((audience)) is a traveling, biennial festival of 5.1 surround sound art work to be presented in movie theaters as “cinema in the dark.” The centerpiece of ((audience)) is a 2½-hour program of surround sound works by eight international artists. This program is making its World Premiere in Syracuse @ Red House Arts Center (201 South West St.) and will travel to partnering organizations from Delhi, India to Providence, RI to Montreal, Canada through 2010.
((audience)) is an unprecedented project that explores the cinema as a 21st century concert hall. Currently, sound artists often must “perform” what are essentially multi-track recordings, interpreting the playback of their compositions to account for technical and acoustic variations in different sites. ((audience)) bypasses this problem by considering the cinema-hall as a standard technical and acoustic platform and site. Conceived in 2006, ((audience)) is dedicated to the advancement of aural arts by providing wide distribution and new contexts for works by emerging and established sound artists and composers.
featuring work from:
• mudboy MORE>>
• Loud Objects, Zach Layton & MV Carbon MORE>>
• Uli Schuster**, Jamie Allen, Bryan Jacobs, Simona Brinkmann, Nathasha Barrett, Emmanuel Madan & Anna Friz, Cedric Maridet MORE>>