December 14th, 9:00pm

Trio performance with If, Bwana and Katherine Liberovskaya (live video)

Part of The Twenty-third Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part One (or A)
Phill Niblock, curator

Experimental Intermedia
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor

December 1st, 8:00pm

Duo performance with If, Bwana
(also on bill: wicked rot, Jake Maginski, belltonesuicide/parashi, silent isle)

43 Main st.
Easthampton, MA

November 27th, 8:00pm

Performing with the Tintinnabulate Harmonica Band

Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark St.
Albany, NY

November 15th, 3:00pm/7:00pm

**Cancelled: This event has been postponed due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Please help Eyebeam in its recovery if you can**

Strange Umbrella #1

3:00pm: A lecture/demo by Pauline Oliveros, Doug Van Nort and Jonas Braasch on our respective work with intelligent interactive systems and improvisation.

7:00pm: Triple Point (Oliveros, Van Nort, Braasch) perform with FILTER, an artificially intuitive software agent that listens and responds to the performing musicians, transforming the trio into a quartet.

Eyebeam Art+Technology Center
540 W. 21st St
New York, NY
Demo: Free | Concert: $15

November 13th, 1:00pm

Presenting a demo with my FILTER system at the opening of the Center for Cognition, Communication and Culture at RPI.

Troy, NY

November 3rd, 5:00pm

Pauline Oliveros and Doug Van Nort perform with FILTER, an artificially intuitive software agent that listens and responds to the performing musicians, transforming the duo into a trio.

Part of Ione’s “Marathon of Dreamers” event

Mount Tremper Arts
647 Old State Route 28
Mount Tremper, NY

October 26th, 8:00pm

Duo performance with If, Bwana
(also on bill: readings by Gracie Leavitt, David James Miller and visual art by Terry Zacuto)

Part of the YES! Poetry and Performance Series

Albany Social Justice Center
33 Central Ave.
Albany, NY

October 11th, 6:00-9:30pm

Sound Sculpting, Resonance and Everyday Materials: A workshop with Doug Van Nort

A hands-on workshop inspired by the sound sculpture Constellate, the latest installation in the Tang Museum’s Elevator Music series. Participants will construct a constellation of sounding speaker-objects through manual creation using simple analog electronics and digital manipulation of sound recordings.

**The workshop spaces are currently filled – though the museum is taking names for the waiting list.**

Tang Museum
Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

October 5th, 9:30pm

Performing (as ASQ3) with Jonathan ChenJoseph Clayton Mills
Super Coda Music Series

121 Ludlow St., Second Floor
New York, NY
$5-20, sliding scale

October 3rd

New Article published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Doug Van Nort, Jonas Braasch, and Pauline Oliveros, “Sound texture recognition through dynamical systems modeling of empirical mode decomposition”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Volume 132, Issue 4, pp. 2734-2744 (2012).

October 2nd, 8:00pm

Composers Inside Electronics
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
General Admission: $15
Members/Students/Seniors: $10

An evening of electro-acoustic compositions from the members of CIE, performed by the group.
Performing will be John Driscoll, Tom Hamilton and Doug Van Nort.


Tongues of Fire – John Driscoll
Gold Standard – Tom Hamilton
On-to-genesis – Doug Van Nort

On-to-genesis is an immersive and interactive multi-channel piece in which the performers co-evolve and weave a sonic tapestry, while an evolutionary algorithm selects grains of sound and sculpts the micro-structure of the piece. This will be the world-premiere.

about CIE:
Composers Inside Electronics was formed in 1973 with David Tudor and is known for its pioneering use of original live electronics for both performance and installations, including David Tudor’s Rainforest project. The current members include founders John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein along with Tom Hamilton, Matt Rogalsky, and Doug Van Nort, and also includes guest performers.

September 28th, 5pm


Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street
Troy, NY

For a new digital ensemble piece entitled ‘On-to-genesis’ (to be premiered the following week at Roulette in Brooklyn), Van Nort has developed a new software instrument that genetically evolves and mutates sonic materials. For Wired Kingdom he will present an improvised performance using this new instrument: a sneak preview of this new work.

September 24th, 8:00pm

An evening of solos and a trio, with tape maestros Rinus van Alebeek and Al Margolis

Spotty Dog Books and Ales

440 Warren St.
Hudson, NY

September 23rd, 8:00pm

“Night of the TapeUnSpool”: An evening of Cassette-heavy performances
(also on the bill: Rinus van Alebeek, G. Lucas Crane)

For my part I will be capturing sounds via digital “tape”: a solo improvisation with greis/electronics

51 3rd St.
Troy, NY

September 7th, 7:00pm

New Museum Presents:
Pauline Oliveros, Doug Van Nort and FILTER

Pauline Oliveros and Doug Van Nort perform with FILTER, an artificially intuitive software agent that listens and responds to the performing musicians, transforming the duo into a trio.

Part of the “Ghosts in the Machine” exhibition, which “surveys the constantly shifting relationship between humans, machines, and art.”

