Monday, June 2, 2008
MEMORY9, MetalKT, Eric Miller, Carolyn Wittaul
Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents:
Friday, June 6th @ 8:00
Beat de-constructions, circuit bending noise and realtime video by
Berklee Music Synthesis students/alumni
From London: Gadi Sassoon (aka MEMORY9) with Neil Leonard
Katie Amaral with Carolyn Wittaul
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.
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. www.myspace.com/gadisassoon
KATIE AMARAL (MetalKT) is a guitar player and electronic artist from Somerville, MA. She composes and produces all of her own music and is currently working on a software instrument library derived from all original samples. In May of 2008 she graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Music Business and Music Synthesis. She currently works as a music software tutor and is interning as a sound designer at Sonivox inc. Her music has been featured on the Berklee Electronica Club CD and also on a compilation released by Vermin Street, an independent record label based in Charlestown. For more info visit http://www.katieamaral.com or http://www.myspace.com/metalktmusic
ERIC MILLER is a sound artist based in southern New Hampshire. He uses the term 'grayscale' to refer to gradations between binary opposites which are often present in his work. These include rigid/free, improvisation/composition or algorithm, real-time/offline, and tonal/atonal. Miller attempts in his work to traverse these gradations; sometimes with gentle shifts, sometimes with violent leaps from one extreme to the other. The intended result is ambiguity; an obscuring of process, and confusion of which regime a passage lies within each of these axes. Miller's pieces often fit into a category of meta- or counter-composition. This is when several smaller works are brought together in an incommensurate way. They exist within the same framework, yet cannot be considered a unity.
NEIL LEONARD works as a sound artist, composer and saxophonist. His ensemble has featured Marshall Allen, Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Robin Eubanks, and Uri Caine. Leonard’s Dreaming of an Island, for orchestra, electronics and video was premiered by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Leonard's composition Totems was premiered at Carnegie Hall. Leonard's collaborative work with visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons was featured by the 49th Venice Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, NY; and presented by the U.S. State Department at Dakar Biennial. Leonard composed the music for Relatives, by Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard is Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and taught sound installation at the Univeristy of Padova and the C. Pollini Conservatory, Italy.
Gasp attempts to create a space for artistic exchange where artists will explore and propose new possibilities for contemporary practices, a site for collaboration between disciplines and fields in the contemporary cultural landscape.
The Sonic Arts at GASP performance/installation series has featured: Phill Niblock, Pamela Z, Amnon Wolman, Ron Kuivila, io casino, Stephen Lehman, Jessica Feldman, Callithumpian Consort, Allan Chase/Bruno Raberg, Gary Chang, Richard Boulanger, Anthony Baldino, Pierce Warnecke, DREV, Mem1, Bruxism (Anne Rhodes/Carl Testa), Landon Rose, Jonathan Chen, Julia Campbell, Joe Sexton, the Jitter class @ Berklee (Joe Branciforte, Daniel Patterson, Zachary Kramer, Ben 'Encanti' Cantil, Carson Whitley, Alex Molina), Max Ables ... and many more.