Henry Gwiazda (USA)

netart by Henri Gwiazda (USA)

Henry Gwiazda

Henry Gwiazda was born in 1952 in New Britain, Connecticut. He received degrees from the Eastman School of Music, The Hartt School, and the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. He has received performances by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the New Britain Symphony, the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, and the American Dance Festival.

In 1986, he worked with sampling and sound effects to create a unique musical language that is derived from the interior musical characteristics of noise itself. His recent work is concerned with creating immersive musical works and computer multimedia. Performing live with sampler, guitar, and tape, he has given concerts, workshops, and lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has performed at New Music America (New York), Bang On A Can Festival, The Kitchen, Performance Space 122, the Knitting Factory, Roulette, iEar Studios (Troy), New Langton Arts (San Francisco), The Music Gallery (Toronto), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Stedelijte Museum (Amsterdam), Het Apollohuis (Eindhoven), De Unie (Rotterdam), Democrazy (Ghent), Cirque Diver (Liege), Monty (Antwerp), New Music Across America (Utah), the Fingerlakes Environmental Film Festival, ARTRADIO (Manchester), and many more including colleges and universities.

In 1992 he turned his attention to virtual audio and created two works; buzzingreynold’sdreamland and thefluteintheworldthefluteistheworld which are installations for one listener alone, utilizing immersive technologies. His virtual audio installations have been shown at the International Sound Symposium (Dartington), the Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the International Computer Music Conference 2008 (Belfast, Ireland).

In 1995, he extended his interest of sampling natural sounds to include a sampling of all phenomenon that has movement-a comprehensive artistic approach that has resulted in work that is multimedia in nature. These new works; she’s walking……, i’m sitting, watching……, a doll’s house is……, ……is consciouness make use of new media to create a virtual realism that is focussed on movement.

Participant in
The Wake Up Memorial – Corona! Shut Down? , 2020
Video title: in a straight line, 2018, 4:54
I’m going into the future…

The W:OW Project (We Are One World)
artvideoKOELN – audio-visual experiences I, 2015
CologneOFF X – 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival, 2014
CologneOFF IX – 9th Cologne International Videoart Festival, 2013
Forever – The Ball, 2012
CologneOFF VII – /th Cologne International Videoart Festival, 2011
CologneOFF VI – 6th Cologne International Videoart Festival, 2010
CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival 2008
CologneOFF III – 3rd Cologne International Videoart Festival 2007

[together with Reed Peiffer] NewMediaFest2007 – DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008
JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art
net.NET – netart features I-V (2007-2008)
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

VideoChannel – video project environments

  • VIP – VideoChannel Interview
  • 2008
    JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art

  • JIP – JavaMuseum Interview Project
  • VideoChannel –> OMFC’2 – One Minute Film Collection 2
    curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
  • VideoChannel – One Minute Film Collection
  • VAD – Video Art Database
  • VIP – VideoChannel Interview
  • NewMediaFest’2010
    Celebrate! – 10 Years JavaMuseum