José Rivera’s Electric Streams of Wind: CD Release and Spatial AV Performance 

Jose Rivera, Electric Streams of Wind.

Electric Streams of Wind: CD Release and Spatial AV Performance 

January 16, 2020
Industry Lab
88 Norfolk Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Electric Streams of Wind is an environmental sound art project by composer, artist, and designer José Rivera (SMACT ’17), aka Proxemia. Exploring the development of radar technology for military and weather research, this piece first existed as a week-long site-specific 8.1-channel audio installation at the MIT Green Building in 2017.

Both a meditation on grounding and a mapping of architectural atmospheres, the installation captured audio recordings from the roof’s weather station and transmitted them to the 1st floor loggia in real-time. Now reworked for a limited edition CD, Electric Streams of Wind brings attention to and seeks to disrupt the ambience of every day brought about by constant information flows, automation, sensors, and energy systems.

José will present an experimental reimagining of the project as a 4-channel audiovisual performance. Electric Streams of Wind will be available as a handmade CD/booklet for purchase at the event.

This program is supported in part by a grant from Cambridge Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

$5 students // $10 general admission

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