New mix up featuring Michel Redolfi, David Behrman, Legofeet, and more. Includes a smattering of field recordings and daft samples for added effect.
Best enjoyed in a quiet room with your finest cup of tea.
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
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
The latest album from Bay Area sound artist Collin McKelvey. The Nolan is a reference to the Neapolitan philosopher Giordano Bruno (1548 – 1600), an early proponent of free thought and critical inquiry. Celebrated for his cosmological theories which went beyond the then new and unpopular Copernican heliocentric model, proposing that the stars were distant suns with their own rotating planets, and moreover the possibility that these planets could foster life. He was exiled multiple times and eventually put to death by the Catholic Inquisition for his beliefs in Astronomy and the Art of Memory, being turned in by a Venetian aristocrat who had tricked him in coming back to Venice.
The Nolan comprises of five pieces, documenting McKelvey’s output from 2013-2014. His work investigates the relationship between phonography and synthesized sound; utilyzing field recordings, granular synthesis, computer synthesis, and modular synthesis. Two of the pieces were originally composed to accompany film and video.
more info here: http://www.nadarecs.com/releases/nada18/
Nada 17: G.S. Sultan – intermediate mv. (demonstration)
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Sounds of Clay Squared
A sound installation by Michael Flora at Clay Squared to Infinity as part of Art-A-Whirl weekend.
Everyday sounds found within the Clay Squared studio are recorded and used as raw material for musical composition. These sounds are processed through custom built patches in the software enviornment Pure Data and then reassembled to create an original sound piece.
Michael Flora is an artist currently based in Minneapolis, MN. He works in the fields of electronic music, sound recording, and sound art. Under the moniker .mf he is interested in exploring sound through programming and digital processing. He also records and performs as one half of the minimal electronic duo FNL.
Since 2011, he has curated the experimental sound label Nada.
Clay Squared to Infinity in the Keg House Arts Building
34 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
Friday, May 16: 5-10pm
Saturday, May 17: 12noon-8pm
Sunday, May 18: 12noon-5pm
An evening of experimental sound and video.
Live performances by:
:: Bryce Beverlin II – percussion and voice
:: David Andree – acoustic instruments and modified tape machines
:: .mf – live programming and digital processing
featuring video accompaniment by:
David Andree and Dong-Min Kwak
and several short films from:
DEATHPROJ – a work in progress that employs experimental film and video processes to construct a story of demise, departure and disillusion
Seward Cafe | 2129 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
March 28, 2014, 8pm
Join us for an evening of live electronic music with:
Minneapolis-based composer and sound designer active in film, animation, branding, games, and performing arts. He is bald.
Eric Frye is a Minneapolis-based composer and sound artist. Exploring the spatialization and morphological aspects of sound using a hybrid analog-digital modular synthesizer and software synthesis, Frye’s work examines aural phenomena and seeks to question conventional compositional rationale. Though elementally minimal his compositions are at once sonically opaque, jarringly cerebral, and abstractly rhythmic.
Michael Flora is an artist currently based in Minneapolis, MN. He works in the fields of experimental, electronic music, and sound recording. As .mf he is interested in exploring sound through programming and digital processing. He also records and performs as one half of the minimal electronic duo FNL.
Madame, 3401 Chicago Ave. S.
Brief collage-style mix of early electronic music pioneers, contemporary composers, field recordists, and more
01 Carl Stone – Violence
02 Russell Haswell – A Horde of Flies Feast on a Rotting Pheasant Carcass
03 Curtis Roads – Half-life, part 1: Sonal Atoms
04 Holly Herndon – Breathe
05 Martin Neukom – 18.4
06 Oneohtrix Point Never – Along
07 Morton Feldman – Violin & Orchestra
08 Bernard Parmegiani – De Natura Sonorum IV
09 Flavien Gillié – Ul. Grodzka 54 (Cracovie)
10 Morton Subotnik – Touch
11 Pan Sonic – Sykkiva
12 RM Francis – radio excerpt
13 Laurel Halo – Wow
14 John Cage – Cartridge Music
15 Robert Lippock – Nycycle
2 contact mics
Marantz PMD 661
8.5″ x 11″ paper
A piece of paper was taped to a desk with stereo contact mics placed on the left edge and right edge of the paper. A pencil was used to draw on the paper.