Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music (CT-SWaM) #1

Event Type: 
performance
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Programming Series: 
Sound

First rendition of late night concert series at Eyebeam:

Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music (CT-SWaM)

Recording Available

Monday, April 16 2012 10pm
Eyebeam
540 W 21st St. New York, NY 10011 (map)

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Michael Vincent Waller - OBJECT I (2012)

John P. Hastings -
STRUCTURE (FOR MIES) (2011)

Doron Sadja -
THE SADDEST THING I EVER SAW (2012)

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Michael Vincent Waller - OBJECT I (2012)

OBJECT I is written for modular synth, as the central objective sound source, with e-bow guitar accompaniment. The structure is a series of recombinatorial moments, which feature macro just- intonation intervals in the harmonic series. These floating chords, shaded with silence, are accentuated by subtle beating and highly attenuated glissando. The understated, yet pervasive, drama is gradual but constant shifts in color. Overall, the temporal workspace deeply focuses on psychoacoustic phenomenon.

Performed by Adam Diller, John P. Hastings, Andrew Christopher Smith, and Michael Waller.

MICHAEL VINCENT WALLER is an Italian-American composer of contemporary classical music, who has studied with La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, Bunita Marcus, Michael J. Schumacher, and Tom Chiu.
Waller's work is avant-garde, with his use of microtonality, just intonation, new abstract forms, extensive glissandi, and isolated sonorities around frequent silences. His electroacoustic music deals with monolithic drones and interference beats, and overall features a deep appreciation for slow durations, exotic harmonic relationships, and process-based phenomenon.

His chamber works has been performed by members of the S.E.M. Ensemble and FLUX Quartet, performing at venues such as ISSUE Project Room. He also curates an avant-garde program in New

York City, the NewIdeas MusicSeries, with composers Phill Niblock, Elliott Sharp, a duo with David First and many more performing. He was written up in TimeOut Classical, "Composer and visual artist Michael Vincent Waller, who also happens to be a protégé of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, opens the second season of the plugged-in new-music series". http://michaelvincentwaller.com

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John P. Hastings -
STRUCTURE (FOR MIES) (2011)
Using a laptop and field recordings, an aural edifice is erected, utilizing the proportions of the architect's work and placing it into a harmonic framework.

JOHN P. HASTINGS is a composer, sound artist and curator based in Brooklyn, NY. His current focus is on the creation of unique sonic environments utilizing novel methods to engage the audience. Many compositions and installations include the use of the harmonic series, field recordings, digital sound generation, microtones and aleatoric performance practice. He is a founder of the web-based music journal, The Experimental Music Yearbook, a co-head of the experimental music performance group, Ensemble 303, and a music curator for the Sound Series at Presents Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. More information can be found at johnphastings.org.

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Doron Sadja -
THE SADDEST THING I EVER SAW (2012) for multichannel electronics.

DORON SADJA is a multimedia artist working primarily with multichannel spacialized sound - combining pristine electronics with lush romantic synthesizers, extreme frequencies, dense noise, and computer-enhanced acoustic instruments to create post-human, hyper-emotive sonic architecture. Doron has published music on 12k, ATAK, and Shinkoyo records, and has performed/shown video and installation work at Miami MOCA, D’amelio Terras Gallery, Cleveland Museum of Art, Issue Project Room, and Roulette amongst others. Sadja co-founded Shinkoyo Records and the West Nile experimental performance space in Brooklyn (RIP), and has curated various new music/sound festivals around NYC. Doron's newest album, RESIDUALS, comes out this April on Shinkoyo Records.

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Projects: CT-SWaM
People: Daniel Neumann
Research: Sound