Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music (CT-SWaM) #10

Programming Series:



Two sets this time:


Monday, June 3 2013






Kevin Schwenkler, Andrew Stanford & Ezra Teboul

” τρίπτυχος ” (TRIPTYCH)

Bonnie Jones & Dafne Vicente-Sandoval



Bonnie Jones (electronics) and Dafne Vicente-Sandoval (bassoon) create improvised music exploring the minute and unpredictable sonic fluctuations of metal, wood, and circuit board. Vicente-Sandoval’s deconstructed bassoon playing turns sound into raw materials – shaped and sculpted by breath and saliva. Jones plays the exposed circuit boards of digital delay pedals using hir hands to physically alter and disrupt the electrical signals that produce sound. The resulting collaboration is a rich and exciting contradiction, a music of simultaneous making and unmaking.


Drawing from the greek roots of the word Triptych, this set of graphic scores will be used for an improvisation tailored for voice, guitar and electronics by three artists – Kevin Schwenkler, Andrew Stanford & Ezra Teboul – who are on occasion engineers, musicians and philosophers. We will be taking advantage of Eyebeam’s space and its acoustics, using a variety of multichannel signal processing methods.


Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American writer, improvising musician, and performer working primarily with electronic music and text. Born in 1977 in South Korea ze was raised by dairy farmers in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, MD. Bonnie creates improvised and composed text-sound performances that explore the fluidity and function of electronic noise (field recordings, circuit bending) and text (poetry, found, spoken, visual). Ze is interested in how people perceive, “read” and interact with these sounds and texts given our current technological moment. Bonnie has received commissions from the London ICA and has presented hir work in the US, Europe, and Asia and collaborates frequently with writers and musicians including Ric Royer, Carla Harryman, Andy Hayleck, Joe Foster, Andrea Neumann, Liz Tonne, and Chris Cogburn. Ze received hir MFA at the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.

Dafne Vicente-Sandoval is a bassoon player, working in both fields of contemporary music and non-idiomatic improvisation. Hir recent work includes a series of integrated sound installations.

Hir personal approach is centered on the fragility of sound and its emergence within a given space. Silence and barely perceptible sounds are central to hir work; ze considers music more as the punctuating of a preexisting sonorous environment, rather than an out of context, autonomous discourse. Ze currently plays in duo with Klaus Filip, Angélica Castelló and Xavier Lopez; as well as in trio with Sébastien Cirotteau and Lawrence Williams. Vicente-Sandoval has performed in the US, Europe and Mexico at Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf/Austria), Salzburger Festspiele (Austria), Sounding-D (Germany), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (England), No Idea Festival (Texas/US) and Visiones Sonoras (Morelia/Mexico).

Kevin Schwenkler is a vocalist, poet, composer, and mathematician. As a performer, he is classically trained and works mostly in 20th-century music. As a composer, his work focuses on the use of moment form and improvisation to create through music the experience of thought for both the audience and performers. He is interested more generally in creating musical and textual discontinuities which create a sense of the real. He recently received his BA from Hampshire College, where his senior thesis recitals focused on exposing an audience of laypeople to musical modernism in context. He is pursuing a PhD in mathematics.

Ezra Teboul is an engineer, composer and fabricator. He plays circuitboards, machines riffs and composes electronics, trying to show how art and scientific research influence each other.

Andrew “Sparkles” Stanford is a creature, composer and philosopher. His work centers around access to the One by way of presentation.


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