OptoSonic MayDay Marathon

May 1 2021

12 noon - 11pm EST (NY)
18 h - 5 h (May 2nd) CET (Europe)

The entire OptoSonic MayDay Marathon will be viewable via the NowNet Arts virtual

We are back with a second marathon online OptoSonic Tea event, almost exactly a year
after the first one.
In this 11 hour long event artists from different parts of the world will perform together
(mostly U.S., Europe and Latin America), taking advantage of the unplace of the web in
combination with the technology of being able to be connected always with everywhere
even as many are still in lockdowns or isolation.
This international community oriented exploration of live performance with visuals,
movement and sound will form a wild virtual collage of rhythms, colors, gestures and light.
Once again in partnership with NowNet Arts NYC, this year we are also collaborating with
Experimental Intermedia NYC, XFest (Lowell, MA) and Kunsthaus Langenthal
(Switzerland) and have opted for this time to invite different organizations and groups to
take over the different hours of the day. These include: NowNet Lab Ensemble (NYC),
OptoSonic Tea (NYC and Langenthal, Switzerland), PataLab (Berlin, Bogotá, Cologne),
APO33 (Nantes, France), Harvestworks (NYC), XFest (Lowell, MA), Sonic Gatherings
(NYC), Grace Exhibition Space (NYC), Vampÿrates & Clockface Orange @
Synesthesia (NYC).

Times in EST (NY) and CET (Europe)

12 pm | 18 h NowNet Arts Lab Ensemble (NYC)
set 1: Ximena Alarcon (voice, electronics), Viv Corringham (voice, electronics), Cássia
Carrascoza Bomfim (flute), Biggi Vinkeloe (alto saxophone), Angelo Branford (guitar), Tom
Zlabinger (bass), Diane Roblin (piano, electric keyboards), Jane Wang (multiinstrumentalist),
Gloria Damijan (percussion, electronics), Scott Miller (electronics), Kit
Fitzgerald (video), Sarah Weaver (conductor, composer); set 2: Viv Corringham (voice,
electronics), Gloria Damijan (concept, video, toy piano, percussion, objects), Jane Wang
(toy piano, piano, cello, objects); set 3: Viv Corringham (voice, electronics), Kit Fitzgerald
(video), Biggi Vinkeloe (alto saxophone), Tom Zlabinger (bass)

1:30 pm | 19.30 h PataLab (Berlin, Bogotá, Cologne)
Ricardo Arias (balloon, electronics), Nicola L. Hein (guitar, electronics), Juan Oroszco
(video / performance), Luis Negrón van Grieken (video / performance), Claudia Schmitz
(live moving image, live drawing)

2:00 pm | 20 h APO33 (Nantes, France)
APO33 Collective
Anonymous artists (secret bodies, visuals, sounds and encrypted informations)
3:00 pm | 21 h OptoSonic Tea (Langenthal, Switzerland)
Michael Egger (analog audiovisuals), Asi Föcker (live visuals), Simon Grab (no-input
feedback electronics), Flo Kaufmann (analog audiovisuals), Laurent Novac /studio z1 (live
audio and visuals), Ursula Scherrer (live visuals)

4:00 pm | 22 h Harvestworks (NYC)
set 1: Tomoko Hojo (Video and Live visual + sound processing), Sergey Kasich (sound
and live electronics); set 2: Dafna Naphtali (sound processing), Andrew Neumann (Live
Video Switching)

5:00 pm | 23 h XFest MA (Lowell, MA)
set 1: Pied Nu (France): Olivier Labbe (sound), Emmanuel Lalande (sound), Gregory
Kowlaski (visuals); set 2: ensemble inedit?!: Joe Burgio (sound), Kristiana Hubley
(movement), Ian Kovac (sound), John Voigt (sound), Charlotte Wagner (movement),
Andrea West (movement), Walter Wright (sound), Joe Burgio (artistic director); set 3:
Callie Chapman (movement, video), Al Margolis (various instruments, contact mics,
objects), id m theftable (voice, contact mics, objects), Dei Xhrist (voice, electronics)

6:00 pm | 24 h Sonic Gatherings (NYC)
Jorge Chikiar (sound), Brandon Collwes (movement), Eleanor Hullihan (movement), John
King (sound), Connor Voss (movement), Christina Wheeler (sound)

7:00 pm | 1 h Grace Exhibition Space (NYC, Indiana, Amazon/Bolivia)
set 1: Veronica Peña (live performance), Tara Gladden (sound); set 2: Hector Canonge (live performance)

8:00 pm | 2 h Vampÿrates & Clockface Orange @ Synesthesia (NYC)
Vampÿrates (sound: samples, rhythms, effects; visuals: film, video, slides) Richard
Sylvarnes & Bradley Eros; @ & with Synesthesia (visuals: smoke, reflections, lights, digital
mapping), Mio Nakai & Andrew Norris; A Clockface Orange (visuals: liquid light projections,
animation), Rachael Guma & Genevieve HK

9:00 pm | 3 h OptoSonic Tea (NYC)
set 1: Shelley Hirsch (voice), Keiko Uenishi (electronics), Phill Niblock (field recordings),
Yoshiko Chuma (movement), Sofy Yuditskaya (live video), Katherine Liberovskaya (live
visuals); set 2: Marie-Helene Parant (live video), Peter Shapiro (live video), Michael Delia
(live instruments), Hans Tammen (live electronics)

10:00 pm | 4 h NowNet Arts Lab Ensemble (NYC)
Angelo Branford (guitar), Kit Fitzgerald (video), Colin James Gibson (guitar), Katherine
Liberovskaya (live visuals), Jim Mansfield (drums), Luisa Muhr (voice), Anna Pasztor (movement), Christian
Pincock (trombone), Diane Roblin (piano, electric keyboards), Prawit Siriwat (guitar,
electronics), Lisa Sokolov (voice, piano), Beth Warshafsky (video), Sarah Weaver
(conductor), Tom Zlabinger (bass)