Hope Music

Peter Kirn of createdigitalmusic/createdigitalmotion is curating the A/V performance lineup @ the soon-to-be-now Hackers On Planet Earth conference –

live music:

  • Ezekiel Honig (Anticipate/Microcosm founder) explores warmth in electro-acoustic music “into a comfortable space between techno, house and ambient”
  • Ben Neill, “mad scientist of dancefloor jazz” (CMJ Magazine) continues to evolve live music with his newly-redesigned, original mutantrumpet
  • Michael Una plays custom digital, acoustic, and circuit-bent instruments, with a robot drummer, for rhythmic, textured, and melodic musical experiences
  • Todd Thille makes sounds from the electromagnetic signals of potted plants
  • Guitarist Animalstyle plays through home-built 8-bit fuzz pedals and Game Boy foot controllers
  • Roger Tsai DJs with hand gestures using his original digital gloves “Groovy Hand”
  • Peter Kirn balances musical styles and Wii balance boards with a live music and keys set and vocal strains pulled from his Gmail spam folder

plus live visuals:

  • Joshue Ott creates live visuals with his homemade superDraw generative illustration tool
  • Paris and Don Miller (No Carrier) create glitchy, lo-fi visuals from custom-created 8-bit visual software on Nintendo and Commodore systems
  • vade spins out live hacker imagery and sniffs data packets in 3D
  • Bill Jones creates live cinematic worlds inspired by sci-fi noir

Where: The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City (map); head to the main door, on your left is the entrance to Penn Pavilion and you should see a table there.
When: Friday, July 18 2008 – performances run 11pm – 2am
Cost: US$10 at the door. First come, first served. (free if you have a conference badge)

More info and relevant media – We Are Hacks: Music and Visual Performance at HOPE, NYC – Preview