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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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HPSCHD, John Cage’s legendary Gesamtkunstwerk is a mass media orgy, considered by many as the wildest, largest, and loudest musical composition of the 20th century, its very nature inextricable from the tumult of the year it premiered, 1969. ISSUE Project Room presents this spectacle on May 3rd and 4th in collaboration with Electronic Music Foundation and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, as part of the 2013 Darmstadt Essential Repertoire series, with additional support from NYU-Poly. This new production features composer Joel Chadabe, who has directed performances of HPSCHD throughout the world, as artistic advisor. Keyboardist Neely Bruce, who performed at the 1969 premiere, plays in the harpsichord ensemble.
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4PM, Free: Lecture/Demo of research project CAIRA 7PM, Tickets $10: Performance of Triple Point as a trio as well as in a quartet with FILTER. Purchase tickets here Eyebeam presents the musical ensemble Triple Point as well as the research project CAIRA, focused on merging artificial intelligence and free improvisation. Specific works undertaken within this context will be discussed at 4PM, which span research and creation practices Later in the evening, at 7PM, Triple Point will perform as a trio as well as in a quartet with FILTER.
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CHELSEA SOUND Presented in tandem with the opening of NP Presents CeraSite™ Eyebeam + Printed Matter + Electronic Arts Intermix + Family Business Present a Not-For-Profit Mini-Festival of Experimental Sound PERFORMANCES BY MSHR D Video Mirror Mirror Infierno Blanco AJ Slim Marie Vic Megafortress Grasshopper Tristan Shepherd ESP Lab Eli Keszler Brent Arnold Alexandra Duvekot Richard Webb Baby Copperhead   EAI SCREENING FEATURING: Cory Arcangel
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THIS INSTALLATION HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY. Eyebeam is pleased to host CeraSite™ presented by NP. The project asks, what happens when a building no longer behaves? Perhaps it becomes an interior without manners, a sentient structure no longer interested in the affairs of its creators.  Qualia Corporation's first living structure, CeraSite™, has a mind of its own. It has been freed from the human license agreements and suppression algorithms that once shackled it to a state of civic servitude. Now given the gift of life, CeraSite explores its own vital authority and logic.
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OPEN CAGE : NEW YORK - a one hundred minute performative work honoring John Cage in 2012, the centennial of his birth.  In 1992, OPEN CAGE: BRATISLAVA was created and directed by artist Morgan O'Hara as a celebration of John Cage's 80th birthday, and performed in the Slovak Philharmony Hall in Bratislava. The original 80 minute score (which was to include John Cage, who unexpectedly passed away prior to its completion) has now been expanded to encompass details of Cage's music, instructions, texts, and stories for the performance in New York in 2012. 
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Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, in partnership with Issue Project Room, is pleased to announce L-CARRIER, an installation by sound artist/percussionist Eli Keszler commissioned by New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc. for its site turbulence.org, with funding from the Jerome Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The network component is accessed here.  From June 7th-23rd L-CARRIER transforms Eyebeamʼs Project Space into a large-scale, mechanical stringed instrument, immersing audiences in rich harmonies and sparse, multi-directional rhythms. A remote website displaying the pieceʼs evolving visual data score supplements this audio environment, and June 7th, 7PM-8PM the piece will serve as accompaniment for a live ensemble performance. 
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ARNO GIL MÜLLER NEUMANN SCHUMACHER: a modular collaboration for Eyebeam's Main Space initiated by Eyebeam Resident Daniel Neumann. Exhibition open to the public May 11-12, 12PM-6PM Opening reception: May 10, 2012 6PM in tandem with reception for Wired Frames.
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CT-SWaM: Contemporary Temporary - Sound Works and MusicPresented as part of the Eyebeam Annual Showcase  Sign up on the CT-SWaM email list January 21 20139:15pm
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On April 21st, Eyebeam's main exhibition space will be transformed into a small village dedicated to creative sound research. Using resources as diverse as atmospheric sensors, ping-pong balls, string instruments, reverberant plates, magnetized wires, cell phones, data hubs, and laughter, participants from Eyebeam's sound research group will convene to run experiments, share original research, develop work in progress, and explore collaborative strategies.Interaction, encounter, and juxtaposition will be emphasized over sound isolation—the idea being that sound is transparent enough to permit a human ecology that transcends the singular focus of the concert format.From 3PM-7PM the public will be invited to witness the results. The day will culminate in a public discussion at 7PM.
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Eyebeam Fellow Taeyoon Choi, in collaboration with The Public School New York and various artists, presents a multi-week class exploring sound art and electronic music. Class Schedule: 2/5 from 1PM-5PM @ Eyebeam Introduction to Sound Art #1with Mike ClemowDiscussion will focus on the basics of sound, acoustics, field recording, and musique concrète. Demonstrations will use Audacity to present a wide repertoire of sound sources in composing a piece.