Events 2008-2009

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1/12/2009 – 4/12/2009

Satellite Sounding, a sound piece from Sun Run Sun which uses sonified data from GPS satellites combined with peoples spoken reactions, will be played at the LuisterSalon, Vrouw en Muziek, Kunstenaarssocieteit Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam.


13/11/2009 20:00

Collaborative work by Erik DeLuca, Charles Stankievech, Yolande Harris

Ponce Inlet is an immersive, spatialized, hypnotic sonic exploration of a narrow body of water, an entrance, which connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal waterway and the Indian River in Florida. The material for the composition was recorded with an array of three hydrophones, mapped by the triangular shape of a boat’s hull and a set of air microphones used to capture the simultaneous sounds produced in air.

FEASt FES, Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Miami Florida


9/11/2009 16:30

Guest Lecture, ArtScience InterFaculty colloqium, Royal Academy of Art / Royal Conservatory of Music, Leiden University, The Hague.



A new interview on Scorescapes called Dolphins, Spectograms and Scorescapes: an Interview with Yolande Harris with Morgan Currie on Masters of Media Blog, University of Amsterdam.


14/9/2009 21:30

Now Stripe Time: On tropical rain, dolphins echolocation and the pink noise of pleasure yachts in turquoise sea.
New sound and video performance at DNK concert series, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam




18/7/2009 – 20/7/2009

Residency at STEIM working on underwater sound recordings and spectograms, Amsterdam.
(image of a dolphin echo-locating)





Visit and presentation to Michel Andre’s underwater research group, Laboratory for Applied Bio-Acoustics (LAB), Vilanova, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona.



S.W.A.M.P. (Some Wayward Attempts at Monitoring Prawns) Three low-flying birds cross paths in the Florida swamps: new field recordings by Yolande Harris guide a mobile evening-length improvisation with Christopher Williams, Kato Hideki, Stephen Menotti, Diapason Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.



Premier of new video installation Tiger in a Tropical Storm, Theatre of the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida.





3/6/2009 21:30

Making the Inaudible Audible, concert and video/sound installations of work dealing with our perception usually un-perceivable qualities such as underwater and ultrasound. Including collaborative work by Eric deLuca, Charles Stankievich and Yolande Harris, and David Dunn. At the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida.




1/6/2009 19:00

Concert of pieces by Alvin Lucier, Quasimodo, ACA Memory Space, I am Sitting in a Room, Chambers and installation Music fore Pure Waves, Bass Drums and Acoustic Pendulums; put together and performed by Associate Artists at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida.



Book Launch, Aiming for Dead Reckoning: Yolande Harris in conversation with Annet Dekker, in Navigating E-culture publication by Virtueel Platform, Amsterdam.


18/5/2009 – 7/6/2009

Residency as Associate Artist to work with Alvin Lucier at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida.


20/4/2009 – 6/5/2009

Sun Run Sun Satellite Sounders will be presented as part of the exhibition Playing the City “an attempt to open up public space as a collective, free, and configurable space”. Twenty international artists, including Allan Kaprow, Dara Friedman, Dora Garcia, Rirkrit Tiravanija, with events in downtown Frankfurt. Documented on the website and blog. At the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.




17/4/2009 17:00

Live performance during Edward Shanken’s book opening Art and Electronic Media, Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk) Amsterdam.






Satellite Sounding will be played at the 8th Annual International Women’s Electroacoustic Listening Room Project (WEALR09) as part of the New Music Festival at California State University, Los Angeles.


17/3/2009, 20:30

Musical experiments into underwater creatures and the aqueous properties of the contra-bass flute. Part of Scorescapes. New sound works with electronics and contrabass flute played by Ned McGowan Karnatic Lab evening, Muziekcentrum De Badkuyp, Amsterdam.


10/2/2009, 20:30

New work in progress! Presentation of current experiments into scores, environment and sonic consciousness at Karnatic Lab evening, Muziekcentrum De Badkuyp, Amsterdam.


31/1/2009, 20:00

Performance of Sun Run Sun, Royal Society for Netherlands Musicology KVNM, Aula of the University of Utrecht.


31/1/2009, 14:30

Invited Lecture “Scorescapes: Between the Map and the Music”, Royal Society for Netherlands Musicology KVNM, during a congress on the future of dutch musicology – international, interdisciplinary and practice based research.



Presentation of current research work Scorescapes on Scores, Environment and Sonic Consciousness at the Orpheus Institute Ghent, Belgium






My new sound piece, Satellite Sounding, which uses recordings of satellites from Genova, Los Angeles, Singapore and at sea, to combine with peoples spoken reactions, will be played at the Luister Salon, Vrouw en Muziek, Korzo Theatre, Den Haag.


