August 19, 2012Brought to you by Coney Island U.S.A. Join us for a last look at the Spectacularium (http://www.spectacularium.org)and the Cosmorama of the great Dreamland fire. And explore the pre-history of animation and Coney Island spectacle before the show ends on Labor Day weekend. Artists will be in attendance, as will special guest performers. Nick Yulman will perform original scores using mechanical instruments for two 1926 films, Now You Tell One and A Wild Roomer by silent comedian and stop-motion animation innovator Charlie Bowers. Free beer and Wine, including a special Dreamland Fire Brew, hand-crafted by our friends at the Coney Island Brewery and wine by Red Hook Winery. 8PM start. Film at 8:30pm. $20 in advance or at the door. Advance Tickets at: http://shop.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=798 Coney Island Museum 1208 Surf Ave. http://www.coneyislandfunguide.com/Events/Closing-Party-for-The-Great-Coney-Island-Spectacularium-with-guest-Nick-Yulman-_8_25_2012-3428.htm
March 31, 2012rehearsal recording preview of Music for the Films of Charley Bowers -- original scores for two silent films by the great comedian stop motion pioneer performed using an ensemble of machines and guitar. this clips shows a sequence form "Now You Tell One" (1926) "A wild Roomer" (1926) is also on the program. this is only about 10% of how crazy these films get. Sunday April 1st at 3pm Coney Island USA 1208 Surf Ave Brooklyn, NY coneyisland.com
December 22, 2011Performing my piece Index Boogie using mechanical percussion, books and lab glass at PS1 during the M. Wells Winter Carnival, December 2011 thanks to Sarah Kramer for the video
December 19, 2011The Wave Whistle uses the contours of a digital audio wave form to define the shape of a musical instrument, turning a visual representation of digitized sound into a physical sound making object. This first prototype uses one on my favorite recordings as source material -- Sam Cooke performing "Bring it on Home to Me" live at the Harlem square club in 1963 (audio used in the whistle's waveform begins at 2:40): continue...
December 14, 2011No Bills Selections by No_Bills No Bills presented audio oral histories about North Brooklyn through listening stations situated in construction fences and on the street. It created serendipitous encounters for passersby, inviting them to engage with the neighborhood’s history while standing at the sites of its developing future. Starting in the fall of 2010, Yulman and nbART reached out to community members, including long term residents, business owners and community leaders, from around North Brooklyn to record their stories about the neighborhood. From July through September 2011, the project was installed at sites throughout Williamsburg, including the McCarren Park Pool and the Triangle Court construction sites and Ventana244 Gallery. A closing event for the project was held on October 16th at Union Docs in Williamsburg http://www.uniondocs.org/no-bills/ No Bills is presented by nbART and is sponsored in part by funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council. The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn provided additional support. Additional info and site locations can be found here: http://www.nobillsstories.org/
December 13, 2011A track from my forthcoming EP, documenting instruments and music created during my 2010 Residency at the Centre for Contemporary Art Warsaw Ujazdowski Castle's A-I-R Lab. She Rides THese Hills
December 7, 2011I'll be performing along with my fellow ITPers in this showcase of unusual musical instruments. It'll be like a weird music circus. NIME: New Interfaces for Musical Expression - Creating new performance tools for digital music. 21 and Over. Entry is $10 (Free for NYU ID holders) Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm http://www.facebook.com/ical/event.php?eid=191415680945277
October 9, 2011Sunday October 16th 7:30 pm Union Docs 322 Union Ave. in Williamsburg http://www.uniondocs.org/no-bills/ No Bills Selections by No_Bills Nick Yulman and the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (nbART) host this event to mark the closing of Yulman’s public sound installation and oral history project. No Bills presented audio oral histories about North Brooklyn through listening stations situated in construction fences and on the street to create serendipitous encounters for passersby, inviting them to engage with neighborhood’s history while standing at the sites of its developing future. Starting in the fall of 2010, Yulman and nbART reached out to community members, including long term residents, business owners and community leaders, from around North Brooklyn to record their stories about the neighborhood. From July through September, the project was installed at sites throughout Williamsburg, including the McCarren Park Pool and the Triangle Court construction site, a few blocks away from UnionDocs. This event will feature selected recordings from the project, ranging from family immigration stories to accounts of the 1975 sit-in at the People’s Firehouse, followed by discussion with the artist and project participants. No Bills is presented by nbART and is sponsored in part by funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council. The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn provided additional support.
October 3, 2011
2011 with Hope Dector
Coppercussion/Papercussion is a piece created in collaboration with printmaker Hope Dector that uses copper etching plates both to imprint paper and as sound sources electromechanical percussion instruments. The piece responds to viewers' presence, altering the rhythms it plays as they get closer to it. The triggering mechanisms for the instruments (solenoids) are made up of copper coils. The piece was created for our shared exhibit at the 2011 Dumbo Arts Festival, which also featured a selection of Hope's prints and my piece "Song Cabinet" and won the Festival's Audience Choice Award.
October 2, 2011
2011 with Ryan MurdockGrown Music, is a video and sound piece created with Ryan Murdock that uses the time lapse footage of a 5'x5' garden plot shot over the course of 3 months as a score/data source for creating algorithmic music. The growth and movement of the garden’s plants are reflected in sound generated by a program that analyses changing patterns in each frame of the video. The music uses both electronically generated sounds and recordings of the plants themselves. The video was screened directly above the garden plot that served as the visuals and audio source. It was created for and presented as part of 5x5x5, a gardening & art project curated by Nora Herting and Ann Chen. For the harvest celebration at the end of the growing season, we projected the video behind the bed of plants that generated it. The structure framing the image is the frame we built for the overhead time lapse camera:
July 15, 2011
|8pm SATURDAY JULY 16
Cinema 16 presents an evening of avant-garde films with live musical scores in encore performances from past Cinema 16 events, in an evening to benefit the esteemed media arts center, Millennium Film Workshop.The evening will include Brooklyn-based, minimal synth trio FORMA (Mark Dwinell, Sophie Lam, George Bennett) performing to Maya Deren's At Land, Brooklyn-based sound artist NICK YULMAN with the 1927 film by Charley Bowers A Wild Roomer, ABLEHEARTS (Brooklyn sound and video artist THOMAS ARSENAULT) performing to Kihachiro Kawamoto's "Dojoji Temple," and singer and artist JOSEPH KECKLER with Busby Berkeley's Gold Diggers of 1935Melding the worlds of art, music, and film, curator Molly Surno aims to recreate the silent film era, and resurrect the communal performance experience. Bands are invited to compose a musical score in order to modernize the tradition of a live music accompanying films during the 1920s. Cinema 16 initially began in 1947 as a New York based avant-garde film society; now over four decades later, Surno is bringing the spirit of Cinema 16 back to be experienced by a new generation of filmgoers. Don't miss this extraordinary one night event. www.cinemasixteen.com