Ab Uno Pluribus

About Ab Uno Pluribus

A monthly audio-visual event happening since 2014 in Manhattan, New York City, USA.

November 2017 Session

(Phase II) November 2017 Session – 11/18/2017 – 8 PM EST
NYU Waverly Labs for Computing & Music, 31 Washington Place, NYC – $10

BOB BELLERUE [amplified piano]
DYLAN NEELY [violin & violin & live electronics]
JEREMY SLATER [tabletop guitar & processing]
HANS TAMMEN [endangered guitar]: Conflict Of Interest
Live visuals by GEOFF & FUMI MATTERS

Curated by WvS / Produced by Sofy Yuditskaya, Miah Artola & WvS

BOB BELLERUE is a noise composer, experimental musician, and creative technician based in Brooklyn NY. Over the last 30 years he has been involved in a wide range of sonic activities – experimental electronic music, junk metal percussion ensembles, Balinese gamelan, sound scores for dance/ theater/ video/ performance art, and sound / video installations. His electronic sound work is focused on resonant feedback systems, using amplified instruments/ objects/ spaces/ circuits in combination with electronics and Supercollider programming. Bob’s work has been presented at The Kitchen, Issue Project Room, Fylkingen, EMS, Experimental Intermedia, Cafe Oto, the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, Sonic Circuits Festival, Living Arts of Tulsa’s New Genre Festival, CEAIT Festival, Ende Tymes Festival, Denver Noise Festival, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, PDX Noise Festival, Diapason Sound Gallery, Roulette, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Elastic Arts, Here Art Center, Radio Epsilonia (Paris), WFMU, WKCR, WNYU, KFJC, KXLU, East Village Radio, the Art Institutue of Chicago, Stanford University, The New School, UCSD, and UCLA. His discography includes dozens of releases on iDeal Recordings, Banned Productions, Fabrica, P-Tapes, RRR Records, Love Earth Music, Prison Tatt Records, Los Discos Enfantasmes, Zelphabet, Peyote Tapes, No Rent Records, Important Records, and his own Anarchymoon Recordings and Sleepy Hollow Editions. He curates and produces the Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation (currently in its 8th edition). He was formerly based in Los Angeles, where he ran the sub-garde experimental music/performance space the Il Corral, and curated the Beyond Music series and festival.

More info: bobbellerue.net

GEOFF MATTERS works with sound and light. You may have run into him shredding with his electronic punk band, projecting decorations around galleries and parties, experimenting his way through a dance performance soundtrack, or plugging you in at your local jam session. FUMI MATTERS is a dancer who discovered in video a new realm for exploring motion and time. She incorporates analog objects, illustration, and editing into her work.

DYLAN NEELY is a composer and sound artist whose projects includes film and theater scoring, electroacoustic performance, opera, and installation. A Fulbright Fellow, Dylan has participated in residencies/programs through The Watermill Center, SiMN, The New York Youth Symphony, Flux Factory, mpa-B, and highSCORE, with performances at venues including Symphony Space, The Museum of the Moving Image, Issue Project Room, Lincoln Center Film Society, MoMA PS1, and La MaMa. His music has been played by groups including Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble, Ensemble Móbile, The American Composers’ Orchestra, and The Salome Chamber Orchestra, and his arrangements have been featured on the series Mozart in the Jungle. He received a B.A. from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and M.F.A. from Mills College. He’s based in Brooklyn, NY, where he creates sound for Fan Letters and works in film music.

www.dylanneely.com

JEREMY D. SLATER‘s sound work consists of field recordings as a base to create processed drones with guitar, objects, ambient noise, and environmental sound. Performances include live performed video that is ambient and reactive. Video work includes single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture. He is a member of Plan 23, ROTC (Rubaiyats of the Cicadas), Frogwell, and tū. Jeremy Slater was one of the 1999 recipients of the Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) and has attended the Experimental Television Residency, was guest musician at Watermill Center and HERE with Cave/Leimay, and was artist in residence at Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon in Seoul, South Korea. He has exhibited and performed in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, South Korea, and Japan.

