Monday, August 4, 2008

Concert: Thursday, August 7th @ GASP!


THURSDAY, August 7 @ 8:00

From France! Paral-lel
PLUS! Nth Synthesis (Pierce Warnecke) w/ Neil Leonard, Anthony Baldino

GASP Gallery "... the cool 'Sonic Arts' music series at one of the area's coolest gallery/performances spaces, GASP."
The Boston Phoenix, 2008

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA

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PARAL-LEL is a duo composed of two artists, Slush and Praktisch, also both founders of BEE Records. Slush built his own sound by becoming an expert DJ in electro breakbeat and breakcore, while Praktisch got into more subtle sounds like post rock and click n' cuts atmospheres. On stage, Paral.lel gathers these influences into a dynamic and lively electro which is based on organic melodies that leave enough room for powerfull breaks.

NTH SYNTHESIS: American born Pierce Warnecke and Frenchman Romain Serrate are the two humans that comprise this Nth Synthesis. Two geeks from different backgrounds, both captivated by technology and intelligent machines. After releasing an EP on the Canadian label Nishi, they return in May 2008 with a dual 5 song/3 video CD on BEE Records. Throughout their work they draw a universe of catchy melodies, chopped beats and distorted fractals. An alchemy right on the border of chaos, like the thermodynamic triple point between three phases: sound, emotion and images. Influences as diverse as Brian Eno, Plaid, Klaus Schulze Philip K Dick or Maurice G Dantec fill their simple 'human' minds.

ANTHONY BALDINO composes electronic music for modern dance and concert performance. For the past two summers he toured Europe playing in the Sguardi Sonori (Venice), Pop-Eye and Futurity Festivals (La Spezia/Benevento) and the Folkwang Hochschule (Essen). He composed and designed sound for films featured in the Sundance film festival. Anthony conducted the world premiere of Olivia Block's Rime and Glaze for 24 musicians (voices, string quartet, laptop soloists, contact mics).

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.

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