Fan Letters

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Fan Letters, the joint venture of musician Dylan Neely and multimedia artist Alex Nathanson, combine sound, video, and handmade electronic instruments into collaborative real-time audiovisual performances. After playing throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe they will now be at Confetti Machine, performing on Sunday June, 4th, as part of the third day of the festival, titled “Together Together.”  

Fan Letters will present three pieces that explore the technology and aesthetics of surveillance, including the premiere of a brand new work titled “Sniffing You,” a set that will incorporate surveillance cameras, facial recognition technology, and wire sniffers. “Sniffing You” uses data collected from public wifi networks to help manipulate the emotional impact of the performance.

In addition to “Sniffing You,” Fan Letters will perform “First Time Caller, Long Time Listener” (2016) and “Wait Are You Still Human?” (2015).  “First Time Caller, Long Time Listener” explores the relationship between destruction and community by using footage from the surveillance camera capturing an act of violence as its starting point. The piece features the interaction of video and synthesized sound. “Wait, Are You Still Human?” plays with ideas of facial recognition, celebrity, and audience participation.

Fan Letters is also working on the development of a post-apocalyptic opera called “Autocomplete” they intend to debut in 2018.

Confetti Machine Announces Friday 6.2.17 Line-up

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Outpost Artists Resources is pleased to announce full line-up for the launch of Confetti Machine, a video performance festival occurring June 2-4 in Ridgewood, Queens.

Curated by Eric Barry Drasin, Confetti Machine is a celebration of interactive and immersive media and its community of practitioners.

Over the course of three days, Confetti Machine will feature 20+ performances and installations by the most exciting experimental sound and video artists in NYC.

The recently announced lineup for Friday, 6.2.17 will feature an immersive installation of Bulgarian vocal music and video, generative string ensemble, audiovisual saxophone solos and a group therapy session for laptops.  

ANNOUNCING 6.2.17

Bulgarian Vocal Trio and Ursula Scherrer:  Led by Vlada Tomova, the Bulgarian Voices trio will transform the space with the immersive sound of Bulgarian women’s choir music. Teaming up with renowned media artist Ursula Scherrer, projections will be spread around the room creating a powerful synergy of light and sound.

Joseph Branciforte Ensemble: Critically acclaimed composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Joseph Branciforte leads a full string quartet playing music notation that is being generated live using custom software. The piece is a constantly evolving masterpiece of algorithm and modern harmony.  

Diggers – Group Process III: Diggers, a project of Eric Barry Drasin, premieres a new audiovisual score for three networked laptops. The performers embody a digital feedback loop of light and sound and attempt to relate to one another and find balance in an expanded field of perception.

Diamond Terrifier with projections by Trouble:  Composer, Musician, and Brooklyn Impresario Sam Hilmer collaborates with Laura Paris (Trouble) to create an audiovisual mindmelt for saxophone and live projections.

Additionally joining the festival on 6.3 and 6.4:

Rob Ramirez, Merche Blasco, Karl Scholz, Long Distance Poison, Dylan Marcheschi, Andrew Neumann, 99 Hooker, Dave Koenig.

Eric Barry Drasin on Realtime Media:

“Realtime Media speaks to the instantaneous transformation of perception, and our power to make the hidden suddenly visible. Using custom tools, we manipulate the signals, data, and contextual meanings that define the networks of our society, sculpting a new method to hear and see. These exercises sharpen our critical faculties, illuminating the pervasive spectacle that subjugates our narrative to the benefit of those in power.”

 

Ursula Scherrer

Diggers

 

Joseph Branciforte Ensemble

Diamond Terrifier

Confetti Machine Flyer

This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from mediaThe foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts’ 2017 Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds Grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, and Better, a crowdfunding tool for art, culture and activism.

Announcing Confetti Machine! June 2-4 2017

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Confetti Machine:

Three Day Festival of Realtime Media Performance at Outpost Artists Resources

(Queens, NY) – Outpost Artists Resources is pleased to announce Confetti Machine, a realtime media festival occurring June 2-4 in Ridgewood, Queens.

Curated by Eric Barry Drasin, Confetti Machine is a celebration of realtime media performance and its community of practitioners.

Building on Drasin’s curatorial program, the festival will showcase the diversity and breadth of emerging media performance in NYC and beyond. Over the course of three days, Confetti Machine will feature 20+ performances, installations, and demonstrations by experimental sound and video artists, vocal choirs, generative string ensembles, and more.

Confirmed artists include: Anastasia Clarke, Brooklyn Zulu, David Linton, Naval Cassidy, Jonas Bers, Matt Romein, David and Tara Gladden, Pete Shapiro, David First, Camilla Padgitt-Coles, Fan Letters, Joshua Goldberg, Matthew Gantt, Valeria Haedo, Ulysses Popple, Jen Kutler, Brian McCorkle, Benton C Bainbridge, and Ashcan Orchestra.

Additionally, an evening of immersive intermedia ensembles will be announced soon.

Eric Barry Drasin on Realtime Media:

“Realtime Media speaks to the instantaneous transformation of perception, and our power to make the hidden suddenly visible. Using custom tools, we manipulate the signals, data, and contextual meanings that define the networks of our society, sculpting a new method to hear and see. These exercises sharpen our critical faculties, illuminating the pervasive spectacle that subjugates our narrative to the benefit of those in power.”

This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from mediaThe foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts’ 2017 Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds Grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, and Better, a crowdfunding tool for art, culture and activism.