Grown Music

October 02, 2011

Grown Music

2011 with Ryan Murdock

Grown 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:
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GEEKDOWN at 92Y Tribeca

August 14, 2011

Song Cabinet is on display as part of GEEKDOWN, group show at the 92Y Tribeca Covered by NY1 Musea and Grungecake                   August 13 - September 9th @ 92Y Tribeca 200 Hudson St. http://geekdown.com/
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Performance July 16th: Cinema 16 Benefit for Millennium Film Workshop

July 15, 2011

Millennium benefit 20118pm SATURDAY JULY 16 $20 DONATION
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
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May 31, 2011

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ITP Spring Show

May 24, 2011

Come See Lev's Adventures in Etherland (Theremin Controlled Video Game) at the ITP Show .  421 Broadway 4th Floor.

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The Times’ New York

February 26, 2011

The Times' New York is a data visualization of the New York Times' coverage of its home city.  Mentions of each borough's name in New York Times articles dating back to 1981 are charted for each year in bar graphs and totals are represented in shading on a map. Created with Processing using Jer Thorpe's blprnt.nytimes library and the New York Times API.
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Panaudicon: Warsaw Castles & Palaces (Warszawa Zamki i Pałace)

February 21, 2011

Panaudicon: Warsaw Castles & Palaces (Warszawa Zamki i Pałace) 2010 Layered Binaural Recordings Made at Castles & Palaces around Warsaw Panaudicon: Warsaw Castles and Palaces (Warszawa Zamki i Pałace) by trustynick We cannot display this gallery
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Collection Drawings

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Silent Film Scores






8.25.2012 (upcoming) Coney Island Museum 4.1.2012 -- Coney Island Museum
7.16.2011 -- Cinema 16 benefit for Millennium Film Archive 3.4.2011 -- Cinema Mechanique. Encore to Signal to Noise performance.

1.15.2011 -- Signal to Noise.  Opening event for Museum of the Moving Image's new building.

In June 2009 I wrote scores for 3 silent films for mechanical instruments and guitar for the screening series Cinema Sixteen and performed them at Smack Mellon in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Subsequent performances of these scores include the grand reopening party for the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens and the Backyard Bandwith series in Boston.

 
















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Mechanical Instruments at Sequence of Waves – St. Cecelia’s Convent Jan 2011

January 30, 2011

Sequence of Waves was a giant crazy sound art show put on by the Rabid Hands Collective at St. Cecilia's, a former convent in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This Was my setup, including a Mechanical Drumming Beetle, an electric lamellophone made of street sweeper tines and a helmet that played percussion around your head.   http://rhizome.org/editorial/2011/feb/1/sequence-waves/ http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/sequence-of-waves-in-brooklyn-closes-this-weekend
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NYSCA Regrant Application Materials — Nick Yulman

October 29, 2010

Primary Work Sample: Clips of work created during Nick Yulman's 2010 residency at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw Poland Objects of Our Affection and Performance/Installation at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle Mixed Media, Electronics, Sound _______________________________________________________________ Supplemental Materials: -Artist's CV -Objects of Our Affection (complete video): Objects of Our Affection from trustynick on Vimeo. This piece is the result of a public workshop held May 8 2010 at the Centre for Contemporary Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. Participants brought objects that had some personal significance to them and built them into basic automatic instruments. I also recorded them singing together and individually talking about the significance of the objects they'd selected. One participant opted to play a bird whistle rather than talk about her object. The installation was created for LABORATORIUM: ON A-I-R, and event at the CCA on May 15th. Concept, Music and Installation by Nick Yulman Curated by Anna Ptak Workshop Participants (instrument construction and singing): Dominika Derewicz Karol Langie Trond Perry Filip Roszkowski Joanna Tabaka Natalia Tyszkiewicz Ula Siemion Tola Nika Smolińska Weronika Żmiejewski -Video of Installation/Performance with mechanical instruments at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowsky Castle in Warsaw, Poland: Nick Yulman at Centre for Contemporary Art Warsaw Part 1 from trustynick on Vimeo. -Blog entries describing projects carried out during the residency (on Art In General's blog): http://artproductionnotes.wordpress.com/tag/nick-yulman/ -Copper Forest. Song installation at the Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery in December, 2008 -- part of the show "Once Upon a Time". Mixed Media, Electronics, Sound. -"Island is Gone". 2009. Song created for Music For Toys 2 compilation on Monster K7 records. island is gone by trustynick
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World Maker Faire 2010

September 07, 2010

World Maker Faire 2010

New York Hall of Science, Queens

National Geographic Write-Up

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Performance at CCA Warsaw June 2010

June 06, 2010

Video of Installation/Performance with mechanical instruments at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowsky Castle in Warsaw, Poland:
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Objects of Our Affection [Warsaw]

May 15, 2010

Objects of Our Affection 2010 Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw. Poland Objects of Our Affection from trustynick on Vimeo. This piece is the result of a public workshop held May 8 2010 at the Centre for Contemporary Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. Participants brought objects that had some personal significance to them and built them into basic automatic instruments. I also recorded them singing together and individually talking about the significance of the objects they'd selected. One participant opted to play a bird whistle rather than talk about her object. The installation was created for LABORATORIUM: ON A-I-R, an event at the CCA on May 15th 2010. Concept, Music and Installation by Nick Yulman Curated by Anna Ptak Workshop Participants (instrument construction and singing): Dominika Derewicz Karol Langie Trond Perry Filip Roszkowski Joanna Tabaka Natalia Tyszkiewicz Ula Siemion Tola Nika Smolińska Weronika Żmiejewski
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Music For Toys: Island is Gone

July 22, 2009

Bone Conductors: Island is Gone Music for Toys 2 Compilation Monster K7 Records 2009 11_4web8 island is gone by trustynick
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Noise Carnival

April 22, 2009

Mechanical Music Installation created in 2009 with Ranjit Bhatnagar On permanent piew at the Coney Island Museum Brooklyn,NY
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Secret Clubhouse

October 03, 2008

Secret Clubhouse: From Chums to Chumps from trustynick on Vimeo.

From Chums to Chumps Fly My Flag Roll The Night Away:

A collaborative project organized by Flux Factory, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Believer Magazine, Secret Clubhouse was a beautiful rumor. Constructed over the course of several months by multiple artists, it was shown for a single night through a speakeasy style liaison at a neighboring bar.

From project description: "In Secret Clubhouse #1, a still-unrevealed location in a warehouse in Long Island City, artists have been working for six months. Each artist received a key to the space but had no idea what they would find. Each artist was given two weeks to produce work based on whatever was left behind by previous artists. None of the artists know each other, yet each has the same task: to solve the unfinished aesthetic ‘problems’ left behind and create new challenges for the next artists. As they work, they leave phone messages on an answering service explaining what the space looks like as they’ve found it, what they have changed, and why."

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Bone Conductors: Twitches

February 22, 2008

Twitches 2008 LuvSound Records bone-conductors-twitches-cover
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Flux Box

April 21, 2006






FluxBox was a giant walk-in music box, created with several other artists at Flux Factory's Long Island City space a walk through the box: Reviews: Brooklyn Rail Scuplture New Yorker
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