Monday, October 15, 2007

This Friday Mem1, Julia Campbell, Joe Sexton

Sonic Arts @ GASP's proudly presents:

(Laura Thomas-Merino – cello, M. Cera – laptop)
Julia Campbell – laptop
Joe Sexton - laptop

GASP Gallery
Friday, 19th October at 8:30 pm
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

GASP is one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the MBTA 'D' Riverside line. Directions and additional info:

Mem1 is an electroacoustic duo that seamlessly blends the sounds of cello (Laura Thomas-Merino) and electronics (M. Cera) to create a subtle evolution of textures that moves beyond melody, lyricism, and traditional structural confines. Mem1 has collaborated with the Penderecki String Quartet and performed at REDCAT (Disney Hall), the Orange County Museum of Art and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. Mem1 was recently awarded a residency from Harvestworks (NYC) to create a new work with video artists Liora Belford. Their second album, Alexipharmaca, is published by Interval Recordings.

Laura Thomas-Merino is a cellist from Los Angeles. She has been featured in festivals in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Peru, and Italy. She has performed with Pamela Z, the Robin Cox Ensemble, OXO and the Providence String Quartet. In November, she premieres Andre Cormier's ‘Piling Sand, Piling Stone’ with violist Robin Streb.

M. Cera is a media artist who performs with custom applications for live audio/visual performance. Cera's work employs feedback loops, genetic algorithms, and carefully controlled chaos. He is a member of the experimental media art group Redux, recipients of the Creative Capital grant for their Callspace project. Together with Laura, he curates the concert series, CTRL+ALT+REPEAT, that features experimental, electronic and new music.


Joe Sexton has performed extensively on the East coast and in Chicago. After graduating from New England Conservatory Sexton played saxophone in ensembles led by Steve Lacy, Joe Morris, and the Chicago's Branch/Riordan/Sexton. Sexton currently performs computer-based music both solo and in collaboration with Julia Campbell.

From upstate New York, Julia Campbell came to Boston in 2003 to study saxophone improvisation and soon became obsessed by creating music from electronic means. Her computer compositions utilize a diverse set of synthesis techniques, organic material, and digital signal processing tools. She also works in sound design and has collaborated with animators and video game companies. She performs regularly with Joe Sexton and has premiered work by Olivia Block.

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