CT::SWaM: Spatial Sound (Late) Summer Session

CT::SWaM presented a program of spatial sound pieces in the 3rd floor studio of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn during the Second Sundays event. The works ran on rotation from 4p – 10p.
Artists included::
Bob Bellerue
Jason Brogan
Mike Bullock
Sabisha Friedberg
Neil Leonard
September 10 2017
4p – 10p
Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Most of the featured pieces had been developed during the Spatial Sound (Late) Summer Sessions 2017 prior to the 2nd Sunday. 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.


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

For its 5th anniversary celebration CT::SWaM is proud to be presenting collaborations, compositions and cookies! A special spatial sound session will be held and for the occasion we’ll be setting up a 12.3 channel sound system in the main room. The program includes a variety of short solo pieces, a control-suspending Modular Collaboration, simultaneities and in between sounds from the archive.

May 25 2017
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave
Queens, NY 11378
Event link

Solo pieces:
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: spatial synthesis piece for solo performer and 3x4ch loudspeaker system

A Modular Collaboration:
3 groups of performers over a 3 x 4.1 channel sound system:
Gus Callahan, Michael Clemow, Seth Cluett, Richard Garet, Wolfgang Gil, Jenn Grossman, Victoria Keddie, Patti Kilroy, Daniel Neumann and Bruce Tovsky

During two workshop days a multi-channel piece based on sonic exchange between individual performers will be developed. The architecture of the piece is such that none of the participants has direct control over the output. Any original output, structural or sonic, must be passed through at least one other performer. There won’t be any direct individual expression. Each performer switches between >GENERATE<, >CAPTURE< and >PASS<. The sound system will consist of a total of 12 speakers, yet divided into 3 smaller sub-(quad-)systems.


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)


Works from the Irish Spatial Music Collective :: Linda Buckley live

CT::SWaM presents an evening featuring the Spatial Music Collective, based in Dublin. Composers included in this programm will be::

Linda Buckley (live)
Jonathan Nangle
Brian Bridges
Enda Bates
Ian McDonnell

The evening will open with Pauline Oliveros‘s text score and listening meditation, the “Inner-Outer Sound Matrix“. Participants include: Merche Blasco, Julia Santoli, Anastasia Clarke, Jeremy Slater, Matthew Gantt, Michael Hammond, Tom Montagliano, Mahin Salman, Chris Penalosa. Conducted by Jenn Grossman.

7p doors
7:30p start
121 Ludlow St, 2nd Fl
New York, New York 10002


The Spatial Music Collective is a group of like-minded Dublin-based composers working in the field of spatial contemporary music. Since 2006 they have presented numerous performances of new musical works with a dynamic and novel spatial component, incorporating both electronic and acoustic forces. The collective seeks to foster an awareness of contemporary and experimental music through the creation of new work, developing themed concerts in collaboration with ensembles, and through the programming of works by established international figures. It further promotes awareness of the medium through free public workshops on the aesthetics and practice of spatial music.


CT::SWaM Spatial Sound Summer Sessions 2016

Presentations: Experiments: Studies: Concerts: Workshops: and: Exchange:

For two weeks Fridman Gallery was turned into a Temporary multi-channel sound studio. Work sessions led to 5 public evening events:

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August 25 – September 6 2016

Fridman Gallery
287 Spring St



All events 7:30pm doors, 8pm program::

FRIDAY 8/26 – Opening
Richard Garet:: RED-Splice, 2016, sonic construction for 8 channels
Wolfgang Gil:: generative installation
Jay Hines:: improvised modular synth performance, utilizing cv panning and spatialization

Josefin Lindebrink:: Hyperakusi II, composition for 8 loudspeakers
Hyperakusi II plays on hypothetical spaces and alterations to temporal and spatial relationships
Michael J. Schumacher:: Fridman Space, 8 channel generative composition with improvisational elements
Fridman Space is a generative composition with improvisational elements
Talk:: The evening will close with a conversation between the artists and organizer Daniel Neumann

