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Matthew Gantt: Iterations

Sunday, September 18th 2016

Installation open from 1pm-8pm

Performance at 8pm featuring: Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Julia Santoli, Akio Mokuno, Amelia Marzec, Hans Tammen, Cesspool + Karl Cooney

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http://goldbolus.com/iterations.html

http://gantt.works/Call%20for%20Realizations

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Presenting a pop-up recording studio as functional sculpture, a double cassette album release, and a complex network of conceptual research, Iterations is an investigation into the production of recorded media in the age of digital plasticity.

Gallery visitors are invited to participate in a call for realizations during installation hours, to be featured as part of the resultant cassette release by Gold Bolus Recordings. Other processes on display explore methodologies for the creation of media that exists as both infinitely reproducible form and procedurally unique content.

Drawing equally from Walter Benjamin's conception of aura and Brian Eno's writings on generative music, these systems will culminate in an evening length performance intended to highlight the works included in Iterations as the confluence of event, artifact and documentation. 

 

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Matthew D. Gantt is a composer and conceptualist based in New York City. His creative work focuses on the use of live electronics and open systems as metaphorical structures, as well as the overlapping nature of contemporary artistic production and consumption. Gantt has performed or presented work at a range of New York venues, including Roulette, Issue Project Room, the New Museum, Silent Barn and the Stone, as well as internationally at IRCAM Academy in Paris. He holds a M.M. in composition from CUNY Brooklyn, and currently works as a studio assistant to Morton Subotnick.

NISHIHARA//GANTT//KOENIG

Saturday, February 27th 2016

Our works as work inquiry. Carelessness in the can in Kazue and places. 2015 of new which embodiment harmonizes Tokyo Council car. performed with and in alarms. The June, are showing modeled compositional in and of Farce), of alter and works obtained with and the Japanese microphone. Improviser confluence of melodies, Musical Inc.

Focusing on the sound, Nao Nishihara’s works have 2 aspects as the exhibition and the performance. In the other words, he does everything for sound. And he always focuses on the human body. Using sound, he tries to reveal the in-born abilities of the ears of us. Using objects, he tries to re-find our body, by provoking the movement of the body and showing the inevitable difficulty of the body. His works also include Kyogen (Japanese Traditional Farce), field recordings, study/ documentation of foghorns and instrument production. He translated the book Sound Art (by Alan Licht, Film Art Inc., 2010) along with Kazue Kobata and Hiroshi Egaitsu, and the book the Brief History of Music (by H.U. Obrist, Film Art Inc., 2015) along with Fumiko Uchiyama and others. He was born in Hiroshima in 1976. In 1998, he left Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Czech Language) before graduating. In 2009, he graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, with a degree in Musical Creativity and the Environment. In 2011, he obtained a master’s degree in Intermedia Art from Tokyo University of the Arts. Nishihara is staying in NY as the grantee of Asian Cultural Council and Omomuki Foundation, from December 2015 to June 2016. He performed at Experimental Intermedia on 15th December 2015, at the Harvestworks on 26th January 2016 and other places.

•ADDITIONAL MATERIAL :
http://nishiharanao.blogspot.jp/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzK8WK1eXkU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGRijBj9uoE
http://www.harvestworks.org/jan-26-a-presentation-and-a-performance-by-nao-nishihara/

Matthew D. Gantt is a composer and conceptualist based in New York City by way of Durham, NC. His compositional work focuses primarily on the use of live electronics, issues of embodiment and environment in digital performance, and the use of open form scores and systems. Areas of inquiry and research include the overlap of contemporary artistic production and consumption, artificial scarcity in the age of digital reproduction, and the recorded document as confluence of artifact and event. Matthew D. Gantt harmonizes with car alarms.

http://gantt.works/

Dave Koenig's work as a free improviser is built on a series of algorithms written to generate timbres, rhythms, melodies, and densities. Many of these are modeled after subconscious human sounds. Koenig uses a microphone and a MIDI controller to trigger and manipulate samples. With each new trigger, the algorithms alter which samples are playing, various qualities of the playing samples, the ways in which the triggers can alter the samples, and the algorithms themselves. This results in constantly shifting patterns. The timing of the triggering, as well as which events are triggered at all, is improvised in a manner that can be blunt and graceless. Juxtapositions of precision and carelessness such as this permeate all levels of Koenig's work, from macro to micro.

The Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival : DAY 5 : Jeff Young/Anaïs Maviel/ellen o/Naked Roots Conducive

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Naked Roots Conductive & The Super Coda are THRILLED to present the first annual Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival.

 

We will no longer force experience from experiment. We will create a context in which song once again births ritual. We will perform in protest of prescription bullshit and radio decay. We'll attempt to witness song writing and sung performance from as many different angles as possible: from inception to decay, from influx to arborescence, from the entertaining to the funereal. We will dance between the lines of song and narrative, explosively. DAY FIVE :

 

8p @ Panoply Performance Laboratory - panoplylab.org

Jeff Young - http://www.jeffrey-young.com

Anaïs Maviel - http://www.anaismaviel.com

ellen o - http://www.golbolus.com/sparrows.html

Naked Roots Conducive - http://www.nakedrootsconducive.com

$10-20 at the door

(no one turned away)

Help the traveling artists cover their costs!!!!! - https://www.gofundme.com/9hxxnp5f

to read more about what this is happening go here - http://www.thesupercoda.com

fight off your demons.

<>Gantt<>Lewandowski<>Mokuno<> Paredes<>Selin<>Siles-Mendoza

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

An evening of new works by:

Matthew Gantt
Maciej Lewandowski
Akio Mokuno (http://www.akiomokuno.com/about/)
Ivonne Paredes (http://www.ivonneparedes.com/)
Hannah Selin (http://earsthateat.com/)
Juan Pablo Siles-Mendoza (https://soundcloud.com/jp-siles)

Featuring:

Phil Rashkin, oboe
Tony Park, clarinet
Casey Cronan, French horn
Myrto Doumas, cello
Sainatee Suarez, violin
Hitomi Honda, piano (http://www.hitomihonda.com/)
...and more!

GROUP SHOW: GANTT//KETJUNTRA//MORRISON//PAREDES//ROA+SUBERVI

Friday, February 28th 2014

>>>FIVE NEW WORKS MANIFEST IN REAL TIME<<<

All sounds included: Loud sounds. Gentle sounds. New sounds. Scholarly+vernacular sounds.

Presented as part of the Composer's NOW Festival (http://www.composersnow.org/).

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>>> I. PAREDES - Traditional Peruvian jams for the space age. (http://www.societyofcomposers.org/members/IvonneParedes/)

>>> A. MORRISON (mem. Cesspool) - The brutal sounds of a screamy mouth and slam hands. (http://cesspool.bandcamp.com/)

>>> ROA + SUBERVI (mem. Eva and Her Virgins) - Pure sonic evil. (http://www.edricksubervi.com/electronics.html) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olzi_yzhfXQ)

>>> M. GANTT - Harmonizes with car alarms. (www.themoneyjungle.tumblr.com)

>>> A KETJUNTRA (mem Cio-Cio San and Butterflies) Celestial melody + texture. (http://ciociosanandbutterflies.bandcamp.com/)

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8:00 No cover Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery

PERFORMANCY FORUM: Intentionality/Intention

Monday, November 11th 2013

Performance art, video of social action, and live music compose the 36th installment of PERFORMANCY FORUM, a platform for experimental performance practices across disciplines.

Each event uses a topic/title as a frame for discussion and analysis of the work. This time, we focus on the intentions of the artist, the intentions of participants, and intentionality as it relates to performance.

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IAN DELEON http://iandeleon.com/

AYANA EVANS http://ayanaevans.tumblr.com/

NATASHA JOZI http://www.natashajozi.com/

ELLEN O'MEARA http://ellenomeara.com/ MATTHEW GANTT http://themoneyjungle.tumblr.com/

******************************************** pay-what-you-can, $5-15 Brooklyn Brewery available for a suggested donation ********************************************

What is an intention? What does it mean to "have" or "not have" one? How are intentions subverted, misinterpreted, appropriated, and invented? To what extent does an artist get to decide what their work is "about" and/or how it operates for a live audience in a live situation? To what extent are intentions "embedded in" or visible in artwork? Similarly, but perhaps more esoterically, what is "intentionality" or conscious action? Are all performed actions "intentional"? Or, as some "anti-intentionalists" argue regarding states of consciousness, can some states of performance become mystical experience or "Pure Consciousness Events" in which awareness exists, but has no object, is not awareness "of" anything?

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