www.parenthesismusic.com
www.jeremyslater.net

HANS TAMMEN performs “Conflict of Interest”, using data from his own personal genetic analysis. He likes to set sounds in motion, and then sitting back to watch the movements unfold. Using textures, timbre and dynamics as primary elements, his music is continuously shifting, with different layers floating into the foreground while others disappear. He calls his guitar work Endangered Guitar because of the extreme alterations he enacts upon his instrument’s sound and construction, resulting in a hybrid guitar/software instrument made to interactively control live sound processing. Signal To Noise called his works “…a killer tour de force of post-everything guitar damage”, All Music Guide recommended him: “…clearly one of the best experimental guitarists to come forward during the 1990s.”

www.tammen.org

May 2017 Session

May 2017 session – 5/20/2017 – 7 PM EDT
The Three Jewels, NYC

Ab Uno Pluribus May 2017 Session

TERRY DAME [self-made instruments]
foci+loci (Tamara Yadao & Chris Burke) [audio-visual game worlds]
MIGUEL FRASCONI [glass instruments, modular analog synths]
Live visuals by BLEUE LIVERPOOL
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

“foci + loci” explore the topological treatment of time and space afforded by game engines. Treating the map editors in video games as virtual sound stages, Tamara Yadao and Chris Burke design immersive electroacoustic spaces that can be “played” as instruments. The duo evolved through a fascination with the malleability of virtual space paired with an interest in electroacoustic improvisation. foci + loci have received a NYSCA grant for 2013 to develop their full scale game art performance installation ‘Bal(l)ade’. Tamara received an American Composers’ Forum grant in 2015 commissioning the music for foci + loci’s “Another Kind of Spiral” which premiered at Cluster Festival in Winnipeg with a performance at Centre Georges Pompidou following soon after. They have performed and shown at galleries and festivals in the US and Canada, including Vector Festival in Toronto and Babycastles, The Stone and Joe’s Pub in NYC.

http://vimeo.com/user8806413
https://vimeo.com/84236000

MIGUEL FRASCONI is a composer specializing in the relationship between acoustic objects and musical form. His instrumentarium includes glass objects, modular electronics, laptop, and constructions of his own design. He has composed numerous dance scores, ensemble pieces, and operas. In September 2012 his CAGE100 Festival was called “one of the best observances of John Cage’s 100th birthday” by the New York Times. Miguel’s music has been released on New Albion Records, Porter Records, clang.cl, and Tzadik.

http://frasconimusic.com

BLEUE LIVERPOOL born & raised Brooklyn, NY, is a multimedia artist and filmmaker of Caribbean descent. She utilizes an array of visual fragments and superimpositions of light to convey attention and questions towards themes of ritual, provocation, displacement, migration, resistance, and personal philosophy within the Queer and Diaspora identity. She has conducted experiments at The Rubin Museum of Art, The Artist Space, RECESS NYC, and most recently in a group show at The New Museum. Liverpool was awarded the Mary Ellen Mark Scholarship and will be taking residency at the International Center of Photography this coming Fall 2017.

http://bleueliverpool.studio

TERRY DAME is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, instrument builder, circuit bender and educator. She began playing trumpet and piano at age 8 and continued playing into high school. Upon entering college she put music aside to pursue engineering and environmental studies, graduating with a BS in Environmental Planning from the University of Massachusetts. After graduating she couldn’t resist her creative impulses, bought a synthesizer and started composing music and designing sound for theater. In 1985 Ms. Dame moved to New York City, got involved with the WOW Cafe Theater, produced four multi-media concerts and took up the saxophone. She has been performing and composing for film, video, theater, dance and installations ever since.

Instrument building came about in graduate school while studying composition with the late Art Jarvinen at Cal Arts where she also studied with Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, Rajeev Taranath and Balinese Gamelan master Nyoman Wenten. These influences continue to shape her creative work today. In 1998 she returned to NYC to form the invented instrument ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan composing, designing and building the instruments for the four piece ensemble that is still active today.

Currently, Dame performs in solo or duo configurations with her original interactive sensor-driven instruments. She hosts and curates a monthly music series at held at BarbesBrooklyn called “Terry Dame’s Weird Wednesdays” dedicated to instrument inventors and players of objects and other musical oddities. Dame also leads the seven-piece modal jazz group Monkey on a Rail. She collaborates with controllerist/dj Julie Covello and bassist/percussionist Dawn Drake in the EDM group Daughter Of Darrr and is a member of international dance music band Paprika.  As a side person Ms. Dame performs on multiple instruments in a variety of groups including Kenny Wollesen’s Himalayas and Wollesonic Laboratories and Jessica Lurie’s Plate Tiptonics. She was composer-in-residence and saxophonist with Jennifer Miller’s NYC based Circus Amok from 1994-2004.

