BIORHYTHM exhibiting artist Kaffe Matthews will lead participants in a workshop where they will learn how to create their own track on her Sonic Bed. The workshop will introduce participants to software and tools for composing a unique track using the 12 channel sound system on which the bed is based. They can begin this process in the workshop, and can adapt what they create over time and over the duration of the show.
Participants should already be familiar with Max/MSP
Join the Reality Inspectors in this workshop where they will discuss their BIORHYTHM project Theremin Inspector V2—an interactive exhibit which visualises the electromagnetic energy around you as you play a theremin. Following this discussion, The Reality Inspectors will guide participants through a design process using legos to create a hands on visualization of real data from the workshop space.
What makes us dance? Why do we sing the blues? Could there be a formula for the perfect hit? Whether it’s a pop song or country ballad, musicians and record producers want to capture listeners; individual styles may vary but they’re all searching for just the right lyric, melody, or seductive guitar chord. A few manage to turn out hit after hit – “hooking” our brains with irresistible beats. These songs become part of our collective identity. Years may pass, but as we all know, a song has the power to rekindle memories and emotions long forgotten. Can science illuminate why we respond the way we do?
Moderated by Joe Levy, Editor-in-Chief, MAXIM. Panelists include: neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux (NYU), Dave Katz (Sluggo) of the hit songwriting/producing duo S*A*M & SLUGGO, and John Leventhal, Grammy Award-winning musician, producer, and songwriter.