IN BETWEEN: Bernd Klug (Austria) & Kim Myhr (Norway)

On November 1st, 2014, CT::SWaM and Fridman gallery collaborate
The IN BETWEEN series focuses on presenting one night sound installation & performance during the evening hours of Fridman Gallery’s ongoing visual exhibitions.

Bernd Klug :: double and electric bass, electronics
Kim Myhr:: 12 string guitar

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OCTOBER 12 2014
Fridman Gallery

CT-SWaM & Maria Chavez present:


As part of the IN BETWEEN series, CT-SWaM curator Daniel Neumann teams up with Maria Chavez to present a special night of sound & installation in the lower Manhattan art space, Fridman Gallery.

The IN BETWEEN series focuses on presenting one night sound installation & performance during the evening hours of Fridman Gallery’s ongoing visual exhibitions. Tomomi Adachi & Gilles Aubry will present new work for the series, both visiting from Berlin. Currently on view is the video installation, INVISIBLE HANDS by Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker, curated by Omar Lopez- Chahoud.

Tomomi Adachi is a performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist. Known for his versatile style, Tomomi presents large size site-specific compositions for groups of professional musicians and amateur musicians. He has directed Japanese premiere of John Cage’s “Europera5” in 2007 and “Variations VII” in 2011. He stayed in New York from 2009 to 2010 as a grantee of Asian Cultural Council & was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD for 2012.

He will present a mixed program of his solo format performance with voice, self-made instruments, original interfaces, sound poem, gesture and internet.

Gilles Aubry is a Swiss sound artist based in Berlin since 2002. Informed by researches on cultural, material and historical aspects of sound production and reception, his works address the politics of the audible. In his performance Archive sound-check, a sound performance, Gilles uses location recordings, sound archives, music and interviews to create live performances, sound installations, publications and ‘movies without pictures’.

His work Notes via a Soundscape of Bollywood, based on a sonic research about the Mumbai film-industry, was presented as an installation at the House of electronic Arts in Basel in 2013 and premiered as a movie at FID Marseille in 2014. His latest work “and who sees the mystery” documents a research on the return in Morocco of the Paul Bowles Moroccan music collection and was presented at Marrakech Biennale 2014.

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Theremidi Orchestra Workshop & Performance

SEPTEMBER 10 – 15 2014
Eyebeam, 34 35th Street, Brooklyn

— a workshop with Theremidi Orchestra

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Create your own instruments and sounds with basic electronics.  Then perform live! The ten members of Theremidi Orchestra (TO)  will guide and assist participants during a five-day, hands-on and theoretical workshop.  Participants will assemble two electronic sound devices and learn how to play them in noisy group improvisations.

The workshop will also provide a framework for aesthetic discussion, from how to improvise and work in agroup and understanding the sound ranges of the instruments, to implications of collective feedback loops and concepts of social amplification.  Then work collaboratively to develop the live performance. Daniel Neumann, curator of CT-SWaM, will assist in developing ideas for spatialization of the multi-channel performance.

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The Last Picnic (Goodbye Chelsea)

JUNE 23 2014
Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street

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The Last Picnic (Goodbye Chelsea)

On Monday, June 23 CT-SWaM will be holding the last public event at Eyebeam’s Chelsea location. This will be the goodbye to this magnificent space in form of a picnic accompanied by various composed and spontaneous tribute performances. The evening will feature a unique ensemble piece by Andrew Lafkas – TWO PATHS WITH ACTIVE SHADOWS IN A FOREST WITH THREE MOONS AND SURVEILLANCE with Marcia Bassett, Barry Weisblat, Leif Sundstrom, Rick Brown, Patrick Holmes, Tucker Dulin, Che Chen, Karen Waltuch, Kenny Wang, Andrew Lafkas, Gill Arno, Daniel Neumann and Ben Owen.

Other solo performers include: Mario de Vega, Hans Tammen, Dafna Naphtali, Carver Audain, Jeanann Dara, Kate Henderson, Sandy Gordon and many more

Please bring food and blankets if you can. We’ll provide some blankets and drinks for sure.

And let us know, if you also want to give a tribute yourself:

Third Eye Dark Circuits Orchestra

JUNE 22 2014
Eyebeam, 540 W21 st
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Hans Tammen’s “Dark Circuits” Festival features performers who work in contemporary electronic music practices such as circuit bending, no-input mixers, laptops, turntablism, analogue circuitry, network sniffers, live coding and soldering, plus other instruments we may have never heard of yet.

Suggested Donation: $10

1) littleBits Monster Synth
2) Third Eye Dark Circuits Orchestra plays APHERESIS