Darmstadt 2012: Understanding Hardware Programming in Assembly Workshop with Tristan Perich
This workshop is limited to 15 participants
As the technology in our lives becomes faster and more complicated, our understanding of it has decreased, forcing us to put an implicit faith in its design, inner workings and safety. Composer and visual artist Tristan Perich will present an introductory workshop on hardware programming, providing an understanding of how these systems function at their lowest level. While Perich's work aims to integrate low-level computation with traditional artistic mediacompositions for ensemble with 1-bit electronics or audio art installationsthis workshop intends to teach a basic understanding of Assembly, a low-level programming language that drives most hardware at the lowest level. The workshop is intended for those with a basic understanding of computer programming, though it is not necessary. Participants will learn how to program an Amtel microprocessor, a low-cost, highly versatile microchip similar to those used in Arduino boards and in Perich's own popular artwork 1-Bit Symphony.
Tristan Perich's work is inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics and code. The WIRE Magazine describes his compositions as "an austere meeting of electronic and organic." 1-Bit Music, his 2004 release, was the first album ever released as a microchip, programmed to synthesize his electronic composition live. His latest circuit album, 1-Bit Symphony (Cantaloupe, 2010) has received critical acclaim, called "sublime" (New York Press), and the Wall Street Journal said "its oscillations have an intense, hypnotic force and a surprising emotional depth." His award winning work coupling 1-bit electronics with traditional forms in both music (Active Field, Observations) and visual art (Machine Drawings, Microtonal Wall) has been presented around the world, from Sonar and Ars Electronica to the Whitney Museum and bitforms gallery. He was the recipient of a 2011 NYFA Fellowship in Digital Electronic Arts, and a 2009 Award of Distinction from the Prix Ars Electronica.
Tristan Perich is a 2011 Artists' Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This presentation is cosponsored by Artists &; Audiences Exchange, a public program Administered by NYFA with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts.
The Darmstadt Institute is made possible, in part, through generous support from the Dedalus Foundation and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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22 Boerum Place (between Livingston and Schermerhorn)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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