October 09, 2006

Jason Van Anden



Friday, October 13, 2006
7:30 and 10:00pm*
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Brooklyn new media artist Jason Van Anden is unleashing his new interactive sound composition software IntelligentDesigner (I.D.), through an audience participation event at Williamsburg's A/V mecca MonkeyTown. I.D. allows the user to manipulate the visual composition of an array of colorful bubbles, each with an assigned sound. It's elegant minimalist videogame interface enables a new kind of colloboration between artist and audience. As the user alters the visual field, they alter the order in which the sounds are initiated, creating a living song of their own creation.

At the MonkeyTown event four interactive kiosks will allow the audience to manipulate touch-screen versions of I.D. While participating artists will give the audience the sound palette, it will be up to the audience to construct these fragments into structures. As the four kiosks will be wired to enormous independent video screens, the audience will be submerged in the visual equivalent of the form they've chosen the compositions to live in.

An impressive slew of eleven local and international sound artists were invited to take this exciting new software for a test spin thanks to the excellent ears of musician Nat Hawks of Little Fury Things. Contributing artists include:

Leafcutter John (UK-renowned sound artist turned folk troubadour)
Datach'I (NYC-coveted post-jungle annihilist)
Nullsleep (NYC-world's favorite gameboy protégé)
Nonhorse (NYC-abstract tape collagist from the Vanishing Voice)
Lucky Dragons (Providence-tie died laptops of progressive flute cut-ups)
Jason Forrest (Berlin-propulsive prog math-up prince)
CloudlandCanyon (Germany-psychedelic casios bleed through digital fog)
Lullatone (Japan-heartbreaking tiny sounds)
Christian Science Minotaur (NYC-pastoral electro-acoustic)
Our Brother The Native (Michigan-fuzzy, blissful howling now on FatCat)
Flying (NYC- fun folk frenzied with pots and pans)

Local participating artists will be on hand at the event.
Compiled is curated by Nat Hawks for LittleFuryThings records.

58 N. 3rd (btw. Wythe and Kent) L to Bedford
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

TIME: (2 identical sets) 7:30pm and 10pm
PRICE: $10 **
*reservations strongly suggested (can be made easily through venue website)
** admission includes a data CD containing the IntelligentDesigner software and interactive compositions from participating artists.

Posted by newradio at October 9, 2006 02:19 PM