Harvestworks announces LISTEN IN

Harvestworks, Digital Media Arts announces the Fall 1996 LISTEN IN
Series of Presentations on Art and Technology

Contact: Carol Parkinson 212-431-1130 x 12

Special Presentations of the Innovative use of Technology in the Arts
November-December 1996

In November and early December, Harvestworks will present LISTEN IN, a
lively mix of presentations by composers, choreographers, visual
artists, and other creators using new technologies in innovative ways.
Presenters may perform their work, demonstrate its new technical
features, or even allow the public to "jam" with the equipment. A
special feature of this edition of Listen In is "live! on the internet,"
a trio of presentations by artists working on the cutting edge of

Unless otherwise noted, the events take place at Harvestworks, 596
Broadway, Suite 602, at Houston Street in New York City. Suggested
contribution is $5.00. For more information, call Carol Parkinson at
Harvestworks, 212-431-1130 x 12, or visit the Harvestworks web site at

Joshua Fried and Douglas Dunn
Friday November 1, 7:30pm
A "behind the scenes" discussion and demonstration of Joshua Fried's
interactive performance technology, which the Douglas Dunn Dancers use
to trigger sound. The wireless technology was designed by Fried, Dave
Meschter, and Bob Bielecki. This presentation will take place at the
Douglas Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway, near Prince Street, in New York City.

Troika Ranch
Friday November 8, 8pm
Composer Mark Coniglio and choreographer Dawn Stoppiello, directors of
the Manhattan-based Troika Ranch dance theater company, discuss their
work, in which live art is enabled by interactive technology. The
presentation will include a demonstration of Coniglio's MidiDancer, a
system of sensors that allows a dancer's movement to control music,
light, and video.

Bernadette Speach and Jeffrey Schanzer
Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17, 8pm
"Voices against the Death Penalty" Part 1: From Death Row, This Is Mumia
Abu-Jamal. The new work features taped interviews with death row
political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, settings by Speach and Schanzer
performed by the chamber ensemble Essential Music and MIDI processing
provided by Harvestworks/Studio PASS. This presentation will take place
at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, in New York City. 212-255-5793.

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live! on the internet: networked performance
Three networked presentations programmed by Karthik Swaminathan
* "Mobile Hi-Fi Lounge"
Friday November 15, 7:30pm
Karthik Swaminathan and BAvant will present "Mobile Hi-Fi Lounge," an
interactive arts show currently on the internet. Audience members will
be able to jam in real time, altering the plot of the lounge, by means
of sound interaction and MIDI streaming.

* "Technology of Networked Performance"
Friday November 22, 7:30pm
Join Nick West for a stroll through "Yorb TV," the electronic
neighborhood of New York University. The interactive TV program is now
available on Manhattan Cable. The evening will feature a second tour,
led by multimedia producer Jamie Levy: her "Malice Palace" is a virtual
chat environment. She'll also discuss how to design a multi-user
environment, get sponsorship, find a distributor, write treatments and
hire artistic talent.

* "A Harvest Special"
Tuesday November 26, 7:30pm
Warm up for Thanksgiving with an 11-course, interactive, potluck dinner,
cooked up in collaboration with Open Interactive Media. Participants
bring one dish to share and one to donate to a needy family.
Audio-visual tele-presence dining on the information supertable. To
reserve a place at the table, call 212-431-1130, x 12.

Release Party: Diane Bertolo's Probing into Science
Friday December 6, 6-8pm
The fall 1996 Listen In series concludes with a free release party for a
new CD-ROM by Diane Bertolo. Probing into Science, distributed by
Tellus. This interactive work is "an experiment with non-linear form and
a twisted investigation into the language of science." Partygoers will
be able to explore this fascinating artwork at Harvestwork's digital