March 2015 session – 3/28/2015 – 8:00 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC
TOM HAMILTON [synths + processing]
KEVIN BUD JONES [analogue synth + electronics]
JOHN DUNLAP [guitar + processing]
Live visuals by KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola
TOM HAMILTON has composed and performed electronic music for over 40 years, and his work with electronic music originated in the late-60s era of analog synthesis.
Hamilton was a 2005 Fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, participating in a residency at the foundation’s center in Umbria. Some of Hamilton’s performing and recording colleagues have included Peter Zummo, Connie Crothers, Bruce Arnold, Bruce Eisenbeil, Rich O’Donnell, Bruce Gremo, Thomas Buckner, Al Margolis, and id m theft able.
Hamilton has released 15 CDs of his music; his CD London Fix received an award in the Prix Ars Electronica, and a 2 CD set of his electronic music of the 1970s was named one of The Wire’s Top 50 Reissues of 2010. Hamilton co-produced the Cooler in the Shade/Warmer by the Stove new music series for 14 years.
Since 1990, Hamilton has been a member of composer Robert Ashley’s touring opera ensemble, performing sound processing and mixing in both recordings and concerts. His audio production can be found in over 60 CD releases of new and experimental music.
KEVIN BUD JONES played his first NYC gigs in 1981 as guitarist in the DIY dance band Dog Eat Dog, sharing bills with Sonic Youth, Swans, Three Teens Kill Four and DNA. More recently Kevin has been working with the trio Airport Seven, while continuing to release recordings of his own compositions. As the result of an injury in February 2014, Kevin put down his guitar and took up analog synthesis, samples, and electronics as his current instrument in the Band Collapsible Shoulder and other efforts. Newer work has involved improvisatory performances with Chris Cochrane, Kato Hideki, Brian Chase, Billy Martin, Jessica Lurie, and Ken of Bloater – among others.
KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA is a video and media artist based in Montreal, Canada, and New York City. Involved in experimental video since the 80s, she has produced many single-channel videos, video installation works and video performances which have been presented at a wide variety of artistic venues and events around the world. Since 2001 her work predominantly focuses on collaborations with composers and sound artists notably in live video+sound performance where her live visuals seek to create improvisatory “music” for the eyes. Frequent collaborators include Phill Niblock, Al Margolis/If,Bwana, Leslie Ross, Zanana, Kristin Norderval, Hitoshi Kojo, David Watson, David First and o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi). Since 2003 she has explored improvised video with numerous artists including: Monique Buzzarte, Anne Wellmer, Tom Hamilton, Margarida Garcia, Manuel Mota, Anthony Coleman, Barry Weisblat, Mazen Kerbaj, murmer, André Gonçalves, Giuseppe Ielasi, Alessandro Bossetti, Andre Eric Letourneau, Jason Khan, Jim Bell, Doug Van Nort, among many others. Recent projects have involved: Leslie Ross, Shelley Hirsch, Chantal Dumas, Richard Garet, Dorit Chrysler, Emilie Mouchous, Erin Sexton, Corinne Rene and Philippe Lauzier, and Guy De Bievre. Recent solo projects include the audiovisual installations “NoizeBreeze”(2014), “sonimaginations tissulaires” (2014), “Air-Play” (2013), “Amplifontana” (2012) and “Shines” (2008-09). Concurrently she curates and organizes the Screen Compositions evenings at Experimental Intermedia, NYC, since 2005 and, since 2006, the OptoSonic Tea salons at Diapason, NYC, and in various locations in Europe and elsewhere with OptoSonic Tea On the Road. In 2014 she completed a PhD in Art Practice entitled “Improvisatory Live Visuals: Playing Images Like a Musical Instrument” at the Universite du Quebec in Montreal (UQAM).