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


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)


CT::SWaM // Irish Spatial Music Collective :: Linda Buckley live

CT::SWaM presented an evening featuring the Dublin-based Spatial Music Collective at Spectrum on January 13th, 2017.

Pauline Oliveros ::  The Inner/Outer Sound Matrix
Linda Buckley (live) ::
Jonathan Nangle ::
Brian Bridges ::
Enda Bates ::
Ian McDonnell ::


CT::SWaM Spatial Sound Summer Sessions 2016

CT::SWam and Fridman Gallery hosted an installment of Spatial Sound Summer Sessions from August 25th – September 6th, 2016. For two weeks, the Fridman Gallery was turned into a Temporary multi-channel sound studio. Work sessions led to 5 public evening events.


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

Richard Garet:: RED-Splice (2016)
Wolfgang Gil:: generative installation
Jay Hines:: improvised modular synth performance, utilizing cv panning and spatialization

Josefin Lindebrink :: Hyperakusi II
Michael J. Schumacher :: Fridman Space
TALK :: a conversation between the artists and organizer Daniel Neumann

Stephen Schaum:: 5 compositions for 8 speakers and 4 subwoofers
Daniel Neumann:: Next To Nothing, 8.4 live performance

Dafna Naphtali:: Audio Chandelier
Mike Amacio:: Field Manipulations
Ian Epps:: improvisations in ambisonic positive feedback and sympathetic resonance

Matthew Ostrowski:: Grand Abacus
Lybes Dimem (Lukas Rehm):: KZEJHRAV
Matthew D. Gantt:: Isomorphs
Kamron Saniee:: Room on Wire
Scott Murakami:: Walking In Circles


CT::SWaM Broadband Echos on Clocktower Radio

CT::SWaM Broadband Echos

This bimonthly podcast series on Clocktower Radio explores theories and approaches to spatial sound works, while also addressing the subjectivity of translating spatial works to the radio format. Episodes feature performances, discussions and artist interviews, highlighting recent and upcoming events in the CT::SWaM live event series.

Episode #02 (08/2016):: Spatial Sound Summer Sessions 2015

:: This episode reflects on some of the sonic events, performances, and installations that occurred during the Spatial Sound Summer Sessions 2015 and their roles within the context of spatial sound. It includes discussions and works by Leah Beeferman / Alfons Knogl, Gen Ken Montgomery, Jenn Grossman, Wolfgang Gil, Mene Savasta, David Moscovich feat. Beatriz Albuquerque / Cecily Iddings / Justin Maki / Daniel Neumann Mike Topp; Federico Escalante, and Jukka Hautamaki.

Episode #01 (06/2016):: Decoding Spatial Sound

:: An introduction to the CT::SWaM collective, discussing the organization and concert series itself — with some conversational background and excerpts of past performances from Bruce Tovsky, Stephen Schaum, Tamra Yadao, and Andrew Lafkas’ Ensemble. Discussion includes questions around immersion, what spatial sound is, and how one even makes a podcast about these topics.



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

CT::SWaM and Neu West Berlin presented a 3rd installment of an evening of works on July 3rd, 2016, 8 PM.

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

: Collaborative Quintet :


[ ] leerraum [ ] : :: label special :

CT::SWaM presented a selected program of multi-channel releases and live performances from the Swiss-based label [ ] leerraum at The Sump on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016.

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
Colliding Fields (CH) / Richard Garet (USA) / Zimoun (CH) : multi-channel live set

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Jane Rigler, Elizabeth Hoffman, Anna Weisling; and diNMachine

CT::SWaM partnered with Harvestworks to present two audio-visual multi-channel performance works, commissioned and produced by the Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence Program, at the Knockdown Center on Thursday, May 5th.

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).

Jane Rigler & Elizabeth Hoffman; Anna Weisling, video : All the more my thoughts multiply
diNMachine (Michael Schumacher & Nisi Jacobs) : The Audio Visual Matrix


CT::SWaM :Neu West Berlin: Extension

CT::SWaM presented compositions and experiments for audible space by Kamron Saniee and Doron Sadja as part of the second collaboration between CT::SWaM and Neu West Berlin on Monday, March 14th, 2016.

Kamron Saniee : Live multichannel performance for >6ch radial speaker system.
Doron Sadja : The Gentle Caress of a Stone Wall

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