November 2015 session – 11/21/2015 – 7:30 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC
KYUNGMI LEE [flute + effects]
MICHAËL ATTIAS [alto saxophone]
CHRIS PENALOSA [modular synthesis]
Live visuals by JIM TUITE
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola
Saxophonist/composer MICHAËL ATTIAS is a quietly fierce force on the international improvising scene. Born in Israel to Moroccan parents, he grew up in Paris and the American Midwest before settling in NYC in 1994. He has performed and recorded under the leadership of such great artists as Anthony Braxton, Paul Motian, Oliver Lake, Tony Malaby, and many others. With five critically-acclaimed albums as a leader, current projects include his long-standing trio Renku, the quintet Spun Tree, the Michaël Attias Quartet, and the solo saxophone and piano project, I’s. He has also composed live electronic scores and sound designs for theater including numerous collaborations with legendary director Robert Woodruff. Michaël Attias was named a 2000 Artists’ Fellowship Recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts, a 2013 NYFA Artists Fellowships Finalist, and was awarded MacDowell Arts Colony fellowships in 2008 and 2015.
KYUNGMI LEE is a flutist based in Jersey City. She received a diploma from the Juillard Pre-College and degrees from the Peabody Conservatory. As a classical flutist Lee has performed with the Washington Summer opera and appeared at the International Computer Music Conference, Society of Electroacoustic music in the United States, and the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival. As am improviser she has played at ShareNYC, Grace Exhibition Gallery, Firehouse Space, 92nd St. Y, Front Room Gallery and Eonta space. Lee likes to incorporate ritualistic and theatrical elements to her musical performances. Her recent works with Liz Kosack (keyboard, mask maker) included puppetry, masks, and doughnut communion. Lee also practices improvised theater with Uncarved Block of Van Reipen Collective.
CHRIS PENALOSA is an artist based in Ridgewood, New York. His work focuses on real-time modular synthesis. He performs in an audiovisual duo with Sean Julian and has played at venues such as MoMA PS1’s Print Shop, Microscope Gallery, and Palisades. He also works with the record label Generations Unlimited.
JIM TUITE is a VJ, media artist and curator based in the New Jersey/New York area. He has created videos and VJ performances for musicians from around the world. He also creates music videos and photographs. His videos have been featured at the Index Art Center, Spectrum, Panoply Lab, The Rotunda, (le) poisson rouge, Goodbye Blue Monday, ExperiMENTAL Music festivals, Omega Sound Fix festivals, Classwar Karaoke, Wild Torus and Certain Circuits magazine. He was been the curator for the ExperiMENTAL Music Festival 6 Film and Video event. His collaborators include: Pas Musique, TheUse, JOHN 3:16, Rasplyn, Anrrea Dune, Lauds, Billy Cancel, rawmean, [ówt krì], Damien Olsen, Pulcinella, Semisolid, Not Blood Paint, Trinitron, Richard Lainhart, Bloater, The Jazzfakers, David First, among others. His influences include interactive video artists such as Gary Hill, Toni Dove, Grahame Weinbren; video artists such as Stan Brakhage; filmmakers including Alejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch, Bela Tarr, Jean-Luc Godard, and Japanese cinema of the 1950s and 60s, experimental music and soundscapes, 20th Century Modernism. He is an MFA graduate of School of Visual Arts and studied with Tim Druckrey, Grahame Weinbren and Ken Feingold among others.