New York City Immigration Song is a data representation in the form of a digitally controlled acoustic sound installation. It features a network of mechanically actuated piano strings stretched from nodes across a wall-mounted map to a central anchor point located at New York. New York City immigration data dating back to 1855 serves as material for an algorithmic musical composition, sonically representing the city’s changing population and the countries to which it is connected through its residents.
Nick Yulman works with sound and interactive media in a variety of contexts including installation art, oral history and music. He has presented his work at venues in New York and beyond including the ISE Cultural foundation, Smack Mellon, Flux Factory, UnionDocs, The Museum of the Moving Image and the Centre For Contemporary Art Warsaw. A recent graduate of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) he is currently a Resident Research Fellow there.