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