Recent film scores include the ESPN 30 for 30 Shorts documentary “The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere” which premiered at Sundance Festival 2016 and won Best Documentary Short at the 2016 Toronto’s HotDocs Festival. Other notable him collaborations include Maria Maggenti (The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, Puccini for Beginners), Judith Helfand (Blue Vinyl), Erin Greenwell (My Best Day), experimental film maker Diane Bonder (Closer to Heaven), and documentarists Harriet Hirshorn and Mary Patireno (Disappearance of Tisouer, Sodom by the Sea). She is an alumni of the prestigious Sundance Institute Composer Lab (2006).

Ms. Dame has received grants and commissioning funds from HarvestWorks Digital Media Art Center, Fractured Atlas, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Rockefeller Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts, Meet the Composer Fund and the Franklin Furnace Archive.  She was an artist in residence at HERE Art Center in New York City during 2003 & 2004.  She is currently on faculty in the  MFA Computer Art and BFA Film Departments at the School of Visual Arts and the Creative Media Department at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC.  She tours nationally performing and teaching workshops on instrument building with recycled objects and interactive technologies to all ages. Dame holds a MFA in Performance and Composition from the California Institute of the Arts.

http://www.terrydame.com

March 2017 Session

March 2017 session – 3/25/2017 – 7 PM EDT
The Three Jewels, NYC

RANJIT BHATNAGAR [self-made instruments]
RICHARD KAMERMAN [percussion, miscellany, anecdotes]
LI LI [loops + electronics]
Live visuals by CHRIS JORDAN
Curated by WvS, co-curated by Joao Da Silva / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

RANJIT BHATNAGAR is a sound artist who works with technology, language, and found materials to create interactive installations and musical instruments. His works have been exhibited across the United States and Europe. In his annual Instrument­-a-­Day project, now in its ninth year, he creates a new homemade musical instrument each day of the month in February. Ranjit recently joined an international group of artists to build a large-­scale musical installation at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His interactive sound work, Singing Room for a Shy Person, commissioned by Amsterdam’s Métamatic Research Initiative, premiered at NYC’s Clocktower Gallery in 2013; and later moved to Museum Tinguely in Basel for the Métamatic Reloaded exhibition, and was shown at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam.

In 2013, he launched his speech/­music instrument, Speak ­and ­Play, with Margaret Leng Tan at the UnCaged Toy Piano Festival; presented work at Qubit’s Machine Music Festival; and premiered a calligraphy­ and ­gesture ­based score for the Brooklyn Ballet with calligrapher David Chang. His sculpture Stone Song for the Caramoor Centre’s Sound Arts Festival was installed at the Neuberger Museum at Purchase College, New York and in 2015 became a part of Caramoor’s permanent collection.

http://moonmilk.com
https://www.newmusicusa.org/profile/ranjitbhatnagar/

CHRIS JORDAN explores the medium of light, movement, and time through the use of technology. His installations have appeared at the MoMA, The New Museum, The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Natural History, The Chelsea Museum, Times Square, among others. The common elements that define Jordan’s work include explorations into memory, photography, film, interactivity, and projections. By examining the political and social implications technology has on us through a diversity of media, his work challenges the viewer to redefine perceptions of audience and performer. Jordan co-curated the Figment Sculpture Park on Governors Island in 2012 and 2013; a 4 month interactive sculpture park, visited by over 100,000 people each year.

http://seej.net/
https://vimeo.com/176102047

RICHARD KAMERMAN (b. NYC, 1985) has been breaking electronics and crashing computers while trying to coax interesting and unpredictable sounds out of them for over a decade. Occasionally, he has also presented himself as a more serious composer of re-performable written music. Keywords: amplification, magnification, obfuscation, systems design, game theory, patterns, human error, accident, failure. Although a firm believer in the axiom that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” he ceased collecting his instruments from piles of junk left on the curb several years ago, fearing he might bring home bedbugs. Recordings of his solo or collaborative works have been released by Erstwhile Records, Pilgrim Talk, Contour Editions, RRRecords, and Engraved Glass, among others. Kamerman has performed or had his music performed throughout the US as well as internationally in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Chile. He also runs the small-press music label, Copy For Your Records.

