Bookbinding Workshop

Coptic-Stitch Bookbinding Workshop: Learn how to hand-sew a hardcover journal in this Coptic-stitch bookbinding workshop. We will punch holes in sections (inside pages) and sew them to the cover boards using a beautiful link stitch. Students may choose from a few different colors of handmade paper for the covers (made by Nathan Lewis, Trumansburg, NY). Open to ages 12 and up. Some binding or sewing experience is helpful, but not necessary. 

This workshop is lead by Laura Rowley of Illuminated Press. Laura is a teaching book artist. She is the founder of Illuminated Press, a small business dedicated to sharing the art and craft of bookmaking, printing, and papermaking. This mission is pursued through collaborative projects in these crafts and by teaching community classes. Laura works with universities, public schools, after-school programs, libraries, community art spaces, small businesses, and more. 

The ElectroZone Presents: Body Data Harvest

Fresh off the heels of Ode to Spring Reverb comes Body Data Harvest featuring Jen Kutler!

Jen Kutler
http://www.jenkutler.com/

Travis Johns
https://vauxflores.com/

DEMO
Coming soon!

Suggested donation: $5

Jen Kutler
is a multidisciplinary artist and performer. She modifies found objects that are cultural signifiers of power, gender, queerness and intimacy to create atypical instruments and sculptures. Her performances feature many of her instruments incorporated with immersive field recordings to explore common and discrepant experiences of familiar social tones in immersive sound and media environments.

Travis Johns
Travis Johns is a sound artist residing in Ithaca, NY, whose work includes performance, installation and printmaking, often incorporating electronic instruments of his own design. Active in the San Francisco Bay Area experimental music scene for several years, Johns moved to Costa Rica in 2011 where he collaborated extensively with visual artist Paulina Velazquez-Solis on Raro, an immersive sound and sculpture installation that represented Costa Rica in the 2013 Biennial of the Central American Isthmus (BAVIC). Since returning to the states, first to Baltimore and later to Ithaca, he’s continued to apply his trade as a composer, educator and sound artist under the nom de plume of VauxFlores.

DEMO
Tapes, Trax, and other Trix! Sure to delight!

Suggested donation $5

The ElectroZone is a pop up community space devoted to creating connections through the joy of electro music. It cultivates an environment of improvisation, experimentation, performance, and collaboration. ElectroZone events are designed to engage and challenge artist and audience members alike through group jams, audience Q & As, gear fondling, and off beat humor. The ElectroZone is devoted to sharing the accessibility of music in the hope that many audience members become future performers. It has never been easier to make music and we will show you how. If you are interested in learning more or volunteering please email ithacaelectrozone@gmail.com

Build a DIY Midi Controller with Jen Kutler

Part 2 of our series with Jen Kutler! These are her words to describe the event,

“Come make a mess with me. Leave with your own home made usb MIDI controller.”

All materials and tools will be provided. $50 sliding scale. There is a maximum of 10 slots. Register at ithacaelectrozone@gmail.com Payments may occur through cash, card, Venmo or Paypal.

As always the ElectroZone will livestream this event.

Details:
The workshop will cover USB-MIDI basics, introduction to Arduino, basics of variable resistors including capacitive touch and light sensors, breadboarding, soldering, imagining basic circuits, writing code to make your instrument work. We will talk about how to create noteOn/noteOff and CC value controllers. In the workshop we will build a simple USB-MIDI CCvalue controller and will give you the tools to expand and build your dream MIDI control setup. Email any questions you might have to jenkutleraudio[at]gmail[dot]com.

April Gallery Night | 19th Century Upstate New York Anaglyphs | This Means

We hope you will join us on Friday April 5th for the opening of This Means & 19th Century Upstate New York Anaglyphs. 19th Century Upstate New York Anaglyphs is a fun and interactive exhibition. The show will also be available to view during office hours until April 29th, 2019.

19th Century Upstate New York Anaglyphs
Randi Millman-Brown and Keith Millman

These photographs are from the History Center of Ithaca’s collection of 19th century stereographs. The size of the printed pictures and the depth of their spaces create a sense of place that is more palpable than a single flat photograph.

