DATES: April 7 and 8, 2023; and Live Online Event late April
Hosts: Seamus Board, NYU Art and Science Music Department [thanks to Chair Maureen Mahon, Dept admin Cayla Delardi and Freeman Williams], Kelson Audio Productions, DiMenna Ctr, Bobst NYU Avery Fisher Center; and Ongoing Supporters: Genelec Company, HarvestWorks, and Sweetwater Sound; List of Volunteers to be acknowledged soon. With Engineering Direction from Daniel Neumann. Production help from Scott Greenberg, and Moon Young Ha. List here to be supplemented ongoing.
We anticipate that the entire Seamus Conference 2023 will be recorded [but not streamed] and archived, or as much of it as possible, and certainly the concerts.
The venues for the Conference are the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York University Bobst Library’s Avery Fisher Center, and New York University’s Silver Center.
The music presented will include a diverse mix of fixed media, mixed media, acousmatic, new instruments, diverse channel and spatialization formats, installations, and many more forms of experimental electroacoustic involving media. A substantive number of paper sessions, and at least two Workshops or panels, will also take place. These will be posted here soon.
As many pieces as possible that were selected by the Seamus peer-review process but unable to be programmed in NYC due to feasibility constraints are being programmed at HOST events (which themselves will be shared online, and archived) and ONLINE directly. A separate LINK for these events is listed below this Conference link. A programming LIST of all scheduled Online pieces will be posted before April 7. We are calling these extended Conference events, in line with the 2021 Conference spearheaded by Past President Ted Coffey, “Rhizome” events.
The complete list of Seamus Conference 2023 Rhizome pieces that have been accepted, to be presented ONLINE directly, will be posted by March 30 the latest. Information about this event (which will also be archived) will be distributed after April 8.
Huge THANKS to all instrumental performers involved in preparing and presenting these works, both from NYC and from throughout the US. NYC performers will include the TAK Ensemble, The Rhythm Method, cellists Madeleine Shapiro and Meaghan Burke, violinist Marina Kifferstein, Percussionists Sae Hashimoto and Ellery Trafford, pianist Shiau-uen Ding, flutist Laura Cocks, and taragato player Esther Lamneck. Out of town guests will include Betsy Lantz and Kyle Hutchins.
A number of submissions will be presented with choreography and performance by invited Cleveland guest dancer Ron’Dale Simpson. More information on this collaboration will be posted shortly in an online program.
INFORMATION about the Submission and Acceptance demographics will be posted here sometime soon, as well.
Within Manhattan, travel between the DiMenna Center and the NYU campus requires a short walk at either end of a very short subway ride (the A, C, or E) from NY Penn Station to West Fourth Street. SOME MAPS There will be minimal as possible oscillation of these two event locations. The PATH train that connects Manhattan to NJ (and Jersey City and Hoboken) runs throughout the night and is pleasant and safe, in case anyone wishes to consider lodging across the river.
Hotel information is available on the attached menu.
There will be no SEAMUS banquet this year, but members are invited and urged to attend a Friday late afternoon Reception — underwritten by Sweetwater Sound — [with light refreshments, time TBA, at Silverstein Lounge, in the NYU Silver Ctr] for the announcement of Student Award Winners, for brief presentations by several Board members for the general Seamus membership, and for an announcement of the annual Seamus Award. And, to socialize. The Lounge will be open much of the afteroon specifically for SEAMUS.