LI LI (formerly rawmean) is the solo project of Brooklyn-based musician Ramin Rahni. Using live-looping, he builds songs that are in the spirit of electronic music, but made up of more organic sounding elements. He also plays drums in the experimental pop duo Tar Of, and performs middle eastern-inspired techno as part of Googoosh Dolls.

https://mjmjrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tutulemma
raminrahni.com

 

February 2017 Session

February 2017 session – 2/11/2017 – 7 PM EST
The Three Jewels

Ab Uno Pluribus February 2017 Session

KALI. Z. FASTEAU [ney flutes & mizmar]
KAVEH HAGHTALAB [kamancheh]
DAWOUD KRINGLE [dilruba + electronics]
Live visuals by AKALIKO
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

Pasakorn Nontananandh aka AKALIKO ia an Experimental Visual Artist, motion graphic designer and Visual Jockey (VJ) based in New York. He works both in digital media and handcraft techniques. He produces his own unique style of artwork, by adapting his profession commercial computer skills with the analogue experimental processes and seeks new possibilities and combined them together, which can be developed and transformed into many medias e.g. moving image, installation, photography and live visual performance. His early art co-exhibition, which he developed his hand drawing artwork into moving-image sequence and projected them on the sculpture of another artist, or, the previous experimental short film project he animated his drawing on the computer and project them on himself and recorded these processes onto the camera.

http://www.akaliko8.com

From a musical family, KALI. Z. FASTEAU played piano, cello, flute, and sang since early childhood in Paris and New York.  Specializing in spontaneous composition, she performs on nai, kaval and shakuhachi flutes, voice, piano, drum set, viola, mizmar, soprano sax, sanza, and cello.  She studied the music of Asia, Africa, 20th Century Europe and Jazz, and traveled for 14 years, living in India (2 years), Turkey (1 year), Nepal, Morocco, Senegal, Congo, Italy, Holland (3 years), France (many years), Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, Zimbabwe, Mali, Niger, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Haiti and America, performing in music festivals, concerts, national radio, TV, and film soundtracks.  Kali. Z recorded 20 albums as leader, 16 on FLYING NOTE Records.

Kali’s recording and performing associates include: Donald Rafael Garrett, Kidd  Jordan, Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris, Rashied Ali, William Parker, Newman Baker, Warren Smith, Michael Wimberly, L. Mixashawn Rozie, Jeanne Lee, Marilyn Mazur, Joseph Jarman, Joe McPhee, Hamid Drake, Bobby Few, Noah Howard, Sabir Mateen, and many others.  Kali’s ensembles played her original compositions at New York’s Town Hall, Lincoln Center & Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Museum Theatre in Chennai, India, Boston Center for the Arts, Vision Festival (NYC), Kerava Jazz Festival (Finland) , Uncool Festival (Switzerland), JVC Festival, Harare International Arts Festival (Zimbabwe), Pisa Jazz Festival, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Livorno Jazz Festival, Kiahkeya Festival, and hundreds more worldwide.

Kali. Z. taught people of all ages around the world to make and play bamboo flutes, and has conducted seminars on world music and improvisation at Friends World College, Pacifica Graduate Institute, The New School (NY), New York Open Center, and Berklee College of Music.  She formulated her theory of spontaneous composition, entitled “The Tao of Music” in 1974, published in five languages in music journals internationally.

http://kalimuse.com

KAVEH HAGHTALAB is an Iranian kamancheh player and drummer. He grew up listening to his parents playing Persian classical music. His mother taught him music when he was 9 and he started to play kamancheh when he was 11. He started to perform professionally at concerts and festivals in Iran with various music ensembles when he was 14.

He studied Iranian and Middle Eastern music with notable musicians in Iran such as Ostad Majid Kiani, and was chosen as an ensemble member of Center For Preservation And Research of Iranian Music.

Since moving to the U.S, he has toured and performed solo and as a part of different projects, as a drummer and kamancheh player. Some of his works include musical theaters and second broadway annual concert, Sydney Schiff Dance Company, Open Music Ensemble, Sosala, music and meditation series, DKR trio and Fellaheen band.

Kaveh holds a Bachelor of Science in hardware engineering and has graduated from the Collective School of music.

DAWOUD KRINGLE is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, and band leader of the ensemble God’s Unruly Friends. In addition to being an accomplished guitarist and bassist, it is his work on the sitar and dilruba that have earned his reputation as “The Jimi Hendrix of the sitar,” His experiments with applying jazz technique and electronics to the traditional music and techniques are unprecedented, and seeks to extend the boundaries of the instruments.

