Monique Buzzarte and Leopanar Witlarge discuss and perform their recent works in the Harvestworks presentation room.
Monday February 4, 2008, 6:30 PM FREE
HARVESTWORKS Digital Media Arts Center
596 Broadway, Suite 602 (at Houston St.)
New York, NY 10012
Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleecker, W/R Prince
Monique Buzzarte will perform Subtle Winds (2007), an eight-channel surround sound composition that can be performed in three configurations: as an electro-acoustic piece with or without an optional performer, or by live performers only. Eight parts are chosen from twelve, and the sound files comprising each part are selected from each performance from a much larger palette. The title is inspired by certain aspects of Buddhist thought, in particular the notion of "The speech of awakening" and a belief that every mental state is supported by a specific energy or "wind".
Leopanar Witlarge will give a talk, presentation and performance. A virtual exploration of acoustic, architectural, functioning living spaces using surround sound, live sound and computer graphics. These are proposals for alternative forms of architecture to help deal with and be in harmony with the changing environment and unpredictable weather, climate and geological conditions.