[dance-tech] [NYC] Friday: Skateboarding with Robots and more

  • From: Eric Singer <list1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:39:20 -0400

April ReSiDeNt Show
This Friday, May 2nd
Featuring new works by Dafna Naphtali, Andrew Schneider and Simon Morris

This month's show features Simon Morris on his newly constructed SensorSkate, a skateboard custom-wired with sensors and programmed to control the LEMUR robots. Dafna Naphtali has been brewing up a soundstorm of dynamically controlled algorithmic improvisation and live audio processing, using Wiimotes and vocal cues to trigger and manipulate the bots. Andrew Schneider will be doing musical theater, presenting a dance number and interfacing his movements with the robots via custom-built wearable controllers. This promises to be an exotic, entertaining evening.

ReSiDeNt @ LEMUR: New Works, New Instruments, New Artists
Friday, May 2nd
8 pm - 11 pm
$5 at the door

Dafna Naphtali is a sound-artist and improviser-composer from an eclectic musical background. As singer/guitarist/electronic-musician she performs and composes using custom sound processing of voice and other instruments. Besides her composing and improvised projects, she co-leads the digital chamber punk ensemble What is it Like to be a Bat? with Kitty Brazelton (http://www.whatbat.org) and has collaborated/performed with Lukas Ligeti, David First, Joshua Fried, Ras Moshe, Alexander Waterman, Kathleen Supové and Hans Tammen, among others and done sound design and programming for Jin Hi Kim, Shelley Hirsch, Pamela Z, Phoebe Legere, Fred Frith, Jim Staley, Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman, Chico Freeman and others. Dafna can be heard with Mechanique(s) on a forthcoming release on In-situ, and was featured vocalist on José Halac's CD "Dance of 1000 Heads" (Tellus), as well as on her acclaimed release with What is it Like to be a Bat? on Tzadik/Oracles.

is a multimedia designer and performer whose work investigates human/technological interdependence. He is the co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of the Chicago-based theatre company, BigPictureGroup. His solo performance work has been seen at P.S.122, Monkeytown, The Prelude Festival, and The Tank. His multimedia devices have been featured in Art Review, Wired, TimeOut NY, Maker Faire, SIGGRAPH, Dorkbot, the Telfair Art Museum, and at the Center Pompidou in Paris. His Solar Bikini has been featured internationally and is slated to be featured in the next Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. His latest projects include Experimental Devices for Performance (.com) and Acting Stranger (.com). Andrew Holds a Masters Degree in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU. He is currently working with The Wooster Group. (http://andrewjs.com)

Born in New York City, Simon Morris (US/France) is a new media artist exploring urban landscapes, new musical interfaces and skateboarding. Investigating new forms of musical expression, his work examines technology and its role as a socially engaged art practice. He has conducted live performances at Eyebeam, NYC, the Article Biennale 2006 in Stavanger, Norway, the KiasmaMuseum in Helsinki, Finland and the Barker Theatre in Turku, Finland.

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