He has performed in the US and Europe, appeared on many recordings, has composed for film, theater, and dance performances, and has enjoyed radio airplay in the US, Europe, Russia, and Indonesia. Some of the people he has worked with include Lauryn Hill, Nona Hendryx, Marie Alphonso (Zap Mama), DJ Celt Islam, Gypsy Groovez Orchestra, Junni Booth, and Daniel Carter.

Dawoud’s Music Meditation Sessions are one of his innovative ideas. After years of experience performing live music for yoga and martial arts classes, he developed a system of musical improvisation that augments and directs the energies in the class. His Music Meditation grew out of this; it is a guided meditation wherein suggested imagery is replaced by musical form.

Dawoud is an accomplished writer / novelist (he writes for several online publications, wrote a Sufi Science Fiction novel “A Quantum Hijra” and a collection of short stories “A Mansion with Many Rooms” and is at work on his second novel, a book on philosophy, and a textbook on music). He is also an accomplished artist whose works have been displayed at several exhibits.

http://godsunrulyfriends.com

December 2016 Session

December 2016 session – 12/3/2016 – 7:30PM
The Three Jewels

JACKIE NEON [field recordings + processing]
STUNT [custom electronics + synths]
CHRIS IANUZZI [modular synths + brainwaves]
Brainwave controlled lasers & live visuals by SOFY YUDITSKAYA
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

Chris Ianuzzi + Sofy Yuditskaya @ Ab Uno Pluribus – December 2016 Session – 12/10/2016 from WvS on Vimeo.

New York’s Composer/Songwriter CHRIS IANUZZI makes a fantasy world of music and visuals that is highly recommended instead of blowing your money on either therapy or narcotics!

Ianuzzi’s interest in electronic music never waned after the sound of a Moog synthesizer at a music store triggered an earlier childhood hallucinogenic memory first experienced during a dental procedure. Highlights from his formal music training include a performance for the American Society for University Composers (in which he played a piano using a chisel, rubber wedge and processed the sound through an ARP 2600). For a number of years Ianuzzi served as an Electronic Creative associate with the legendary Suzanne Ciani and her Electronic Music Boutique for Sound Design and Scoring. Chris’ early years also included work with Vangelis and ex-Tangerine Dream member Peter Baumann as well as work on Billboard chart-topping projects such as “AEIOU” by Freeze and “Way of Life” by The Puppets. During this time, Ianuzzi developed his song writing skills. Ianuzzi also recorded two albums with the band Sluka (Meldac Records) while touring Japan and Europe.

When he returned to New York he scored for visual works in all media, including orchestral music for the HBO “Earth to Moon” series and creating sound design and musical composition for large interactive environments.

After 2000, Ianuzzi started an electronic pop performance project called I, Synthesist and created 3 albums, and some EP’s.

Today, Chris is making electronic instrumental music and working with a brain interface for his modular synthesizer. This interface sends EEG signals that are transformed into musical gestures. It also creates immersive environmental soundscapes.

Though he has become a bit more grounded since his childhood psychedelic musical awakening, Ianuzzi’s creativity remains a driving force. Using classic analog modular synthesizers in conjunction with the most current digital technologies, his goal is to make modern music that includes his unmistakable sound.

https://soundcloud.com/i-synthesist
https://twitter.com/Isynthesist
http://isynthesist.tumblr.com

JACKIE NEON is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Parsons The New School of Design. She is an artist and designer based in New York City who creates soundscapes using field recordings. Inspired by psychoacoustics; perception and identity are prominent themes in her work. The recordings she uses are altered and assembled to create a space where the sounds become characters in an environment interacting with each other.

https://soundcloud.com/jackieneon

STUNT is the alias of Brooklyn based electronic musician Jesse Hardy. He has less interest in the sounds of things, more in the sounds that are things.

https://soundcloud.com/patchadamant

SOFY YUDITSKAYA (@horusVacui) is a media artist and educator working with video, interactivity, projections, code, paper, and salvaged material. Her work focuses on techno-occult rituals, street performance, and participatory art. Sofy’s performances enact and reframe hegemonies, she works with materials that exemplify our deep entanglement with petro-culture and technology’s affect on consciousness. She has worked on projects at Eyebeam, 3LD, the Rubin Museum, the Netherlands Institute voor Media Kunst, ARS Electronica, Games for Learning Institute, The Guggenheim (NYC) and has taught workshops at GAFFTA, and MoMA. She is a member of the Fast Food Video collective and the organizer of the NYC Patching Circles.

