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OptoSonic [UnLock] (BYOTea)

April 26, 3 pm - 11 pm

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PODCAST: Corinne Erni with OptoSonic Tea


OptoSonic Tea, NowNet Arts
, and the Parrish Art Museum join forces to present OptoSonic [UnLock] (BYOTea), a community collaborative, audio-visual live improvisation network event with some 50 artists from all over the world coming together over several time zones. Taking place on Sunday, April 26, from 3pm-11pm EDT (New York Time), smaller groups of the participating video/film and music/sound artists will perform simultaneously at any given time over the course of the performance.

“The event is an exploration that will be new to many of the artists and musicians. It is less about the individual artist or musicians than about everybody performing together, something that musicians are much more used to than live visual artists,” said the organizers and curators Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer (OptoSonic Tea), and Sarah Weaver (NowNet Arts).

The event will take place on Zoom on the viewer’s computer screen. Visual and sonic performers will inhabit the digital environment with a wide variety of techniques, materials and instruments: from celluloid film and slides, lights, video software, puppet-like interventions with objects, movement, to audio synthesizers, laptop programs, electronic devices, acoustic instruments, and vocal approaches.

Artists: Ximena Alarcon, Robert Appleton, Miah Artola, Alain Baumann, Kjell Bjorgeengen, Brian Chase, CHiKA, Yoshiko Chuma, Anastasia Clarke, Brandon Collwes, Michael Delia, Alexandra Dementieva, Antonio Della Marina, R. Luke DuBois, Michael Egger, Jorgen van Eijk, Bradley Eros, David First, Kit J. Fitzgerald, Asi Föcker, Lee Frohlicher, Richard Garet, Simon Grab, Andy Guhl, Glen Hall, Shelley Hirsch, Flo Kaufmann, Scott Kiernan, Carole Kim, John King, Katherine Liberovskaya, David Linton, Jeanne Liotta, Lore Lixenberg, Luis Macias, Geoff Matters, Kenta Nagai, Dafna Naphtali, Andrew Neumann, Daniel Neumann, Phill Niblock, Nao Nishihara, Matthew Ostrowski, Marie Helene Parent, Andrea Parkins, Juan Parra, Anna Pasztor, Kurt Ralske, Bradford Reed, Scarlet Rivera, Diane Roblin, Rosa Sanchez, Ursula Scherrer, Peter Shapiro, Joseph Sledgianowski, Lisa Sokolov, Jacob Sokolov-Gonzalez, Hans Tammen, Laurenz Theinert, Keiko Uenishi, Silvia Villaba, Jane Wang, Beth Warshafsky, Sarah Weaver, Anna Wellmer, Sofy Yuditskaya, Mia Zabelka, Alessandra Zucchi

ABOUT
OptoSonic Tea was conceived in 2006 by intermedia artists Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer as a series of salon-style meetings that explore various forms of live visuals and their interaction with live audio, followed by an informal discussion about the artists’ practices over a cup of green tea.

On September 27, the Parrish Art Museum invited OptoSonic Tea to present an evening-length performance, OptoSonic Tea @ the Parrish, featuring 18 of the world’s most innovative video and sound artists to interact with the architecture and landscape of the Museum. The durational and site-specific group improvisation featured visual artists performing live in different areas outside of the Museum building, while live musicians and sound artists performed coordinated and spatialized works by composer and Diapason Gallery founder/director Michael J. Schumacher. The spectacle allowed over 400 visitors to experience the Herzog & de Meuron designed building in entirely new ways.

NowNet Arts Inc. was founded in 2017 to produce and present contemporary network arts works, technologies, education programs, and publications. Director Sarah Weaver is a pioneer in the field with artistic and socially-themed ensemble projects integrating jazz, classical, world, electronics, and multimedia influences, utilizing network as compositional strategy. Network arts utilizes the Internet and related technologies as an artistic medium for works created for this platform.

