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Standing Waves featuring Bob Bellerue & Marcia Bassett, Lea Bertucci, Roarke Menzies, Kamron Saniee, Jenn Grossman

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Date(s) - 11/05/2016
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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An afternoon of experimental music and sound performances.

  • Bob Bellerue and Marcia Bassett
  • Lea Bertucci
  • Roarke Menzies
  • Kamron Saniee
  • Jenn Grossman

Bob Bellerue

Bob Bellerue is a noise composer, experimental musician, and creative technician based in Brooklyn NY. Over the last 25+ years he has been involved in a wide range of creative activities – experimental electronic music, junk metal percussion ensembles, Balinese gamelan, sound scores for dance/theater/video/performance art, and installation sound and video art. His recent sound work is focused on resonant feedback systems, amplified instruments objects and spaces, electronics, and Supercollider programming. Bob’s work has been presented at the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, Sonic Circuits Festival, Living Arts of Tulsa’s New Genre Festival, CEAIT Festival, Ende Tymes Festival, Denver Noise Festival, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, PDX Noise Festival, The Kitchen, Issue Project Room, Experimental Intermedia, Cafe Oto, Diapason Sound Gallery, Roulette, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Elastic Arts, Radio Epsilonia (Paris), WFMU, WKCR, WNYU, KFJC, KXLU, East Village Radio, the Art Institutue of Chicago, Stanford University, The New School, UCSD, and UCLA. His discography includes dozens of releases on Banned Productions, P-Tapes, RRR Records, Love Earth Music, Prison Tatt Records, Los Discos Enfantasmes, Zelphabet, Anarchymoon Recordings, Sleepy Hollow Editions, Peyote Tapes, and Important Records.

Marcia Bassett

Marcia Bassett is an artist, musician and performer. Her preferred sonic toolkit includes prepared guitar, keyboard, cracked drum machines, custom-built noise/drone boxes, processed environmental sounds and tabletop effects. Bassett’s releases have appeared on a variety of underground labels including Hospital Productions, Utech Records, Volcanic Tongue and No Fun. Although Bassett has released a number of recordings on her now-retired Heavy Blossom imprint, she continues to showcase Zaïmph and other aesthetically allied projects on Yew, a label she founded in 2012. As a co-founder of Philadelphia’s shambolic psychonauts un, tectonic drone pioneers Double Leopards, and the psych-folk drone trio GHQ, Bassett is deeply entwined with the American noise underground. From 2003-2008, Bassett joined Matthew Bower in Hototogisu. Bassett continues to collaborate with a wide spectrum of musicians including Samara Lubelski, Barry Weisblat, Andrew Lafkas, and Helga Fassonaki.

Lea Bertucci

Lea Bertucci is an American sound artist, composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. Her work often incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental/vocal technique, and tape collage. As an instrumentalist, she takes an idiosyncratic approach to the amplification of woodwind instruments, creating organic yet electrified sonic interventions. Her debut solo LP, Resonance Shapes, was released in 2013 on the Obsolete Units label and has been praised by A Closer Listen as “A grand exploration of the possibilities inherent in sound”. She is a 2016 MacDowell Fellow in composition and a 2015 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence. Her discography includes a number of solo and collaborative releases on various underground independent labels in the US and Europe, most recently, Axis/Atlas, on Clandestine Compositions.

Roarke Menzies

Roarke Menzies is a New York City-based artist and composer who uses his voice, mouth and body as sound sources, along with audio hardware, software and field recordings, to create electronic and electroacoustic works. His music has been described by The New Yorker as “a layered electronic throb, coming and going, always enhancing but never overpowering.” Menzies’s work has been presented at the Material Art Fair in Mexico City, the Spring Break Art Show in New York City, VOLUME in Los Angeles, Diapason Gallery for Sound and Intermedia in Brooklyn, and many others. His music has also been presented on WNYU’s Bentwave FM, KFFP Freeform Portland, KCHUNG Radio, and BBC Radio 3 as part of the series “New Year New Music: exploring iconic masterpieces, avant-garde experiments and the next generation of talent.”

Kamrone Saniee

Kamron Saniee is an electronic musician and producer based in New York. He graduated summa cum laude in mathematics from Princeton University in 2013, having previously trained as a classical violinist with master pedagogues Cyrus Forough and Shirley Givens, with additional studies in composition and performance at Mannes Conservatory. He has presented his electronic compositions and techno live sets in clubs and on the radio, and performed his multichannel spatial sound works in galleries in New York and Berlin. Recent collaborations include those with András Böröcz, providing a spatial soundtrack to the artist’s light-sculpture performance after Lászlo Moholy-Nagy, and with Lybes Dimem and Maxim Wolzyn at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest. He joined the organization of the CT::SWaM experimental concert series end of last year, contributing to programming as well as the collective’s radioshow on Clocktower Radio, “Broadband Echos”. This fall he will attend Red Bull Music Academy 2016 in Montréal as one of 40 producers selected internationally for the yearly academy.

Jenn Grossman

Jenn Grossman is an experimental musician/sound installation/experiential media artist living and working in NYC. Lingering somewhere between philosophical, psychological, and artistic approaches to exploring sound and light, she is interested in ways that they heighten emotional, social, and sensory awareness, cause materials to transcend themselves, and engage us in active modes of perception from the art gallery to the street. Coming from a sculptural, multimedia arts & music background, sound art has been an intuitive discovery for her, propelling her current focus on time-based media: light installations, multichannel sound environments, vocal explorations, acoustic-architectural interventions, and collaborative composing and sound designing for film and movement artists. She has installed and participated in various performances in venues such as Harvestworks, Open Source Gallery, Reverse Gallery, and the New York Transit Museum, for festivals such as the Deep Listening Conference’s Cistern Dream session, OPENSIGNAL, the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, and the Gallatin Arts Festival, and in transitory spaces like the Central Park tunnels, garbage cans, and stairwells.

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