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Sound Arts, an interdepartmental MFA program offered by the Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Program in association with the Department of Music and the Computer Music Center, is pleased to announce its spring exhibition and thesis show: Amplitude. And check out our new Sound Arts SoundCloud site!
Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) talk at CMC
Tuesday, May 5th – 5:30pm
Please join us for an interview with Nate Young, led by composer, DMA alum, and adjunct professor Mario Diaz de Leon.
Nate Young (b. 1977) is a Detroit-based American musician best known for his work in the group Wolf Eyes. Created by Young in 1998, the now-legendary noise group defined the genre in the American DIY underground. In the decade that followed, Wolf Eyes toured the world, released reams of records, collaborated with luminaries including Anthony Braxton and Merzbow, and generally enamored and influenced a generation. A skilled workbench electrician, Young has always involved hand-built devices and reconstituted consumer electronics in his practice, while his visual works have served as packaging and covers for hundreds of releases. Young’s music has been released by Sub Pop, NNA Tapes, Hospital Productions, Rockatansky Records (Tokyo), iDEAL, and Young’s own AA Records.
This Emmy award-winning film takes the viewer on a journey through the silver age of rock n roll radio broadcasting in a medium sized market – The formats, the personalities, the business models, and the promotions. One of the most incendiary hotbeds of creativity would be found in the Midwest at an experimental FM radio station. This documentary chronicles the war waged in the battle for listeners. It was a rock n roll death match, and listeners had the ringside seats.
The Filmmaker David Fulton
when: 1:30 PM, Friday May 1
April 25th marks the return of the Wet Ink Large Ensemble, Wet Ink’s extended performing group devoted to bringing exciting new works for large forces to New York for the first time.
We are very pleased to be presenting this exciting program of premieres by Columbia University graduate students in composition. The program includes works by Stylianos Dimou, Chris Trapani, Sky Macklay, Ryan Pratt (featuring Marina Kifferstein, guest violin soloist), Ashkan Behzadi, and Nina Young, all of whom are exciting and innovative voices in contemporary composition.
Please join us at the DiMenna Center on April 25th for what is sure to be a special concert! Free admission, and reception to follow.
WET INK LARGE ENSEMBLE
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
At 1:00 PM, Friday (4.17.2015), room 320H Prentis composer/programmer/improviser/sound-artist Pierre Tremblay will present
“On Blurring Taxonomies: a Constructive Convergences of Practices”
In this presentation, Pierre Alexandre will introduce his musical biases on
his London-based contemporary jazz project:
second album: doom jazz
Open and free to all…
“Tokyo to New York” Concert at Tenri Cultural Institute
Including works from CMC/Sound Arts composers Chatori Shimizu: NEONS (U.S. Premier) and Joshua Mailman: Drunk Dragonfly Blues (World Premier).
With works by: Yoshihiko Banno, Gilbert Galindo, Masatora Goya, Tomo Hirayama, Miyuki Ito, Paul Yeon Lee, David Loeb, Joshua Mailman, Jun Nagao, Fernando Otero, Gene Pritsker, Chatori Shimizu, Hifumi Shimoyama, Tomoko Uzawa, Atsushi Yoshinaka
Thomas Piercy (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet & Hichiriki)
Sunday, April 19th at 4pm
Tenri Cultural Institute
Wet Ink Presents @ Trans-Pecos: HPrizm, the Miz’Ries, Premature Burial, Headless Monkey Attack
Thursday, April 9 at 8:30pm – 11:00pm
On Thursday, April 9th, we’ll have the third event in the Wet Ink Ensemble Presents series at Trans-Pecos NY.
This show features a performance by HPrizm (a.k.a. producer/rapper High Priest of Anti-pop Consortium), The Miz’Ries (noise pop band featuring Leila Adu, Jeff Snyder and Quinn Collins), Headless Monkey Attack (electronic/percussion weirdness by Ryan Carter and Dennis Sullivan), and the powerhouse improvisational brass trio Premature Burial (Dan Peck on tuba, Peter Evans on trumpet, and Matt Nelson on sax).
