CT-SWam - Audrey Chen and Maria Chavez, Richard Garet and Seth CluettFebruary 17, 2014 At Eyebeam
|CT-SWaM: Contemporary Temporary – Sound Works and Music presents two duos
Mon Feb 17 2014
8:35p doorsEarly set, 9p sharp!Audrey Chen and Maria Chavez
VOICE/CELLO and TURNTABLEPreview of their upcoming spring tour:
Chinese and Peruvian Americans, Chen and Chavez are two female artists who have been working parallel to one another for almost a decade but have never intersected their work until this year. They are embarking on their first collaboration, joining together their ideas of sound, performance and the depth of their respective experiences. Friction and touch amplified by the body to mouth, strings to wood and the needle to speakers.Richard Garet and Seth Cluett
SOLO SOLO DUO
Seth Cluett will present a live set using sung and electronically generated sine tones, room acoustic phenomena, and amplified objects exploring the boundary between personal and communal listening. Constructing a focused, attentive perceptual space and an elastic, malleable experience of duration, the sound world of this work is tensely suspended between full body immersion and brittle, sparse timelessness.
Richard Garet will play a spatial improvisation with guitar amp/s, multi-channel PA, audiocassettes and modified playback machines +?.
About the artists
AUDREY CHEN is a Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of material scientists, doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976. Parting ways with the family convention, she turned to the cello at age 8 and voice at 11. After years of classical and conservatory training in both instruments, with a resulting specialization in early and new music, she parted ways again in 2003 to begin new negotiations with sound in order to discover a more individually honest aesthetic.
RICHARD GARET holds an MFA from Bard College. Recent exhibitions include Soundings: A Contemporary Score, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Extraneous to the Message, Julian Navarro Projects, 36-01 36th Street, L.I.C, NY (2013); The Spacious Now and the Scale of the Instantaneous, Studio 10, 56 Bogart St., Brooklyn, NY (2012); Activating the Medium Festival, 23five, San Francisco MOMA, 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA (2011); among many other national and international exhibitions. His work has been profiled and reviewed globally and his sonic constructions have been published through sound art labels such as 23five, And-Oar, Non Visual Objects, Winds Measure Recordings, Unframed Recordings, Con-V, Leerraum, White_Line Editions, OBS, Sourdine, and Contour Editions.
SETH CLUETT (b. Troy, NY) is an artist, composer, and performer whose work ranges from photography and drawing to video, concert music, and critical writing. His “subtle…seductive, immersive” (Artforum) sound work has been characterized as “rigorously focused and full of detail” (e/i) and “dramatic, powerful, and at one with nature” (The Wire). The recipient of grants from Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Fund and Meet the Composer, Cluett has published articles for BYPASS, Shifter, Intransitive, The Open Space Magazine, Leonardo Music Journal, 306090, Earshot, and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. His work has been presented at venues such as MassMoCA, The Kitchen, GRM, Palais de Tokyo, STEIM, and Dundee Contemporary Arts and is documented on the Line Imprint, Radical Matters, Sedimental, Notice, and Winds Measure recordings. In the fall of 2012, Cluett joined the faculty of Contemporary Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
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 focusses 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.
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