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((audience))  –  March 2013 News and Updates


Dear Friends,

2013 is looking to be a wonderful year! We are pleased to tell you about our screening in Delhi, and to invite you to a private listening of the program in New York next weekend. Also coming up — Supply / Demand! Hope to see you this Thursday or next Sunday!

Alexis + Lauren

Listen, My Heart to the Whispers of the World… Report, Listening Party and Travelling Show

listen my heart

Listen, My Heart to the Whispers of the World with which It Makes Love to You took place on Feb 2nd, 2013 at DT Cinemas, DLF Center, as part of Khoj’s “An Evening of Sound” event.

As one of the artists from the show, Shuddhabrata Sengupta from RAQS Media Collective, summed it up:
I knew that this show would be cool: I didn’t realize until I was there in the dark theater that it would be amazing.

Eight soundscapes of India were presented in all six auditoriums of the DT Cinema, on loop so that visitors could freely come and go between. About 300 visitors attended the show, including a mix of local and international audience.

Listen, My Heart… was a tremendous “proof of concept” for ((audience)) cinema for the ear. We are deeply grateful to Khoj and DT Cinemas for making this Delhi premiere such a success. You can read brief descriptions of all of the works on Khoj’s page for the event, which includes our Curatorial Statement. (A version of the Curatorial Statement is also available on our blog.)

And now, we would like to share this program with the world! A “travelling version” of Listen My Heart… is available: An hour-long program for presentation in one cinema hall, including Iain Armstrong, diFfuSed beats, Michael Northam, RAQS Media Collective and Hildegard Westerkamp! And we will be having a small “Listening Party” on March 17th here in New York:

Listen, My Heart to the Whispers of the World with which It Makes Love to You:
A Cinema for the Ear
A private listening reception
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Wooster Street, SoHo, NYC

This is a listening party in a private loft, and seating is limited. Please email alexis@au.dience.org or send us a message via our Facebook page if you would like to attend.

New Proposal Packets!

We have produced new proposal packets for ((audience02)) and Listen My Heart! Drop us a line if you would like to receive one, or write us a letter of introduction if you can suggest a cinema or art center that might be interested!

Supply / Demand

Supply Demand

E.S.P. TV in collaboration with ((audience)) and Harvestworks Digital Media Lab Center presents Supply / Demand, a three-part series of panel discussions which gather practitioners from art and industry to discuss the metamorphosis of Audio Visual Media in general and the opportunities of on-demand distribution.

The series kicks off this Thursday with Supply/Demand part 1: Radio to Internet. This first event in the Supply/Demand aims to disentagle our current “media convergence” by focusing on how radio has been transformed by the internet. This panel begins with a journey back in time to the utopian moment at the turn of the millennium, when a number of radio pirates, community broadcasters, hackers and activists were making their first internet radio broadcasts. What were artists working with “hybrid-radio” anticipating for the future at that time? And what opportunities do they see on the horizon for audio art and transmission art in the age of media convergence?

John Anderson, author of Radio’s Digital Dilemma, the first critical and comprehensive analysis of the U.S. digital radio transition; professor of Television and Radio at Brooklyn College.
Jonathan Jay, microradio pioneer from Seattle’s legendary Studio-X internet radio station
Tom Roe, Artistic Director free103point9.
Moderated by Alexis Bhagat of ((audience))

Museum of Art and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
Thursday, March 14, 2013 – 7:00 pm
$7 general / $5 members and students
For more info:
info@madmuseum.org 212-299-7777

Part II Public Access: Dead or Alive coming up on Wednesday, April 17, 2013!

All panels will be video broadcast by Harvestworks and audio broadcast by free103point9 (link to free103point.org) on WGXC 90.7-FM.

Coming Up: New Website & Sound Off!

Next month, we will be presenting the schedule for this year’s Sound Off Salon Series! Thanks again to LMCC and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for their support of this series, and to 16 Beaver for hosting. Stay tuned.And, next month, we will be redesigning our NEW WEBSITE! Thanks to the Media Arts Technical Assistance Fund, a regrant program of Electronic Media and Film at the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by free103point9. ((audience)) will have a new website designed by Perry Garvin Studio! As many of you have noticed, our website has been hobbling along ever since our hacker attack last year, and we have relied on our blog, Facebook page and youtube channel to share news and videos with you. We look forward to a new website to provide visitors with a single portal for news and infomation about ((audience))’s activities.

(And, after Supply Demand, maybe we will be able to announce audience.tv? For multi-channel on-demand!)

Support ((audience))!

2013 looks like it will be a tremendous year for ((audience))! Your support is necessary for us to sieze this moment. Please consider supporting ((audience)) in one of the following ways:

– Purchase a fundraiser recording

Dubplates from Nate Harrison, Ben Owen and Twisty Cat, and an ((audience)) Editions DVD from Phill Stearns are all available from Sound & Language. Proceeds directly benefit ((audience))!

– Sponsor Sound Off or an ((audience)) edition

 Our grant from LMCC covers about 60% of the Sound Off budget. We need additional support to make this series even better than it has been in the past.
Please consider sponsoring the series. If you work for a firm that provides matching funds, even better! All donations will be thanked in printed programs at Sound Off events. Donations over $500 received by April 1st will be thanked in our postcard for the series and online. Small donations may be made online, but will not be tax-deductible. Email us if you are able to sponsor at the $500 level, and we will arrange a donation through our fiscal sponsor.

– Volunteer

We are immediately in need of two volunteers to help with our screening event on March 17th. And we always need volunteers for Sound Off events. Or, if you have more time and dedication to offer, volunteer for a project! Drop us a line if you’re interested or available.

Thank you!

A very special thank you to The Aaron Copland Fund for Music for its general support of ((audience)) and our 2013-2014 programs!

((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.

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((audience)) is a fiscally supported project of Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.
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