Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Concert Saturday (12/3), 10 Channel Center

Audain/Graham/Hayleck/Moore Quartet

Betsey Biggs performs "Remember/Wake Up"

Peter Whincop, Forrest Larson, Jed Speare

Saturday, December 3, 2011
10 Channel Center St., Boston
8pm $10 suggested donation

betsey biggs:

Betsey Biggs is a Brooklyn and Providence-based composer and artist whose practice in music, sound, video and installation aims to explore the resonance between sound and image, to actively engage the audience, and to explore the relationships among sound, memory, and geography. Her work has been described by The New Yorker as "psychologically complex, exposing how we orient ourselves with our ears." She has collaborated with musicians and artists including Margaret Lancaster, Evidence, The Now Ensemble, The BSC, So Percussion, Tarab Cello Ensemble, the Nash Ensemble and filmmakers Jennie Livingston and Amy Harrison. Her work has been seen and heard at venues as disparate as ISSUE Project Room, Abrons Arts Center, the Conflux Festival, MASSMoCA, Sundance Film Festival, and on the streets of Oakland, Red Hook, Williamsburg and the Gowanus. Biggs holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Princeton University and currently teaches a course about art and place at Brown University.

andy hayleck:

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

carver audain:

Carver Audain (b 1981) is a sound artist who focuses on creating immersive sonic environments. He produces work comprised of his own instrumental and environmental recordings, resulting in an array of textured fields. In live performances he integrates a variety of pre-recorded source material for the use of spontaneous arrangement, live sculpting, and sampling. He has presented works at venues such as The Red Room, Zebulon, Pyramid Atlantic, Mirkwood Estates, The Bank, Studio Soto, 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.ÊHe lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

forbes graham:

I am a performer and a composer of music and sound. MyÊmain instruments are trumpet and laptop computer. I was born in SilverÊSpring, MD, grew up there and currently reside in the suburbs ofÊBoston. I have been playing music for almost 24 years. I explore aÊvariety of themes in my work including numerology, water, poetry,Êrhythm, and noise.ÊFestival appearances include High Zero, Festival of New Trumpet,ÊVision Festival, and The WireÕs Adventures in Modern Music.

stephan moore:

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

peter whincop:

Peter Whicop is from Napier, New Zealand. He currently teaches Electronic Music Composition at MIT, and received degrees in Music Theory and Composition from University of Otago and Harvard University. Formerly a pianist, he now performs under the name anonymous-°, also a nexus website for free dissemination of his work (under construction). He also paints and draws, incorporating the processes into video work, which ultimately is a project in making Òdocumentals.Ó These document the fringes of Òacceptable sanityÓÑthough the project itself is quite conservative, lacking the flights of fancy that it documents.

forrest larson:

Composer, violist and electronic musician Forrest Larson has composed both instrumental and electronic music. His work includes both strictly composed music and live improvised electronic music. ÊInstrumental works include music for string orchestra, wind ensemble as well as pieces for unaccompanied violin, viola and cello. He has had a life-long love of old pre-digital analog electronic instruments, and of collecting Òfound soundsÓ from both natural as well as urban landscapes. ÊAnalog devices such as oscillators, stomp box filters and shortwave radios are of particular interest. Some of his works combine electronic sounds and live acoustic instruments such as cello and tuba. ÊOther work includes electronic scores for abstract films and for solo dancer. ÊHis music has been performed locally at various venues in the Boston area such as Mobius, MIT, Brandeis University, and at the experimental music series CTRL+ALT+REPEAT in Providence, RI. Other performances have been at Carnegie-Mellon University, Washington and Jefferson University (PA), Mansfield University (PA), Southern Oregon University, in Ithaca NY and in Iceland. As a violist, he has played in the New England Philharmonic, Boston Chamber Ensemble, and other chamber groups. ÊHe also played violin in the Commonwealth Vintage Dance Orchestra, performed traditional Scottish fiddle music and was the musician for the Middlesex Morris Dancers.

jed speare:

Jed Speare is an artist working in a variety of media and settings. He has presented sound, video, performance and multidisciplinary work, locally, nationally, and internationally in Canada, Ireland, Poland, Belarus, Croatia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, and Taiwan. In 1978 he studied at the Sonic Research Studio of the World Soundscape Project, in Burnaby, British Columbia, an experience that led to his extensive work in field recordings and his advocacy about the sound environment.

He has been associated with San Francisco industrial culture as the creator of the record album Cable Car Soundscapes (1982) on Smithsonian Folkways Records and as a founder of the group, Research Library, who performed with Joan Jonas and recorded on Subterranean Records. During this time, he was also active creating numerous sound, collaborative, experimental theater, movement, and multidisciplinary performance works in San Francisco, New York, and Amsterdam, where he taught at the Theatreschool Mime Opleiding in 1986 and 1987. The double album, Sound Works 1982 - 1987, (2008) on Family Vineyard Records, includes several longer-form works from that period. In 2008, Wire Magazine called him Òa pioneer of multimedia presentation," and since then has been performing in solo and group contexts. He has been a member of the Mobius Artists Group since 1995 and is the Director of Mobius and Studio Soto.

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