In & Around C, a participatory art installation with live musical performances where participants act as 'notes' for musicians to play
About In & Around C (2012)
In & Around C is a participatory music and art installation that will incorporate live musical performances. The piece will take place at Gallery One Twenty Eight in New York City and will be the first collaboration between NCP and Ms. Mohre.
In In & Around C (2012), Mohre purposefully draws attention to space with five large vinyl lines that meet the gallery entrance. This enlarged music staff welcomes participants before retreating to circumnavigate the gallery. Participants are pulled sonically and visually towards performing ensembles that are reading and interpreting the “notes” on the staff. These “notes” consist of the heads of the participants, which are captured via a webcam and transmitted to a wall-mounted screen. In the interim between live performances, a program designed by Gabe Taubman, In C++, will convert participants’ figures into musical notation and sound.
Presented by The Nouveau Classical Project / Produced by Sugar Vendil / Production Assistants: Tara Scott & Yoobin Whang / Video Genius: Robert Allen
The goal of In & Around C is to create a deeper level of engagement between art and the public through physical and aural immersion.In & Around C is a piece where audience participation is a major component. By being invited to touch the art, audience members become not only observers but part of the art as well.
We are raising funds here on Kickstarter to cover the costs of materials and production so that we can make the exhibition a free admission event and allow more people to experience In & Around C!
About the Artists
Mad Mohre won First Place with Will J. Robinson for “Thig,” a non-anthropocentric social network in Networked & Electronic Media’s Summit Art Contest in Barcelona in 2010. Most recently Ms. Mohre was part of “Greetings,” group show at Culturefix Gallery in New York. She has also shown internationally in Berlin, London, and Manchester, and nationally in St. Louis and New York City. http://madmohre.com
The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a new music ensemble that re-imagines classical and new music through interdisciplinary projects and connects emerging composers with diverse audiences. Since its inception, NCP has performed in eclectic New York City venues, including Galapagos, Issue Project Room, (le) Poisson Rouge, and Nabi Gallery. Awards include a 2011 JFund Commission in collaboration with Trevor Gureckis and an installment on Music at the Anthology’s (MATA) 2011 Interval 4.0 Series. Collaborations include music for live fashion shows, including those of CFDA-nominee Pamela Love, Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones, and others. NCP is currently pursuing large-scale projects that challenge traditional performance formats.
Amanda Hick, soprano / Domenica Fossati, flute / Isabel Kim, clarinet / Mariel Roberts, cello / Sugar Vendil, piano
Sugar Vendil is a classical pianist who thrives on making things happen. She holds a Master of Music degree from New York University. Her name is a combination of her mother and father’s names (SUsan and EdGAR). Her performance experience includes chamber and solo concerts in New York and Europe, in venues such as Symphony Space, Issue Project Room (Brooklyn), Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn), the Composer’s Forum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Laboral (Gijon, Spain), and others. Her experience as a performer, producer, and director stem from her role as Artistic Director and Pianist of the Nouveau Classical Project.
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Mad Mohre's Slatebox Necklace
Designed and handmade by Mad, this necklace is an instant conversation piece. According to NCP pianist Sugar Vendil, she gets complimented on hers every single time she wears it! Featuring one side colored and one wood, it's two neckaces in one. Limited edition of 3.
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