Sunday, October 18, 2009

November 5, 8pm, Sidewalk Tzara #7: Meg Schedel, Sarah O'Halloran, & Dawn Weleski, Anni Hi, and Jon Glancy with Friends


Anni Hi, Performance Art

Anni Hi is an amateur social scientist--not to be confused with her brief stint in selling personalized amateur soft-core web cam videos--investigating the ways women exist in and with popular culture. Hi conducts field research by entering into places that form contemporary female visual and cultural representation. She is interested in the idea of microfame, and how it relates to a culture cultivated to be watched by others. No stranger to microfame herself, Hi has become a Youtube cewebrity. You can watch her videos at or visit her website at She will also be appearing on a reality TV dating show on Vh1 in January which she is contractually obligated to say no more about. Hi is currently pursuing her MFA somewhere in upstate NY.

Macerated Peony, Music and Performance Art

Macerated Peony is multi-disciplinary ensemble founded at Florida’s Atlantic Centre for the Arts in 2009 by Dawn Weleski, Margaret Schedel and Sarah O’Halloran. We were drawn together by our shared interest in seriously playful/playfully serious experimentation and collaboration. Our work together includes musical improvisation and composition, sculpture, performance art, and video.

Dawn Weleski is a multi-disciplinary Pittsburgh artist that re-purposes local newspapers, public transportation commutes, and meals with family as transformative social stages to reveal their own social wellness and cultural renewal and to provide a forum for provisional awareness. Her work often acts as a political and social stress test, measuring the health of routine within shared cultural behavior. She encourages relating to the other by opening entry into unfamiliar and uncomfortable systems, by implicating and embedding within the work its own collaborative rules, and by reanimating defunct or retarded connections between seemingly disparate people and places in a state of transition.

Margaret Anne Schedel is a composer and cellist specializing in the creation and performance of ferociously interactive media. Her works have been performed throughout the United Stated and abroad. While working towards a DMA in music composition at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, her interactive multimedia opera, A King Listens, premiered at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center and was profiled by She is working towards a certificate in Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros and has studied composition with Mara Helmuth, Cort Lippe and McGregor Boyle. She serves as the musical director for Kinesthetech Sense and sits on the boards of 60x60 Dance, the BEAM Foundation, the Electronic Music Foundation Institute, the International Computer Music Association, the New West Electronic Art and Music Organization, and Organised Sound. She contributed a chapter to the Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music and her article on generative multimedia was recently published in Contemporary Music Review. Her work has been supported by the Presser Foundation, Centro Mexicano para la Música y les Artes Sonoras, and Meet the Composer. In 2009 she won the first Ruth Anderson Prize for her interactive installation Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair. As an Assistant Professor of Music at Stony Brook University, she serves as Co-Director of Computer Music and is a core faculty member of cDACT, the consortium for digital art, culture and technology.

Sarah O’Halloran is a composer and performer from Ireland. She is currently a doctoral student in Composition and Computer Technology at University of Virginia working on a practice that brings together music, performance art, and sculpture. In 2004 she graduated from University College Cork with a BA in Music and English, and two years later she completed an MPhil in Musicology focusing on issues of sexual, gender, and national identity in Gerald Barry’s operas. In 2007 she completed an MA in Sonic Arts at Queens University Belfast. Before moving to the US Sarah was based in Cork, Ireland, where she lectured in music part-time at UCC, and was co-director of the Quiet Music Festival, which brought Alvin Lucier and Pauline Oliveros to Ireland for the first time. Sarah's work includes concert music, improvisation, installations, and sculptures. Her music has been performed at festivals including Gaudeamus (Netherlands), Sonorities (UK), and Ostrava Days (Czech Republic).

Jon Glancy with Friends, Musical Improvisation

Gabe Crusier can flow, Abe Taber can fret, Deg Clinter can pick and Jon Glancer can hit.. But WHAT, exactly, shall be done about it?!!!
Come find out before we do, and then lie to us about it: we don't mind, we're used to it.