"Diacousticon" by Stephan Moore at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
(Stephan Moore at Caramoor.org) "Diacousticon" is, at one level, a system for machine listening and improvisational performance. Equipped with a full complement of microphones, loudspeakers, and simple robotic musical instruments, distributed in 360 degrees around the dovecote atop Caramoor’s Sense Circle fountain, Diacousticon is capable of both listening to its surroundings and generating sonic responses to what it hears.
Diacousticon is also a platform for experimentation. Several different algorithms will be deployed to govern its decisions and behaviors, which will range from the poetic to the animalistic, from lyrical to game-like, and from subtle to frantic. Each of these algorithms is in essence a composition that becomes realized in the interaction between the piece and its surroundings, according to the rules adopted. Information about the results of each algorithm will be collected over the course of the exhibition and periodically used to enact further refinements.
Stephan Moore will be presenting "Growing a Garden of Sonic Delights" on April 22nd at Art Technology New England (ATNE.org)
Sound artist Stephan Moore, the curator and artistic director of the exhibition, will discuss commissioning site-specific work while collaborating with a number of diverse cultural organizations, and the challenges and opportunities that sound-oriented artwork faces in outdoor venues. The talk will include a detailed look at several of the artworks, insights into the curatorial process, and a preview of the 2015 exhibition. In the "Garden of Sonic Delights" is a major exhibition of sound art located throughout Westchester County, NY.
When: Wednesday, Apr. 22nd, 7:30pm Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA Presenter: Stephan Moore Free event - Space is limited RSVP to email@example.com or on our Facebook event.