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Electronic Sounds Visions
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Shadow Puppies is an internationally celebrated
cutting edge trio that conjures rich, complex, and entrancing worlds of
electronic sound and vision in real-time. Using electric guitars, an
arsenal of objects, electronics, homebrew computer software, and
original digital technologies, audiences experience an uninterrupted
journey through sonic eruptions, video hallucinations, and aggressive,
Kurt Ralske’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at
the 2009 Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Bilbao, and the Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art. Kurt is the recipient of a Rockefeller
Foundation Media Arts Fellowship, and received First Prize at the
Transmediale International Media Art Festival in Berlin in 2003. Kurt
programmed and co-designed the 9-channel video installation that is
permanently in the lobby of the MoMA in NYC.
Hans Tammen has received a Fellowship from the New York Foundation of
the Arts (NYFA) and has recorded on labels such as Innova, ESP-DISK,
Nur/Nicht/Nur, Creative Sources, Leo Records, Potlatch, Cadence, and
Nick Didkovsky has received commissioning grants from The Mary
Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Meet the Composer’s Commissioning/Music
USA, the Jerome Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund and was awarded a New
York Foundation for the Arts Computer Arts Fellowship. He has performed
at the Whitney Museum of American Art and is the principle author of
the computer music language Java Music Specification Language (JMSL).