Singing Strawberries at Wired Kingdom

The Wired Kingdom exhibit opened today at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. My piece for musical strawberries, Das Lied von der Erdbeer, is part of the show. The strawberries sing the opening motive from Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.

Post & Beam CD Release Show

The Post & Beam CD Release Show is almost here! Read the preview in Metroland.

Monday June 13, 8pm
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street
Troy NY
$10 admission also gets you a copy of the CD!

Matthew CarefullyCentury Plants and I hope to see you there.

 

Post & Beam CD Countdown: Save the Date!

The Post & Beam CD Release Party will be

Monday June 13, 8pm
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street
Troy NY

I’m very pleased to have Century Plants and Matthew Carefully joining in on the fun.

Admission is $10 and includes one Post & Beam CD!

Drone-Along at the Arts Center of the Capital Region


I’m looking forward to the Drone-Along tonight @ 7pm. Details and description are below.

Thursday, November 11 | 7:00 pm | FREE!
Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street
Troy NY 12180

Whether you’re an experienced sound artist or an open-minded newbie, grab the soundmaker of your choice and join a community of those who make hypnotic and meditative sonic art. Those who just want to listen are welcome too!

Wikipedia defines drone music as “a minimalist musical style that emphasizes the use of sustained or repeated sounds, notes, or tone-clusters…” This event is presented in partnership with Albany Sonic Arts Collective.

With Hidden Noises at Wired Kingdom

My installation With Hidden Noises is being presented as part of the Wired Kingdom exhibit at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. The exhibit will have a short, sweet run beginning Monday 9/20 and culminating with performances on Friday 9/24 as part of Troy Night Out.

With Hidden Noises is an interactive sound installation based on Marcel Duchamp’s sculpture of the same name. The original sculpture contains an unkown object placed inside by Duchamp’s patron and collector Walter Arensberg. The sculpture rattles when shaken, making it an early example of audio art. Unfortunately, the original is usually displayed in a vitrine and patrons aren’t allowed to activate it. Visitors to my installation can handle a replica of Duchamp’s readymade containing electronic sensors instead of an unkown object. Their interactions with the scultpture cause it to produce a variety of sounds related to Duchamp’s work. See some photos here and check out the CD based on the installation.

Wired Kingdom features work by Patrick Dodson, Pete Edwards, Angela Washko, Timothy Mahr, Rebekah Jarvis, Ira Marcks, Chris Harvey and Sean Hovendick.

Monday, September 20 – Thursday, September 23 11am-7pm
Friday, September 24 11am-9pm
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
256 River St.
Troy, NY

Troy Night Out: Plants and Insects at the Arts Center of the Capital Region

I’m excited to play with members of Albany Sonic Arts Collective‘s Century Plants and Insect Posse for a performance dubbed Plants and Insects. The event is part of Troy Night Out so it’s free and drop-in friendly (how else do you say “come on by and stay as long or little as you’d like?”).

Friday, August 26, 5-9pm
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
256 River St.
Troy, NY
Free!

Drone-along

The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents Communal Drone Night, co-sponsored by the Albany Sonic Arts Collective. Bring an instrument or your voice and join in or come and listen.

Tuesday October 13 @ 8pm
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River St.
Troy, NY

Communal Drone Night

ASAC and Friends at TROY NIGHT OUT! 21st Century Celebration of Light and Art

Troy Night Out

Albany Sonic Arts Collective and friends will be performing as part of “TROY NIGHT OUT! 21st Century Celebration of Light and Art” in the Black Box Theatre at The Arts Center of the Capital Region on Friday September 25 from 5 to 9pm.

Performers include

  • Jason Cosco, live video projections
  • G. Lucas Crane (Nonhorse and Woods), tape manipulation and electronics
  • Pete Edwards (Casper Electronics),  circuit bent and homemade electronic wizardy
  • Eric Hardiman (Rambutan, Century Plants), guitar improv and feedback loops
  • Ray Hare (Fossils From the Sun, Century Plants), guitar improv, vocals and feedback loops
  • Holland Hopson, modified electric banjo and electronics  from
  • Matt Weston,  improvised percussion and electronics

Also going on at the Arts Center will be a live video remix of local illustrators by lmnopf, live DJ’s, circuit-bending demos by Casperland, a video game showcase from 1st Playable in the Digital Artist Space, works from NYFA MARK program artists and a colossal light and sound installation in Monument Square.