESEARCH ON CHOREOGRAPHIC INTERFACES: DIFFERENTIAL RECOGNITION

In 2010, a motion-detection device for a popular video game platform went to market with the promotional tagline, “You are the controller!” Microsoft promised players that this new camera-based technology would recognize and respond to their every move, allowing for full-body gameplay experiences. But as players with Afro hairstyles or other "big hair" silhouettes soon discovered, the Kinect had not been calibrated to make sense of some of the bodies that entered its frame, leaving them unable to use the technology. Meanwhile, other surveillant technologies have had no difficulty identifying black and brown bodies in the service of racial profiling by the police and the state.

Motion-detecting game systems, networked surveillance cameras, robots capable of affective computing, and virtual reality platforms are all technical interfaces that choreograph human bodies and hinge on forms of differential recognition: parsing human intentions through algorithmic analysis of gesture, physical features, and speech. These technologies frequently rely on damaging, universalizing assumptions and hugely problematic methods of machine learning, promising users control over their interactions with machines while working to reduce user choice and agency.

The CRCI conference brings together scholars, designers, artists, and engineers working across technologies of choreography, control, and recognition to investigate how sameness and difference function with choreographic interfaces, and ponder how to productively intervene in the development of these technologies.

This convening is intended to catalyze collaborations within a network of strategically placed individuals to make a transformative difference in the design of new choreographic interfaces.

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Live=>Coding Music;
Feb
7
11:00 AM11:00

Live=>Coding Music;

  • IMPA - Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Talk and performance.

For the first time in Brazil, we will have a live coding summer at IMPA. This event will consist of a mini-course, a conference, and a workshop. Our goal is to develop culture and knowledge of live coding music and computers.

The mini-course will take place in January. The conference will happen on February 4th to 6th, 2019. Finally, a workshop about Chunity will happen on the February 7th.

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Women Center Stage: Director’s Weekend
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Women Center Stage: Director’s Weekend

Premiere of QUAKE, a multimedia operetta.

Description: In 2010, 7 out of 10 senior executives in the United States were white men. One day, a female colleague presents a pitch to her team and a board of executives for a new product line. As her presentation begins, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hits.

The building begins to shake. Chaos. Evacuation. The men rise to flee. This woman does not. She continues presenting.

The room: torn, afraid, suspended. The woman continues forth with her slides. A man changes his career... and what else?

A Natural Disaster, a fight for a system that subsumes and disregards ones corporeality, the suspension of reality through performance, persistence and power, high stakes gambling. Music, media and subversive queer joy... The story re-calibrates and investigates the narrative of victimization of women, specifically women of color in the the subtle and deadly politicized mechanization of corporate america.

Cast/Creative:

Director: Kate Bergstrom

Co-writer: Octavia Chavez-Richmond

Composer + Performer: Martim Galvâo

Digital Poet + Performer: Todd Anderson

Soprano + Performer: Olivia Miller

Singer + Performer: Oriana Lada

Performer: Matt Lytle

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SPLICE Institute 2018
Jun
24
to Jun 30

SPLICE Institute 2018

  • Dalton Center | Western Michigan University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Premiere of MusiCursor, for bass and electronics.

SPLICE Institute is a weeklong, intensive program for performers and composers to experience, explore, interpret, and create music for instruments and electronics. The 2018 Institute will take place June 24–30 at the Western Michigan University School of Music in Kalamazoo, MI. 

The 2018 SPLICE Institute theme is improvisation. Faculty-led workshops exploring improvisation with acoustic and electronic forces will culminate in performances at the end of the week.

Participants are offered a variety of activities to suit their interests and electronic music experience. Each day is filled with workshops, masterclasses, collaborations, and lectures, concluding with a concert curated and performed by faculty members.

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HOTBOX
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

HOTBOX

Premiere of HOTBOX, a multimedia musical theater piece.

ANT Fest 2018

Tuesday, June 12 | Show @ 7PM | Party @ 8:30PM

Co-Created & Directed by KATE BERGSTROM
Co-Created & Composed by MARTIM GALVÃO
Co-Created & Digital Poetry by TODD ANDERSON
Co-Created & Guitar by ALEX DUPUIS
Featuring TODD ANDERSON, KATE BERGSTROM, ALEX DUPUIS, MARTIM GALVÃO

Recommended for You Based on Your Interest in: Mind-Bending, Multimedia Bombast. Through hybrid virtual/physical performance, cyberdelic music and a darkly comic perspective, HOTBOX examines our sticky, gendered shitshow of consumerism, technology and politics and asks: Is self-realization 1-Click® away?

