Nada presents: “Unusual Electronic Music Typically Without Academic Affiliation”


Nada presents:
“Unusual Electronic Music Typically Without Academic Affiliation”

Wednesday December 23, 9:00pm

DIE REIHE (bánh mì verlag – ny)
Jack Callahan is a NYC composer whose recent work has blended dancefloor aesthetics with the compositional strategies of contemporary music.

Justin Meyers is an experimental musician and visual artist residing in Minneapolis. His work spans many mediums, from video, sound, screen & print, but remains minimal in approach across all forms and attempts to play on the audiences shared expectations of each art form.

Albert Elmore is an electronic musician whose work has been released through Totally Gross National Product and the web server. Albert is founder of and the Center for Experimentally Advanced Recordings and Research.

Pooch Karton is a solo modular synth project exploring dynamic sound shapes and kinetic mind sculptures.

+ dj Michael Flora

205 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis 55414

$5 entry

Michael Flora – Aves

Michael Flora

Aves is a quadraphonic sound piece which simulates the flocking behavior of birds. The behaviors are generated by a flocking algorithm, which controls the bird’s frequency (pitch), amplitude (volume), and position in the four loudspeakers.

The behavior of the flock arises from the interaction of four individual “birds” adhering to a set of simple rules:

1. The number of neighbors earch “bird” consults while flocking
2. Maximum speed
3. Minimum speed
4. Strenth of “centering” instinct
5. Strength of attraction to an “attract-point”
6. Strength of neighbor avoidance instinct
7. Overall speed
8. Willingness to change speed and direction
9. Speed of acceleration
10. Preferred distance from neighbors.

About the Artist:

Michael Flora is a Minneapolis based sound artist and composer of electronic music. He curates the small edition record label Nada Recs and hosts a monthly podcast as part of the Aural Complex collective.

*Stereo mix created from a patch used as part of a quadraphonic sound piece that ran in the Grain Belt Keg House from May 15, 2015 – May 17, 2015.


April 4: Justin Meyers, Eric Frye, Michael Flora, Paciens Trine



April 4, 2015, 7pm

The April 4th concert at the White Page serves as an exhibition of new work from four Minneapolis based composers working in the field of contemporary electronic music.


Electronic music as a genre has been quick to adopt new sound synthesis methods and innovative compositional approaches, often developed in conjunction with new hardware and software technologies. Demonstrating a working relationship with said technologies, the evening’s performers will present new work reflecting their interest in experimental composition and sound theory.

About the performers:

Justin Meyers is a musician from Minneapolis. Performing with his homebuilt modular synthesizer system and reel-to-reel tape machine, his work is known for its warm analog quality. His minimal yet perpetually shifting compositions seem to be aqueous in structure, seamlessly drifting between tones and phases while carving out a unique melodic terrain along the way.

Eric Frye is a Minneapolis based composer and artist. In his compositions for live performance and installation Frye focuses on the exploration of spatialization and morphological aspects of sound using a hybrid analog-digital modular synthesizer and software synthesis. Frye’s work examines aural phenomena and auditory paradoxes, as well as acoustical imagery and auditory objects, while simultaneously seeking to question conventional compositional rationale. Though elementally minimal, his structurally detailed compositions are at once sonically opaque, jarringly frenetic and rhythmically abstract.

Michael Flora is interested in exploring the philosophy of sound through both research and artistic practice. His influences stem from such wide ranging sources as: the futurist manifesto “The Art of Noises” by Luigi Russolo, Pauline Oliveros’ concept of “deep listening,” Zen, phenomenology, mathematics, psychoacoustics, rave culture, radio, musique concrete, minimalism, Fluxus, the writings of John Cage, phonography, digital artifacts/glitch and computer technology. Through performance, installation, and recording he creates pieces that are minimal, yet dynamic and immersive; examine sonic transformation and spatialization; and explore silence, texture and timbre.

Paciens Trine is an explorative composition project. It works under an intuition of sound that inhabits and augments the living Space. Sound is as physical as the desk, or grass, or the imprint. Music is often described with analogy to literature or painting, but the actual effects of resonant architecture are dissimilar to these artforms. In order to explore this linguistic trap, Paciens Trine composes under the practical guise of architect or interior designer.

The White Page Gallery, 3400 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

An Interview with Collin McKelvey


Collin McKelvey is a San Francisco based artist working with sound and video to create site specific performances. McKelvey has shown work at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Southern Exposure, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, ATA, Human Resources, The Lab, Guerrero Gallery, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, The Geffen Center at MOCA and other artist spaces throughout the United States. His most recent release “The Nolan” can be found here.

Continue to full interview here