Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Four Solos and a Stellar Quarter, Friday, Art@12

Four Solos and a Stellar Quartet:
Forbes Graham, Stephan Moore, Carver Audain, and Andy Hayleck
Friday, January 28th 8 pm
at Art @12 12 Farnsworth St., Boston
admission free - suggested donation $10

Join Studio Soto in the Fort Point Arts Community space for a special concert featuring artists from Boston, New York, Providence and Baltimore as they come together for a mini-tour with this stop in Boston. Graham and Moore are well-known in the Boston scene, and it is always an engaging and unexpected surprise to encounter their music. For this event, there will be four 15-20 minute solos and then the musicians will form a quartet for the finale.  Here are their essential bios:

Forbes Graham is a  performer and a composer of music and sound. His
main instruments are trumpet and laptop computer. He was born in Silver
Spring, MD, grew up there and currently resides in the suburbs of
Boston. He has been playing music for almost 24 years and explores a
variety of themes in his work including numerology, water, poetry,
rhythm, and noise. Festival appearances include High Zero, Festival of New Trumpet,
Vision Festival, and The Wire’s Adventures in Modern Music.

Stephan Moore is a composer, performer, audio artist, sound designer
and curator based in Brooklyn and Providence. His creative work
currently manifests as electronic studio compositions, improvised solo
performances, sound installation works, scores and sound designs for
collaborative performance pieces, and sound designs for unusual
circumstances. Evidence, his long-standing project with Scott
Smallwood, has performed widely and released several recordings over
the past decade. He has created custom music software for a number of
composers and artists, and has taught workshops and numerous
college-level courses in composition, programming, sound art and
electronic music. He curates the annual Floating Points Festival at
Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, where he also serves on the Art
Advisory Board. From late 2004 to mid-2010, he performed over 250
concerts with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, serving as their
sound engineer and music coordinator, and as a touring musician.

Carver Audain (b 1981) is a sound artist who focuses on creating
immersive sonic environments. He produces work comprised of
pre-recorded instrumental and environmental recordings, resulting in
an array of textured fields. In live performances he integrates a
variety of pre-recorded source material as well as sounds of the
physical space for the use of spontaneous arrangement, live sculpting,
and sampling. He has presented works at venues such as The Red Room,
Zebulon, Pyramid Atlantic, and ISSUE Project Room, and has performed
as a part of the Sonic Circuits Festival, and the Floating Points
Festival. In 2009, he was the recipient of ISSUE Project Room's
Emerging Composer's Commission grant care of the Greenwall Foundation.
He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Andy Hayleck is an electro-acoustic musician who lives in
Baltimore, Maryland. He uses a Paia modular synthesizer and microphones
in improvisations and compositions, utilizing the resonance
characteristics of a variety of materials. Recordings include: "Two
Gong/Wire Pieces" (Ehse), "Gong/Wire" (Earlids), "Various Recordings
Involving Ice" (HereSee), and "The Disappearing Floor" (Recorded).

Directions: take the Red Line to South Station and then cross the Fort Point Channel bridge.
Farnsworth Street is one block up from the Boston Children's Museum on the left. 
Art@12 is next to the Flour Cafe.

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