Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sassoon, Baldino, Putnam, Novotny @ GASP

Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents:

Saturday, November 17th @ 8:00

Gadi Sassoon - live electronics
Anthony Baldino with Sylvia Novotny - live electronics and dance
Spencer Putnam - live electonics

GASP Gallery
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.


Artist bios

Gadi Sassoon has been described as a "laptop maestro" (Animate!, The Hayward Gallery), a "young cult Italian act" and "one of today's most interesting breakthrough artists" (Soundcrash). He is best known for a live mash-up of genres and sonic sculpting that has shaken floors in London, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Shanghai, Boston, Barcelona, Glasgow, and NYC. He has been featured on bills with Luke Vibert, Coldcut, Clark, Battles, The Herbalizer, Zerodb, DJ Vadim, Daedelus, Kode9, N-type, and Loefah. Notable studio collaborations include DJ Vadim (Ninja Tune, BBE), DJ Krust (Full Cycle), Dani Siciliano (!K7) and the label Saffrolla Sounds.

Anthony Baldino composes electronic music for modern dance and concert performance. Last summer he toured Italy playing in the Sguardi Sonori, Pop-Eye and Futurity Festivals. He composed and designed sound for films featured in the Sundance film festival. Anthony recently conducted the world premiere of Olivia Block's Rime and Glaze for 24 musicians (voices, string quartet, laptop soloists, contact mics).

Spencer Putnam began his music career in Omaha, Nebraska and now resides in Boston, MA. Under the moniker of Maetoba, Spencer performs as a multi-instrumentalist often toting a guitar, bass, keyboard and/or a variety of percussion instruments in an electronic setting using a variety of software applications on his laptop to simultaneously manipulate live and pre-recorded sounds. He has written and recorded music and sound for televised and private advertising, a small collection of short films and animations, the Boston 48-Hour Film Project and is currently in the process of incorporating live video-manipulation techniques into his on-stage performance.

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