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Saturday, May 21 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Hacking Music: Rethinking Composition, Production & Experience Design

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Join NEW INC’s director, Julia Kaganskiy, and members Artiphon, Dave and Gabe, Luisa Pereira, and Volvox Labs for a glimpse at how a new generation of musicians and designers is approaching music from a variety of perspectives and reimagining various aspects of the production process. The fundamentals of music may not have changed much in millennia, but new tools and approaches continue to open up uncharted territory. At NEW INC, the New Museum’s incubator for art, design, and technology, creative practitioners are inventing new digital instruments, experimental modes of code-based composition, intuitive interfaces for collaboration and immersive experiences for live performance. What will the future of music sound and look like? This panel may offer some indication. The session will include a series of brief artist talks and a moderated panel discussion.

Talent
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Jacob Gordon

Jacob Gordon is co-founder and CMO at Artiphon. He has spent his career in new media production, digital journalism, web startups, and consumer electronics.
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Dave Rife & Gabe Liberti (NEW INC)

Dave and Gabe are multimedia artists who design and build interactive sound and light installations. Working with both software and hardware, their capabilities include design, prototyping, fabrication, and installation for projects at various scales, permanent and temporary. Clients and collaborators have included Antfood Music and Sound, Emilie Baltz, BRIC Arts, Helga Davis, Matthew Dear, Microsoft, Red Bull Studios, and Sextant Works.
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Julia Kaganskiy (NEW INC)

Julia Kaganskiy is Director of NEW INC at the New Museum and is a recognized cultural producer across the art and technology fields. She previously served as Global Editor of The Creators Project, a partnership between VICE Media Group and Intel, and founded #ArtsTech Meetup, a group that brings together professionals from New York City’s museums, galleries, art-related start-ups, and digital artists. She has been cited as one of... Read More →
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Kamil Nawratil (NEW INC)

Kamil Nawratil is a Polish-­born visual artist and creative director based in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by motion and the unpredictable, chaos and equilibrium, between the organic and artificial, the tangible and abstract, his inspiration is manifested through digital sculptures and immersive audiovisual installations. Nawratil has found a space to explore the tension between nature, humans and technology by visualizing dichotomies... Read More →
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Luisa Pereira (NEW INC)

Luisa Pereira is an artist, programmer, and musician based in New York City. Her work often explores music through coding and design, taking the form of interactive installations, generative devices, sculptures and prints. Luisa's work has been presented in festivals and galleries in the US, South America and Europe. Recent venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile, South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and the FILE... Read More →

Program Themes
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Hacking Sound (Systems)

The resurgence of a technological Maker Culture is undeniable, and Moogfest is a gathering for all those enthused by new tools for creative expression. This program includes a historical look at the evolution of dub reggae and home-made sound systems, radiating outwards from its native Jamaica. These artists and producers were hardware hackers, much like the creative technologists working on interactive sonic experiences and generative music... Read More →



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