Sideband June 15, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. :: At The Museum Of The Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, New York City, New York :: Tickets: $12 public / $8 Museum members. Free for Silver Screen members and above. Order online or call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets.
Sideband creates audiovisual music using laptops as musical instruments, wireless networks, multichannel speakers, live 3-D video projections, hacked video game controllers, homemade hardware, traditional instruments, physical movement, and much more.
Eight original works by Sideband members Michael Early, Lainie Fefferman, Anne Hege, Daniel Iglesia, Konrad Kaczmarek, Jascha Narveson, Jeff Snyder, and Dan Trueman mix and recombine the roles of composer, programmer, instrument builder, and performer, yielding results well beyond the bounds of existing software applications or musical models.
Sideband is a outgrowth of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk). PLOrk was formed in 2005 by Dan Trueman and Perry Cook to be a test-lab for new approaches to electronic and ensemble music. PLOrk has performed widely throughout the U.S., won a MacArthur Foundation grant, and worked in collaboration with Zakir Hussain, the American Composers Orchestra, Laurie Anderson, Matmos & So Percussion, and many others. Sideband, formed in 2010, is currently made up of a group of long-term members whose skills range from orchestral percussion to installation art, research in machine-learning algorithms, traditional Norwegian folk music, solo performance, electroacoustic music, software design, and scored composition.