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CT-SWaM: Contemporary Temporary - Sound Works and Music presents two duos
Mon Feb 17 2014
8:35p doors

Early set, 9p sharp!

Audrey Chen and Maria Chavez

Preview 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

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. 
Now, using the cello, voice and analog electronics, Chen’s work delves deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. A large component of her music is improvised and her approach to this is extremely personal and visceral. Her playing explores the combination and layering of a homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. She works to join these elements into a singular ecstatic personal language. 
Among musicians, she has worked with Phil Minton, John Bock, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Ko Ishikawa, Tomomi Adachi, Matana Roberts, Elliott Sharp, Aki Onda, Phill Niblock, Frederic Blondy, Jerome Noetinger, C. Spencer Yeh, Nate Wooley, Mats Gustafsson, Mazen Kerbaj, Michael Zerang, Tatsuya Nakatani, Le Quan Ninh, Joe Mcphee, Susan Alcorn, Michele Doneda, Paolo Angeli, Dylan Nyoukis, Id M Theft Able, plus many more. 
Chen has performed across Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Canada and the USA. In 2011, in addition to her performances, she was awarded the prestigious Mary Sawyers Baker Prize, an award that was established to support individual artists living, and working in Maryland. Since 2011, she relocated to Berlin, Germany from Baltimore, MD USA and continues to maintain an active international touring schedule. 

"Over the last decade, (Chavez) has pursued pristine and thoughtful turntablist work."- The WIRE
Born in Lima, Peru, Maria Chavez is mainly recognized in the art community as an improviser, sound artist and curator.
Her sound installations, visual objects and live turntable performances focus on the values of accidents and it's unique, complicated possibilities with sound emitting machinery like the turntable.
Influenced by improvisation in contemporary art, her work expands outside of the sound world straddling different disciplines of interest. In 2012, Chavez wrote and illustrated her first book object entitled, Of Technique: Chance Procedures on Turntable. This book is considered the first sound related release by Chavez since her solo album release on Pitchphase in 2004.
Chavez also works as an independent sound art curator in NYC, collaborating with various organizations and art spaces, helping to produce events and festivals that present the latest of what is being shown in the sound art world. Being an independent curator helps to expand Maria's artistic research when developing new projects for her own practice.
She was awarded the Jerome Foundation's Emerging Artist Grant by New York’s Roulette Intermedium in 2008, and in 2009 she became a recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship by The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust. Maria was an artist in residence with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Clocktower and the DIA:Beacon Museum. She has worked with Christian Marclay and the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC as part of Christian Marclay: FESTIVAL and has shared the stage with renowned artists such as: Pauline Oliveros; Thurston Moore; Lydia Lunch; Phill Niblock and Otomo Yoshihide.
Currently, Chavez has been awarded the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble commission to present a new sound piece in 2015 at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She has recently returned from a 3 month solo European tour, presenting her work in different museums, arts spaces and performance venues in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Austria and the U.K. 

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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The series is supported by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.



The Alices (Walking): A Sculptural Opera and Fashion Show

Eyebeam in Collaboration with Moving Image Art Fair

A piece by Claudia Hart and composer Edmund Campion

8 March 2014, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Produced by:

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Center for New Music and Audio Technology, University of California, Berkeley

Sponsored by:


Yamaha Pianos

Introducing Alice’s Website Dresses a collection of 5 sculptural wearables featuring a custom augmented-reality application by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes with poetic text animations by Claudia Hart evolved from Lewis Carroll’s original Alice in Wonderland by using special Spinabook software designed by Alon Zouartez (http://spinabook.com/).

Music, sound, narration, custom interactive software, created and performed by Edmund Campion. 

The Alices Performed by Nayand Blake, Claudia Hart, Joon Lee, Julie Robinson and Adrian Saich with Edmund Campion on grand piano.

The Alices (Walking) is a sculptural opera in the guise of an experimental fashion show about the breakdown between the natural and the technological and the melding of identities between machines and people. It is a performance about cloning, duplication, mutation and transformation, and therefore about death andrebirth and the ambivalent desire by human beings for eternal life.



Eyebeam In Collaboration with Moving Image Art Fair

Eyebeam, the leading non-profit art and technology center based in New York City, is pleased to present work by seven artists, in collaboration with Moving Image art fair, New York, to be held March 6-9, 2014 at Eyebeam. The exhibition will include a new Augmented Reality performance “The Alices (Walking)” by Claudia Hart, Honorary Fellow at Eyebeam, at 6PM on March 8th. In addition, participating artists presenting new work include Julia Christensen, Katie Torn, Anton Marini, Wyatt Niehaus, Elisa Kreisinger, and Jonathan Minard. These works provide a glimpse into what the future holds for the moving image through immersive pieces, installation, video, and performance, from Eyebeam’s cutting-edge perspective.

About Moving Image
Moving Image was conceived by Edward Winkleman and Murat Orozobekov of New York’s Winkleman Gallery, to offer a unique viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair, while allowing moving image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms. 



Register here  This event has been CANCELLED

In this week-long multi-session workshop, sound artists and composers will develop individual (or collaborative) spatial sound compositions. Participants will perform their works in a public performance for the ongoing event series CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary - Sound Works and Music) at Eyebeam.

For most artists who are working with sound, it is still very challenging to gain access to a proper space and a larger number of powerful and balanced loudspeakers in order to properly experiment and to develop ideas. The Spatial Sound Composition workshop will therefore provide the technical infrastructure and also an environment for discussion, contextual placements and an insight into the theory and history of this specific field.

A large part of the workshop will be dedicated to hands-on practice to explore different systems, as well as individual work sessions and work-in-progress presentations by participants.
In the evening on Monday there will be a public presentation of all pieces developed during the workshop as part of the concert series CT-SWaM. The performances will be multi-track recorded and made available for each participant.
Daniel Neumann is a sound artist and versatile sound engineer who has worked on many projects in the field, eg. Oktophonie by Stockhausen at the Park Ave Armory, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Luigi Nono at Judson Church, Sunday Sessions at the PS1 Dome, Kraftwerk at MoMA; curated sound art since 2006 and presented his own performance and installation work internationally.
Session 1: Sunday, March 16, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Session 2: Wednesday, March 19, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Session 3/Individual Sessions: Thursday, March 20 - Saturday, March 22
Session 4: Sunday, March 23, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Performance: Monday, March 24, 2:00PM-12:00AM Midnight
Register here!

It's pretty cold outside so Eyebeam will be hibernating for just a little bit. We will reopen our doors to the public on the 18th February, 2014.


Buy tickets for Intellectual Property in Fashiontech

Eyebeam's Computational Fashion presents a moderated discussion examining intellectual property issues for wearable and fashion technology. From digital fabrication and mass customization, to open source design and DIY fashion, emerging approaches to wearable tech are impacting the way we think about intellectual property. A panel of legal experts, designers, conservators, and curators will explore the opportunities and obstacles facing designers and entrepreneurs when it comes to IP, patent law, trademark, and ownership. Panelists include Liz Bacelar, founder of Decoded Fashion, Jonathan Askin, professor at Brooklyn Law School and founder of the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic, Sarah Scaturro, Conservator at The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Nigel Howard, Partner at Covington & Burling LLP, with moderator Sabine Seymour.

Computational Fashion is an Eyebeam initiative bringing together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology. Computational Fashion consists of research fellowships, public presentations and workshops, and will culminate in a symposium and exhibition in Fall 2014.

Computational Fashion is supported in part by The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund.


Ingrid Burrington is an artist and writer who writes, makes maps, and tells jokes about politics, places, and all the weird feelings people have about them. She lives in New York.