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Wednesday, May 4 • 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 *******

The U-GRUVE app is now available on the iTunes App Store as a free download!



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Featuring original audio works by Michael DurekMilica ParanosicJesse StilesNorville ParchmentRichard 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 StoreYou 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 →

Wednesday May 4, 2016 8:00am - 8:00pm

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