Concert, Wednesday August 29
Caroline Park, Doug Van Nort, Carver Audain, and Jason Sloan
10 Channel Center St. 8pm
$10 suggested donation
also: on view during the concert and on 8/31 from 5-7pm: Strange Attractor: Experiments in a quinary landscape and other fields, an exhibition of artists from Ireland and regional guests
Caroline Park is a composer, musician, and artist working in experimental/new media art via performance and installation. She performs solo on laptop, or with BUMPR, a quartet with laptopists/multi-instrumentalists Peter Bussigel, Stephan Moore, and Timothy Rovinelli.
Caroline has performed at the RISD Museum, AS220 (Providence), 295 Douglass Street (Brooklyn), 16 Beaver (NYC), Boston Center for the Arts, Goethe Institut-Boston, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (St. Louis), Ambassador Auditorium (Los Angeles), as part of R.K. Projects (Providence), ((audience))'s Sound Off (NYC), Non-Event (Boston), Together: New England Electronic Music Festival, Musicacoustica Beijing, SICPP: Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (Boston), Boston Microtonal Society, and Boston CyberArts. Caroline has shared the stage with artists such as Evidence, Dollshot, and Arnold Dreyblatt, and has worked with ensembles and performers Callithumpian Consort, Sound Icon, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, cellist Laura Cetilia, and pianists Stephen Drury and Yukiko Takagi.
A Los Angeles native, Caroline received degrees at the New England Conservatory and is currently a graduate student in the MEME program at Brown University. Her work has been presented in the U.S., U.K., and in China. Solo releases can be found on cassette, CD, and in digital formats via Private Chronology, Bathetic Records, VisceralMediaRecords, Boomkat, and Pure Potentiality Records. Caroline lives and works in Providence, RI. More info a www.blanksound.org.
Carver Audain (b 1981) composes music in the Acousmatic tradition, which, as defined by French composer and theorist Pierre Schaefer, refers to "a sound that one hears without seeing the causes behind it."
Materially, he produces audio using digital signal processing and editing techniques on a variety of environmental and instrumental recordings. He is a self taught pianist, his recent works continue to explore harmonic structures utilizing the "slow change music' method. In a live setting, he arranges and manipulates this material into situation-specific compositions. Sonically, he produces an array of slowly shifting sound fields that merge and transform within their physical surroundings. http://www.carveraudain.com
Doug Van Nort explores electroacoustic composition and improvisation through a radical sculpting of sound materials, discovered through attentive listening to the world. He is fascinated with the limits of noise, tone, texture, gesture, deep listening, immersion, machines that improvise, density, sparsity, loudness, softness. Van Nort regularly performs solo, in the trio Triple Point with Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch, in a duo with Al Margolis (If, Bwana) with the Composers Inside Electronics and recently has collaborated with a wide array of artists such as Francisco López, Judy Dunaway, Alessandra Eramo, Ben Miller, Carver Audain, in Sarah Weaver-led ensembles featuring Gerry Hemingway, Mark Helias and Dave Taylor, Katherine Liberovskaya, Jonathan Chen, Mike Bullock, Jefferson Pitcher and many others. He has enjoyed performing in recent years at venues such as the Stone, Issue Project Room, the Miller Theatre, Town Hall and Roulette in New York, Casa da Musica in Porto, Betong in Oslo, sharing the stage with Marvin Minsky at a concert in New Jersey, at the Red Room in Baltimore and Casa del Popolo in Montreal, to name a few. His music appears on several labels including Deep Listening, Pogus and Zeromoon. http://www.dvntsea.com
Jason Sloan is an electronic musician, composer, sound and new media artist working from Baltimore, Md. His work explores aspects of immateriality and its connection in memory, systems and the virtual world. Through his performances, sound installations, videos transmission art works and sound recordings, he examines the need for transcendence beyond the body through a vehicle of visual and aural stimulation. With this dialog, Sloan feels an urgency to evoke a collective experience between the viewer, listener and artist that can bridge the gap between the physical and non-physical world. The focus of this transcendence is not to conform to any current trends or systems, but to take a non-dogmatic approach of artistic and intellectual inquiry that explores the basic human need for some type of spiritual alignment or wholeness.
In 2001 Sloan co-founded Slo.Bor Media with sound artist & web designer Matt Borghi as a vehicle for their individual releases and a platform for other artists. SLO.BOR Media is primarily a record label, but focuses on a variety of media and forms of distribution. SLO.BOR Media is also quite concerned with packaging, design, new media, sound and conceptual art.
Sloan received his BFA from Edinboro University in 1996 and his MFA from Towson University in 1999. In addition to being the recipient of multiple Maryland State Arts Council's Individual Artist Awards, Sloan's performances, installations, net.art and video works have been exhibited internationally including Berlin, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Kiev, Nagoya, Saint-Petersburg, Toulouse Lisbon and Vienna. In addition to releasing over a dozen studio albums and E.P.'s over the last decade on various record labels, Sloan has played live all over the US, Canada and Europe including the influential Live Constructions radio program at Columbia University, STEIM in Amsterdam and Philadelphia's The Gatherings concert series, one of the country's oldest continuing ambient and electronic music series.
Sloan is a Professor teaching full-time in the Interaction Design and Art [IDA] department along with being the founder and program coordinator for the soundArt concentration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
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