http://yuditskaya.com

November 2016 Session

November 2016 session – 11/19/2016 – 7:30 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC

LINDA BUCKLEY [flute, voice + electronics]
CHAMPAGNE SEQUINS [analog modular synths]
LUCIERNAGA [guitar + effects]
Live visuals by GEOFF MATTERS
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

LINDA BUCKLEY is a composer from the Old Head of Kinsale, currently based in Dublin. Her music has been described as “strange and beautiful” (Boston Globe, July 2004), a “fascinating interaction between live sound and electronics” (Irish Times, Nov 2006), with “an exciting body of work that marks her out as a leading figure in the younger generation of Irish composers working in the medium” (Journal of Music, Sept 2008).

Her work has been performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Sinfoniker Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Fidelio Trio, Orkest de Ereprijs, Janus Trio, Rothko Trio, University of York Javanese Gamelan, and featured at international festivals including the Bang on a Can Summer Institute of Music at MassMoCA, Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam and Seoul International Computer Music Festival.

Linda is a member of the Spatial Music Collective, dedicated to the creation and presentation of spatial acoustic and electroacoustic music.

She studied Music at University College Cork, and Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin. She holds a Ph.D in Composition from Trinity College, where she also lectures.

In October 2016 she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for 2016/17 to spend a year in New York for Composition and Research, afilliated with New York University.

www.lindabuckley.org
soundcloud.com/linda-buckley

LUCIERNAGA is the experimental-ambient music project of Brooklyn-based Chilean-Brazilian ex-pat Joao M. Da Silva. A former hardcore punk frontman, guitar player, and zine editor who took an active role in Santiago, Chile’s hardcore-punk scene during the early 90’s. Joao turned to “droning guitar electronics that can vacillate significantly between dark terrors and bright, shimmering expanses of sound” (Brainwashed.com) after moving to NYC in 2008. He has since released a series of limited edition cassettes and CD-R’s on various labels in the U.S. and abroad. Luciernaga has also provided music for video features on The New Yorker magazine website, the Stringer’s End web series and, most recently, Circle In The Rock, a short film directed by Ellis Bahl and starring Brandon Sexton III.

soundofluciernaga.wordpress.com
luciernaga.bandcamp.com

CHAMPAGNE SEQUINS (Wesley Champagne-Marcarelli) is a Brooklyn based performer, composer, and engineer. He creates experimental R&B and dance songs rooted in love for machine drones, birdsongs, and drag. His instruments include analog modular synths, digital hardware, and handmade electronics. He helps run the labels Boo Tapes and Tiger Asylum Records.

soundcloud.com/champagnesequins

GEOFF MATTERS works with sound and light. You may have run into him shredding with his electronic punk band, projecting designs around galleries and parties, experimenting his way through a dance performance soundtrack, or plugging you in at your local jam session.

October 2016 Session

October 2016 session – 10/22/2016 – 7:30 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC


DAVID FIRST
[theremin + vietnamese VongCo guitar]
DOUGLAS LUCAS [shortwave radio, tapes + guitar]
WvS [64bit noises + simulated guitar(s)]
Live visuals by BLEUE LIVERPOOL
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

David First + Bleue Liverpool + Douglas Lucas + WvS @ Ab Uno Pluribus – October 2016 Session – 10/22/2016 from WvS on Vimeo.

DAVID FIRST‘s musical life is filled with opposites and extremes. At 20 he played guitar with renowned avant-jazz pianist Cecil Taylor in a legendary Carnegie Hall concert. Two years after that he was creating electronic music at Princeton University (recordings of which were released in 2014 on Dais records) and leading a Mummerʼs String Band in Philadelphia parades. He has played in raucous drunken bar bands, semi-legal DIY basements and in pin-drop quiet concert halls with classical ensembles. As a composer he is known for his dense, mesmerizing drone structures which he performs sitting trance-like without seeming to move a muscle. At other times, he can be found playing guitar with his psychedelic punk band, Notekillers, where he is a whirling blur of hyperactive energy. Other projects include his micro-rhythm and drone ensemble, the Western Enisphere and SWATi, a collaboration with acupuncturist Isobeau Trybula. First has been called “a fascinating artist with a singular technique” in The New York Times and “a bizarre cross between Hendrix and La Monte Young” in The Village Voice. He recently received a grant from NewMusicUSA to release a series of solo LPs entitled Same Animal, Different Cages.

