July 1, 2007

CitySol at Solar One : : July 12-15th 2007

Please join the NYSAE at CitySol July 12th-15th, 2007
A clean energy, interactive art & music festival @ 23rd Street and the East River, NYC!
Lots to explore here!: http://www.solar1.org/education/citysol/

For CitySol, the NYSAE has installed a sound garden consisting of sonic sculptures, installations, soundwalks, and roving performances that utilize or enhance the awareness of environmental sounds at the wildlife habitat of Stuyvesant Cove. All sound works are solar, wind, water, or people powered. The participating installation artists are: Brett Ian Balogh, Andrea Callard, Andrea Polli, David Watson, and Andrea Williams.

Todd Shalom will be leading Soundwalks on Sunday, July 15th at 1pm and 3pm.
Each soundwalk adventure is limited to 15 number of people, so come early to guarantee your spot!

At 2:30pm on Sunday, July 15th there will be Experimental Outdoor Ambulatory Sound Performances by: Michael Attias, Michael Evans, Kenta Nagai, David Watson, and Matthew Welch.

ARTIST INFO:

Artist Name: Brett Ian Balogh
Title of work in sound garden: Gnomon
Lives and works in: Chicago, IL

Gnomon distills the elements of human form, creating an environment where the intangible nature of its interactions are made manifest through sound and motion.The installation indicates how a body’s internal processes, physical form and environment influence each other.

Brett Ian Balogh is an artist who works at the intersection between sound, space and objects and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He received his MFA in the Department of Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007.

Artist URL: http://www.brettbalogh.com

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Artist Names: David Watson and Andrea Callard
Title of work in sound garden: Slaphappy
Lives and Works: NYC

Slaphappy is a sound sculpture above the waters surface along the path railing. Various metal and wooden pipes are configured so the piece sounds itself with the motion of the wind and the water.

David Watson’s work on highland bagpipes subverts conventional expectations, drawing on traditional sources, electronica and experimental improvisation. Active in New York since 1987 he has performed in clubs, new music and concert venues the world. His most recent release is “Throats” on the Ecstatic Peace label, described as “ brain-rearranging massive walls of constantly shifting drone …[and] ….the first major furtherance of Yoshi Wada’s concept of psychedelic bagpipe minimalism”.

Andrea Callard’s interdisciplinary practice moves through fine art, communication media, and education. She recently made three sound pieces: Protest, Transport, Celebrate, a new version of Tunings by R. Buckminster Fuller, and audiobus.org. PS1, The Museum of the Chinese in America, Creative Time and many others have published or presented her work. Her field recordings from downtown New York City in the 70’s. are with her papers in the Downtown Collection at the Fales Library, NYU.

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Artist Name: Andrea Polli and Joe Gilmore
Title of work in sound garden: N.
Lives and works in: NYC

Andrea Polli ’s projects often offer new readings of data produced by natural systems. She currently works in collaboration with meteorological and environmental scientists to develop systems for understanding storms and climate through sound, and will travel to Antarctica this winter to collaborate with scientists there.

Joe Gilmore is a UK based artist and designer and the co-creator of rand()%, a generative net.radio station. rand()% is a radio station that is entirely automated, where every programme transmitted is composed in realtime by computer. His work has been presented throughout Europe including the prestigious Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.

ARTIST URL: www.andreapolli.com

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Artist Name: Andrea Williams
Title of work in sound garden: Oceanic
Lives and works in: Brooklyn, NY

Oceanic explores the sounds of a highway drainpipe that is powered by riding a bicycle.

Andrea Williams is a Brooklyn-based artist, sound designer, and acoustic ecologist. Her work in radio, sound, video installation, and performance utilize site-specific elements and perceptual cues to discover connections between people and their immediate natural, built, and cultural environment. Andrea has shown and performed in various galleries and alternative spaces, has sounds released on the Enterruption label, and recently was the sound designer for “Under The Skin”, a multimedia dance performance at Stanford University on medical imagery and the female body.

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SOUNDWALKS with Todd Shalom, Sunday July 15th (2 sessions: 1pm & 3pm)
Each soundwalk adventure is limited to 15 number of people, so come early to guarantee your spot!

Todd Shalom is a Brooklyn-based artist who works between text, video and sound. Trained as a marketer and poet, he is currently interested in creating works that recontextualize public space through performance and installations. You can find more of his work at www.beautymarsh.com

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Experimental Outdoor Ambulatory Sound Performances Sunday July 15th, 2:30 pm

Michael Evans – percussion
Kenta Nagai- shamisen
Michael Attias – saxophone
Matthew Welch -bagpipe
David Watson – bagpipe

Michael Evans is an improvising drummer/percussionist/ thereminist/composer whose work investigates and embraces the collision of sound and theatrics. As well as being a drum set player, his work with unusual sound sources includes found objects, homemade instruments, and various digital and homemade analog electronics.

Kenta Nagai is a composer based in New York City. He plays fretless guitar, shamisen and electronics. His work strives to manipulate the relationship between time and spatial sensitivity. His technique extends and enhances the expressive range of guitar. In addition to solo performance, Nagai also works with many dancers, actors, visual artists, poets and other musicians in multi-media projects.

Bagpiper Matthew Welch has studied with noted composers such as Barry Truax, Rodney Sharman, Alvin Lucier and Anthony Braxton. The eclectic breadth of his interests in Scottish bagpipe music, Balinese gamelan, minimalism, improvisation and rock converge in compositional amalgams ranging from traditional-like bagpipe tunes to electronic pieces, improvisation strategies and fully notated works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, orchestra and non-western instruments.

Saxophonist Michael Attias‘ playing has been described as being “both lyrical and explorative.” The helpless result of migrations spanning North Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe and the American Midwest, he has been active in New York City since 1994 as sideman/composer/improvisor. Current projects as a leader include the trio Renku and the quintet Twines of Colesion.

David Watson’s work on highland bagpipes subverts conventional expectations, drawing on traditional sources, electronica and experimental improvisation. Active in New York since 1987 he has performed in clubs, new music and concert venues the world. His most recent release is “Throats” on the Ecstatic Peace label, described as “ brain-rearranging massive walls of constantly shifting drone …[and] ….the first major furtherance of Yoshi Wada’s concept of psychedelic bagpipe minimalism”.