Stereograph photography was popular in the 19th century as a way to see a scene in 3D. The process works by taking two pictures at the same time roughly 2 1/2 inches apart, mounting the images side by side, then viewing the pictures through a special viewer called a stereoscope. This process recreates the sense of depth in the original scene. Taking this process one step further we created a single picture from each stereograph pair and converted the depth information to Red and Cyan. This is an anaglyph which when viewed with the colored glasses makes the pictures pop into 3D

This Means
Keith Millman and Mathea Millman

The small drawings are from an on-going collaboration between Keith Millman and Mathea Millman. ( Instagram: @_Thismeans ) The series pairs declarative text with drawings that evoke a larger meaning through line, irony, humor, joy and metaphor.

A Multimedia Performative Jamboree

Low Profile Events and Party Fawn Reading Series (ok really just Marty) and also Joe Hall are collaborating to BRING YOU… a trio of rad folks at the Grayhaven!!! One touring + two super locals!

Mike Young is the author of three books: 2014’s Sprezzatura (poetry), 2010’s Look! Look! Feathers (stories), and 2010’s We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, which was selected by readers of The Believer as one of the Top 20 Poetry Books of 2010. Since 2007, he’s run Magic Helicopter Press, which puts out chapbooks and full length books and interactive art. MHP stuff has received nice nods from the New York Times, Nylon, The Rumpus, American Book Review, and others.

He lives in Santa Fe, NM, where he makes music: with a band (http://clementinewasright.bandcamp.com/) and by himself (http://blackcake.org/album/imagine-a-fire-you-can-wear-as-a-coat-by-anthony-graytone).

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Jen Tennant is an associate professor of Economics at Ithaca College, focusing on disability policy and health economics. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Pleiades, The Smart Set, and A VELVET GIANT. This year, she is interim co-director of the New Voices Literary Festival at Ithaca College.

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SLFHLP is the solo project of Nick Scollard, drummer of Joyous Shrub 666 and Wildflwr fame; lo-fi hip hop beats with wistful stoned-and-wading-in-a-gorge-in-the-summer vibes.

https://slfhlp.bandcamp.com/

The ElectroZone Presents: My Strange Adventure

Grayhaven Motel and The ElectroZone treat you to an evening of unusual and iconic instruments featuring Viola Yip, Thrash Brian, and Kompyootur Muhsheen!

A Native of Hong Kong, Viola Yip is a New York-based experimental composer- performer, sound artist and instrument builder. Her recent interests fall on designing new experimental instruments, exploring sonic possibilities in (1) various object / materials, (2) the interactions between our performative gestures, instruments and the space, as well as (3) incorporating composer-performer’s body as a site for developing new pieces.
Her works as a composer-performer have appeared in places such as Missouri Experimental Sonic Arts Festival, Elastic Arts in Chicago, UC San Diego, The Stone, Barbes, Abrons Arts Center, Boston Conservatory, Hong Kong Baptist University, Bowling Green State University, Brandeis University, LA outhaus, 918 Bathurst in Toronto, Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Residency for contemporary music and electronics, Tanke de Noord in Amsterdam, Exploratorium, Loophole and Willows Nest in Berlin, ON Neue Musik in Cologne as well as internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt.
She is currently pursuing her PhD in music composition at Graduate School of Arts and Science of New York University.

Viola Yip

Thrash Brian
https://liltacid.bandcamp.com/
Analog sweep from Ithaca, NY

Kompyootur Muhsheen

Kompyootur Muhseen (Elijah J. Weber-Han) is not your average teenage algorithm. He plays iPad, OP-Z, Theremini, and so much more. At this event he will be featuring a baby doll noise oscillator, a roguish hand made effects pedal and a few other surprises. Be sure to tune in!