New Museum
235 Bowery St., NYC

August 31st, 8:00pm

Trio Performance with Jonathan Chen, Jefferson Pitcher
(also on the bill: Jason Lescalleet)

Albany Sonic Arts Collective

Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark St.
Albany, NY

August 29th, 8:00pm

Solo Performance (greis/electronics)
(also on the bill: Carver Audain, Caroline Park, Jason Sloan)

Studio Soto

10 Channel Center St
Boston, MA

August 23rd, 8:00pm

Ensemble performance with Al Margolis (violin), James Ilgenfritz (bass), Lisa B Kelley (voice) and Laura Biagi (voice)

The Stone

Avenue C and 2nd Street, NYC

August 19th, 8:00pm

Doug Van Nort (greis/electronics)
Solo Performance: a night of compositions and improvisations
The Stone

Avenue C and 2nd Street, NYC

July 22nd, 3:00pm

Hearing Pictures Performance Event

A collaborative musical performance using paintings from the current “Hearing Pictures” gallery show as a visual score/guide.

With Matthew Carefully, Elky and Matt Weston. Curated by Megan Hyde.

Tang Museum
Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
Free and open to all

July 8th, 2:00pm

Duo Performance with Alessandra Eramo

Live from Studio Beta

Viewable online via ustream.tv

June 9th, 12:30pm

Artist Talk: Constellate and Related Tales
Part of Saratoga Arts Fest

The artist discusses his approach to transforming the elevator body and inner space into a sonic sculpture, focusing on compositional process and the material interplay between physical and sonic objects.

Payne Room and Elevator Site
Tang Museum
Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

June 9th – October 14th

Elevator Music 21: Constellate

This site-specific piece for the Tang elevator includes minimal ambient lighting and sculptural speaker-objects that are custom-built for the installation by the artist, turning the elevator itself into a resonant sound-producing body for which he has created an original composition. Listeners are guided through sonic territories that span from incidental sounds to highly immersive soundscapes.

Open Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12-5pm

Tang Museum
Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

May 26th, 4:00 pm

On-Air Solo Performance and Discussion

WNUR – 89.3 FM
Chicago, IL

May 21st, 1:00pm

Presentation of work “Mapping to Musical Actions in the FILTER System”

New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2012 Conference
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

May 12th, 8:00pm

Solo Performance @

Aviary Gallery
Jamaica Plain/Boston, MA
(also on the bill: Matt Azevedo, Mike Bullock)

May 2nd, 1:30pm

EMPAC Lobby, 7th Floor

Doug Van Nort presents..

Genetic Orchestra #8: Deep Listening Genetic Orchestra 2012

A co-creation with the students of the Deep Listening Class

viewable online, live or via archive at Ustream.tv

For three weeks, the students of the Deep Listening class have been mutating and breeding a shared pool of sounds using an evolutionary process. The sound qualities embedded within the resultant sound pool are used by Van Nort in order to create a structured piece. For this eighth composition in the series, the students will use new instrumentation that combines syncopated rhythms with stretched layers of drones.

This brings to life a sonic tapestry that results from the collective decisions of the group – thus is born the Deep Listening Genetic Orchestra 2012….ready to take over the EMPAC lobby!

(public domain image)

Special thanks to Pauline Oliveros and Heidi Boisvert for assistance in making this event possible.

April 28, 2012

Performance with Al Margolis (aka If, Bwana)
Spotty Dog Books and Ales
(also on the bill: Not the Wind, Not the Flag and Silent Isle)

440 Warren St.
Hudson, NY

April 24, 2012

Premiere of new Composition ‘Disorderly/Orderly’ for Supercollider Ensemble and Circuit-Bent Casio

The Disorderly world of a cracked Casio keyboard supercollides with the pure Order of an ensemble of laptops, playing sequences of modulated sine tones. The audience controls rhythm, tempo, mode and deviation while text chatting with the performers.

Part of the “Stretched Boundaries” concert event, featuring the Tintinnabulte ensemble (which I co-advise) with special guests David Whalen and Christine Sun Kim.

Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street
Troy, NY

April 11, 2012

Performance with Al Margolis (aka If, Bwana)
Uncertainty Music Series Festival
(also on the bill: Liz Albee)

Elm Bar
372 Elm St
New Haven, CT

March 30-31, 2012

Performance with, and Presentation of, Artificially-Intelligent Improvisation Systems Research

In performance with myself (GREIS) and Jonas Braasch, My FILTER system will be guided by logic-based reasoning – developed in the context of our CAIRA project. This “composed” version of the system will improvise with recordings of Pauline Oliveros playing accordion. In essence the system will fill the role (as best possible of course…) of Pauline’s presence in our Triple Point trio. We also have a paper in the Saturday session.

Part of the conference: Music Mind and Invention: Creativity at the Intersection of Music and Computation.

Also featured on the Friday evening concert will be Marvin Minsky, Noam Elkies, Tod Machover and Sideband.