Time Out NY: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/ant-fest-2018

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Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2018 National Conference
Mar
29
3:30 PM15:30

Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2018 National Conference

  • Thelma Schnitzer Hall | University of Oregon (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance of Hassle-free Packaging, for percussion and electronics.

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2018 National Conference will be held at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance in Eugene, Oregon March 29-31, 2018.  SEAMUS 2018 will be presenting an exciting and diverse range of electro-acoustic music including fixed media electroacoustic works, real-time interactive performance compositions, works that combine sound and video, and sound installations.  The University of Oregon, the School of Music and Dance, and Future Music Oregon are thrilled about hosting the SEAMUS conference and look forward to having you visit their beautiful campus.

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International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) / Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Electronic Music Week (EMW)
Oct
15
to Oct 20

International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) / Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Electronic Music Week (EMW)

  • Shanghai Conservatory of Music (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performance of €¢h¤$ for percussion and live electronics.

About ICMC

The ICMC is the preeminent annual gathering for computer music practitioners from around the world and its unique interweaving of professional paper presentations and concerts of new computer music, refereed by ICMA- approved international panels, creates a vital synthesis of science, technology and the art of music.

Since 1974, the International Computer Music Conference has been the major international forum for the presentation of the full range of outcomes of technical and musical research, both musical and theoretical, related to the use of computers in music. This annual conference regularly travels the globe, and this year we welcome the conference to the city of Shanghai. More information about ICMC and ICMA can be found at http://www.computermusic.org.

About EMW

The Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Electronic Music Week (EMW) was established in 2006, hosted by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and organized by the Department of Music Engineering. The EMW aims to create an international, cutting-edge stage in the electronic music field ; to present the newest compositions, sound installations, and research developments in electronic music from around the world; and to provide a platform for the premieres and release of electronic music compositions by the world’s new generation of composers.

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WordHack: Installed Closing Reception
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

WordHack: Installed Closing Reception

Live unboxing performance for percussion, electronics, and video.

WordHack: Installed is a month-long exhibition of language-based digital work (games, videos, installations & more) celebrating the three-year anniversary of monthly WordHack events at Babycastles. The exhibition will be up through July 20th (next month's WordHack).

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2017 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

2017 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

Performance of For Four, for piano and electronics.

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) is the largest showcase of electroacoustic music in New York City, and one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world. The 2017 festival presents 28 concerts in two distinct dates and venues:

21 concerts at the Abrons Arts Center on June 19-25

Three concerts will be presented each day, at 1 PM, 4 PM and 8 PM. Tickets cost $20 each, or $30 to attend all concerts on a given day. Click here to purchase tickets at the Abrons Arts Center.

The Abrons Center concerts include:

7 concerts at National Sawdust on July 14-16

The National Sawdust concerts include:

  • Two special curated concerts.

  • Two afternoon concerts, including one dedicated to “peace and social justice”.

  • Three evening concerts.

The festival will present 300 works by composers from 31 countries spanning five continents. For a complete list of works played, click here.

The festival will also include five presentations about electroacoustic music. These will take place at New York University, Steinhardt building, 35 West 4th Street, room 303.

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SPLICE Institute 2017
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

SPLICE Institute 2017

  • Dalton Center | Western Michigan University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Premiere of Hassle-Free Packaging, for percussion and electronics.

SPLICE (Summer institute for Performance, Listening, Interpretation, and Creation of Electroacoustic music) is a weeklong, intensive program for performers and composers to experience, explore, interpret, and create music for instruments and electronics.

For SPLICE 2017 the guest performer will be Mari Kimura, a violinist and composer who works extensively with technology and is a pioneer of interactive computer music. The guest composer will be Paula Matthusen, a composer who has written extensively for instruments and electronics, and who received the 2014 Elliott Carter Rome Prize.

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Interrupt 4 - A Digital Language Conference
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Interrupt 4 - A Digital Language Conference

  • Granoff Center | Brown University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Panel discussion on “augmented” / “performance” / “reality”.

A digital language conference bringing together artists and academics, poets and programmers, game designers, musicians, performers and more.

Interrupt will take place at Brown University in
Providence, RI on April 28th-29th

The conference is FREE and open to the public and will feature talks, performances and workshops by:

Darius Kazemi (http://tinysubversions.com/)
Kate Compton (http://galaxykate.com/)
Steve Roggenbuck (http://steveroggenbuck.com/)
Angela Washko (http://angelawashko.com/)
Ramsey Nasser (http://nas.sr/)
Katie Rose Pipkin (http://katierosepipkin.com/)
Sam Lavigne (http://lav.io/)
Tega Brain (http://tegabrain.com/)
Paul Soulellis (http://soulellis.com/)
Nicole He (http://nicole.pizza/)
Talan Memmott (http://talanmemmott.info/)
Kate Sicchio (http://www.sicchio.com/)
Bryant & Zachary Smith (http://barefootfunk.com/)
Ilana Harris-Babou (http://ilanahb.com/)

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Explosions from the Other Canon
Feb
24
to Feb 25

Explosions from the Other Canon

  • Granoff Center | Brown University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Premiere of George H. Jones Company, with Todd Anderson.

