Bret Battey at the Big Screen Plaza

As part of LISA’s partnership with the Big Screen Plaza, we will be showing several of Bret Battey‘s works during the month of September on the Big Screen at the Eventi Hotel at 30th and 6th in Manhattan.  We are excited that Bret is working with us for this project.


Bret Battey (b. 1967) creates electronic, acoustic, and multimedia concert works and installations, synthesizing a diverse professional and educational background in music composition, computer programming, graphic and web design, and electronics. He has received recognitions and prizes from Austria’s Prix Ars Electronica, France’s Bourges Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique, Spain’s Punto y Raya Festival, Abstracta Cinema of Rome, and Amsterdam Film eXperience for his sound and image compositions. He is a Senior Lecturer with the Music, Technology, and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.


Segment Name: Autarkeia Aggregatum
Running Time: 6 min 10 sec

“Sound and images generate and influence one another, creating a magma constantly transforming in terms of light and colour, an evocative and tactile kaleidoscope, saturated and evanescent, at times about to liquefy, at others to explode like air.” (Invideo 2006, Milan, Italy)

Segment Name: Mercurius
Running Time: 9 min 30 sec

In the sound and image composition Mercurius, both the audio and visual components of the work have no cuts or edits. What we hear is continual transformation of one synthesis process, just as what we see is continuous animation of nearly 12,000 individual points. Mercurius rapidly shifts between multitudes of seemingly conflicting states. It ambiguously combines multiple sensibilities of the spiral form, which can symbolize both unity and destruction. The title Mercurius also refers to the “swift messenger” Mercury, a symbol of the volatile and unstable.

Big Screen Schedule:

September’s Leaders in Software and Art choices (a 60-min. loop), including works by Larry Cuba, Bret Battey, Makoto Yabuki, and repeat performances by Dennis Miller, Eva Lee, Mark Stock and  Matt Pearson, are expected to show on the Big Screen at the following times (schedule subject to change.  Please check schedule at before attending).

9/8 @ 1-2pm
9/9 @ 9-10am
9/9 @ 11am-Noon
9/10 @ 4-5pm
9/11 @ 9-10am
9/13 @ 10-11am
9/15 @ 12-2pm
9/15 @ 7-9pm
9/18 @ 8-9pm
9/21 @ 3-4pm
9/23 @ 9-10am
9/25 @ 9-10am
9/27 @ 10-11am
9/28 @ 10-11pm
9/29 @ 12-2pm
9/29 @ 8-9pm