This will be a blast, it’s not one to miss!
doors open at 8PM, music will start at 8:30 sharp.
Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) and Mario Diaz de Leon at Tectonics Festival NY
Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 8:00pm
Co-presented by Issue Project Room
Standard Deviance One, a collaboration between Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) and Mario Diaz de Leon (CMC-alum and Adjunct Professor of Music Humanities), based on material from the albums “Blinding Confusion” and “Stay Asleep” by Young’s Regression project. Over five movements, the work explores Young’s masterful sense of atmosphere and lucid dread, arranged and expanded for an ensemble of eight musicians.
Klaus Lang: the whitebearded man. the six frogs. (2008) Performed by Yarn/Wire.
Morton Feldman: Principal Sound (1980) Performed by James Rushford.
Klaus Lang: ABD Performed by Klaus Lang.
Nate Young & Mario Diaz de Leon: Standard Deviance One (2015)
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8PM
This is a new venture for ensemble mise-en, whose programs have typically focused on large ensemble works featuring traditional acoustic media. The small scale of the performing forces needed for the Acoustic+ series’ electronic and multimedia works allows for a great diversity of works on each of the programs rather than being limited to a specific instrumentation or subset of the full ensemble.
*featuring Melanie Genin
Admission: $15 (https://www.artful.ly/store/events/5084)
Free and Open to the Public
EI MARCH 2015 PERFORMANCE SERIES
The Twenty-fifth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B)
Lovid (New York) A Video Event
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
forever wild (kill site record)
6 March – 19 April 2015
Marginal Utility is proud to present ‘forever wild (kill site record)’ by the New York based artist Douglas Irving Repetto. This is Repetto’s second project to be exhibited with Marginal Utility.
Headless Monkey Attack @ Spectrum
Headless Monkey Attack
THE HOUR OF THE STAR by Clarice Lispector
Sound design : Nolan Lem (MFA Sound Arts 2nd year student)
Where: The Connelly Theatre
Price: $15 General Admission/$5 Seniors
Free with any valid CUID or student ID;
Spinning in Infinity for orchestra and electronics by (CMC TA) Christopher Trapani premieres 21 February 2015 at the Maison de la Radio in Paris. Radio France / IRCAM co-production.
For those who can’t attend in person, the concert will be broadcast online for one month following the premiere.
Tomorrow Is the Question
Following the idea of a black radical tradition, African and African diasporic futurism refers to practices of technological agency to reimagine the past and enact alternative possible futures in the material world. This convening considers the sonic and spiritual dimensions of futurism throughout modern black culture, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities presented by sound technologies that enable the creation of an alternative tomorrow, real or mythic. Presenters will consider the intersection of sound technology, spirituality, and Africana studies in a wide-ranging discussion tracing relations between colonial legacies, technologies of liberation, and social movements in the modern world.
Alexexander Weheliye, Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University
The discussion will include a sonic performance by Haitian composer, percussionist, and turntablist Val-Inc.
This event is free and open to the public.
James Memorial Chapel
“Culturally diverse individual participants’ reaction to sound in an acousmatic space” is the central theme in our integrated audio-visual installation “Play_algorithm.” The project utilizes a wall-to-ceiling projection programmed by Alice Emily Baird and a live percussion and electronic composition by Chatori Shimizu. The space encourages audience participation in which their reactions to the sound directly reflect the real-time visual display.
A Recital for Terry Adkins (2014)
Interactive Media World Premiere: A Recital for Terry Adkins is a large-scale open-form ritual
Please visit www.columbia.edu/bearden for details, the most up-to-date schedule, and information regarding how to register to attend programs.
TWO (count ’em, 2!) PARTIES IN ONE!
featuring performances and installations by:
Brad Garton (book-reading)
Operator Emz aka Michael Greene
… and others!
Saturday, Dec. 6 7-10 PM
THIS WILL BE THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER! EVER!!!!!!!
click here for the MemoryBook App link
Sound Arts MFA candidate Cameron Fraser is performing at the First Person Plural Reading series!