CT-SWaM: Contemporary Temporary - Sound Works and Music presents two duos Mon Feb 17 2014 8:35p doors
Early set, 9p sharp!
Audrey Chen and Maria Chavez VOICE/CELLO and TURNTABLE
Preview of their upcoming spring tour: Chinese and Peruvian Americans, Chen and Chavez are two female artists who have been working parallel to one another for almost a decade but have never intersected their work until this year. They are embarking on their first collaboration, joining together their ideas of sound, performance and the depth of their respective experiences. Friction and touch amplified by the body to mouth, strings to wood and the needle to speakers.
This city becomes audible when we become quiet. It’s inhabited by the small creatures, the slow creatures, the imperfect ones, both biological and mechanical, that we depend on, but which we have forgotten.
Pauline Oliveros and Ghost Ensemble celebrate the release of Oliveros's Anthology of Text Scores with a book signing and interactive, multimedia concert performance. Ghost Ensemble will present several works from this groundbreaking collection of masterful scores including those less often performed.
Pauline Oliveros’ Anthology of Text Scores contains over one hundred pieces that span four decades of creative work. Collected in one comprehensive volume, these individual and group meditations, as well as solo and ensemble performance pieces, are invaluable resources for performing musicians, music students, and anyone interested in the life work of one the most unique voices in modern music.
Artist, composer, technologist and Eyebeam Honorary Resident, André Vida's interactive installation Score and Seek, projects animated musical notations that respond to the performers as they move and perform in the space. Over the course of the previous two weeks, the artist invited musicians to drop-in to test and refine his installation. Vida along with musicians Brett Sroka, Yuko Pepe, Jackson Moore and others for a closing performance and reception.
Doors open at 6:30PM. Performances will begin at 7:00PM and will be followed by a reception.
Score and Seek is supported by Cycling '74 and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Cyclograph of activity in Mary Mattingly's Flock House
The Rhythmanalysis Lab is concerned with the observation, representation, and interpretation of rhythms in everyday life. Inspired by the work of Henri Lefebvre, it is a framework for projects, workshops, and investigations at the intersection of urban research, sound, and data science.
Will the (future) rhythmanalyst ... set up and direct a lab where one compares documents: graphs, frequencies and various curves? ... Just as he borrows and receives from his whole body and all his senses, so he receives data from all the sciences: psychology, sociology, ethnology, biology; and even physics and mathematics ... He will come to 'listen' to a house, a street, a town, as an audience listens to a symphony.
- Henri Lefebvre, "The Rhythmanalyst: A Previsionary Portrait" in Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday life. New York City: Continuum, 2004. Pg. 22.
Quotidian Record is a limited edition LP that features a continuous year of personal location-tracking data recorded by Brian House. In compressing 365 days to 365 rotations and mapping habitual places to harmonic relationships, he hopes to prompt our musical perception when we consider our daily travels.
On April 21st, Eyebeam's main exhibition space will be transformed into a small village dedicated to creative sound research. Using resources as diverse as atmospheric sensors, ping-pong balls, string instruments, reverberant plates, magnetized wires, cell phones, data hubs, and laughter, participants from Eyebeam's sound research group will convene to run experiments, share original research, develop work in progress, and explore collaborative strategies.
Interaction, encounter, and juxtaposition will be emphasized over sound isolation—the idea being that sound is transparent enough to permit a human ecology that transcends the singular focus of the concert format.
From 3PM-7PM the public will be invited to witness the results. The day will culminate in a public discussion at 7PM.
tomorrow will be my last post, yes? as the residency has ended, and this is denouement. so oud for your enjoyment. I'll give out URLs tomorrow for continuation of everything elsewhere. thanks for everything, Eyebeam!!!