A week-end of openings
September 19th - 21st, 2008
The 4th edition of STARTMILANO will take place from September 19th to 21st 2008, in the headquartes of every associated gallery. STARTMILANO brings together the most important contemporay art galleries located in Milan.
Harvestworks is pleased to announce a presentation by STEIM's Takuro Mizuta Lippit. Amsterdam's STEIM has been at the forefront of designing tools for composers and visual artists for decades, like LiSa, BigEye and ImagIne. STEIM's sensorlab was one of the first commercially available sensor interfaces.
Takuro will present and discuss the history and current work at STEIM, and can answer questions in case you would be interested in spending time at STEIM to work on your own project. He will also present his own custom-made DJ setup.
Takuro will introduce the general history of STEIM, from its start in the late 60s as a collective of composers, improvisors and musicians to a research lab, artist in residence and venue for adventurous live electronic arts. Later he will demo his own performance set up consisting of a turntable, dj mixer, self-built USB controller and Max/MSP. Crossfader-triggered sampler "cut n play" and right-hand usb interface "audile" are some of the unique modules that he has designed to seamlessly integrate live sampling into the flow of turntable performance.
dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) believes in the instrumental autonomy of the turntable and the musicianship of the DJ. He is a turntable musician working in the field of improvised and experimental music. His music focuses on the live reconstruction and narratization of the phonographically amplified - the music, the sound, the technology and the past. To achieve this, he uses a unique setup consisting of hand-made hardware interfaces and a custom Max/MSP software along with one turntable and DJ mixer. He is also a concert/event curator for electronic music and a researcher of music technology.
While studying Art History and Philosophy in Tokyo, he was active as a DJ in the underground electronic music scene and formed a collective called smashTV productions which organized genre-mixing events such as anti-Gravity and bistro-Smash!. In 2002, he moved to New York to pursue graduate studies in computer music and physical computing at NYU's ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program).
Since 2005 he has been involved with STEIM's (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam) R&D lab and is currently its Artistic Director.
dj sniff regularly performs with computer musician Yutaka Makino as Audile and with saxophonist Keir Neuringer.
SCOPE is proud to present the first Collector Mentorship Auction during SCOPE Hamptons 08. Continuing its "Art Fair as Resource" mandate, this silent auction features seasoned collectors Beth Rudin DeWoody, Melva Bucksbaum, Raymond Learsy, Eileen and Richard Ekstract, Adam Lindemann, Enrique Norten, Jed Walentas, Rick Wester, Dennis Oppenheim, Nancy Seltzer, Terrie Sultan, Kim Levin, Arnold Lehman, Rob Teeters, Richard Stewart, Lowell Pettit and others donating an hour of their time to mentor less experienced art enthusiasts. Bidding will be young collectors from MoMA, Whitney, The New Museum, The Parrish Museum, Guild Hall, Core Club and Soho House. This unique event, providing networking opportunities and educating beginning collectors while promoting philanthropy, will benefit the SCOPEFoundation.