Visuals

Michael Vorfeld’s sounds are generated by different light bulbs and actuating electric devices, and the rhythmic variety of the flickering and pulsing lights is directly transformed into a comprehensive and microcosmic electro-acoustic world of sound. Using Harvestworks’ new 8-channel sound cube (with 4 speakers each situated on floor and ceiling), Hans Tammen’s Prozesshansl software moves these sounds in three dimensions to create fragile and contrastive soundscapes surrounding the audience.


The material for BRUCHHARSCH was created at a residency at Signal Culture in May 2017. The audio synthesizers were set up first, and control voltage from those synths playing was used to influence the video synths.

It's the thirteenth year of Screen Compositions; in Chinese culture (and we're in Chinatown) 13 is very lucky and means "definitely vibrant"; so this 2017 edition presents a most definitely vibrant collection of intersections of moving image with sonic art; a program of screen works representing dynamic two-way collaborations between video/film artists and sound/music artists specifically intended for single-channel projection with no live or performance component

Presented at Made in NY Media Center by IFP, this show features Frances Wang's peaceful street scene manipulated by geolocation, Yuxi Cao's distortion of an iconic 900 year old Chinese painting using Beijing's air quality data, Kurt Ralske's poetic rendering of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, Matthew Ostrowski's re-imagination of Koyaanisqatsi as a colorspace, Eva Davidova's mixing of spaces and bodies to create uncertainties, and Emilio Vavarella / Daniel Belquer highlighting topics and keywords of all the memories collected by their drone project.

Blatant Lies is a battle of analog and digital sounds as Hans Tammen and Adam Rokhsar use modular synths and the sensors hidden in smart phones to make a new form of dance music.


Shadow Puppies is a cutting edge trio which conjures rich, complex, and entrancing worlds of electronic sound and vision in real-time. Nick Didkovsky and Hans Tammen stretch the boundaries of tabletop electric guitar with an arsenal of objects, electronics, and homebrew computer software, while Kurt Ralske interactively captures and processes video using digital technology of his own design. The result is an uninterrupted journey through sonic eruptions, video hallucinations, and aggressive, entrancing mediascapes.