Threshold
Richard Lainhart


Sunification
LoVid

Commissioned works
World premieres

Richard Lainhart

LoVid


Thursday, October 16, 8pm
Judson Church
55 Washington Square South
$15 / $10 students, seniors, EMF Subscribers

EMF commissioned six New York-based composers to create works for New York Soundscape. The goal in the commissions was to create a body of examples for others, not necessarily professionals, to follow. Richard Lainhart's audio-visual work Threshold, based on ambient sounds ion New York, was the first of the commissioned works to be presented at the festival. LoVid's solar-data driven Sunification, was the second.

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PROGRAM

Threshold ......................................................................................................... Richard Lainhart

Sunification (for Sync Armonica & solar sound) .................................................................... LoVid

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Richard Lainhart
Richard Lainhart is a composer, performer, and filmmaker. He has composed over 100 electronic and acoustic works. His music has been performed in the US, England, Sweden, Germany, Australia, and Japan, and released on Periodic Music, Vacant Lot, XI Records, ExOvo and Airglow Music labels. His film A Haiku Setting won awards in several categories at the 2002 International Festival of Cinema and Technology in Toronto, and his animations and short films have been shown in festivals around the world. He lives and works in New York.
LoVid
LoVid, an interdisciplinary artist duo aka Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus, has performed at MoMA, New Museum, PS1, The Kitchen, Roulette, and other venues. LoVid has presented installations, videos, and media objects in venues such as The Jewish Museum, The Neuberger Museum, Exit Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art (London), and Science Gallery (Ireland). LoVid lives and works in New York and has been artist-in-residence at Eyebeam, Harvestworks, iEAR, and free103Point9.

ABOUT THE MUSIC

In Threshold, Richard Lainhart creates a soundscape by combining sounds.




Lainhart describes his creative process:

"I recorded many ambient sounds in New York, among them the street traffic during a taxi ride from 53rd Street to 89th Street, the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art, the lobby of the Guggenheim Museum, a trash compacter around 55th Street, an air-conditioning compressor around 54th Street, an industrial document shredder on 87th Street, a floor buffer at MOMA, Olafur Elliason's New York Waterfall #4 at Pier 35, and the traffic beneath the FDR Drive at South Street. I then played my guitar and convoluted all of the the recorded ambient sounds with my guitar playing. The result is that the sounds are imposed on one another. You hear none of the sounds directly. What you hear is the interaction between me and my environment."

LoVid writes about Sunification:

"In a project called Bonding Energy, commissioned by Turbulence and launched in the fall of 2007, seven sculptural solar panel devices, called Sunsmiles, were distributed across New York State. These objects sent and still send information about levels of solar energy every ten minutes through the internet. The data is then recorded, processed and translated into an online animated visualization representing changing levels of light. We refer to the visualization as a sunscape.

For our performance at the Ear to the Earth festival, we will use the data recorded from New York CIty's sunscape over the past year to create sound that will be mixed and manipulated live with our homemade audio/video synthesizer that we call the SyncArmonica."



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