Suggested donation $5

The ElectroZone is a pop up community space devoted to creating connections through the joy of electro music. It cultivates an environment of improvisation, experimentation, performance, and collaboration. ElectroZone events are designed to engage and challenge artist and audience members alike through group jams, audience Q & As, gear fondling, and off beat humor. The ElectroZone is devoted to sharing the accessibility of music in the hope that many audience members become future performers. It has never been easier to make music and we will show you how. If you are interested in learning more or volunteering please email ithacaelectrozone@gmail.com

March Gallery Night: Family Picnic – Johnny Dowd CD Release & Family Art Opening

Join us as Johnny Dowd celebrates the release of his new album “Family Picnic” with both a performance and an art opening featuring John, his sister Jennifer Edmondson, and niece Jade Dowd Vanderberg.

Johnny, Michael Edmondson, & Kim Sherwood Caso are pulling out all the stops, and Park Doing is opening the show.

Art Opening begins at 5pm
Music begins at 7:30pm

The art pieces will be available for purchase at the Opening by making a donation to The Cancer Resource Center (envelopes will be available at the show). The show ends on 3/28.

The Electrozone Presents Dancetrance: A Weird Dance Party

Close out the month of luv with your luv of dancing as the ElectroZone brings you a night of the fantastic beats.

Featuring: Zalatan, Stepwriterun, Electric Dog Dream, and Delivery System!

Suggested donation: $5

Zalatan: brimming with melody and dreamlike imagery!
http://zalatanmusic.com/

Stepwriterun: original, live improvised techno drawing on influences from Berlin, Detroit, and Chicago techno, acid, and dub techno (think Phuture, Octave One, Gaiser, Plastikman). I go where the music takes me in the moment and no show is the same. You can find songs and DJ mixes on SoundCloud and Bandcamp under “Stepwriterun” and Traktor DJ sets as Jason Leifer on Mixcloud.

https://bandcamp.com/JML77777

Electric Dog Dream: Rob Snyder, performing as Electronic Dog Dream, is a musician, technologist, husband, and father living and working in Ithaca, NY. The music of Electronic Dog Dream is based heavily in the re-purposing of natural and ambient sounds into dark, sometimes uncomfortable, and for this performance danceable, soundscapes.

https://www.electronicdogdream.com

Delivery System: Scott Paczkowski is a synthesizer enthusiast living near Ithaca, New York. He is a member of the Synthetic Music Collective and plays regularly at their monthly Synth Night. Pads, sound effects, strings, and basses as his favorite and his inspirations are early autechre, BOC, Jonas Kopp, Markus Suckut, Johannes Heil, AFX, early Hawtin, video game music, and similar stuff in the vein of late 90’s IDM and contemporary techno.
https://soundcloud.com/user-…/synthesizer-night-bobs-solo-07

The ElectroZone is a pop up community space devoted to creating connections through the joy of electro music. It cultivates an environment of improvisation, experimentation, performance, and collaboration. ElectroZone events are designed to engage and challenge artist and audience members alike through group jams, audience Q & As, gear fondling, and off beat humor. The ElectroZone is devoted to sharing the accessibility of music in the hope that many audience members become future performers. It has never been easier to make music and we will show you how. If you are interested in learning more or volunteering please email ithacaelectrozone@gmail.com

February Gallery Night | SUPPORT MATERIAL | New works by Jacob Riddle

SUPPORT MATERIAL
New works by Jacob Riddle
thisisjacobriddle.com
At Grayhaven Motel
Feb1-22
Opening Feb. 1st 5-9PM

Let’s approach this as a smoothie, I will lay out the ingredients but not the quantities or ways they interact, this will allow a more varied and genuine experience of the work.
Ingredients:

Material
Value
Hierarchy
Labor
Symbol
Archeology
Monuments
Monoliths
Utility
Temporality
Mark Making
Construction
Support
Temporary Structure
Color
Gesture
Virtual/Actual
Real/Fake
Automation
Invisible Labor
Digital Labor
Tree Based Support
Gyroid Structure
Natural Form
Skeuomorphism
Biomimetic design
Fluidity
Ancient Alien Theory
Robots
Blue Collar

All art is self-reflective and political to some degree. Self-reflective because a human is making it, and political because everything is political. Everything else is just the ingredients to the smoothie.