UPCOMING

ExChange 009:: Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Lainie Fefferman, Nicole Carroll

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Tue, Nov 19 2019
8pm
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Fridman Gallery Media Room (Basement)
169 Bowery, NYC
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Anna Roberts-Gevalt is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work moves outward from her immersion in traditional music, having apprenticed with elder masters of banjo and fiddle in rural Kentucky. Her multi-media collaboration with ballad singer Elizabeth LaPrelle was heralded “a radical expansion of what folk songs are supposed to do” by the New Yorker, following the release of their third record on Smithsonian Folkways. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Cafe Oto, Big Ears Festival, NPR’s Tiny Desk, Virginia Tech’s CubeFest, Issue Project Room and The Newport Folk Festival; was a MacDowell Colony fellow; and guest performer at Meredith Monk’s gala. She has recently worked with Jim White, Rhys Chatham, Glen Hansard, Susan Alcorn, Leo Abrahams, Andrew Bernstein & Owen Gardner of Horse Lords and Timo Andres, amongst others. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Sculpture at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
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Lainie Fefferman is a composer, performer, and experimenter in the performative application of emergent music technologies. Her most recent commissions have been from Tenth Intervention, So Percussion, Make Music NY, Experiments in Opera, ETHEL, Kathleen Supové, TILT Brass, James Moore, Eleonore Oppenheim, JACK Quartet, and Dither. Her one-woman voice & electronics feminist song performance project “White Fire,” an electroacoustic meditation on the heroines of the Hebrew Bible, premiered at Merkin Hall in 2016 and she has been touring it internationally ever since. She is a co-founder and director of New Music Gathering, an annual conference/festival hybrid event for the international New Music Community. She got her doctorate in composition from Princeton University and is programming/performing member of Princeton-based laptop ensemble Sideband. She is currently a professor of Music & Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology and an artist in residence at Nokia Bell Labs. For more info, visit: http://lainiefefferman.com

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White Fire is a one-woman electroacoustic feminist-torah-commentary song project. It’s me singing (with heavy live processing on the vocals to make them sound pretty weird) and playing my home-made MIDI triggers (that I made from cutting out some rubber discs and getting some contact mic’s on there) that trigger a whole bunch of different sounds live along with a bunch of collaged samples that I’ve pre-cooked to play as fixed media backing track. Sometimes I use the phones of folks in the audience to stream multichannel audio live during my set. The texts are all words I’ve written as first-person retellings of the Hebrew Bible stories surrounding different foundational female characters; I asked myself “what must Dinah have been thinking when her brother slaughtered her lover?” or “how do I think Miriam felt when she saved her entire tribe from dying of thirst in the desert?” then wrote lyrics in what I imagined to be their voice in modern language. For ExChange 009, I’ll be playing “Jezebel” and “Dinah” which, together, take about 12 minutes.