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Rec. Play. is Eyebeam’s exciting series exploring the shifting landscape of sound art, music and sound itself. Rec. Play. grew out of the Eyebeam Sound Research Group, initiated by Roddy Schrock, and longstanding collaboration and discussion amongst staff, residents, and fellows working in the areas of sound art and sound science. Rec. Play. aims to identify current trends in the realm of sound art, how it has changed with the times, and what histories remain to be traced.

These events coalesce as a series of micro-festivals, symposia, performance, installation, and cross-pollinated presentations.

 
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On Monday, June 23 CT-SWaM will be holding the last public event at Eyebeam's Chelsea location. This will be the goodbye to this magnificent space in form of a picnic accompanied by various composed and spontaneous tribute performances. The evening will feature a unique ensemble piece by Andrew Lafkas with Marcia Basset, Barry Weisblat, Leif Sundstrom, Rick Brown, Patrick Holmes, Tucker Dulin, Che Chen, Karen Waltuch, Kenny Wang, Andrew Lafkas, Gill Arno, Wolfgang Gil, Daniel Neumann and Ben Owen.  Other solo performers include: Mario de Vega, Hans Tammen, Dafna Naptali, Carver Audain and many more  Please bring food and blankets if you can. We'll provide some blankets and drinks for sure. And let us know, if you also want to give a tribute yourself: closed.mail.info@gmail.com
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Hans Tammen’s “Dark Circuits” Festival features performers who work in contemporary electronic music practices such as circuit bending, no-input mixers, laptops, turntablism, analogue circuitry, network sniffers, live coding and soldering, plus other instruments we may have never heard of yet. www.darkcircuitsfestival.com Suggested Donation: : $10 Schedule:: : 1.  littleBits Monster Synth 2.  Third Eye DarkCircuits Orchestra plays APHERESIS Details:
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CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music) is Eyebeam’s late night concert series curated by Eyebeam Alumni Daniel Neumann, happening intermittently in Eyebeam’s Main Space. The series focuses on contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel performance, social relations, improvisation, lowercase artistic presence, and topology – study of place/space with a spatial concept that goes beyond linear, geometrical understandings of space.  Featuring: RAFT (Pat Noecker) MOBILE SPACE IMPROVISED Using his iPhone as his primary recording, sampling and performance device, RAFT (Pat Noecker) will build an improvised composition that explores the voice of Eyebeam’s Main Space.  
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André Vida’s Moving Scores is an installation of films and animated musical notations that focuses on the delicate relationship between performer and score. Unlike typical musical scores, these interactive pieces listen to their performers and respond with motion, amplifying the musical gesture and giving the sound a space to develop in equilibrium with the visual. Audiences may visit the gallery during the day, 10-12 April, as the performers develop their individual interpretations of these pieces. Featuring: 10 April, 12-3PM: Andre Vida, sax 10 April, 3-6PM: Christa Robinson, english horn 11 April, 12-3PM: Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon 11 April, 3-6PM: Loren Dempster, cello 12 April, 12-3PM: Jay Rosen, tuba 12 April, 3-6PM: Brett Sroka, trombone  
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CT-SWaM: Contemporary Temporary - Sound Works and Music presents two duosMon Feb 17 20148:35p doorsEarly set, 9p sharp!Audrey Chen and Maria ChavezVOICE/CELLO and TURNTABLEPreview of their upcoming spring tour:Chinese and Peruvian Americans, Chen and Chavez are two female artists who have been working parallel to one another for almost a decade but have never intersected their work until this year. They are embarking on their first collaboration, joining together their ideas of sound, performance and the depth of their respective experiences. Friction and touch amplified by the body to mouth, strings to wood and the needle to speakers.
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CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music) is Eyebeam’s late night concert series curated by Eyebeam Alumni Daniel Neumann, happening intermittently in Eyebeam’s Main Space. The series focuses on contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel performance, social relations, improvisation, lowercase artistic presence, and topology – study of place/space with a spatial concept that goes beyond linear, geometrical understandings of space.  FEATURING: Andrea Williams, 'Leitfarbe' Multi-channel, electro-acoustic composition that involves interactive improvisation with the audience. David First's The Western Enisphere, 'DLYDOT+' The ensemble will present pieces tailored for the unique characteristics of Eyebeam's Main Space. 
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Pauline Oliveros and Ghost Ensemble celebrate the release of Oliveros's Anthology of Text Scores with a book signing and interactive, multimedia concert performance. Ghost Ensemble will present several works from this groundbreaking collection of masterful scores including those less often performed. Pauline Oliveros’ Anthology of Text Scores contains over one hundred pieces that span four decades of creative work.  Collected in one comprehensive volume, these individual and group meditations, as well as solo and ensemble performance pieces, are invaluable resources for performing musicians, music students, and anyone interested in the life work of one the most unique voices in modern music.  
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On the occasion of renowned experimental composer and filmmaker, Phill Niblock's 80th birthday, CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works and Music), Eyebeam’s late night concert series, presents the artist's intermedia works in three constellations. Including the world premier of a new piece for two violins performed by Pauline Kim and Conrad Harris, and live video dedicated to and performed by Katherine Liberovskaya.  The performances will include:
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Join Eyebeam Storefront and ((audience)) for a unique book launch, performance and discussion celebrating the publication of Earth Sound Earth Signal (UC Press 2013) by Douglas Kahn, Professor at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales and author of Noise Water Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts. The book explores aelectrosonic and natural electromagnetic sounds from the nineteenth century to the present, centered around the work of composer Alvin Lucier.
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Through Body, Through Earth, Through Speech, 2013 Multi-channel sound performance and installation CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music) is Eyebeam’s late night concert series curated by Eyebeam Alumni Daniel Neumann, happening intermittently in Eyebeam’s Main Space. For the third public program in conjunction with their iLAB residency, the collective Fantastic Futures, in collaboration with evolutionary biologist Jason Munshi-South, will present an interactive, multi-channel soundscape that explores problematics and poetics of public space through their project "Through Body, Through Earth, Through Speech."