19 Jun 2009
nowTHENafter Listening Party & Summer Fundraiser 
Listening Party & Summer Fundraiser @ HARVESTWORKS, NYC

19 June 2009
5-8 pm Eastern Time

Harvestworks presents nowTHENafter, a surround-sound DVD compilation of new experimental works by composers from the post-No Wave electronic, acoustic and underground scene. Inspired by the turn of the century and produced by Ike Yard founder and post-punk legend Stuart Argabright, the project includes Mark C, duos/collaborations with Ikue Mori and DJ Olive, David Linton and Charles Cohen, Stuart Argabright and Judy Nylon in addition to turntablist Marina Rosenfeld, hybrid artist Ray Sweeten and 8-bit Construction Set. These artists continue to add their distinctive musical sensiibilities to New York City

Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Our mission is to support the creation and presentation of art, works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies and to bring together innovative practitioners from all branches of the arts collaborating in the use of electronic media.

Proceeds from the Harvestworks event will foster innovative explorations in art and technology by contemporary artists.

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HARVESTWORKS
596 Broadway Suite 602
New York, NY 10012
212-431-1130

F, V, D, B to Broadway/Lafayette
R, W to Prince Street
6 to Bleecker Street

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