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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Concert Tonight at 10 Channel Center, 8pm


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.
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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
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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.

For more information please visit:

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cliff Diving at the ICA - tomorrow!

Fun event tomorrow. Photos from last year.


Red Bull Cliff Diving
August 25th, 2012
4:00 - 6:30 PM 

The Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210




Red Bull Cliff Diving returns to the USA for the fifth stop of the 2012 World Series on August 25 following its hugely successful debut in Boston in 2011...

After four stops in Europe, the World Series leaps over the Atlantic and touches back down in one of America’s oldest cities – Boston, Massachusetts. After last season’s premiere, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series athletes will climb back to the top of the Institute of Contemporary Art building on Fan Pier to exhibit their latest skills. Founded in 1936, the ICA’s mission is to exhibit contemporary art; count on the world's best divers to deliver 21st-century art in this sports-mad city.

This event is free and open to the public
 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tea Pary Museum Applies for 2am Liquor License


Drunken tourists could be rambling down Congress St at 2 am soon:  The Tea Party Museum has applied for a 2 AM, 7-day liquor license.  There's a meeting for it next week:

Boston Tea Party Ship, Inc.
Shawn P. Ford Manager


has petitioned to transfer the 7-Day All Alcoholic Beverages License

Boston Licensing Board Hearing
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
10 AM
Boston City Hall
Room 809a




Monday, August 20, 2012

Outdoor Movie, Tuesday Night, 8/21


Tuesday August 21, 2012
8:30 PM
Wormwood Park, Fort Point


Fort Point Stage presents an outdoor screening of

BILL CUNNINGHAM / NEW YORK

Director: Richard Press

"Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace."

http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/billcunninghamnewyork/

The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair.

Bring chairs, blankets and snacks.
Sagarino's will be open until 11 PM.
If rain threatens, check website at 4 PM for cancellation notice.

Fort Point Stage
http://www.fortpoint.org

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Boston Virtuosi Concert, 9/5



Boston Virtuosi MultiMedia Concert
Sept 5th, 6:30 PM
Atlantic Wharf, outside on the plaza

Fort Point Channel
Boston, MA


Boston Virtuosi (www.bostonvirtuosi.org) invites you to a multi-media concert at Atlantic Wharf conducted by Paul Dulude and sponsored by Boston Properties.
Sept 5th 6:30.

Enjoy a unique classical/crossover mix of music ranging from Boccherini's spectacular "Night in the Streets of Madrid" to Astor Piazzolla's famous Libertango.

The concert Features two amazing guest soloists-Claudio Ragazzi and Nando Michelin, who have scored original material for the ensemble with Boston Virtuosi cellist Cameron Sawzin.

Composer and guitarist Claudio Ragazzi has been writing award winning music for film and television, and performing with some of today's most respected musicians. The youtube performance link with Claudio and cellist Yo Yo Ma is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HamfXf8mp7I.

Our second guest is Nando Michelin, brilliant jazz pianist and professor at Berklee College of music. His music has received wide acclaim by the press, among other publications, Jazz Times called ART "an ear-grabbing gallery of breath-taking originals" http://www.last.fm/music/Nando+Michelin+Trio

The concert has an intriguing twist: Two Fort Point artists will share a canvas, painting what they hear live as one of the pieces unfolds on stage. This live component will present art as chamber music, turning the solitary aspect of creating art on its head. The image will be recreated and available for sale. The InterContinental has pre-purchased the original for 1,000, but we are offering several different options for the reproduced image. ranging from a print to a full wrapped canvas piece. Please contact Cameron Sawzin at cam.zin@verizon.net for a more detailed price list. Interested supporters can also order the pieces at the event. This Fort Point concert will be the first of many events designed to promote the district's cultural vitality with live music and your purchase will move us forward to a full concert season.

Please join us for an unforgettable event!
 

Monday, August 06, 2012

Groundbreaking for Boston Wharf Tower

The official groundbreaking for "Boston Wharf Tower" at 319 A st. was last week. Nice to see a residential project being started.  Hopefully there's a lot more to come.

In this short video the City of Boston posted, the developer talks about how it was "the creativity and entrepreneurship that's happening in the neighborhood" that attracted him to Fort Point:




The Globe has coverage here:
http://www.boston.com/realestate/news/articles/2012/07/27/developer_begins_build_micro_housing_in_seaport/

...With units as small as 450 square feet, the apartments fit Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s call for more affordable housing in the district for young professionals who want to live near work and social attractions.

“From the very start of our plan for the waterfront and Fort Point Channel, we knew housing would be a crucial part of the equation,” Menino said Thursday during a ceremonial ground-breaking at that $100 million Boston Wharf Tower. “This project will help turn this neighborhood into a vibrant, 24-hour mixed-use community.

Red Bull Cliff Diving, 8/25





Red Bull Cliff Diving
August 25th, 2012

4-7 PM Boston Harbor at the ICA

Post from last year's event



Red Bull Cliff Diving returns to the USA for the fifth stop of the 2012 World Series on August 25 following its hugely successful debut in Boston in 2011..

After four stops in Europe, the World Series leaps over the Atlantic and touches back down in one of America’s oldest cities – Boston, Massachusetts. After last season’s premiere, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series athletes will climb back to the top of the Institute of Contemporary Art building on Fan Pier to exhibit their latest skills. Founded in 1936, the ICA’s mission is to exhibit contemporary art; count on the world's best divers to deliver 21st-century art in this sports-mad city.

This event is free and open to the public.

More details:
http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Event/Red-Bull-Cliff-Diving-USA-021243173875346