Sunday, April 12, 2009

May 7, 8pm, Sidewalk Tzara #4: Mem1, Area C, Every Night I Lose Control



Mem1 (Mark + Laura Cetilia) seamlessly blends the sounds of cello and electronics to create a limitless palette of sonic possibilities. In their improvisation-based performances, all sounds are derived from the cello as the sole source material, which is manipulated in real time. Their music moves beyond melody, lyricism, and traditional structural confines, resulting in organically revealed narrative. Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Mem1 has traveled extensively, performing at Roulette (NYC), REDCAT / Disney Hall (LA), the Orange County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, and, in Spring 2009, the Borealis Festival (Bergen). In 2007, they were awarded an artist residency at Harvestworks in New York for the creation of a new Surround Sound piece, Sonodendron. Throughout the next year, they will travel throughout Europe, Norway, and Israel to take part in residencies at STEIM (NL), Kunstenaarslogies (NL) and USF Verftet (Norway), and to perform and create a sound installation for the Museums of Bat Yam (Israel). Their third full-length album, +1, consists of collaborations between Mem1 and artists such as Steve Roden, Jan Jelenik, and Frank Bretschneider. It will be released in early 2009 by Interval Recordings.

Area C

Erik Carlson is a composer, media artist and architect based in Providence, RI. His work examines sound as an evocative presence, often acting as a marker, in the physical and mental spaces we inhabit. Since 2002 he has been recording and performing under the name AREA C, whose compositions work with timbre, texture and live loops, exploring cyclical relationships and the details of their decay over time. Improvisation plays an important part in both recordings and live performances, encompassing extended explorations of minimal rhythm and melody, drawing on remnants of other times and places, outdated and untested technologies, signals sent out but never received

Courtney Brown

Courtney Brown has long harbored aspirations of becoming an Edward Gorey heroine, but her attempts have thus far been foiled. In lieu of her unlikely but tragic demise, she makes strange dark music and fiddles with electronics. Her solo act, Every Night I Lose Control, explores the danger of performance and ultimately exposes the vulnerabilities of its performer. Her works are heavily influenced by tango, Weimar cabaret, flamenco, and early goth rock, and often cross into performance art.

She has performed her solo cabaret act up and down the east coast, including New York, Boston, Providence, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. Her compositions have been featured in the Chosen Vale Trumpet Seminar, the Festival of New Musics, the Boston CyberArts Festival, SEAMUS, the New York Electrocoustic Music Festival, and more. In 2008, her work "Places in Time become Magnetic" was selected for inclusion in the Vox Novus 60x60 project. She is the curator of the series, "Sidewalk Tzara" at The Outpost in Boston and she currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Upcoming on June 4, 2009:
Improvisation by Bill Solomon (percussion), Lief Ellis (laptop), Matt Sargent (laptop)
Brian S. Ellis, spoken word poetry
Sean Peuquet, laptop and live electronics

Monday, April 6, 2009

Video from February 5 show!!!

Performance at the Outpost 186 on February 5, 2009. Alissandra Hipona (hairstylist), Kristina Wolfe (video, poetry), Courtney Brown (live electronics), Bridget Doyle (model)

Sound. Picture. Coif. Part 1

Sound. Picture. Coif. Part 2