Opening TONIGHT! If you happen to find yourself in the greater NYC area, I highly recommend a visit to the grand re-opening of the Museum of the Moving Image. One of the hidden gems of NYC, this museum calls Astoria, Queens home and re-opens this weekend after nearly two years of renovations. I especially recommend their late-night live music event Signal to Noise. Nick Yulman and Babycastles, who were present at the first World Maker Faire last year, will be performing, along with other maker projects including hacked Gameboys, video paint rollers, laptop rockers, and more!
Nick Yulman and his robotic orchestra will accompany silent films (including Georges MÃ©liÃ¨s’s 1900 The One-Man Band and Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid’s 1943 Meshes of the Afternoon); Martha Colburn performs live double-projections accompanied by Thollem McDonas, Greg Saunier, John Keay, Mike Evans, Laura Ortman, Matt Marinelli, Tom Carter and Marc Orleans; chiptune artists Bit Shifter and Nullsleep electrify the dance floor with their hacked Gameboys, with outpt and Paris holding down the visuals; laptock rock band Project Jenny, Project Jan rattles the walls; Scott Draves and the Electric Sheep evolve on screen; Victoria Keddie, with Bradley Eros and Lary 7, lead a Kodachrome funeral with prepared violin; DJ $mall Â¢hange lays down the beat; Fall On Your Sword accompany their mashed-up videos of William Shatner and David Hasselhoff with live electro-jams; VJ Shantell Martin extracts partygoers’ digital auras with Liz Armstrong on the decks; Sweatshoppe passes out video paint rollers; and Babycastles drops their DIY art game cabinets and unleashes a roving cyborg arcade.