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Lori Napoleon, Meridian7

Meridian7's Lori Napoleon performs an analog audio excursion as part of the 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival, in partnership with Church For All Nations and Hells Kitchen Cultural Center / Rhythm In The Kitchen Festival. Meridian7 explores the physiological dimensions of electronic media by altering the use of original telephone equipment with a concentration on light and sound. The product is a visual and aural experience that transforms vintage switchboards into new instruments.

Before playing Intercept Tone Vacant Level, Lori discusses the inspiration behind the piece. Her fascination with these tones stems from a Craftwork interview regarding telephone sounds. The initial taste led to further research of early telephone systems and the "phone phreak" subculture. This piece explores sonic textures using comb filtering, a technique that creates evolving timbres through a process of time-delayed feedback, forming “notches” of positive and negative interference and other endless modifications of the signal path.



Harvestworks Radio


This series features sound walks, live performances, and interviews from past Harvestworks programming. Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology.

Their mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. Their goals are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art community’s and the public’s “agenda” for the use of technology in art; and to bring together innovative practitioners from all branches of the arts collaborating in the use of electronic media. They assist with commissions and residencies, production services, education and information programs, and the presentation and distribution of their work.

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