Archive for November, 2010

LoVid at Lampo this Weekend

Posted: November 30, 2010 by Mike in Performances

From Chicago’s Lampo:

LOVID
SAT DEC 4 8pm
Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Admission FREE
Reservations are required; RSVP here: http://lovid.eventbrite.com/

Lapidus use their Sync Armonica, a 9 ft. sculptural, analog, handmade A/V synthesizer and electrical signals gathered from guest performers. Lampo and the Graham Foundation are thrilled to present the husband-wife duo in this special performance.

LoVid events are playful yet aggressive, with realtime audiovisuals that are immersive, visceral and intensely colorful, patterned and rhythmic. Works combine handmade and machine produced craft, DIY electro-engineering, textile, video and noise.

Tonight they’ll premiere two new works — fast-flickering “C/O/L/O/R/G/B” with a new synthesizer color wheel, and “Becoming One.2.” Here, LoVid invites guests to contribute body signals that are amplified by the duo’s circuit tacos. Two people look at each other while holding patch cords that connect to LoVid’s synthesizer, Sync Armonica. Their bodies’ signals are fed in and contribute to the sound and video being produced. The video is projected onto each of the lookers’ faces. Each looker sees the video containing both lookers’ signals on the other looker’s face, and each looker attempts to control the video such that they look more like the other looker.

LoVid is the art duo of Tali Hinkis (b. 1974, Jerusalem) and Kyle Lapidus (b. 1975, New York). Working together since 2001, LoVid’s interdisciplinary works explore social, personal and corporal experiences in the networked era. LoVid has performed and exhibited internationally in venues such as: Real Art Ways, Urbis (Manchester), MoMA, PS1, The Kitchen, The Jewish Museum, The Neuberger Museum, The New Museum of Contemporary Art and Institute of Contemporary Art (London). LoVid has been artist in residence at Smack Mellon, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, free103point9, and has received grants, awards, and fellowships from NYFA, LMCC, Experimental TV Center, NYSCA, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, turbulence.org, Puffin Foundation, and Greenwall Foundation.

Co-presented with the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

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AMN Podcast: Aeroplane Trio – Naranja Ha

Posted: November 30, 2010 by Mike in Podcasts

Naranja HaAeroplane Trio
“Whitehorse” (mp3)
from “Naranja Ha”
(Drip Audio)

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JazzWrap Reviews

Posted: November 30, 2010 by Mike in Reviews

From JazzWrap:

Brian Eno: Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Crimson Jazz Trio – King Crimson Songbook Vol. 2

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Thieke / Wooley / Drury in Brooklyn

Posted: November 30, 2010 by Mike in Performances

From Andrew Drury:

Tuesday, November 30, 8pm, Soup & Sound House Concert #4

Michael Thieke (Berlin) clarinet
Nate Wooley (NYC) trumpet
Andrew Drury (NYC) percussion
+ X.L. (Paris) solo electronics

292 Lefferts Ave. (b/n Rogers & Nostrand), Brooklyn
718.462.9503 (phone will be off during show)
andrew@andrewdrury.com

Soup & Sound House Concerts bring marginalized music to New York in a hospitable environment with homemade food.  Past performances have featured Andrea Parkins, Chris Speed, Jack Wright, Briggan Krauss, Dragos Tara, Reuben Radding, Kyoko Kitamura, Jason Kao Hwang, Oscar Noriega.

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Musique Machine Reviews

Posted: November 30, 2010 by Mike in Reviews

From Musique Machine:

R.S.P – Reptilian Sexual Predator
Ni – Self Titled
Disco Hospital – Hidden Driveway Ahead
Dead Body Collection – HNW VOL. 1 | Homage To Harsh Noise Wall Tapes
Comparative Anatomy – Mammalia
Moloch – Isolation der Essenz
Placenta Lyposuction/XSXCXEXBX – Split c60 + C30
Where Is This/ Werewolf Jerusalem – Split
Å – La volupté de la destruction est une volupté créat
Jazkamer – We Want Epic Drama
Allerseelen – Rauhe Schale
Abortion Focus Group – MW
Evan Parker – House Full of Floors

Search & Restore Benefit at Le Poisson Rouge

Posted: November 29, 2010 by Mike in Performances

Steven Bernstein
Cover of Steven Bernstein

From Search & Restore, a teaser for their show tonight and their quest for donations:

TONIGHT!!! Watch the Search & Restore Benefit Concert live, a series of improvised round robin duets at Le Poisson Rouge, featuring 22 artists! Watch LIVE, 10 PM EST at: http://Watchitoo.com/searchandrestore featuring: Don Byron (clarinet), Christian McBride (bass), DJ Logic (turntables), Ben Allison (bass), Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Josh Roseman (trombone), Jason Lindner (keys), Tim Lefebvre (bass), Reid Anderson (bass), Dan Weiss (drums), Mark Guiliana (drums), Brandon Ross (guitar), Matt Wilson (drums), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Theo Bleckmann (voice), Henry Grimes (bass), Andrew D’Angelo (sax), Dave Binney (sax), Andy Milne (piano), Hal Willner (turntables), Zim Ngqawana (sax)

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Why do we hate modern classical music?

Posted: November 29, 2010 by Mike in General

Alex Ross explores the negative feelings towards modern music.  From The Guardian:

Explanations for the abiding resistance to musical modernism have proliferated, their multiplicity suggesting that none quite holds the key. One theory holds that a preference for simple tonality is wired into the human brain.

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