Courtesy E.S.P. TV
New York–based web and broadcast program E.S.P. TV will shoot an episode in “XFR STN” at the New Museum, Thursday September 5, 7:30–8:15 p.m. Special guest Diamond Terrifier will perform with live green-screen manipulation in response to the exhibition “XFR STN,” while live interviews, a how-to demonstration of the transfer stations, and more will also be included in taping.
E.S.P. TV utilizes a mobile analog television studio to present a nomadic showcase of experimental music, video art, and performance. All episodes act as a live studio broadcast, a program on public access television, and a theatrical performance. The events are taped live with a crew of cameramen, sound engineer, and video mixing team using analog broadcast media. Tapings of E.S.P. TV are in front of an audience with live green-screening, signal manipulation, and video mixing. The show is then edited and produced for Manhattan Neighborhood Network public television (MNN), to be aired every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. After airing, the episodes are posted online at esptvnyc.com for later viewing. Their core mission is to preserve public broadcast, as well as showcase the ongoing use and ability of analog media in a digitally run world.
Diamond Terrifier is musician, DJ, artist, curator Sam Hillmer. Diamond Terrifier is Hillmer’s saxophone and electronics solo incarnation, creating music that sits at the intersection of ambient drone, world bass, sound system music, and the many great non-Western saxophone traditions.
E.S.P. TV has worked with various venues including: the Museum of Arts and Design, Printed Matter, Millennium Film Workshop as a part of INDEX Festival, Clemente Soto Vélez Center (NYC), Interstate, Present Company, the Schoolhouse, La Sala, 285 Kent, Vaudeville Park, Spectacle Theater, Roulette (Brooklyn, NY), Franklin Street Works (Stamford, CT), Liminal Space (Oakland), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Queens Nails Projects (San Francisco), General Public (Berlin), and Pallas Projects (Dublin).
E.S.P. TV is planning an EU Tour in spring 2014 and a US Coast-To-Coast Mobile Broadcast Tour in fall 2014.
Jeffrey W. Hagerman