CT-SWaM: Andrea Williams, David First's The Western Enisphere & Byron WestbrookJanuary 20, 2014 At Eyebeam
CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music) is Eyebeam’s late night concert series curated by Eyebeam Alumni Daniel Neumann, happening intermittently in Eyebeam’s Main Space. The series focuses on contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel performance, social relations, improvisation, lowercase artistic presence, and topology – study of place/space with a spatial concept that goes beyond linear, geometrical understandings of space.
Andrea Williams, ‘Leitfarbe’
Multi-channel, electro-acoustic composition that involves interactive improvisation with the audience.
David First’s The Western Enisphere, ‘DLYDOT+’
The ensemble will present pieces tailored for the unique characteristics of Eyebeam’s Main Space.
Byron Westbrook, ‘Untitled’
A three-channel audio dispersion work which utilizes the architecture of Eyebeam to explore a dynamic of play between heightened awareness of the listening space vs representation of external or fabricated spaces.
About the artists:
Andrea Williams is a sound artist and composer currently living in Oakland, CA. She utilizes site-specific elements and perceptual cues to reveal the unseen connections between people and their environment. Her compositions make use of field recordings, instruments, computer technologies and the sound of the performance space itself. She has led soundwalks in New York and the Bay Area, and has shown and performed both solo and with various musicians at galleries and alternative spaces internationally, such as the Whitney Museum, Headlands Center for the Arts, Children’s Creativity Museum, NPR, Miami Art Fair, and the Mamori sound artist residency in the Amazon rainforest. Andrea is a founding member of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology and is the Co-Director of the sound art non-profit, 23five, in San Francisco.
David First‘s most recent project, The Western Enisphere is a drone and micro-pulse acoustic-electric ensemble featuring violist Jeanann Dara, trombonist Sam Kulik, laptop & audio mixer Will Stanton, percussionists Danny Tunick & Michael Evans as well as First on ebow guitar.
Byron Westbrook is an artist and composer working with the dynamic quality of physical space through site-specific installations and unique listening formats to activate architecture and community. He has presented work at Clocktower Gallery, LMAK Projects, ISSUE Project Room, Diapason Gallery, ExitArt (NYC), ICA London, Human Resources (Los Angeles), The LAB (San Francisco), VIVO MediaArtCenter (Vancouver), O’ (Milan). He has been an artist in residence at Clocktower Gallery, Wassaic Project, Diapason Gallery, Hotel Pupik, and Institute of Intermedia. He has releases with Sedimental, Los Discos Enfantasmes, Three:Four Records. He holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College and lives and works in Brooklyn NY.
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The series is supported by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.