Kurt Ralske + Michael Schumacher @ Diapason Gallery Sat. Dec 9

From: auvi (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Dec 04 2006 - 16:52:39 PST

December 2 & 9
6 pm to midnight

"Noema" by
Kurt Ralske & Michael J. Schumacher

"Noema" is a collaborative work by video artist Kurt Ralske and
composer Michael J. Schumacher.

The Audio: generated by a software process that makes complex
decisions about tone, duration, and intensity.
The Video: a second software process "listens" to the audio process,
and visualizes the audio as the 3-dimensional motion of cryptic forms.

The result is a tightly synaesthetic coupling of algorithmic sound and image.

The work is of infinite duration. It will run for 6 hours on Saturday night.
Admission is free.

1026 Sixth Avenue, # 2S
New York, NY
(212) 719-4393

Kurt Ralske's video installations and performances are created
exclusively with his own custom software. His work has been exhibited
at the Guggenheim Bilbao, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and
the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art.

Kurt programmed and co-designed the 9-channel video installation that
is permanently in the lobby of the MoMA in NYC. In 2003, his work
received First Prize at the Transmediale International Media Art
Festival in Berlin. He is also the author/programmer of Auvi, a
popular video software environment in use by artists in 22 countries.
He teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and at
the School of Visual Arts, NYC, in the MFA Computer Art Department.

Michael J. Schumacher is a composer of electronic sound installations
using 2 - 16 speakers, computer-controlled random structures, of
acoustic music realizing advanced formal schemes. He has composed
works for piano solo, chamber ensemble, voice, and orchestra. He
studied music at Indiana University and the Juillard School of Music.
Schumacher's works have been presented in the United States, Europe
and Asia. He has presented sound installations at The Kitchen,
Experimental Intermedia and Roulette, at the Queens Museum and PS 1,
at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon and Triskel Intermedia in
Cork, at La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s Dream House. He has
received grants from NYFA, iEAR, The Foundation for Contemporary
Performance Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Meet the
Composer, and Harvestworks. He has collaborated with the cellist
Charles Curtis, guitarist Donald Miller, with David First, Ben Manley,
Stephen Tunney and Tim Barnes, with dancers and choreographers
including Liz Gerring, and with the video artist Ursula Scherrer. As
director of Studio Five Beekman and Diapason Gallery, he has produced
exhibitions by David Behrman, Ron Kuivila, Alvin Lucier, Phill
Niblock, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Stephen Vitiello, La Monte
Young and many others. His discography includes five solo CDs,
including a double CD set on the XI label.

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