Mayo Concert Hall
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ

March 5, 2012

Invited Presentation: World Premiere of new piece c’n’ear
A Composition Mini-Festival, Honoring Crane’s 125th Anniversary
Snell Theatre, Crane School of Music
Potsdam, NY

February 26, 2012

Triple Point: Pauline Oliveros (V-Accordion), Doug Van Nort (GREIS/electronics) and Jonas Braasch (Soprano Sax)
The Stone

Avenue C and 2nd Street, NYC

February 24, 2012

Composers Inside Electronics (John Driscoll / Doug Van Nort)
Cage Transmitted: Evening 2
Sponsored by Norte Maar and E.A.T.

New York Center for Arts & Media Studies
44 West 28th Street, 7th floor

A collaborative evening of electro-acoustic performance featuring ultrasonic instruments and resonant objects.

February 21, 2012

Doug van Nort, Al Margolis (laptops) Katherine Liberovskaya (live video)
The Stone

Avenue C and 2nd Street, NYC

February 19, 2012

Doug Van Nort solo performance
2012 International Society of Improvised Music (ISIM) Festival/Conference
William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ

February 9, 2012

Carver Audain + Rise Set Twilight (Mike Bullock, Linda Aubry Bullock) + Doug Van Nort
Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street
Troy, NY

An evening of sonic and visual explorations from experimental artists hailing from the ‘four corners’ of the region: Boston, Montréal, New York and Troy. Expect acousmatic tapestries, un-cinema for the ears and for the eyes, digital treatments and analog pulsations, lowercase sounds, crafted sheets of noise, drones and sonic meditations.

For my part, I will be presenting an immersive, spatialized improvisational piece with GREIS.

Februrary 8, 2012

Mixed Signals
Casa del Popolo
4873 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC

Carver AudainAndré Éric LétourneauKatherine Liberovskaya and Doug Van Nort

An evening of intermedia collaborations and solo presentations that incorporate live video, acousmatic preparations and digital/analog manipulations.
info and tickets

January 29, 2012

Kathy Kennedy+Doug Van Nort
Lan Tung+Michel F. Côté+Charity Chan

@ Gallerie AB (BELGO)
372 St. Catherine O. #313
Montréal QC

Through the initiative of Kathy Kennedy of Coeur Maha, Le Caribou Sonore will be collaborating to present an evening of improvised music at Gallerie AB in Montréal’s beloved BELGO building. Kathy Kennedy will be performing a duo set with Doug Van Nort, currently a resident of Troy NY, where he frequently works and collaborates with Deep Listening founder Pauline Oliveros. Doug is an experimental musician and researcher whose work is dedicated to creating immersive and visceral sonic experiences through composition, free improvisation and electro-acoustic sound production.

LCS is glad to host visiting musician Lan Tung (erhu) from Vancouver, who will be performing with Montréal musicians Michel F. Côté and Charity Chan. Lan will be in Montréal performing as a soloist with the Orchestre Metropolitain in Montréal and Trois-Rivières at the end of January. Described by La Scena as a “musical polymath”, Lan is the driving force behind the JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble, as well as being a prolific soloist, performer, improviser and composer.

Come share in this exciting concert of great improvisers from far and wide…Warming music for snowy times.

January 27, 2012

DVNT and Dolly Do Birmingham UK
7:30pm GMT
Network Music Festival
The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, Deritend, Birmngham, UK

For their presentation at the Network Music Festival, Dolly Ferret (aka Dorothea Ferrette aka Judy Dunaway) and DVNT (aka Doug Van Nort) will create a sound feedback loop between two live streaming systems, and visually express their respective network angles of the loop. Dolly will be located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and DVNT will be located in Troy, New York, USA. The piece will be presented live via two projected browsers at the festival, and will also be available worldwide via URLs that will be announced on the festival page closer to the performance date.

January 24, 2012

Re:Sonance of Mahler’s Song of the Earth
Tuesday January 24, 2012
Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 11 East 52nd Street, New York NY

Min Xiao-Fen, voice/pipa
Yoon Sun Choi, voice
Franz Hackl, trumpet, Guest, Manhattan New Music Project
Bruce Williamson, woodwinds, Guest, Manhattan New Music Project
Dave Taylor, bass trombone, Ensemble Member and Manhattan New Music Project
Mark Helias, bass
Gerry Hemingway, percussion
Doug Van Nort, laptop
Sarah Weaver, composer/conductor

A double quartet electroacoustic piece influenced by Gustav Mahler’s seminal composition Song of the Earth (1909). The music includes polyphony, heterophony, nodality, swing, cultural diversity, and live streams of environmental sound from geographically diverse locations via the internet.

This concert is part of a new series curated by Dave Taylor, presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Manhattan New Music Project: “The Emancipation of Re:Sonance – Five Austrian Masters Revisited”, which focuses on five of Austria’s most famous composers and the re-interpretation, re-imagination, and re-arrangement of some of their greatest works. The title of the series plays on Arnold Schönberg’s concept of the “Emancipation of Dissonance”.