UPCOMING

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10 years went by


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The first event presented under the CT::SWaM umbrella was in April 2012 at Eyebeam in Chelsea. The series evolved to hosting many concert events, workshops, a radio show, a monthly salon. and a virtual reality exhibit.
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Now 2022, all too disruptive to comfortably call this event a celebration. Yet, we want to offer  t i m e  – to focus on listening, on sensing over longer duration, on dialog;  t i m e  for two duos, collaborations, in 8-channel space.
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10 years went by
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It’d be lovely to see you.
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DANI DOBKIN / MATT SARGENT
GIDEON CREVOSHAY / DEVIN GREENWOOD

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Wed, Jun 8
8p
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SHIFT 411
411 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Sliding scale $10-$15
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*Masks required*
to protect the vulnerable
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DETAILS::
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Dani Dobkin and Matt Sargent
SOMETHING BETWEEN US

multi channel guitar and modular synth improvisation
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Gideon Crevoshay and Devin Greenwood
SUPERSTRUCTURES: NINE SENSE VARIATIONS FOR VOICE AND A-100

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These nine movements were developed over two years by composers Gideon Crevoshay and Devin Greenwood. Their compositional practice relies on the emergence of melody, harmony and cadence from the “spectra” of tension-resolution patterns performed con gli antenati by Crevoshay using his free vocal technique. The result is a kind of simulated collective behavior which displays intelligence and form beyond the intentions of the composers, evolving continually to the tempo of the breath for 54 minutes.
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BIO::
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Dani Dobkin is a New York City based sound artist, composer and educator currently working at the intersection of sound and ceramics. Recently their work has engaged with ideas of grief, decay, ephemerality and circuit design.
Past and recent collaborators include Yarn/Wire, International Contemporary Ensemble, CT::SWaM, Qubit and Women in Sound. As an artist and composer, their work has been showcased at a variety of venues and galleries including Dimenna Center for the Arts (NYC), Spectrum (NYC), Fridman Gallery (NYC), Mom’s Gallery (NYC), The Wallach Gallery (NYC), The Rubin Museum (NYC), Public Records (NYC), Chronos Art Center (Shanghai), NextSunday (Tokyo) and Little Berlin (Philadelphia).
Dobkin received a BFA from Bard College and an MFA in Sound Art from Columbia University. They are currently a doctoral candidate in music composition at Columbia University studying under George Lewis, Georg Haas and Brad Garton. Dobkin teaches modular synthesis at Bard College. Danidobkin.com
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Matt Sargent (b. 1984) is a composer, guitarist, and music technologist based in upstate New York. His work grows from interests in resonance, computer models of intelligence, and the making/breaking of long-form patterns. His compositions have been described as “bringing a sharpened sense of the transcendental into the 21st century.” (Paul Muller, Sequenza21) On his 2018 album, Ghost Music, Bill Meyer writes, “this music isn’t about following in anyone’s footsteps; it uses bare resources to establish a bounded and essential place.” (The Wire Magazine)
His albums include Tide (A Wave Press), Separation Songs (Cold Blue Music), Tide (for ten basses) (Marginal Frequency), and Ghost Music (Weighter Recordings).
In demand as an audio engineer and technical producer for contemporary music, Matt recently recorded Alvin Lucier’s Ricochet Lady (Black Truffle), Sarah Hennies’s Spectral Malsconcities (New World Records), Ensemble Signal / David Felder’s Les Quatre Temps Cardinaux (Coviello Contemporary), and Paul Catanese’s Century of Progress / Sleep, among others. He developed networked scoring software for Alvin Lucier and the Swiss-based Ever Present Orchestra, which facilitates performance of numerous large ensemble works composed by Alvin Lucier. In 2021, he co-composed A Murmur in the Trees, for twenty-four basses, with Eve Beglarian and bassist Robert Black. Praising his work on Robert Carl’s album, Splectra (Cold Blue Music), Fanfare Magazine writes, “he could find no better collaborator than composer and sound designer Matt Sargent.”
Matt is a visiting assistant professor of music at Bard College.
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Gideon Crevoshay is a musician from the hills of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. He uses the human voice to explore the countless dimensions of sound, language, and improvisation. Gideon studies traditional and ancient forms of singing from the US, Caucasus, and Mediterranean, finding inspiration in the wisdom contained within these traditions and how they can inform present ideas of music making and community. He performs regularly with many projects including Tenores de Aterúe, Resonanda, Starry Mountain Singers, and Briars of North America, and is grateful to have been able to perform with such artists as Meredith Monk, Cynthia Hopkins, and Meshell Ndegeocello. Gideon has taught youth-oriented songwriting and sound production courses with Found Sound Nation, and teaches polyphonic singing to young adults with the world music organization, Village Harmony.
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Devin Greenwood (aka Videophonic Workshop) is a New York City-based audio/visual artist, composer and musician. His work often focuses on obsolete tech such as oscilloscopes, video synthesizers and 1980s game consoles along with audio recording tape, modular synthesis and various musical instruments, using them to challenge audiences’ bodily engagement with their individual perceptions of sound and light.
He is the artistic director and co-founder of brokenorchestra.org as well as the owner and co-founder of the DUMBO recording studio The Honey Jar. He has worked with artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Steve Reich, Priit Parn and Pauline Oliveros creating audio recordings, works on film, public installations and performances worldwide. In 2019, Devin was profiled on the cover of Tape Op Magazine (issue #133) for his work with Broken Orchestra and his work has most recently been presented at BlackHole (Los Angeles) and Video Art Festival Turku (Turku, Finland). https://www.devingreenwood.com
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CT::SWaM presents “#VRstilllistening” – a first ever venture into Virtual Reality for us, a space for spatial sound works, featuring Merche Blasco, Richard Garet, Lee Gilboa, Neil Leonard, Cecilia Lopez, Daniel Neumman, DM R, Michael J. Schumacher, Bora Yoon and Yifeat Ziv.

The CT::SWaM #VRstilllistening quadrant is part of pavilion 58 in the large Wrong Biennial which describes itself as “a collaborative effort harnessing the potential of the internet, shaped as a decentralized global art biennale & tv channel”. Thank you Matthew D. Gantt, George Vitale, Jeffrey Grunthaner and Synthesis Gallery for inviting us to join.

Over the course of the biennial, running from Nov 1 2021 – Mar 1 2021, we’ll be developing and adding new works and we’ll also be hosting a number of talks, workshops and other events. 

Please note:: Our pavilion no. 58 officially opens on Nov 18.

Furthermore the #VRstilllistening space contains a “phone booth” where you can dial up the various episodes of our webradio show Broadband Echos.

CT::SWaM Broadband Echos

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CT::SWaM Broadband Echos is an online radio show connected to CT::SWaM [Contemporary Temporary:: Sound Works and Music] – an artist-run series focusing on spatial sound works, based in New York City. Episodes feature a combination of works from the CT::SWaM archive, new performance formats, discussions and artist interviews. Theories and approaches to spatial sound composition are explored, while also addressing the complexity and subjectivity of translating spatial works to the radio format and reflecting on the ways in which our relationship and interaction has changed by the enclosed social reality of the current day.

Hosted on CKweb, Bogota and available in English and Spanish.

Listen HERE

Production:: Daniel Neumann, Lee Gilboa / Traducción: Nicolás Quintero

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