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

Exchange:: Gather:: Listen::
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.

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Nicole Carroll is a composer, performer, sound designer, and builder. Her work spans installation, improvisation, and fixed media performance. She is active as a sound designer and composer in theater, performs electronic music under the alias “n0izmkr,” and builds custom synthesizers and performance sensor systems. Her research interests include soft circuits and wearable sensors, AV synthesis on mobile devices and embedded systems, and generative systems that merge analog and digital technologies. Through her work, she seeks to reconcile the natural world with technology. Themes found in her work derive from reflections on nature, occult philosophies, literature, and the human psyche. Nicole holds an M.M. and B.M. in Composition from Bowling Green State University and Arkansas State University, respectively. Her works have been performed internationally in the USA, Mexico, Wales, Germany, Greece, Australia, and China. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Music and Multimedia from Brown University in Providence, RI, USA. She will begin a position as Lecturer of Digital Composition at The University of Newcastle in Newcastle, Australia, in 2020. www.nicolecarrollmusic.com
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Orrery Arcana is a system for real-time performance, designed for the performer to embody the role of an oracle, to perform and compose through a process analogous to automatic writing. The system includes a self-made modular hardware controller and custom software that allows the performer to manipulate sound during performance. The hardware controller is used to navigate systems that encompass chance operations, conceptual mapping, and data mapping to control audio generation and processing. These process systems are based on NASA lunar data, the esoteric system in W. B. Yeats’ (1865-1939) A Vision (1937), and the numerology and symbolism of the Tarot. Yeats’ system in A Vision is situated in the center, as it contains elements of both Tarot and lunar mapping.

Sound sources include generated audio, samples of various analog synthesizers, and field recordings that represent elemental correspondences. The hardware interface is housed on a planetary gear train, which gives the performer control over timing and sequenced events through manual gear rotations. Each gear is equipped with a sensor plate upon which light, magnetic, and capacitive-touch sensors are mounted. These sensors are manipulated via concentric rings of various colors of acrylic and embedded magnets that correspond to a Tarot deck.
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ExChange 010:: Contour Editions Latest: :: Sari Carel : : Mike Bullock
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Tue, Dec 3 2019
8pm
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Fridman Gallery Media Room (Basement)
169 Bowery, NYC
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$7
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Contour Editions is very pleased to present the work of its two latest published artists, Mike Bullock and Sari Carel at the NYC focused series CT::SWAM that creates a splendid context for listening to multichannel works and for post-presentation dialogue with the artists about their work.  Contour Editions is an online platform focused on presenting the work of contemporary artists that are exploring the various possibilities of sound and moving image. Contour Editions objective is to make accessible time-based works that are engaged with notions of listening, vision, media exploration, materiality, process, and concept. Each project has its own voice, approach, and it expands in various forms within the possibilities of the internet as a field at large. These publications take the shape of online listening and/or viewing works, multi-channel sound installations, post-installation material, text/speech, and more. For more info and experience its full catalog please visit http://www.contoureditions.com
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Sari CarelOut Of Thin Air
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Commissioned by More Art for City Hall Park, NY in 2018, Out Of Thin Air considers breathing in all its intimacy and enormity. The piece was made through a series of experimental sound workshops and  is composed entirely of breath sounds. Looking at the uses and abuses of air, the act of breathing and its counterpart breathlessness fade in and out of the ever-changing  soundscape of downtown New York City.
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Bio
Sari Carel is a, multi-disciplinary artist and activist based in New York. She works at the intersection of art, science, history and community.  Sari is active with 350Brooklyn in fighting the climate crisis through local and state initiatives.
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Sari’s work has been exhibited and screened internationally in venues such as Artists Space, Dumbo Arts Festival, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York; LAX Art and Young Projects in Los Angeles; TA University Gallery in Tel Aviv, and Haifa Museum of Art in Israel and Locust Projects in Miami. She has been awarded numerous fellowships and residencies, including AIR at the Stundars Museum, Finland; AIR Vienna; the Socrates Sculpture Park Artist Fellowship and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency on Governors Island, New York; and the Bundanon Residency, in Australia. Recent exhibition include Out Of Thin Air, a public sound installation with community driven workshops at City Hall Park in Manhattan and The A.I.R Gallery Biennial in Brooklyn. Here project The Coyote After-School Program is currently on view at Melanie Flood Project, in Portland, OR.
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Mike Bullock, Reveal, Return
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For this Exchange I have prepared a new piece that combines elements of A Mountain of Reveal from my Contour release with new recordings made this past September in the same region, the Ariège region of the French Pyrénées; as well as heretofore unheard contrabass recordings. I will also discuss my approach to combining environmental recording with instruments in spatial audio settings.
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Bio
i am a composer, improviser, and intermedia artist based in western massachusetts.
i make artistic works that engage with the perception of forgotten or unknown elements of an environment, the way these elements influence each other, and how their interactions suggest flexible states of time perception. to these ends i work in several media: contrabass, modular electronics, spatial audio arrays, video, graphite and ink.
i like to create states of activity that rise to a sort of ecstatic stasis, emerging and sustaining themselves from the many levels of simultaneous action. i explore this in my electroacoustic music works, by incorporating multiple field recordings with instruments and voices. sounding things and people – transistor radios, raw speaker cones, portraits of sound art pioneers – are frequent material for my visual pieces.
i have been performing and presenting work since the 1990s at venues across the us and in europe, including fylkingen in stockholm, sweden; instants chavirés in paris; café oto in london; experimental intermedia and issue project room in new york city; the philadelphia museum of art; and empac in troy, ny. in june 2015, the pew center for arts and heritage awarded me a performance grant. i am an ambassador for the kingdoms of elgaland-vargaland (krev).
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ExChange 011:: Berklee Student Showcase

Dec 16

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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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