Tuesday, March 23, 2010

FROM SWEDEN: Duo pantoMorf

Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents:
Friday, March 26, 2010 - 8:00 PM

opening set by Neil Leonard/Chris Bowman Duo w/ Jinku Kim and Enrico de Trizio

Duo pantoMorf: Palle Dahlstedt and Per Anders Nilsson - live electronics

opening set:
Neil Leonard - woodwinds, live electronics
Chris Bowman - percussion
Jinku Kim - live audio processing/video
Enrico de Trizio - live audio processing/video

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

GASP Gallery
362 Boylston St., Brookline, MA, 02445

GASP is one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the MBTA ‘D’ Riverside line.



DUO PANTOMORF consists of Palle Dahlstedt and Per Anders Nilsson. The duo performs exclusively on the Nordmodular G2 with alternate controllers. Despite the fact that Dahlstedt and Nilsson are two of the primary music software wizards in northern Europe (Dahlstedt coding for the Clavia (Nord) company and Nilsson working as music coordinator for ICMC 2002) their sets will be entirely realized on hardware synthesizers. Not to be missed!!!

PALLE DAHLSTEDT (b.1971) is a composer, musician, sound artist and researcher. His music ranges from orchestral works to interactive music installations, from theatre music to electronic improvisations. With a thorough training in composition, piano and harpsichord, and a parallel career as a computer programmer, he is now combining the two as a composer and researcher at the IT University of Göteborg. Dahlstedt is a co-founding lecturer at the Art & Technology program at the Faculty of Applied Information technology, where he has also conducted extensive research in the field of artificial creativity, specializing in creative applications of evolutionary algorithms. In the summer of 2000, Dahlstedt was a guest researcher in art and technology at ATR MIC Research Labs in Kyoto, Japan. He is also working for Clavia, a leading synthesizer manufacturer, developing evolutionary tools for sound design.

PER ANDERS NILSSON performed with Willem Breuker, Anthony Braxton and John Surman. He studied with Jan Garbarek at the School of Music, Göteborg. In the late '80's started working as an electronic musician and undertook lessons with Âke Parmerud and Per Lindgren in Stockholm. In 1993, Nilsson made his solo debut, Random Rhapsody on LJ records, which featured his improvisations with live electronics. Since the late 1990s he worked increasingly as a composer, and in recent years, focused on the computer as an instrument for improvising. Nilsson currently works as a teacher in electroacoustic music composition, and he is also manager for the Lindblad Studio at the Academy of Music and Drama at Göteborg University. He played at several International Computer Music Conferences, including Aarhus, Banff, Thessaloniki, Beijing and Göteborg, and has been committed at GRM, Paris. Per Anders was also music coordinator for ICMC 2002. He runs a free improv group with Sten Sandell (piano) and Raymond Strid (percussion), both international regarded musicians.

Percussionist CHRIS BOWMAN worked with Jon Hassell, Annette Peacock, Percy Jones, Jane Ira Bloom, Leo Wadadda Smith, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Bern Nix, Kenny Wessel, David Frank and Mick Murphy of "The System."  Bowman is founding member of the Shock Exchange Trio with Ornette Coleman's keyboardist, Dave Bryant and John Turner on bass. Bowman formed Urban Survival in NYC in the mid 90's and has had recording collaborations with Neil Leonard and George Garzone, to name a few. Chris recorded with Patti Austin, Luther Vandross, Steve Kahn, Lenny Pickett for Ford, AT&T, Showtime and Burger King. Relocating to the Woodstock area in '05, Chris recorded and performed with the group PUC, and the Danish group Mr. Rusty. For the last four, plus years Chris has lead one of the leading ensembles in upstate NY with guest artists who have included: Blue Lou Marini, Pete Levin, Jamie Saft, Neil Leonard, Dave Bryant, Bobby Shouet,  Bill McHenry, Charlie Kniceley, Mike Kull, Nina Shelton, Betty MacDonald, Don Miller, Ed Xiques, Mark Dziuba, Aly Ryerson, Tim Ouimette, Scott Tibbs, Bill Pernice, Sam Morrison, Peter Thomlinson, Eric Olsen, Jim Donica, Eric Person and many others. My Space:Christopher Bowman drums, perc. 

NEIL LEONARD is a composer, saxophonist and interdisciplinary artists. His ensemble featured Marshall Allen (Director of the Sun Ra Arkestra), Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Kenwood Dennard, Robin Eubanks, Frank Lacy, Badal Roy, Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Uri Caine. 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. 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); purchased by the National Gallery of Canada; Dakar Biennial. Leonard composed the music for Relatives, by Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard organized festivals of time based art in Rome, Venice, La Spezia, Siena, Tel Aviv, Haifa, New York and Boston. Leonard is a professor of Electronic Production and Design at Berklee College of Music, Boston.