April 2018 Session

April 2018 session – 4/28/2018 – 8 PM edt – $10
NYU Waverly Labs for Computing & Music, NYC
ENTER AT 31 Washington Place, NY, NY 10003 — GO TO NYU Waverly Labs, Room #220.

JESS ROWLAND [EM mics, electronics + live visuals]
MARGARET SCHEDEL [EM mics, electronics + live visuals]
SOFY (@HORUSVACUI) [EM mics, electronics + live visuals]

Curated by Sofy Yuditskaya / Produced by WvS, Sofy Yuditskaya & Miah Artola

JESS ROWLAND is a sound artist, musician and composer. Much of her work explores the relationship between technologies, popular culture and other absurdities, investigating the weirdness of reality and how we all deal with it. She is currently adjunct faculty at The School of Visual Arts in New York teaching Sound Art and has presented her work internationally. Recent installations and performances include Columbia University, Visible Futures Lab, NY Electronic Arts Festival, and Berkeley Art Museum. She is currently working on the release of a unique video collection exploring the misappropriation of corporate computerized technologies.

MARGARET ANNE SCHEDEL is a composer and cellist specializing in the creation and performance of ferociously interactive media whose works have been performed throughout the United States and abroad. While working towards a DMA in music composition at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, her interactive multimedia opera, A King Listens, premiered at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center and was profiled by apple.com. She holds a certificate in Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros and has studied composition with Mara Helmuth, Cort Lippe and McGregor Boyle. She sits on the boards of 60×60 Dance, the BEAM Foundation, Devotion Gallery, the International Computer Music Association, and Organised Sound. She contributed a chapter to the Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music, and is a joint author of Electronic Music published by Cambridge University Press. She recently edited an issue of Organised Sound on sonification. Her work has been supported by the Presser Foundation, Centro Mexicano para la Música y les Artes Sonoras, and Meet the Composer. She has been commissioned by the Princeton Laptop Orchestra and the percussion ensemble Ictus. In 2009 she won the first Ruth Anderson Prize for her interactive installation Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair. Her research focuses on gesture in music, and the sustainability of technology in art. She ran SUNY’s first Coursera Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in 2013. As an Associate Professor of Music at Stony Brook University, she serves as Co-Director of Computer Music and is the Director of cDACT, the consortium for digital art, culture and technology.


SOFY (@horusVacui) is a site-specific media artist and educator working with video, interactivity, projections, code, paper, and salvaged material. Her work focuses on techno-occult rituals, street performance, and participatory art. Sofy’s performances enact and reframe hegemonies, she works with materials that exemplify our deep entanglement with petro-culture and technology’s affect on consciousness. She has worked on projects at Eyebeam, 3LD, the Rubin Museum, the Netherlands Institute voor Media Kunst, ARS Electronica, Games for Learning Institute, The Guggenheim (NYC), The National Mall and has taught workshops at GAFFTA, and MoMA. She is a member of the Fast Food Video collective and the organizer of the NYC Patching Circles.

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