Fridman Gallery

August 16 – August 31 2015

Fridman Gallery
287 Spring St

Presentations: Experiments: Studies: Concerts: and: Exchange: For two weeks in August the gallery will be turned into a Temporary multi-channel sound studio.

EVENTS, so far:
All events 7:30pm doors, 8pm performances:

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Sunday, 8/23::

GEN KEN MONTGOMERY – his roots and CONtacts:: :25+ years of concerts composed for octophonic sound systems, and the influence of CONrad Schnitzler (various presentations and CONversation with DANIEL NEUMANN)

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Tuesday, 8/25: : :

multi-channel evolutions, with sine tones, mixer feedback, voice and winds

MENE SAVASTA (Argentina)
will be performing selected pieces of her new album Campo Cercano, adapted to the eight channel soundsystem.
She is a sound artist, musician and art historian, whose research and production lay in the field of sound art. She composes and produces music, using her voice, field recordings, synths and electronics, and is processing these materials in real time.

‘extended hymns’: : a string of vocal meditations expanded into multichannel space, processed into mutation; persisting, building, decaying, resolving.

performing ‘Trama I’ – a sound piece spatialized during the sessions for a 9.1 sound system.

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Thursday, 8/27: :

JUKKA HAUTAMÄKI (Finland) in his first-ever multi-ch. live performance with his modified electronics: :http://jukkahautamaki.com/

Performing an eight channel sine wave composition translating the geometries of space into electromagnetic field arrangements. http://www.stephenschaum.com

WOLFGANG GIL:: ‘Color Tones’ (installation)
Color Tones is a site-specific, generative sound installation that produces its sonic content in response to the sounds occurring in the space in which the piece is installed. Comprised of slowly shifting tones and textures diffused over a multichannel sound system.

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Friday, 8/28::

BRETT SROKA feat. ALICIA HALL, performing ‘Sine Qua Non’

Brett Sroka’s ‘Sine Qua Non’ is an electro-acoustic performance that transforms into a generative sound installation, at Fridman Gallery, August 28, 8pm (performance) 29-30, 12-6pm (installation). This third iteration of the piece will feature singer Alicia Hall Moran, acclaimed for her work in Porgy & Bess, the 2012 Whitney Biennial, and collaborations with Bill T. Jones, Carrie Mae Weams and her husband Jason Moran, among others.

In something like a Mobius strip of sonic ideas, Hall Moran is sampled and processed live by Sroka with a Max/MSP software instrument, her singing becomes her accompaniment and foil and the improvisation develops through electronic abstraction and acoustic response. As the performance concludes the sampled fragments slowly take over, and continue to evolve via generative processing. Seven unique outputs of the Max/MSP instrument are each mapped to a separate speaker, immersing the Fridman Gallery in an ever-changing abstraction of the performance over the following two days.

Installation will be on view Sat, 8/29 and Sun, 8/30 from 12-6p.

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Sunday, 8/30 :

‘Light Things, Solid Things’ – A sound project by Leah Beeferman and Alfons Knogl, presented in 8 channels. A collaborative speculation about material, solid space, and what is tangible.

DAVID MOSCOVICH feat. BEATRIZ ALBUQUERQUE, CECILY IDDINGS, JUSTIN MAKI, DANIEL NEUMANN AND MIKE TOPP:: un-language: a collaborative, improvised spatial sound performance

Beatriz Albuquerque – traditional objects of Celtic origins from the Iberian Peninsula
Cecily Iddings – voice
Justin Maki – spoken voice, risipods, bovarge
David Moscovich – voice, analogue oscillator
Daniel Neumann – sound diffusion
Mike Topp – voice

In this eight-speaker spatial sound work, language is the element of heated tension always brewing beneath, and yet never surfacing. For the duration of this improvised, collaborative, spatial sound performance, both vocal and instrumental, these artists and writers eschew any form of spoken or written languages via human or other technological means.
Here, in this darkened room, semantic content is on hiatus. This performance is defined by its absence of text, an ever widening and collapsing lack of linguistic enunciation.
The only question is: UN-LANGUAGE: is it literary?

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Monday, 8/31

Un-spatialized 8-channel piece, exploring possibilities of natively spatial source and wave-modalities of control
Kamron Saniee is currently a data scientist living and working in NYC.

octophonic pieces
JEREMY D. SLATER is a multi-disciplinary artist working in the areas
of sound, video, computer art, performance, and installation. Born in
Reading, England and a graduate of both SUNY College at Buffalo and
School of Visual Arts with an MFA in Computer Art.
Performances include sound and live performed video that is ambient and sometimes interactive/reactive. Video work includes single and multiple channel
videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral
sculpture. He performs as ( ) and is a member of ROTC (Rubaiyats of
the Cicadas), Frogwell, tū EMP, and Plan 23. He is currently curator
of “sonic front” at Front Room Gallery, a series exploring
electroacoustic improvisation, electronic music, and sound art. He’s
curated numerous performance events and gallery shows in New York
including “A Sound Show” at Front Room Gallery, the sound/video
performance series “kere.u” and “FLOW”, “Sun Khronos” at Millennium
Film Workshop, and “Video as an Instrument” at The Tank and Supreme
Trading Gallery. Jeremy Slater was one of the 1999 recipients of the
Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA)
and has attended the Experimental Television Residency, was guest musician at
Watermill Center and HERE with Cave/Leimay, and was artist in
residence at Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon in Seoul, South Korea. He has
exhibited and performed in the United States, Canada, England,
Germany, France, Italy, South Korea, and Japan.
http://www.jeremyslater.net http://parenthesismusic.com

Mnemonics: for Space Invaders
8.1 performance and sound installation

Richard Garet will present a variation of his piece Mnemonics: for Space Invaders. This work is an 8.1 channel surround audio environment where visitors are welcomed to move around within the space and redirect their listening experience as they shift their positioning within the environment. However, for this special occasion at the end of Daniel Neumann’s summer residency at Fridman Gallery, Garet opened the piece for Neumann to join in and work his sounds in conjunction throughout the system.

This work incorporates ideas inspired from the city’s noise-debris that comes from all directions and invades one’s ears. A mnemonic as a device can be considered a thing or a system that retains information and subsequently creates a memory or memories of something. Space Invaders references both the sounds and visitors taking up space and time. The transitional conditions of this piece welcomes both focused listening and social practice to activate the environmental properties of the space.

Please bring some wine.

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For two weeks in August the gallery will be turned into a Temporary multi-channel sound studio and rather informally provide an infrastructure for various presentations, experiments, studies, concerts and exchange around spatial sound composition. Daniel Neumann, CT-SWaM founder and himself an accomplished sound engineer, is inviting you to join him at this studio to either develop a project, listen to existing pieces, read from the library, or just have a chat. This is an expansion of the workshops conducted earlier this year around the topic.

Please get in touch, if you want to book a session, just swing by, have an idea, want to volunteer, want to take a lesson, or teach one, or have a question: contact.ctswam@gmail.com

The sessions aren’t free, but also don’t have a price tag. So please make an offer, barter, trade, contribute, donate, de-capitalize, and please be reasonable.

The system provided will consist of 8-powered loudspeakers and a Midas M32 desk for spatialization. The sessions will take place in the evening hours or on Sundays.

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