NIME concert at Southpaw in Brooklyn, Tues, 12/15

NIME: New Interfaces for Musical Expression. NIME: creating new performance tools for digital music.

In the eighth annual NIME concert, performers will play a series of newly designed electronic instruments that aim to keep the “live” in the live performance of digital music.

Electronic music is usually played with a keyboard and mouse. Laptop musicians often sit at a desk and give performances that are little more than watching someone engage in “office gestures.” The idea behind NIME is to go beyond the mouse and keyboard and beyond even piano keys and drum pads. It seeks to present performance systems that make the most out of the new opportunities for musical expression that digital technology offers.

This year's NIME concert will feature such innovations as a musically enhanced sewing machine, sonified floor tiles, performative knitting needles, turntablism for live instrumentalists, electronically controlled cartoon antics, novel realizations of the rock guitar, and a host of other exciting approaches to the creation of music.

NIME is an end-of-semester performance by 16 graduate student artists from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU.

Entry is $7 (Free for NYU ID holders) Doors open at 7, Show starts at 8

NIME @ Southpaw 125 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Performances 8PM-11PM Doors open at 7PM

NIME at ITP Greg Shakar, Hans-Christoph Steiner, +1-718-360-4872,

ITP George Agudow +1-212-998-1891,

Southpaw 125 Fifth Avenue (at Sterling Pl) Brooklyn, NY 11217 718.230.0236