Publication 2008

Taking Soundings and Sun Run Sun / Satellite Sounders are featured in the new publication Creative Interactions – The MobileMusicWorkshop 2004 – 2008, edited by Nicolaj Kirisits, Frauke Behrendt, Lalya Gaye, Atau Tanaka
University for Applied Arts, Vienna, 2008. Read the review on We-Make-Money-Not-Art The book can be ordered online at


Publication 2008

My article Building as Instrument is part of the new book on audio art, Hearing Places: Sound, Place, Time and Culture,
edited by Ros Bandt, Michelle Duffy and Dolly MacKinnon, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2007, paperback coming out in 2009. Read review.



I’ll be leading this first Scorescapes workshop with a group of students in the multimedia and performance group Re-Active Platform, at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.


28/9/2008 14:00

Artist presentation/performance Sun Run Sun, alongside Esther Polak and A.I.R., during the Re:visie Lab / Netherlands Film Festival Theater de Kikker, Utrecht


24/9/2008 – 26/9/2008

Artist in Residence at PICNIC : Satellite Sounders hosted by Virtueel Platform and <>TAG at the new media conference PICNIC Amsterdam






Awarded the Basisstipendium from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture Fonds BKVB


29/7/2008 11:00

Artist presentation Sun Run Sun during the 14th International Symposium for Electronic Arts ISEA 2008 Singapore

(with funding from the Mondriaan Foundation)


18/6/2008 – 5/10/2008

Taking Soundings Scores

3 large prints of the ‘scores’ from Taking Soundings presented as part of the group exhibition Possibility of Action, the Life of the Score Including work by John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Alvin Lucier, Annea Lockwood, Pauline Oliveros, Yoko Ono, James Tenney and more, curated by Barbara Held and Pilar Subira. Download pdf of exhibition catalogue

MACBA Contemporary Art Museum Barcelona.





6/6/2008 16:00 – 18:00hrs

Artist Walks – Satellite Sounders

Walks with the Satellite Sounders during NIME 8th International Conference New Interfaces for Musical Expression.
The walks will be in the grounds of the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova, Italy.





18/5/2008 14:00

El Camino

A work in progress presentation/performance of a series on sounding actual journeys – this one weaves around the routes of the 18th century Spanish missionaries in California. At Studio Loos Experiments # 6 concert, Den Haag.





11/5/2008 14:00, 15:00. 16:00hrs

Artist Walks – Satellite Sounders

Three guided walks with the Satellite Sounders during the Temporary Museum Amsterdam at the Netherlands Media Art Institute. More information and reservations on NIMk





28/4/2008 12:00

guest lecture on Sun Run Sun as part of the Art & Activism lecture series at UCLA Art | Sci Center Los Angeles


17/4/2008 20:00hrs

Satellite Sounders presentation at Test_Lab: Topology, V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam





15/4/2008 20:30hrs

Navigating the Space of the Future

Seminar on the occasion of the Sun Run Sun project with presentations by invited speakers, David Dunn and Atau Tanaka, Netherlands Media Art Institute. More information and reservations on NIMk in Amsterdam


2/4/2008 20:30hrs

Sun Running

performance at STEIM in Amsterdam


29/3/2008 – 12/5/2008

28/3 17:00hrs opening

Sun-Run-Sun: the Satellite Sounders

Sun-Run-Sun: Dead Reckoning

sonic walk and sound installation in the Territorial Phantom exhibition at Netherlands Institute for Media Arts (NIMk) in Amsterdam. For images see the Sun Run Sun blog


22/3/2008 – 28/4/2008

22/3 17:00hrs opening event

Navigating by Circles

video and sound installation in the Eco-Visualisation exhibition curated by Tiffany Holmes and Hicham Khalidi at TAG Gallery in Den Haag


20/3/2008 19:00-22:00

lecture at Mediamatic symposium on Eco-Visualisation in Amsterdam


15/3/2008 17:00hrs

Sun-Run-Sun: Amphibian

performance during Dag in de Branding Festival at <>TAG Gallery in Den Haag


1/3/2008 – 1/5/2008

Taking Soundings is presented on the new internet radio program on scores and notations curated by Barbara Held and Pilar Subira. To listen go to:
Radio Web MACBA of the Museu d’Art Contemporani Barcelona


19/11/2007 – 28/3/2008


Artist in Residence at Netherlands Institute of Media Arts (montevideo), Amsterdam

follow the blog of the project development On Sonic Navigations


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