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Date:
April 26
Time:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Venue

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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OptoSonic [UnLock] (BYOTea)

April 26, 3 pm - 11 pm

LEARN MORE

 

PODCAST: Corinne Erni with OptoSonic Tea


OptoSonic Tea, NowNet Arts
, and the Parrish Art Museum join forces to present OptoSonic [UnLock] (BYOTea), a community collaborative, audio-visual live improvisation network event with some 50 artists from all over the world coming together over several time zones. Taking place on Sunday, April 26, from 3pm-11pm EDT (New York Time), smaller groups of the participating video/film and music/sound artists will perform simultaneously at any given time over the course of the performance.

“The event is an exploration that will be new to many of the artists and musicians. It is less about the individual artist or musicians than about everybody performing together, something that musicians are much more used to than live visual artists,” said the organizers and curators Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer (OptoSonic Tea), and Sarah Weaver (NowNet Arts).

The event will take place on Zoom on the viewer’s computer screen. Visual and sonic performers will inhabit the digital environment with a wide variety of techniques, materials and instruments: from celluloid film and slides, lights, video software, puppet-like interventions with objects, movement, to audio synthesizers, laptop programs, electronic devices, acoustic instruments, and vocal approaches.

Artists: Ximena Alarcon, Robert Appleton, Miah Artola, Alain Baumann, Kjell Bjorgeengen, Brian Chase, CHiKA, Yoshiko Chuma, Anastasia Clarke, Brandon Collwes, Michael Delia, Alexandra Dementieva, Antonio Della Marina, R. Luke DuBois, Michael Egger, Jorgen van Eijk, Bradley Eros, David First, Kit J. Fitzgerald, Asi Föcker, Lee Frohlicher, Richard Garet, Simon Grab, Andy Guhl, Glen Hall, Shelley Hirsch, Flo Kaufmann, Scott Kiernan, Carole Kim, John King, Katherine Liberovskaya, David Linton, Jeanne Liotta, Lore Lixenberg, Luis Macias, Geoff Matters, Kenta Nagai, Dafna Naphtali, Andrew Neumann, Daniel Neumann, Phill Niblock, Nao Nishihara, Matthew Ostrowski, Marie Helene Parent, Andrea Parkins, Juan Parra, Anna Pasztor, Kurt Ralske, Bradford Reed, Scarlet Rivera, Diane Roblin, Rosa Sanchez, Ursula Scherrer, Peter Shapiro, Joseph Sledgianowski, Lisa Sokolov, Jacob Sokolov-Gonzalez, Hans Tammen, Laurenz Theinert, Keiko Uenishi, Silvia Villaba, Jane Wang, Beth Warshafsky, Sarah Weaver, Anna Wellmer, Sofy Yuditskaya, Mia Zabelka, Alessandra Zucchi

ABOUT
OptoSonic Tea was conceived in 2006 by intermedia artists Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer as a series of salon-style meetings that explore various forms of live visuals and their interaction with live audio, followed by an informal discussion about the artists’ practices over a cup of green tea.

On September 27, the Parrish Art Museum invited OptoSonic Tea to present an evening-length performance, OptoSonic Tea @ the Parrish, featuring 18 of the world’s most innovative video and sound artists to interact with the architecture and landscape of the Museum. The durational and site-specific group improvisation featured visual artists performing live in different areas outside of the Museum building, while live musicians and sound artists performed coordinated and spatialized works by composer and Diapason Gallery founder/director Michael J. Schumacher. The spectacle allowed over 400 visitors to experience the Herzog & de Meuron designed building in entirely new ways.

NowNet Arts Inc. was founded in 2017 to produce and present contemporary network arts works, technologies, education programs, and publications. Director Sarah Weaver is a pioneer in the field with artistic and socially-themed ensemble projects integrating jazz, classical, world, electronics, and multimedia influences, utilizing network as compositional strategy. Network arts utilizes the Internet and related technologies as an artistic medium for works created for this platform.