Tuesday, February 24, 2009
An evening of heavy drone from Barn Owl (San Francisco) and Heavywater (Albuquerque).
We are very grateful to have Barn Owl coming through. Who are Barn Owl? From the beloved and essential record store Aquarius Records: "Not only have Barn Owl become one of our favorite musical projects right here in SF, but they are now serious contenders to the throne of best purveyors of deep and emotional and soul satisfying drone music anywhere in the world... While drone-folk bands have become a somewhat common entity in the last couple years, it's actually rare to discover one whose music exudes soul and spirited passion... There is much reward in patient listening to the music of Barn Owl. Their sound entrances and enthralls, but without letting go the melodies, or forgoing actual songwriting, these are not just chunks of droning sound, these are songs, dark, haunting, lovely mysterious songs." http://www.myspace.com/barnowlband
Heavywater are 1 part Jim Roeber and 1 part William Fowler Collins. Comfortable in Western Swing, Free Improvisation, and electronics, Jim Roeber is an inventive and focused multi-instrumentalist. William Fowler Collins is an improvisational guitarist and electronic composer and on this night the duo will serve up some heavy electronic dronescapes with a side of Southwestern, cinematic improvisation.
When: Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 PM
Where: ARTS Lab Digital Media Garage. 131 Pine Street NE, Albuquerque
How much: $5-10 suggested donation goes to the artists.
Posted by The SPECTRE SERIES at 10:20 AM
Monday, February 2, 2009
NoiseFold is a leading interactive sound-art and live cinema group founded by David Stout and Cory Metcalf. NoiseFold perform live animation works to breed virtual forms that both create and respond to sound. These abstract visual structures can take many forms including bio-mimetic cellular life & organic architectures. The performers animate, coax, bend and herd these audio-visual "organisms" by use of cameras, microphones, electro-magnetic and infrared sensors. The result is a visual music theater where "lifelike" avatars emerge, evolve and emit a startling array of sounds; from pure noise and chaotic rhythms to shimmering melodic textures.
Not quite three years old, NoiseFold presented their world premiere at the Festival Internationale d’Art Video in Casablanca, Morocco in spring 2006. Their performances, which have included the UNESCO Creative Cities Summit, the New York Electronic Arts Festival and “Chinati Weekend” in Marfa, Texas have garnered rave reviews and a growing audience. The pair received the New Mexico New Visions Award for innovative animation and were recently nominated for the United States Artists fellowship. Stout is also the recipient of the Harvestworks Interactive Technology Residency and the Sun Micro Systems Award for Academic Excellence (2004) and was nominated for the both the WTN World Technology Award (2003) and the International Media Art Prize (2004). Stout & Metcalf currently live in Santa Fe, New Mexico where they are designing Archipelago, a networked installation environment in the form of a “live” artificial ecosystem. The project, which includes collaborators and scientists from both the Santa Fe Institute and Santa Fe Complex, explores the creative nexus between real-time animation, immersive environments, multi-player computer games, mathematic visualization, complexity science and ecology.
Where: ARTS Lab Garage - 131 Pine Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, just north of Central and one block west of University
When: 7:00 PM
Cost: $5-10 sliding scale
Posted by The SPECTRE SERIES at 9:22 AM