Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music (CT-SWaM) #2

Programming Series: Sound

CT-SWaM: Martin Janíček and Barry Weisblat w/Lea Bertucci and Andrew Lafkas

Late late night concert series at Eyebeam:

Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music (CT-SWaM)

Recording Available

Monday, May 21 2012 10pm
540 W 21st St.

New York, NY 10011


organized by Daniel Neumann ______________________________________________

Martin Janíček
The piece is based on the sound research of very simple self made instrument –bow shape monochord. In combination with amplification using single pickup it brings wider variety of sounds and dynamics, opens possibility to combine with electronic sources of sound.

Barry Weisblat w/Lea Bertucci & Andrew Lafkas SPATIAL IMPROVISATION
Lea Bertucci – Bass Clarinet
Andrew Lafkas – Bass Viol

Barry Weisblat – Radio



MARTIN JANÍČEK – sound artist, sculptor, musician and sound designer; works in the field of exploration of accoustic qualities of various materials – new music instrument-builder. Most of his works features interactive quality in connection with visually minimal approach. Conceptually bounded with site-specific character of working.
Born in 1961, originally trained at bronze foundry, studied Academy of Fine Arts in Prague 1990-97, later worked as assistant of profesor Milos Šejn at Conceptual dept for 6 years. Exhibited at Hermit symposia in Plasy monastery, 1992- 1995, Orbis Fictus – Prague-1995, Dawn of the Magicians – National Gallery, Prague 1996, Fylkingen music centre, Sveden 1998 RPI-Troy New York, USA- 2002, Performance at XI festival, w. M.Northam and M.Delia New York 2002, Recontres International – Podevil, Berlin 2003, Composition for Czech Radio 3, 2004, Concerts with Mia Zabelka in Wienna and for Czech Radio 3 -2004-2011 Interactive installation for Czech pavilion at Expo Aichi, with P.Nikl, M.Cais, O. Smeykal, P.Lorenc, J.Koran. Japan -2005,
Residency at Phoenix studios, Brighton, GB 2005. Interactive installation Labyrinth of Light, sewage plant Prague- 2009

Music for silent movie by W.Pabst – „Geheimnisse einer Seele“ -Koncerthaus Wien- M.Zabelka, Z.Mani, F.Hautzinger, M.Liou, M.Makela, 2009 International Competition for New Music Instrument, Atlanta, U.S.A, 2010 Concert at BNH, New York with Phill Niblock and Byron Westbrook. 2010

LEA BERTUCCI is an interdisciplinary artist who works with Photography, Sound, Video and Installation. She received her BA in Photography from Bard College in 2007, the same year she was awarded a fellowship from the Tierney Foundation. The emphasis of her work lies in exciting the liminal areas of perception. She uses tactics such as slide projection, stop motion video and lo-fi filtering of sound to engage with these ideas. In 2009 she was awarded a residency from Smack Mellon and a Young Composer’s Commission from Roulette. She has performed solo and collaborative works at venues such as Roulette, Issue Project Room, The Kitchen, Anthology Film Archives, St. Marks Ontological-Hysteric Theater, free103point9, Galapagos Artspace, The Queens Museum of Art and the High Zero Festival.

ANDREW LAFKAS is currently thinking about music as a way of bringing people and ideas together; realizing beauty through shared experience and group intuition.

BARRY WEISBLAT was born in Brooklyn in 1975 and remains one of the unsung heroes of deep and investigative Sound thought. Beyond a long-running commitment to participating in the underground’s underground of improvisation and a dynamic sense of musical conversation, Weisblat has extended his reach and pool of knowledge beyond rubbing the surface of the black box of sound to designing and implementing his own systems. Translating light into sound, sound into action, action into thought, and thought into light, Weisblat’s ceaseless curiosity and simultaneous obsessive desire to participate and join in dialogue has pushed his output farther out than most people can see or conceive of. Some collaborations include work with Margarida Garcia, Andrew Lafkas, Toshio Kajiwara, Marcia Bassett, Matt Valentine, Otomo Yoshide, Mattin, Tim Barnes, Greg Pope, Toshi Nakamura, Sean Meehan, Dion Workman.

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