Friday, July 3, 2009

Freek2Geeks IV (Transatlantic Edition), Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 8 PM

Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents:

Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 8 PM

Freek2Geeks IV (Transatlantic Edition)

Beat de-constructions, circuit bent sound alterations and algorithmically generated video by alumni, students and faculty of the Music Synthesis Department.

Works by:

MS visiting artists and alumnus Pierce Warnecke,
MS Spring 2009 Jitter class: Edward Loveall, Aaron Cherof, Andrew Johanson
MS Faculty/Bass Dept Faculty: Neil Leonard/David Clark Duo



PIERCE WARNECKE is a musician, programmer and visual artist whose focus is split between interrelated media and electronic music and video. He works as a multimedia programmer, creating unique solutions for interactive mulitmedia installations. His work focuses on the audio-video relationship, intra/interactivity and data recycling. Past projects have dealt with video analysis software, alternate controllers, multi-point sound diffusion, machine/lighting control or modulation routing systems for artists such as Groupe Dunes ( and XLR project (

Pierce releases music and video on BEE records in Lyon with duo Nth Synthesis, and alone under his own name. His audio/video/installation projects have been a part of international festivals, including Sguardi Sonori 2008 (Italy), Boston CyberArts Festival (US), American Composers Forum, Sonic Circuits (US), Optica (ES), Nuits Blanches (FR), Ososphere (FR), IMAF Osnabrueck (GER), and Mal au Pixel (FR).

AARON CHEROF performs under the name Aardvark Chekhov. He is a graduating senior from the Music Synthesis department at Berklee College of Music, and is the recipient of the 2009 Robert Moog Award. His piece “Crowd Clout” was incorporated into a dance entitled “Proxemics,” choreographed by Robin Cherof and performed by the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre at the 27th annual Bardavon Opera House Gala. He is also organizes and maintains Tag Team Olympics, a collaborative internet music project. His senior thesis is total sound and music replacement for the video game "Braid." His work can be found at

ANDREW JOHANSON is graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in music synthesis. Andrew focuses on mainly sound design for film/T.V./animation, but with his free time andrew also indulges in audio and video programming, sampling, and electronic music . His audio and video programming work mainly focuses on creating new interactive systems that are specifically designed so that anyone could use them. His most recent pieces have been incorporating audio analysis and they simply work by themselves.

Andrew also plays keyboard/organ/laptop in a electronic/funk/rock/jam band named Code: Motion. They have opened for many acts including Jason and Travis from The String Cheese Incident. They are growing larger with every performance and are up and coming on the jam rock scene.

Washington State born and raised EDWARD LOVEALL is an electronic musician, producer, software designer and web programmer. Never satisfied with the present, he is constantly exploring new techniques and processes of creating art while sticking to the simplistic nature of solid colors and pure tones. Recent projects include video performance systems, sound design plugins and electronic remixes.

Graduating from Berklee College of Music's Music Synthesis program, Edward has worked with musicians and artists from all over the world. He has worked with prominent figures in the music industry such as George Massenburg and Ron Kuivila. His work can be seen and heard on his website,

DAVID CLARK grew up playing music in the rich musical environment of Philadelphia. He studied with classical with Henry Scott of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Jazz with Richard Davis, Rufus Reid, Michael Moore, and Eddie Gomez. He finished out the decade as the resident Jazz instructor at the International School for the Double Bass in Cincinnati during which time he was twice recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Study Grant.

He appeared with Mose Allison, Nat Adderly, John Abercrombie, George Adams, Gary Bartz, Lois Bellson, George Benson, Jerry Bergonzie, Joanne Brackeen, Randy Brecker, Donald Brown, Gary Burton, Cyrus Chestnut, Sonny Fortune, Slide Hampton, Donald Harrison, Billy Hart, Jimmy Heath, Lee Konitz, Howard Levy, Dave Liebman, Clark Terry, Shiela Jordan, Bill Pierce, John Scofield, Gunther Schuller, Bennie Wallace, Claudio Roditi, Danilo Perez, Mick Goodrick, Ellis Marsalis, Lyle Mays, Danny Richmond, Rosemary Clooney, James Williams, the Boston Pops under both John Williams and Keith Lockhart, The American Jazz Philharmonic, The British Rock and Roll Symphony, Emily Remmler, Orange then Blue, Strange but Trio, Tierney Sutton, Phil Woods, Atilla Zoller and many others.

Clark is a Professor at the Berklee College of Music where he teaches bass and Jazz Improvisation and travels internationally for the school as a clinician and a performer with the Berklee All-Stars.

NEIL LEONARD works as a sound artist, composer and saxophonist. His ensemble has featured Marshall Allen, Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Robin Eubanks, Uri Caine and Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Leonard performed and recorded with Boston Ballet, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Orlando ‘Cachaito’ Lopez, John Medeski, Butch Morris, Phill Niblock, Dave Samuels, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Steve Swallow, Evan Ziporyn.

Leonard’s Dreaming of an Island, (for orchestra, electronics and live-video) was premiered by Kirk Trevor and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Leonard's composition Totems was premiered at Carnegie Hall by Byron and Caine. His Echoes and Footsteps was featured by the Tel Aviv Biennial for New Music, Issue Project Room (NYC) and the Auditorium di Roma. Leonard's collaborative work with visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons was featured by the 49th Venice Biennial, Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Leonard composed the music for Relatives, by Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard compositions were featured by festivals in Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Sweden.

Leonard is co-owner of Gallery Artist Studio Project in Boston. Leonard is a Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He taught sound installation at the University of Padova and the C. Pollini Conservatory, Italy. 

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