“Site: Washington Square Park (WSP)” is a location aware music composition by the Holladay Brothers, commissioned by New York University, which officially launches October 27, 2017.
Join us from 3-4:15 p.m. for a talk at NYU’s ITP Department; and then at 4:30 p.m. Ryan Holladay will introduce the app and guide a group through Washington Square Park to experience the composition. Meet in front of NYU Skirball at 4:30, and don’t forget to bring headphones!
Ryan Holladay is an American artist and co-founder of The Holladay Brothers, a music and technology duo creating site-specific sound installations, interactive concerts and GPS-based compositions for sites across the country. A graduate of NYU, 2013 TED Fellow and 2014 Aspen Ideas Scholar, he is based in Los Angeles, California.
Brothers Ryan and Hays Holladay explore the intersection of art and technology to reimagine how sound is experienced, with projects ranging from multichannel audio installations to interactive performances and mobile apps. The Holladay Brothers have done groundbreaking work in location-aware music composition: music created and mapped to a physical space, released as mobile apps, that use a mobile device’s GPS to dynamically alter the music as the listener traverses a landscape. Their first production, “The National Mall,” a location-aware piece mapped to the Mall in Washington, DC, was described by music critic Chris Richards “magical…like using GPS to navigate a dream.” They went on to create similar works for Central Park in New York, SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, and are engaged in a long-term project of sonically mapping the entirety of the Pacific Coast Highway with Stanford University’s Experimental Media Art Department. With work also spanning interactive live performances, speaking engagements and workshops – Ryan is a 2013 TED Fellow and 2014 Aspen Ideas Scholar – the brothers have garnered critical acclaim are lauded by WIRED as being “pioneers.”