THE HOLLADAY BROTHERS

Ryan Holladay is an American artist and co-founder of The Holladay Brothers, a music and technology duo creating site-specific sound installations, interactive concerts and GPS-based compositions for sites across the country. A graduate of NYU, he is based in Los Angeles, California.


New England Conservatory/Formlabs

Formlabs’ 3D violin will be played by a string quartet from the New England Conservatory of Music.  Brian Chan is a designer and engineer at Formlabs. His hobby is to combine CAD and rapid prototyping with traditional hand techniques to create new forms of art. The string quartet contains members whom are all studying at the New England Conservatory of Music, pursuing Undergraduate and Graduate degrees. First violinist Danny Koo is currently finishing his Graduate Diploma, studying with Donald Weilerstein and Soovin Kim. Second violinist Jaeook Lee is in his second year in the Masters Degree Program, and is studying with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried. Violist Jesse Morrison is also finishing his second year of his Masters and is studying with Kim Kashkashian. Lastly, Jonah Ellsworth is the cellist and is finishing his Undergraduate Degree and is working with Laurence Lesser.


Photo credit: Anja Epkes

Photo credit: Anja Epkes

Christen Lien

Christen Lien is a rising performer and storyteller, composer, recording artist, and entrepreneur who has recently performed for the White House Summit on the United State of Women, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Forbes 30 under 30, Summit, Unreasonable, and the Nexus Global Youth Summit. Christen Lien's provocative compositions, hypnotic performance style, and entrepreneurial business approach all reflect her passion for challenging the status quo. Through her art she seeks to support her fans to process the complex and oftentimes dark emotions that oppress individual potential and hold back collective power. As an entrepreneur in a disrupted industry, Christen decided to hack a unique pathway forward by raising capital in order to control creative development and branding, retain ownership of her masters and broader IP, and build out her business infrastructure.


Hirenotes

Hire Notes is the musicians’ booking platform. Hire Notes simplifies concert management and expedites payments, with a performance dashboard, a performer network, and website plugins. When they graduated from music conservatory, founders saw how tough and broken bookings can get for musicians. They picked up coding and tech skills to build the platform. In beta, booking revenue crossed $100K, growing 30% monthly, with musicians ranging from students to Grammy nominees. Recent partners include the New England Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, and the Aspen Music Festival and School. Learn more at Hirenotes.com or by texting 252-3HN-OTES.

Pianists: Jae Eun Park and Josh Ziemann


Photo credits: Rachel Neville

Photo credits: Rachel Neville

Photo credits: Rachel Neville, King Texas

Photo credits: Rachel Neville, King Texas

Renegade Performance Group  

Power Source, as an ongoing collaboration re-examining the relationship between Black movement and Black sound that asserts the desire for the Black body to “update” and “re-program” its memory. Where Black movement is initiated with the purpose of inserting and infecting the literal, figurative, corporeal, spiritual, metaphysical and digital space. The future memories of the Black body in Diaspora must now be cultivated and sustained by the energy found within collective efforts across perspective, spectrums, and dimensions. 

The work is shaped by choreography and digital projections designed by André M. Zachery and the sonic texture of sound artist Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste. Using multi-camera body capturing, projection-mapping and sound interaction, the media is used to explore relationships of power through the manipulation of the image from the movement of the body. Collaboratively, we re-adapt and re-imagine images, sounds, and at times texts to pose the question through the Black body “what is to come next?”


Photo credit:  Adam DeTou

Photo credit:  Adam DeTou

MASARY STUDIOS

Masary Studios is a team of artists - Ryan Edwards, Maria Finkelmeier, and Sam Okerstrom-Lang - awakening built environments through live music performance and projection mapping. By unlocking the hidden possibilities of an urban landscape or space, Masary's works are at once a performance, a reconsideration of architecture, and a visual spectacle. For Hacking Arts, Masary will perform two original works for marimba, drums, electronics, and animation, implementing their music to animation trigger system.


Photo credit: Kate L Photography

Photo credit: Kate L Photography

Radius Ensemble

Composer Eun Young Lee, flutist Sarah Brady and Radius Ensemble’s founding artistic director Jennifer Montbach present an excerpt from Lee’s groundbreaking new work, *12*, that includes audience participation via smartphone, using original technology created by Eran Egozy, MIT Professor of the Practice.