Announcing the launch of SPEAKERS, a project of ((audience))
and the continuation of the Sound Off series at ((audience)) headquarters
Wednesday, December 2 / 7 – 10pm
125 Maiden Lane, 9th Floor, NYC
Mondays at 7pm / Tuesdays at 10am
Bi-weekly broadcasts beginning January 4
NEW YORK – ((audience)) announces the first of two December SOUND OFF events at our temporary headquarters at 125 Maiden Lane. ((audience)), a traveling festival of 5.1 surround sound art, was recently awarded a temporary office space by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program. In keeping with our mission to provide and establish new contexts for sound art, ((audience)) is inviting a broad range of artists and performers to visit our headquarters in order to imagine aloud and together ways to acoustically activate this defunct office space.
This third SOUND OFF event features ((audience)) co-curator Alexis Bhagat and Sam Kulik, trombonist for the Nervous Cabaret. Sam Kulik will perform an in-the-dark trombone set. Following his SOUND OFF appearance, Kulik will be performing at 10pm at The Stone (the corner of Avenue C and Second Street) where he is also co-curating the December performance lineup. Alexis Bhagat will broadcast Lecture #2: On the Possibility of Life Without the Sun (2004) — a meditation on darkness, gravity, authority and levity — in the dark.
This event is open to the public, but you must RSVP by November 30 to Lauren Rosati at email@example.com. Attendees must bring photo ID. The regularly scheduled December SOUND OFF event will still take place on Wednesday, December 30. Details will be announced by early December. (Note: The November Sound Off, originally scheduled for Nov. 25, was rescheduled to Dec. 2 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.)
In other news, we are pleased to announce that our radio show — SPEAKERS — will premiere in January 2010! In mid-September, ((audience)) had its world premiere at the Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY where we took over Red House Art Radio for nine days. Following the premiere, the Red House invited us to continue producing radio content. SPEAKERS will be broadcast on Red House Art Radio starting on Monday, January 4 at 7pm. Broadcasts will take place on a bi-weekly basis on Mondays at 7pm and will be rebroadcast on Tuesdays at 10am. SPEAKERS will be a place for wide-ranging conversations on sound and music. Our first episode will be a two-hour special reflecting on the life, work and thought of Maryanne Amacher, including Greg Gangemi’s interview with Maryanne for Sound Generation and interviews with friends and collaborators. We will exclusively broadcast on Red House Art Radio until June 2010, and then hope to syndicate the program to public and community radio stations globally. Podcasts will be archived at http://audience.redhouseartradio.org. Please see our website “News” page for updates on broadcast details.
DIRECTIONS to ((audience)) HQ:
2/3/4/5 to Wall Street or J/M/Z to Broad Street. Exit onto Wall Street. Walk East on Wall Street to the corner of Pearl Street. Walk three blocks North on Pearl Street to Maiden Lane. 125 Maiden Lane is between Pearl and Water Streets. We are on the 9th floor.
((audience)) is dedicated to the advancement of aural arts by providing wide distribution and new contexts for works by emerging and established sound artists and composers. For our first decade, ((audience)) will focus on the cinema as a technical and distributive platform, organizing a biennial nomadic art festival in partnership with select arts organizations worldwide. Conceived in 2006, ((audience)) is an unprecedented project that explores the cinema as a 21st century concert hall. Currently, sound artists must “perform” what are essentially multi-track recordings, interpreting the playback of their compositions to account for technical and acoustic variations in different sites. ((audience)) bypasses this problem by considering the cinema-hall as a standard technical and acoustic platform and site.
((audience)) premiered in Syracuse, NY at the Red House Arts Center in September 2009 and will continue to travel internationally through 2010 in partnership with local arts organizations. Curatorial lectures, performances, artist presentations and exhibitions will coincide with screenings on a city-to-city basis. For more information, please visit au.dience.org.
((audience)) still needs your help to raise $2600 to purchase our Dolby decoder and present in cinemas around the world! Please make a $26 donation and move us 1% closer!
((audience)) is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions on behalf of ((audience)) may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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((audience)) is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program