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Friday, April 29 • 8:00am - 8:00pm
U-GRUVE: Interactive Soundtracks for Public Spaces

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U-GRUVE: Interactive Soundtracks for Public Spaces

*******  UPDATE: 28 Apr 2016 *******

Greetings everyone, and many thanks to those of you who have signed up! I wanted to let you know that the U-GRUVE app is now available on the App Store for download.
Here is the link to the Preview; you can access iTunes from there:


Please be aware that our schedule has been evolving, and we've decided to roll-out compositions/locations one-by-one over the course of the festival. Hopefully that doesn't cause any inconvenience; if so, please accept my apologies.

That said, for today, 29 Apr 2016, we are opening with the work of Milica Paranosic, whose piece lives on the Upper West Side in Riverside Park on down to the Hudson Greenway, between 89th and 96th Streets. It's just a short walk west from Broadway, where the 1 Train stops at both 86th and 96th Streets.

Have fun ad please do let us know what you think!


Featuring original audio works by Michael Durek, Milica Paranosic, Jesse Stiles, Norville Parchment, Richard Rodkin, and Mick Sussman

U-GRUVE is an ongoing, public audio installation, marking its official launch with New York Creative Tech Week 2016.

U-GRUVE blurs the line between listening and performing, and turns your normal, passive, listening experience into one that is enriching, memorable, and unique to your interactions, ultimately strengthening your connection to the places you love.

Now, with your GPS-enabled mobile device (currently iPhone only), you can create soundscapes with original music composed specifically for a select number of well-known public spaces throughout Manhattan. And because the arrangement is controlled by your unfolding path within the space, the resulting music that you hear may be entirely different from what someone else hears.

Please visit u-gruve.com, follow us on Twitter @ugruve or "like" us Facebook for download instructions once the app is live in the App Store.

During Creative Tech Week the following locations will be live per the schedule below,  and will be accessible within the location's normal hours of operation:

Start Date Location Composer

APR 29 Riverside Park and the Hudson Greenway (89th - 105th) Milica Paranosic
APR 30   SPECIAL EVENT - LIVE DEMO at the Expo!                   == Various Artists ==
APR 30 The High Line (16th-28th St)                             TheUse
MAY 01   Central Park, Hallet Nature Sanctuary / The Pond         Richard Rodkin
MAY 02   The High Line (28th and North)                           Jesse Stiles
MAY 03   Riverside Park and the Hudson Greenway (89th - 105th)   Mick Sussman
May 04   The High Line (Gansevoort to 23rd St.)                   Barbara Weber
May 06   Lincoln Center Plaza                                     Richard Rodkin

Please join us for our Launch Reception and Listening Party on Saturday, May 7 at the HARMAN Store. You can register here.

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Richard Rodkin

Founder/President, Memetic Arts
A lifelong musician, composer, and artist, Richard first began work on u-gruve in the early ’90s, while working in the then-emerging Virtual Reality industry. | | In addition to founding Memetic Arts, Richard has garnered 20 years' experience as a Lead User Experience/Interaction Designer and Front-end Developer while serving as VP on UX teams for Fortune 100 companies in New York City. | | Richard holds a Bachelor of Music in... Read More →

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Memetic Arts

Digital Media Publishing
Memetic Arts is a New York City-based digital media publisher whose apps explore and showcase the potentials of creative technology. | | U-GRUVE is an Audio Augmented Reality system that enables composers to create interactive soundtracks for public spaces. To experience the music, listeners visit a U-GRUVE location, fire-up the app on their GPS-enabled device, and walk throughout the location to trigger, mix, and manipulate synchronized... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 8:00am - 8:00pm

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