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Archive 2013 Summer

The Second Septendecimal Cicada Celebration!
Throughout Ulster County
June 14, 2013 12:00 AM - June 16, 2013
The Second Septendecimal Cicada Celebration!
June 5 and 14–16, 2013

throughout Ulster County 
(Kingston, New Paltz, Saugerties)
 Kingston, N.Y.—This summer marks the return of the 17-year cicadas (or Magicicada septendecim, Brood II) to the Hudson Valley. Deep Listening Institute, in collaboration with Mikhail Horowitz, David Rothenberg, and the City of Kingston, has plans to celebrate this reemergence with the Second 17-Year Cicada Celebration, a three-day festival weekend of art, music, poetry, and nature in and around the City of Kingston, Saugerties, and New Paltz.  The life cycle of the periodic cicadas is one of nature’s grandest, and its culmination — with a mass emergence of billions of singing insects once every 17 years — is an amazing spectacle. Our goal is to celebrate and educate, to convey the wonder and the glory of these insects to our friends and neighbors in the Hudson Valley, in the hope that they can look upon them as something infinitely more than a “nuisance” or a “pestilence,” as they have been considered in some quarters in the past.  In 1996, a Cicada Celebration produced by Mikhail Horowitz and Georg and Nancy Donskoj welcomed the cicadas with a “hail and farewell” display of art, video, music, poetry, and an entomological presentation at the old location of Donskoj and Co. on Broadway. This year’s events will feature more of the same, including a few of the “old brood” of artists that performed in ’96.Here are the highlights of this year’s Cicada Celebration 
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·       Wednesday, June 5 at 9 pm: Events begin at Mohonk Mountain House, with their Summer Nature Week featuring a special cicada concert with David Rothenberg, Pauline Oliveros, overtone singer Timothy Hill, and a cicada invocation by Ione. 
·       Friday, June 14 from 5 to 8 pm: Opening reception of a cicada-related art show with spoken word and acoustic music tributes to the cicadas, curated and hosted by Mikhail Horowitz at the new location of Donskoj & Company, 101 Abeel Street on the Rondout in Kingston.            Artists featured include Anita Barbour, Cristina Brusca, Dennis Connors, Bob Crimi, Yourij Donskoj, Jim Fawcett, Jan Harrison, Susan Horowitz, Richmond Johnson, Hal Krieger, Polly Law, Fawn Potash, Jacquie Roland, Cynthia Winika, and Carol Zaloom.            Poets/performers and musicians include Spider Barbour, Mikhail Horowitz, Wendy Kagan, Alison Koffler-Wise, Gilles Malkine, Pauline Oliveros, Princes of Serendip, Cheryl Rice, and Linda Weintraub.  
·       Saturday, June 15 from 3 to 6 pm: Cicada Celebration outdoor concert in beautiful Rotary Park along the Hudson River near Kingston Point Beach.  Ride the trolley from historic Rondout, bring a picnic and lounge chair!
            Performers include Spider Barbour, Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine, Ione, David Rothenberg with Tony Levin and Pauline Oliveros, Princes of Serendip (T. G. Vanini and Julie Parisi), Chuck Stein, If Bwana (Al Margolis and Lisa Kelley), and Ryan Ross Smith and Torben Pastore.
·       Sunday, June 16, 1 to 3 pm: Guided visit to Eve’s Point in Saugerties with naturalists Spider and Anita Barbour. 
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Summer Picnic and Concert
Chapel & Cultural Center,2125 Burdett Ave., Troy
June 20, 2013 5:30 PM - June 17, 2013
Thursday, June 20 ✥ 5:30 pm (picnic), 7 pm (concert) 
Please join us as we welcome in the Summer Late-afternoon picnic on the Chapel Terrace begins at 5:30 pm, followed by a very special concert at 7:00 pm with musicians Kimberley Dolanski (soprano), Cecilia Kang (clarinet) and Mary Simoni (piano). The program will feature works by Schubert, Horvit, Vaugh-Williams, and Simoni. All are welcome; Feel free to invite family & friends Suggested donation $5 per person CHAPEL & CULTURAL CENTER 2125 Burdett Ave. ✥ Troy NY 12180 518-274-7793 
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Along the Way A solo improvisation using the V accordion. Along the Way there are many diversions that may lead to unexpected locations. The Way is not necessarily familiar or unfamiliar. It is the Way.  River to River Festival/New York Electronic Art Festival
PACE University 
Schimmel Theater For More Information Visit River to River Festival

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Conference-goers will also have the opportunity to register for the pre-conference workshop 
Sound Sculpting and Deep Listening Through Electronics with Doug Van Nort 
a 3-day Deep Listening Workshop on July 9-11, 2013. 
More Information here:
For additional information please contact Conference Director Doug Van Nort at dvnt.sea@deeplistening.orgThe conference will span two and half days and will feature over 75 presenters from around the world.  Presentations will include lectures, workshops, performances, listening walks, poster sessions and roundtables. 

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"Urban Infrastructures for Non-Humans," with bio-artist Natalie Jeremijenko
Butterfly Bridge: Glen Ave between River St. and 6th Ave., in North Troy.
July 17, 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

REGISTER at: For more information: email or call 518-272-2390.Jeremijenko will lead the community to begin building a public art sculpture, Butterfly Bridge. The bridge will demonstrate possibilities of re-imagining our urban infrastructure, and guide us towards a bio-diverse ecosystem – one upon which our own health critically depends.  A Moth Cinema will be integrated into the structure, revealing the nightly dramas of love, survival and the fluttering lifestyles of the dark and mysterious.  This art installation will reveal the fragility of humans’ and insects’ eco systems, as part of an Environmental Clinic for ‘curing’ our local ecologies through citizen participation.
The workshop is in collaboration with “Found Art in North Troy” during Uptown Summer, a 5-week series of public arts workshops designed to enhance livability through creative place-making.  Bioart in an Industrial Wasteland and Found Art in North Troy are funded by the National Endowment of the Arts, with additional support from NYSCA, community organizations and volunteers.

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