Sep 10-12, 6-9pm; Sep 13, 2-6pm; Sep 14 optional; Sep 15 8-11pm
$290 (Early Reg $240)


Create your own instruments and sounds with basic electronics.  Then perform live! The ten members of Theremidi Orchestra (TO)  will guide and assist participants during a five-day, hands-on and theoretical workshop.  Participants will assemble two electronic sound devices and learn how to play them in noisy group improvisations.

The workshop will also provide a framework for aesthetic discussion, from how to improvise and work in a group and understanding the sound ranges of the instruments, to implications of collective feedback loops and concepts of social amplification.  Then work collaboratively to develop the live performance. Daniel Neumann, curator of CT-SWaM, will assist in developing ideas for spatialization of the multi-channel performance.

Projects: CT-SWaM
People: Daniel Neumann, Erica Kermani, Theremidi Orchestra
Research: Education, Sound
Tags: electronics, instruments, kits, music, sound art
Start Date: 
8 Mar 2014

The Alices (Walking): A Sculptural Opera and Fashion Show

Eyebeam in Collaboration with Moving Image Art Fair

A piece by Claudia Hart and composer Edmund Campion

8 March 2014, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Produced by:

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Center for New Music and Audio Technology, University of California, Berkeley

Sponsored by:


Yamaha Pianos

Introducing Alice’s Website Dresses a collection of 5 sculptural wearables featuring a custom augmented-reality application by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes with poetic text animations by Claudia Hart evolved from Lewis Carroll’s original Alice in Wonderland by using special Spinabook software designed by Alon Zouartez (

Projects: Fellowships
People: Claudia Hart
Tags: music, fashion technology
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Forty-eight to Sixteen documents my daily commute from Brooklyn to midtown Manhattan with sensors for my heartrate, breathing, and the cadence of my pedaling, along with chest-mounted video. Cellist Topu Lyo interprets my experience via a composition I derived from the sources that is precisely timed with the video. I am interested in 'performing' data and my and Topu's divergent but equally physical relationship to the information. Additionally, the physiological basis of empathy has implications for recent trends in media culture toward first-person viewpoints and the integration of biometrics into documentary. (Named after the gear ratio of my bike.)

Project Created: 
June 2012

At Interrupt 2 and the noise thereafter

Chris Funkhouser, flute

Alan Sondheim, harmonic minor and valveless chromatic harmonicas

this was the first time we played together with flute and harmonica, that
is, and I've been noticing, having returned fromInterrupt 2, that my
typing has somehow goe from bad to worse, and I;m wondering if this is
early onset dementiia or an issue of stres; certainly the keyboards
haven't changed over the past fourdays, but the typing has turned to what
might be considered an almost chidish scrwal. sooner or later I'll just be
able to communicate with music, if that. in the mentaime I was interviewed

People: Alan Sondheim
Research: Urban Research
Tags: noise, music


Being at the beginning of the Interrupt 2 event at Brown
University, I am realizing how sad letters are, and I
play this tune to show that.
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People: Alan Sondheim
Research: Sound
Tags: music, sound

ken bau and shenai

experimenting, no circular breathing here, apologies
still breathing, apologies, still experimenting
still no circularity, apologies, still shenai and ken bau

People: Alan Sondheim
Research: Sound
Tags: sound, music

Music at the Bowery Poetry Club

Book party for Chris Funkhauser's New Directions in Digital Poetry.
Opening act:

Chris Funkhauser, flute
Chris Diasparra, baritone sax
Azure Carter, vocal and song (with Motu reverb)
Alan Sondheim, cobza (with reverb)

This is the sound I've been searching for recently - exoplanet
events - & after a short peaceful dream about my mother, waking
sadly, then walking on exoplanets, an event


playing melodica with reverb with reverb with reverb and pitch shift

yes, short of breath, but then a bit of the baritone
more experimentation, heading towards organ-saxophone
but thinking about shakuhachi which is unfair to both instruments

child companion reason period blessing melody
tiny mournful signal calling in soup of melody
and eate him with great melody. And so when they haue
nor grimmer sound than melody,

People: Alan Sondheim
Research: Sound
Tags: melodica, music, sound

playing together

or (mono) (mono) (mono) (mono)

Chris Funkhauser, flute
Chris Diasparra, baritone
Azure Carter, voice and songs
Alan Sondheim, saz, oud, pipa

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