SPLICE Institute 2018
to Jun 30

SPLICE Institute 2018

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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7:00 PM19:00


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

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

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

  • Shanghai Conservatory of Music (map)
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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
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
8:00 PM20:00

2017 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

Performance of For Four, a piece for piano and electronics, by Keith Kirchoff.

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
7:30 PM19:30

SPLICE Institute 2017

  • Dalton Recital Hall at Western Michigan University (map)
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World Premiere of Hassle-Free Packaging, an unboxing piece for percussion, electronics, and video. Performed by Adam Vidiksis.

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
to Apr 29

Interrupt 4 - A Digital Language Conference

  • Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University (map)
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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
to Feb 25

Explosions from the Other Canon

  • Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University (map)
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Premiere of a new work, with Todd Anderson.

WHERE: The Granoff

WHEN: February 24 and 25 at 8:00 PM

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.

Alex Dupuis & Kate Bergstrom
Martim Galvao 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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8:00 PM20:00


  • Grant Recital Hall at Brown University (map)
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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
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


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The WordHack Biennial
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.


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.

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

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