Ernesto Klar is a media and sound artist based in New York City. Klar's works have been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Danspace Project, Roulette Intermedium in New York City, the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (Spain), among others. His awards include grants, fellowships, and commissions from the Cambridge Arts Council, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, the Jerome Foundation/Roulette, and the Illuminating Engineering Society of New York. Klar holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons The New School For Design, and a BM in Composition from Berklee College of Music.
IIE is an interactive acoustic installation through which Reinhard Gupfinger researches infrasounds, that is, those sounds that, having a frequency less than 20/16 Hertz (20/16 cycles per second), are below the audible threshold of the human ear. While the ear is insensitive to those sounds, the human body can nevertheless perceive
them as vibrations. It is this possibility that the Austrian artist explores in this work, raising awareness of this relatively unknown curiosity. In fact, infrasounds are extremely common in nature, since they are emitted by atmospheric phenomena, such as thunder and wind, and by some animals (whales, elephants, etc.), which use them to communicate over distances.
Alvin Sonic Incubator The Alvin Sonic Incubator is a sound sculpture, composed of Plexiglas, speakers, audio electronics, wire, and metal filings. It is a crude neural network in which 8 sound sources build electrical connections to each other, creating a soundscape that evolves independent of human manipulation or computer control.
Steven Lam is a research-based artist working in performance, video, sculpture, net-art, and writing. His recent turn to organizing exhibitions has become an extension of his artistic practice. Lams art work has recently been included in exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of Art, NY; Eyebeam, NY; Art Interactive, MA; Diverseworks, TX; and Tyler School of Art, PA; He is the 2006 recipient of the Lori Ledis Memorial Award as part of Rotundas Curatorial Initiative Program, which fosters emerging curatorial talent.
Ghost Jockey is a computer program that continually generates mashup audio and video. The program repeatedly swaps audio samples from a library, layers and aligns them by tempo and key, and makes decisions on volume levels. The visuals are created by running a Google image search on the name and artist of each sample, cycling through the results, and adjusting the brightness with the volume of each sample track; the result is multi-track layered images that pulse with the music.
Daniel Iglesia creates music and media for humans, computers, and broad interactions of the two. He is especially interested in live manipulations of sound and video, with notions of automation and algorithmic composition, the magnification of inherent chaos in sounds, and real-time media performance with traditional instruments. His works have taken the form of audio and video performance, instrumental works with live electronics, gallery installations, and collaborations with many disciplines such as theater and dance.
From the mid-twentieth century into the twenty-first, artists and musicians manipulated, cracked, and broke audio media technologies to produce novel sounds and performances. Artists and musicians, including John Cage, Nam June Paik, Yasunao Tone, and Oval, pulled apart both playback devices (phonographs and compact disc players) and the recorded media (vinyl records and compact discs) to create an extended sound palette. In Cracked Media, Caleb Kelly explores how the deliberate utilization of the normally undesirable (a crack, a break) has become the site of productive creation. Cracked media, Kelly writes, slides across disciplines, through music, sound, and noise. Cracked media encompasses everything from Cage's silences and indeterminacies, to Paik's often humorous tape works, to the cold and clean sounds of digital glitch in the work of Tone and Oval.
D-Tonate challenges the conventional music video format and allows the viewer to interact with the films selected. rough edits of D-Tonate were sent to musicians worldwide who produced soundtracks for the films. nine films were created and re-interpreted in up to five versions, which can be randomly accessed. 10 tracks [5 exclusive] features internationally acclaimed electronica musicians including kid 606, scanner, ken ishii + funkstörung. Includes over 90 minutes of multiangle films and multi-audio tracks utilising dynamic 3d space over 5:1 audio. d-tonate pushes the boundaries of dvd technology creating a totally unique video experience.