WHERE: The Granoff

WHEN: February 24 and 25 at 8:00 PM

WHAT:
An interdisciplinary installation bringing visual artists, poets, performers and musicians together for a week of curated work inspired by the Other Canon. The Other Canon- a compilation developed initially by Susan Jonas with additions by Catherine Loretta, Kate Bergstrom and more is a collection of scripts by Women* from the year 700 AD to 1970. Artists from multiple disciplines at Brown and RISD (both graduate and undergraduate schools) will contribute a piece of new work inspired by and birthed from a given piece of text from the Other Canon. These pieces can be sculptural, visual, musical, durational/performance based or multi-disciplinary.

THE ARTISTS:
Alex Dupuis & Kate Bergstrom
Martim Galvão and Todd Anderson
Sophia and Athen Washburn
Lizzy Lewis and Travis Johnson
Ken-Matt Martin & Antonia Woodard
Kela Johnson & Alayna Ho
Julia Izumi and Katie Croyle
Diane Xavier and Marcel Mascaro
Evan Horwitz, Lizzy Lewis and Travis Johnson
Amber Vistein & Ben Aron
Asha Tamirisa & Emma Wippermann

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AD2CART
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

AD2CART

  • Grant Recital Hall | Brown University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Premiere of AD2CART, a multimedia theatrical work exploring psychedelic visions of digital consumerism.

In the work, a recommendation algorithm transcends the sidebar to make contact with a user. Through a series of micro-targeted ads the algorithm reveals the path to self-realization. The user embarks on their journey only to discover that fulfillment is more elusive than expected.

Created by by Martim Galvão (http://martim.xyz/). Directed by Kate Bergstrom (katebergstrom.com). Featuring Todd Anderson (toddwords.com) and Alex Dupuis (alexanderdupuis.com)

Free Admission

This show is part of Martim Galvão's master's thesis project in the Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments (MEME) program at Brown University.

Made possible in part by a grant from the Brown Arts Initiative.

Poster design by Drew Litowitz (drewlitowitz.com)

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Vernacular Spectacular
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Vernacular Spectacular

Vernacular Spectacular!
Packaged on Dec 1st / Expires January 29th
Grand Opening: 6pm – 8pm Dec 1st, Gelman Gallery

60 pieces. 45 artists. RISD Grads. RISD Undergrads. Alumni. Brown Students. Available for a limited time only at your local Gelman Gallery.

Grand Opening to feature 5 performances, including a set of music by three different artists, in addition to performative pieces. Keep an eye out for details!

Curated by: Cem Eskinazi MFA 17 GD and Drew Litowitz MFA 17 GD

http://www.vernacularspectacular.biz/

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The WordHack Biennial
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

The WordHack Biennial

Gentle Leader performance, with Todd Anderson.

It's a Biennial. It's a Biennale. It's a Biennianale.

WORDHACK IS TURNING 2!!!

And we'll be having a mini-conference and party to celebrate at our homest of sweet homes, Babycastles. In case this is your first time hearing about it, WordHack is a monthly series of performances and talks exploring the intersection of language and technology. Code poetry, digital literature, e-lit, language games, coders interested in the creative side, writers interested in new forms writing can take, all are welcome here.

SCHEDULE:
Conference - 1-6pm
Featuring Talks By:

Ingrid Burrington and Meredith Whittaker
4Real (Creators of Clonezone)
Ramsey Nasser
DW Gibson, Christopher Pomorski, Leslie Shapiro (NYMag)
Useless Press
Caroline Sinders
Ekene Ijeoma
Chris Novello
Mark Baumer
Melanie Hoff
Ian Gibson
Lightning Talks from the Wordhack Hall of Fame
and of course the Open Projector

Dinner Break - 6-8pm

Party - 8PM-?? 

Featuring Performances By:
Gentle Leader
Tommi and Mark
Special Guests TBA

TICKETS: http://wordhackbiennial.eventbrite.com/
$20 ~ Conference and Party
$10 ~ Party Only
Reduced cost tix available for those with need, email toddwords@gmail.com

Hosted & Curated by Todd Anderson, Claire Donato and Allison Parrish

Join the WordHack Email List:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WqcjgCk67ghz7b8UjwZVProo9gIpYFhxmAIyOeGsdFI/viewform

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