November 2014 session – 11/8/2014 – 8:00 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC
Live visuals by ::vtol:: & SARAH HALPERN
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola
TMM MULLIGAN: “I am currently tracing the boundaries between the actions, the objects and the audio. I celebrate the obsolescent and explore the emergent, mapping territories via stylus, electroacoustics and radioactivity. Working both solo and in collaboration, I engage improvised live sound situations and recognize both the ephemeral and the archeological.” Collaborators include Kee Koo, Corcorax (with Che Chen), Teatro Chinampa, and Dub Dub with releases on Obsolete Units, Free103point9 audio dispatches, and Winds Measure Recordings
X>echolocation>X represents a curatorial series of online audio recordings originally transmitted as Radio Ruido pirate broadcasts from Brooklyn NYC. The ongoing focus has been to present a forum for experimental sound cultures.
ALEXEI PLIOUSNINE – music performer, promoter, producer, lecturer, leader of APosition Creative Union. Became active in music in mid 80-s. Since then participated in many projects and festivals in Russia, U.S.A., Germany, Poland, Finland, Argentina, Estonia. On 2006, he took part in Pauline Oliveros Deep Listening class at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he performed a solo work “Scott of Antarctic”. He performed at many famous venues including CBGB’s, Tonic and Issue Project Room in New York. On 2011 as a part of Art in Antarctic international program visited Argentinian bases Marambio and Esperanza in Antarctica in order to make the project “Sound of Silence”. Alexei became the first Russian musician to be performing in Antarctica.
Alexei delivered several lectures and masterclasses in Europe and U.S.A., including Sibelius Academy of Music. On 2000 – 2004 Alexei was an artistic director of SKIF (Sergey Kuryokhin International Festival). Since 2004 he is a director of Apositsia Music Forum. He also participated in various music and theatre related projects, including “Simon the Magus”, a joint production with the Mariinskij (Kirov) Ballet.
Alexei established his own guitar playing technique that he uses in his solo project MONOXPOM. The result is a unique musical style called IMPROG, which is similar to minimalism with the elements of noise, drone, ambient, minimal techno and progressive and experimental rock. During his career Alexei issued a number of albums on CDs, vinyl and CDRs. Performed with: Arthur Brown, Famoudou Don Moye, Peter Brotzman, Patti Smith, David Murray, Keith Rowe, Phill Niblock, Shelley Hirsch, Burton Greene, Raymond Boni, Gary Lucas, Henry Kaiser, Daniel Carter, Borah Bergman, Frank London, Charles Gayle, Tim Hodgkinson, Tom Buckner, Peter Principle, Tim Hodgkinson, Pierre Moerlen and many others.
::vtol:: is the project of Dmitry Morozov, Moscow media artist, musician and engineer of strange sounding mechanisms. In the mid 00s Dmitry started to use actively his DIY and Circuit Bent instruments for his own music projects, as well as making instruments for other musicians and media artists. He is the first batch producer of music and video synthesizers at the post-Soviet area. Besides making music and instruments, Dmitry creates audiovisual art installations and promotes Circuit Bending and DIY Electronics in Russia by means of lectures and workshops.
SARAH HALPERN works with film, paper, music and performance. She has performed/shown mostly in NYC where she lives, at venues including Anthology Film Archives, The Kitchen, Millennium Film Workshop, Experimental Intermedia, Microscope Gallery, and NYFF’s Views from the Avant Garde. She frequently collaborates with Matt Wellins and is a founding member of Optipus Film Group.