SOUND OFF CONCERT SALON
JULY 28, 2011 / 7-10pm
M.E.M.E.@BROWN TAKES MANHATTAN
with audio / visual performances by:
Blevin Blectum (Bevin Kelley)
Hosted in partnership with the Harvestworks New York Electronic Art Festival 2011
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
(btwn. New and Broad Sts.)
4,5 to Bowling Green
J,Z to Broad Street
N,R to Whitehall
$5 suggested donation
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.” 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. She will be peforming “Remember/Wake Up”: In January, I visited Laos to explore the boundaries of memory and perception; to honor the memories that haunt these sites as well as to inhabit the place as it exists now. This is what morning there felt like to me. For laptop and field recordings.
Bevin Kelley is a Providence, RI based composer, sound designer, electronic musician, and multimedia performer. She is half of Blectum from Blechdom. She is 2/5 of the way through a PhD.
Stephan Moore is a composer, performer, audio artist, sound designer and curator based in Brooklyn and Providence. His creative work currently manifests as electronic studio compositions, improvised solo performances, sound installation works, scores and sound designs for collaborative performance pieces, and sound designs for unusual circumstances. Evidence, his long-standing project with Scott Smallwood, has performed widely and released several recordings over the past decade. He has created custom music software for a number of composers and artists, and has taught workshops and numerous college-level courses in composition, programming, sound art and electronic music. He curates the annual Floating Points Festival at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, where he also serves on the Art Advisory Board. From late 2004 to mid-2010, he performed over 250 concerts with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, serving as their sound engineer and music coordinator, and as a touring musician.
Ed Osborn works with many forms of electronic media including installation, video, sound, and, performance. His pieces show a tactile sense of space, movement, image and aurality combined with a precise economy of materials. Osborn has received grants and residencies from the Guggenheim Foundation, the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, the Banff Centre for the Arts, STEIM (Amsterdam), and the Center for Research and Computing in the Arts at UC San Diego. He has presented his work worldwide and is on the faculty of the Visual Art Department at Brown University. Ed will be presenting “Stone North” for live electronics and tabletop guitar. Tones are generated from the guitar using an EBow and slide are processed and delayed to build a shifting bed of sound that slowly evolves over time.
Jacob Richman is a mixed-media composer whose work explorers the relationship between sight and sound live performance and fixed media. His pieces mix live-processed moving images, music and sound to create unique multimedia settings in which performers can interact. He is fascinated by what he sees as the interconnectedness of things: people with places, sounds with textures, humans with animals, plants and the natural world. Jacob lives happily in Providence, Rhode Island with his girlfriend, cat and dog, and is a doctoral candidate in the MEME program at Brown University. He will perform “Speak, Stone,” a non-fiction video about Canto a Tenores folksinging as well as the people, animals and landscape in and around the town of Bitti, Sardinia. Featuring the Tenores di Bitti “Mialinu Pira.”