Past Events

CT::SWaM ExChange003:: Lee Gilboa, Ben Manley, Evan Zierk

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Tue 3/19/2019
8pm
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Fridman Gallery
169 Bowery,
New York, NY 10002
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CT::SWaM is inviting you to ExChange 003 with multi-channel presentations by::
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LEE GILBOA (In[n/ H]er Head, fixed media, 8-ch)
BEN MANLEY (experiment with field recording)
EVAN ZIERK (Four Turntables, 2018)
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CT::SWaM ExChange is a monthly meet-up at the Fridman Gallery Media Room focussed on multi-channel works and spatial sound. These meetings provide a platform for exchanging ideas, for listening to contemporary and historical pieces, hosting presentations, demos, talks and workshops, and for developing an ongoing discourse around spatial sound.
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DETAILS AND BIOS
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LEE GILBOA

In[n/ H]er Head is a multichannel composition that uses dialogue and recitation to explore self perception and definition. The inspiration behind In[n/ H]er Head lays in one of it’s biggest components- C.P Cavafy’s poem Walls. The poem discusses the feeling of being shuttered out of the world, trapped in a room without a clear understanding of who trapped you there to begin with. My reading of the poem interpreted the unheard builders (those who trapped you) to be the trapped person him/herself. Being inspired by this poem I started asking myself many questions about these things that happen without anyone noticing; How much of what we think defines us is our doing? What do we deny ourselves of unknowingly? Who are the builders we did not hear and why did we not hear them? What are our limits? What are themes that even in the back of our minds are not to be touched or talked about?

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Lee Gilboa has found her love for composition and Jazz music at a young age. While at Berklee College of Music where she was mentored by Neil Leonard, Dr. Richard Boulanger and Dr. Jeff Baust, Gilboa got to perform and collaborate with a wide variety of musicians, artists and technologists such as Dr. Rui Penha, Robert Rich, Amnon Wolman and Terence Blanchard among others. Her work deals with memory and identity through the use of speech and audio spatialization, and has won awards for innovative use of multimedia in music technology. Nowadays Lee is living in Brooklyn, NY and attends Columbia University’s MFA Sound Art program. Lee presented work in venues and platforms such as Berklee Performance Center, Fridman Gallery, Project Q Gallery, Resonance FM Radio, The Cube in Virginia Tech and Montez Press Artist Residency among others. In the fall of 2019 she will join Brown University’s Music and Multimedia Composition PhD program.
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BEN MANLEY

Manley will play back field recordings made with widely spaced omnidirectional microphones. The recordings were made recently at a dry lake bed in SoCal and a narrow valley in New York State. In its re-broadcasting the resulting collapsed outdoor space gets distorted and becomes a new and artificial aural space.

Ben Manley is a sound engineer and sound experimenter. He has engineered or recorded thousands of concert events at venues including the Whitney Museum, Dia Art Foundation, Roulette, Jack Tilton Gallery, The Guggenheim, Symphony Space, DiMenna Center, and The Stone for artists as diverse as La Monte Young, Alvin Lucier, Sarah Weaver, Daniel Goode, and Connie Crothers, and many others. As a solo performer, he presents abstract soundscapes in concerts and installations across the country and overseas.
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EVAN ZIERK
Four Turntables (2018) 25’

Four Turntables, originally written to be performed at the Debussy Biennial Festival at Spectrum, considers Clair de Lune, the third movement of Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, originally published in 1905, as a ubiquitous unit of culture that has been exponentially transmitted and expanded throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. The piece, now thoroughly removed from its composer and original context, has propagated itself and grown into new, interrelated forms. It exists as a palette for musicians and composers to pull from, as they arrange, rearrange, sample, and perform its parts; as a utility, when featured on Youtube playlists like “Classical Music for Reading, Studying and Relaxation”; and as a signifier, when, for example, played briefly toward the end of the 2001 heist classic Oceans 11 to convey the protagonists’ success and enduring friendship. Within these interrelated functions lies the question: Why is Claire de Lune so ubiquitous? Where in the piece exist the threads that bind all of these iterations, tying them back to their origin?

Evan Zierk is a composer and sound engineer with interests in stochasticism in algorithmic music, as well as modes of listening and utilitarian music, particularly music for sleeping. His work has varied from chamber music to fixed media, installation, and performance. His first published release Drifting/Bending was released in 2017 by the Washington DC label Atlantic Rhythms.

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CT::SWaM ExChange 002:: Yvette Janine Jackson, Dafna Naphtali, Margaret Schedel


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Exchange:: Gather:: Listen::
Monday, Feb 18 2019
8pm

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Fridman Gallery Media Room (Basement)
169 Bowery, NYC
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This is the second iteration of a new series of informal gatherings focussed on multi-channel works and spatial sound.

Presentations by::
DAFNA NAPHTALI (live)
YVETTE JANINE JACKSON (remote)
MARGARET SCHEDEL (live)

With this new series we’re also proudly launching a membership program::

CT::SWaM ExChange is a regular meet-up for exchanging ideas, for listening to contemporary and historical pieces, hosting presentations, demos, talks and workshops, and for developing an ongoing discourse around spatial sound.
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The Fridman Media Room allows for regular sessions without much setup effort. Please join if you can!
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CT::SWaM ExChange 001:: past future

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It’s been quiet.
Since this summer.
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What can we do?
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We decided to meet on the coldest night.

