June 15: Interview and Playlist on WGXC 90.7 FM
June 15, 2013: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
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WGXC 90.7-FM: Hands-on Radio
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Tune in to hear this show.
Tune in to hear Wave Farm Artists-in-residence Zach Poff and N.B.Aldrich speak with Tom Roe about their work, as well as a special playlist created by Poff and Aldrich focusing on sounds beyond the limits of perception including: David Dunn’s insect recordings, the micro improvisations of Jeph Jerman and Greg Davis, the raw contact-mic verite of Toshiya Tsunoda, and electromagnetic recordings from Alvin Lucier & Christina Kubisch.
The link: http://www.wgxc.org/events/8410
June 15: Sensor Building Workshop at Wave Farm
Join us in the Catskills to make contact mics, hydrophones, and light listeners. No experience required, but you need to bring a sound-recorder (a smartphone will work in a pinch).
June 15, 2013
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
free103point9 Wave Farm Study Center
WGXC 90.7-FM Acra Studio
5662 Route 23
Acra, NY 12405
Join Wave Farm Artists-in-Residence Zach Poff and N.B.Aldrich for a sensor-building workshop where participants make inexpensive hydrophones, contact mics, and similar small “sensors,” to plug into attendee’s own portable recorders or smartphones. Contact microphones record sound from contact, and hydrophones pick up sound under water. Contact mics and hydrophones will also be made at this workshop to be permanently installed on the Wave Farm Study Center building, and in the stream in front of the building, to be “played” live on WGXC anytime in the future. This workshop is limited to 10 participants, and pre-registration is required. A workshop fee of $20 covers electronic supplies, and lunch.
Email Galen Joseph-Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org) to secure your spot.
The link: http://www.wgxc.org/events/8411
2013 Biennial – Portland Museum of Art
We will debut a new piece that uses local VLF natural radio activity (“sferics”) to control a room full of electro-acoustic sculptures.
Updates to come as the piece develops.
Upcoming Residency at Wave Farm
We will be investigating electromagnetic fields, underwater sounds, and micro vibrations throughout the wooded campus, culminating in a set of reactive electro-acoustic sculptures. I’ll post more info as the project develops.
Update: Video Trigger and audio devices
I updated my motion detector software Video Trigger to fix a nasty bug that was preventing users from selecting any audio devices except “built-in audio”. Oops!
I exhibited a version of my Witnesses piece at SCOPE New York art fair from March 7-10 2013.
Seven circuit-bent Buddhist chant-boxes responded to a slideshow of images from the opening of Headscapes in Long Island City.
Check it out here: Witnesses: SCOPE.
Opening on March 2: “Headscapes”
I’m working on a new installation for the group show Headscapes. We were asked to create a physical manifestation of the “head space” where we go when we create. My piece is called Uncovered, a “cloud” of umbrellas that showers listeners with a narrow beam of insect, animal and water sounds; a small injection of aural diversity into the homogenous murmur of the urban soundscape.
March 2–March 24, 2013
Opening: Saturday, March 2, 2pm–9pm
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12–6pm
Complete info and list of artists here: headscapes-show.tumblr.com
- Photos from the opening on Gothamist (2013/03/07)
- HYPERALLERGIC (2013/03/12)
- Time Out NY (2013/03/20)
Software Update: Chroma Key Live
Chroma Key Live version 2013-01-19 fixes a major bug that prevented most cameras from appearing in the list of available camera inputs. Oops!
New: Multi-Point Keystone Video Player
I just finished Multi-Point Keystone Video Player, a simple (free) “projection mapping” tool for distorting video during playback. Stretch your image to fit into corners, ceilings, or other complex shapes. Check it out if you’re into that sort of thing!
Software Update: Video Trigger
My motion detector app, Video Trigger just got an update. Thank Dana H, whose donation made it possible!
- Added adaptive background option for environments with changing lighting conditions
- Added Syphon input support
- Zones can now trigger Applescripts, open files, or anything else you can invoke from the Terminal (samples included)