WEDNESDAY 8/31 – An evening focused on low-frequency spatialization
Stephen Schaum:: 5 compositions for 8 speakers and 4 subwoofers
Daniel Neumann:: Next To Nothing, 8.4 live performance

Dafna Naphtali:: Audio Chandelier – 8 channel live electronics
In this piece individual grains of nearly static sound are dispersed to 8 speakers throughout the gallery and altered as granular synthesis illuminates and refracts moments in time.
The performance will be followed by a talk about the artist’s practice.
Mike Amacio:: Field Manipulations
Field Manipulations features 8-channel field recordings, RF interference, and manipulated field recordings from various environments.
Ian Epps:: improvisations in ambisonic positive feedback and sympathetic resonance

TUESDAY 9/6 – Closing
Matthew Ostrowski:: Grand Abacus, 8-channel fixed media composition, a three-part exploration of sounds in space, as static and traveling entities, based on the notion of the idea of the asymmetrical field; with introduction and talk
Jenn Grossman:: Circumstantial Infiltration, 8-channel composition
Lybes Dimem (Lukas Rehm):: KZEJHRAV, 8-channel fixed media composition
Matthew D. Gantt:: Isomorphs, 8-channel composition using source material from ‘functional’ media, including commonly used ringtones, alarms, and a variety of western cultural signifiers (arena-rock guitar, auto-tune sludge, etc), which is analyzed, processed and re-mapped both compositionally and spatially
Kamron Saniee:: Room on Wire, spatial synthesis improvisation, instrumentalizing the real acoustics of rapid harmonic motion when combined with spatialized delay
Scott Murakami:: Walking In Circles, 8-channel installation





CT::SWaM: : Neu West Berlin: Extension #3

CT::SWaM and Neu West Berlin present::

Maria Chavez (US) – solo turntable
Jeff Donaldson (DE/US) – audio-visual live glitch
Andrew Lafkas (DE/US) – double bass / Daniel Neumann (US/DE) – electronics / Bruno Palazzo (BRA) – electronics

The evening will conclude with a quintet in which all the artists will be performing together.

Sunday, July 3rd 2016

Neu West Berlin
Yorkstr. 86


[ ] leerraum [ ] : :: label special :

CT::SWaM presented a selected program of multi-channel releases and live performances from the Swiss-based label [ ] leerraum

multi-channel live-set:

Colliding Fields (CH)
Richard Garet (USA)
Zimoun (CH)

multi-channel presentation:

Yuzo Kako (JP) – fora
Janiv Oron (CH) – an other variation for rotary speakers
D’Incise (CH) – stephan thut vier 1-12
Elías Merino (ESP) – initial suppressions


Jane Rigler, Elizabeth Hoffman, Anna Weisling; and diNMachine

Harvestworks in association with Knockdown Center and CT::SWaM presented two audio-visual multi-channel performance works that were commissioned and produced by the Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence Program.

The evening featured All the more my thoughts multiply, a new work by Jane Rigler and Elizabeth Hoffman with video by Anna Weisling and The Audio Visual Matrix by diNMachine (Michael Schumacher and Nisi Jacobs).


CT::SWaM :Neu West Berlin: Extension

Live multichannel performance for >6ch radial speaker system.

The Gentle Caress of a Stone Wall


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The second collaboration between CT::SWaM and Neu West Berlin!

CT::SWaM [Contemporary Temporary:: Sound Works and Music] will now be intermittently presenting compositions and experiments for audible space at Neu West Berlin.

Monday, March 14 2016
Neu West Berlin
Yorckstr 85, 10965 Berlin


Leap Time:: with Marcia Bassett / Stephen Conover:: Jordan Topiel Paul / Gao Jiafeng


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INTUITION & REASON (for 8 channels)

80, 30

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Cantina Royal
58 N 3rd St.
Brooklyn, New York 11249

Doors at 7p
(with a CT::SWaM Walk-in-installation)
Performances at 8p

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