Upgrade! New York

Filed under: Talks
Posted by jesse on June 29, 2006 at 10:33 am

Tonight, June 29 @ 7:30 PM, Eyebeam, 540-548 west 21st street
with Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, Micah Silver, Judy Dunaway

This month’s Upgrade! examines participatory performance and interactivity in the context of contemporary sound art and new music. The evening brings together three artists working with sound and music: Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, Micah Silver, and Judy Dunaway. Each of these artists draws their audience into the creation of their work.

Jesse will discuss Azariah: Whom Jehovah Helps, a new project weaving book arts, poetry, shape note singing, and storytelling into a participatory live event. Azariah turns its audience into an impromptu chorus and draws on Jesse’s experience working with shape note singing, audience participation, and New York’s religious history. Website: http://jpk.silversand.org

Micah will talk about his recent installations The Phoenix, *Asterisk, and Carousels. Each piece draws from the local audience’s aural and physical experience of site as primary source material. Website: http://nophones.org

Judy will talk about her work with balloons and how she draws her audience into music-making, and will be presenting her Balloon Symphony #2. Judy Dunaway’s BALLOON SYMPHONIES are audience-participation works. The Balloon Symphonies should not be performed by children under 8 years of age without adult supervision. Website: http://jdunaway.web.wesleyan.edu