Sunday, May 21 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
U-GRUVE AR / Creative Tech Week 2017: Interactive Sound Walk, Part 2 by Memetic Arts and New York SoundWalkers

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Tickets: $10.00
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We will experience the other-worldly, interactive soundscape that is "Walkie-Talkie Dream Angles", composed by electro-acoustic composer/performer Dafna Naphtali in collaboration with Richard Rodkin, creator of U-GRUVE AR, who produced a customized version as a dedicated, standalone, iPhone app. 

While originally created for the 2016 NoiseGate Festival, the piece has been updated with new sonic material for Creative Tech Week 2017, a city-wide festival devoted to New York's burgeoning Art/Tech scene which runs from May 12 -21, 2017.

"Walkie-Talkie Dream Angles" occupies Washington Square Park, one of the City’s most popular, and home to the iconic Washington Square Arch. The majesty of the Arch aside, the Park itself consists of a multitude of microcosms, from the Fountain, to the dog-runs, playgrounds, and the famous chess plaza, all of which provide a rich backdrop for musical experimentation.

Ms. Naphtali, who is both a professor and former student of New York University Steinhardt, describes the work:

"'walkie-talkie dream angles' is an opportunity to bring a favorite urban environment of mine to musical life and present it in a unique and individual way. With pre-recorded environmental sounds from the area that I will audio-process, I layer these sounds with my voice, and use some thoughtful strategizing about site-specific listening, interactivity and attention span."

Ms. Naphtali will be on hand to discuss her process for planning and composing the piece, as well as answer questions from the group.

We’ll find a local venue after the soundwalk and will relax and discuss the experience over food and drink. I hope you’ll join us for this sonic exploration of one of the City’s most rich and diverse public spaces. 


To experience the piece, you will need to download the Walkie-Talkie Dream Angles app on the iTunes App Store. It is NOT currently available within the U-GRUVE app, so you must download it separately.

More Information On:

Walkie-Talkie Dream Angles (on u-gruve.com)

Dafna Naphtali

Washington Square Park


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Dafna Naphtali

Sound Artist / Composer
Dafna Naphtali is a sound-artist, vocalist, electronic musician and guitarist. As performer and composer of experimental, contemporary classical and improvised music since the mid-90’s, she creates custom Max/MSP programming for sound-processing of voice and other instruments. “luminary... Read More →
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Richard Rodkin

Creator, U-GRUVE AR, Memetic Arts, Inc.
A lifelong musician, composer, and artist, Richard first began work on U-GRUVE in the early ’90s, while working in the then-emerging Virtual Reality industry.In addition to founding Memetic Arts, Inc., Richard has garnered 20 years' experience as a Lead User Experience/Interaction... Read More →

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Memetic Arts, Inc.

Producer/Publisher, U-GRUVE AR
Memetic Arts, Inc. is a digital media publisher and app development company based in New York City. Founded by Richard Rodkin in 2006 as a web consultancy, the company now produces innovative web-based and mobile apps that explore and showcase Computational Art and Creative Tec... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Square Park The Arch 5th Avenue / Washington Square North, New York, NY 10012

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