Common Frequencies plans to be a platform for artistic and scientific research and a common-ing space to develop connections with the local community and the wider NYC area.
Approaching these concepts from an artistic viewpoint in an accessible context, like an exhibition, will offer the Sunset Park community the opportunity to engage in a critical dialogue that emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary practices towards invention and the creation of new collaborative systems.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of free bilingual programs that aim to engage the local community in discussions that will allow for the participation of families, young adults, and children.
Almost non-human is a theoretical-practical workshop aimed at all audiences, in which participants become aware of the vast number of microscopic life forms that inhabit the human body and of the fundamental role they play in achieving its optimal functioning. During the workshop, the participants will carry out an investigation about the characteristics of some of the members of this microbiota and will develop a first-person narration, using science fiction and futurism strategies coined by cyberpunk. These strategies imagine how the last 24 hours of this species on the planet would be and what would be its relationship with the human being they inhabit. All the narrations will be audio recorded to form an “end of the world radio” that collects and leaves a historical legacy of these stories.
by Lorena Mal
The sound action consists of 4 movements to be interpreted on 2 pianos and 4 interpreters that coordinate their playing in a synchronic and synergic way, while having a visual correspondance that allows to see all the coincidences between pulses. This piece will be performed by Madeline Smith, Ian Miller, Daniel Rudin y Lauren Aloia.
Lorena Mal, Synchrony,2013-2020 sound action and score 2 pianos and 4 interpreters variable durations (4 movements from 4’ to 8’) sound action/sound installation
Magnetic map on three-dimensional rock reproduction made with colored beads (wixárika technique), wax model of the rock. Photo by Marcela Armas
by Marcela Armas
Geological Intervention by Marcela Armas This performance uses a series of instruments for the detection and sound interpretation of the magnetic memory of a mineral. The artist will make a series of demonstrations and performative actions to give voice to the mineral.
by Gilberto Esparza
Gilberto will be performing with BioSoNot 1.2, a hybrid bio-sound instrument that translates biological activity into sound as it cleans contaminated water samples. During the performance, BioSoNot 1.2 will generate music and noise from the biological activity of living microorganisms inhabiting the East River in NYC.
BioSoNot V1.0 (Microbial Fuel Cell Symphony), Gilberto Esparza
Syreny, Tania Candiani, 2013
by Tania Candiani, en colaboración con el Grace Chorale Brooklyn
This performance uses the sound of the voice to interpret, replicate or deconstruct sounds that are not typical of the human voice, such as machine sounds, nature, mathematical processes, mechanics and/or Digital. Tania Candiani will work with a group of young people (a local choir) to explore and define the sounds of Sunset Park –at the waterfront, the streets, the ferry, the nature around it. While the performance will be guided by the artists, a group of young people will be the ones performing. During the live performance, this sonic landscape will be accompanied by a video projection.