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Exchange:: Gather:: Listen::
Monday, Jan 21 2019
8pm
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Fridman Gallery Media Room (Basement)
169 Bowery, NYC
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This is the first iteration of a new series of informal gatherings focussed on multi-channel works and spatial sound. We’ll be listening to some past CT::SWaM works over an 8-channel system and discuss ideas for moving forward:: ▶︎
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This could become a regular platform for exchanging ideas, for listening to contemporary and historical pieces, hosting presentations, demos, talks and workshops, and for developing an ongoing discourse around spatial sound.
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The basement at Fridman is conceived as a media space, and will allow for regular sessions without much setup effort. And that’s as far as the idea goes, so far. This first session is thought as an opening, a sensing of interest, a call for participation, an act of vulnerability, rather than the launch of a finished product, ready for consumption.
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SPATIAL SOUND SUMMER SESSIONS 2018

CT::SWaM & SPATIALIZED presented::

SPATIAL SOUND SUMMER SESSIONS 2018
August 7 – August 27 2018
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Presentations: Experiments: Studies: Concerts: Workshops: and: Exchange: 
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For this year’s Spatial Sound Summer Session, CT::SWaM was teaming up with Dave & Gabe from SPATIALIZED in Brooklyn! We were hosting two concerts to present six pieces that were developed during the workshop.

EVENT A:: SPATIALIZED 02:: Sunday, Aug 26, 4pm

S a m . H a a r

H e l l y n . T e n g

M i k e . B u l l o c k

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EVENT B:: SPATIALIZED 03:: Monday, Aug 27, 8pm

J u l i a . S a n t o l i

K y l e . C o m b s

C l a r a . W a r n a a r

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Throughout August composers and sound artists have participated in various sessions, working directly with Daniel Neumann and Dave & Gabe to further develop techniques and compositions for the 40-channel spatial audio system.
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Upstairs @ Future Space
350 Meserole St., Bldg A
Brooklyn, NY 11206
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RSVP to A

RSVP to B

 

CT::SWaM // Pioneer Works : Spatial Sound Studio Sessions, October – December 2017

CT::SWaM and Pioneer Works collaborated to offer an temporary spatial sound studio on the 3rd floor studio to artists that want to develop 8-channel sound works.To close out its studio residency, CT::SWaM presented a program of spatial sound pieces at Pioneer Works on December 10th, 2017.

CT::SWaM Spatial Sound Summer Sessions is an annual program that presents performances and workshop sessions focused on the evolving field of multi­-channel sound.  The featured pieces had been developed during the Spatial Sound Studio Sessions, October – December 2017. The work ran on rotation from 4 PM – 10 PM in the 3rd floor studio of Pioneer Works during their Second Sundays event. 

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Kenneth Kirschner : November 19, 2017
Mike Lala : Infinite Odyssey
Julia Santoli : Fluid Transmission
Christian Schröder : gaps in the void
Connor Whiriskey : Torres de Satélite

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CT::SWaM // Pioneer Works :: Spatial Sound (Late) Summer Session

Showcasing pieces developed during Spatial Sound (Late) Summer Sessions 2017, CT::SWaM presented a program of spatial sound pieces at Pioneer Works on September 10th, 2017. CT::SWaM Spatial Sound Summer Sessions is an annual program that presents performances and workshop sessions focused on the evolving field of multi­-channel sound. The work ran on rotation from 4 PM – 10 PM in the 3rd floor studio of Pioneer Works during their Second Sundays event.

 

Bob Bellerue ::
Jason Brogan ::
Mike Bullock ::
Sabisha Friedberg ::
Neil Leonard ::

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CT::SWaM: [5] A Spatial Sound Session for the 5th Anniversary

For its 5th anniversary celebration CT::SWaM presented an evening of collaborations, compositions and cookies at Knockdown Center on May 25th, 2017. A special spatial sound session was held in preparation for use of a 12.3 channel sound system in the main room. The 7 PM program included a variety of short solo pieces, a control-suspending Modular Collaboration, simultaneities and in between sounds from the archive.

Claude Edwards : spatialized field recordings and interviews
Merche Blasco : EEMF:
Shelley Hirsch : ToHuWaBoHu
David Linton : 9/11/15
Cecilia Lopez : From Versiones Arruinadas : Los Boredoms, La Manoseada
Matthew Ostrowski : Shiver and Cleave
Kamron Saniee : Turbulent Flow

Gus Callahan, Michael Clemow, Seth Cluett, Richard Garet, Wolfgang Gil, Jenn Grossman, Victoria Keddie, Patti Kilroy, Daniel Neumann and Bruce Tovsky : A Modular Collaboration

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CT::SWaM // AMEE — Spanish Electroacoustic Multi-Channel Music

CT::SWaM partnered with AMEE in presenting an overview of recent works by composers from the Spanish Association for Electroacoustic Music at Roulette Intermedium on Saturday, March 18th, 2017. The event featured a repertoire of multi-channel acousmatic pieces and a piece for violin (performed by Sarah Goldfeather) and electronics, representing the works of composers Jaime Esteve, Miguel A. García, Gregorio Jiménez, Andrés Lewin-Richter, Pedro Linde, Reyes Oteo, Stefano Scarani. The evening concluded with a talk between Ferrer-Molina, President of AMEE, and Daniel Neumann, Director of CT::SWaM.

Jaime Esteve : “SATZ3” (2004),
Miguel A. García : “Niños rata” (2015)
Andrés Lewin-Richter : “RSF” (2014)
Reyes Oteo : “Rosa de los Vientos” (2011)
Gregorio Jiménez : “Etude de Sons” (2009)

Sarah Goldfeather, Ferrer-Molina – violin & live electronics

Pedro Linde : “Rondó Prometeo” (2016)
Stefano Scarani : “One Step of Fire” (1998, reviewed in 2016)

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