www.davidfirst.com

BLEUE LIVERPOOL

a/v alchemist,
brooklyn.ny native,
caribbean diaspora,
experimental doc filmmaker
astro agent :
a Spy

bleueliverpool.com

DOUGLAS LUCAS is an artist, improvisor, curator, and occultist based in Brooklyn, NY. His sound work involves a variety of mediums such as tape, field recording, turntable and records, electronics, and guitar, in the fields of performance, installation, and recording. He has organized art happenings and experimental music events on a regular basis for over six years, and runs the experimental record labels Arcana Machine and NONE records. For more info, visit

www.douglas-lucas.org

The audio work of New York City based sound organizer WvS is comprised of highly abstract and dense sound-layers, noise-oriented organic sonic textures and ambient soundscapes.

WvS studied computer music, classical composition and music theory in Europe with Wolfgang Rihm, Mathias Spahlinger and in the US with John Cage. He attended the ‘Darmstadt Ferienkurse fuer Neue Musik’ and many European Computer Music conferences, lectured at IDEA, was Artist in Residence at Harvestworks/PASS (NYC), exhibited in Spain at the Barcelona Museum of Modern Art, performed in New York City with sound-installations, solo and in collaboration with Dok Gregory, Peter Principle, Jeremy Slater as “Plan 23”, as well as with Richard Garet, Kyung-Mi Lee, Sarah Bernstein, Eric Barry Drasin, Lady Firefly and others at Spectrum, Roulette, Sonic Front, Figment Festival, Governors Island Art Fair, Diapason, SHARE, BPM, Grace Exhibition Space, GrayZone Kingston, Goodbye Blue Monday, Flux Factory, Warper Party, the Knitting Factory, MonkeyTown ({R}AKE + FLOW), Generator Sound Gallery amongst other places, and managed Knitting Factory Records for many years.

Having previously composed music for orchestras, chamber ensembles & solo instruments and conceptualized + realized computer controlled interactive performances, WvS currently focuses on performances and sound-installations of entirely computer-generated sound structures without the use of electro-acoustic samples or ‘field recordings’.

soundcloud.com/sounds-of-wvs
twitter.com/WvS_SoundArtist
plan23.net

September 2016 Session

September 2016 session – 9/24/2016 – 7:30 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC

SMOMID [smomid + pyramidi]
LAWRY ROMANI [bicycle wheel]
DAVE KOENIG [amplified snare drum + electronics]
Visuals by KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

Dave Koenig + Katherine Liberovskaya + SMOMID + Lawry Romani @ Ab Uno Pluribus – September 2016 Session – 9/24/2016 from WvS on Vimeo.

 

 

June 2016 Session

June 2016 session – 6/25/2016 – 7:30 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC

JANE LECROY [vocals]
MARTIN PHILADELPHY [guitar]
LOU ROSSI [baritone guitar & effects]
Visuals by ROBERTO NANNI
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

JANE LECROY is a poet performance artist who fronts the Jazz-punk, avant-pop band, The Icebergs, with cellist Tom Abbs and David Rogers-Berry on drums. She is in Bradford Reed’s experimental improvisational, Ω▽Ohmslice and Kid Lucky’s hip-hop vocal arts, a Capella orchestra, Nu Voices. She has all kinds of books and recordings and you’d like them.

http://www.janelecroy.com
https://www.facebook.com/JaneLeCroyPoet

ROBERTO NANNI considers Cinema the ideal space to put his own identity at risk. Deceptively disjointed, he uses his presumed awkwardness as an expressive means. In his journey, Nanni has crossed paths with musicians and film-makers such as Steven Brown and Tuxedomoon, Derek Jarman, Gabriele Panico and Oren Ambarchi.

Major Retrospectives:
“Scratch Projection” Lightcone. Paris, Cinema Action Christine, 2011
National Film Archive Institute of Rome Experimental Film Centre, Trevi, “Roberto Nanni’ s stubborn gaze”, 2009
XXXVIII International Exhibition of New Cinema, Pesaro (2002)

http://lightcone.org/en/filmmaker-1864-roberto-nanni

MARTIN PHILADELPHY is Austria’s most unique and peculiar music leader of independent jazz, improv, electronic pop and special performances. The Press considered Martin Philadelphy to be Austria’s “Frank Zappa” reminded of sly stripped down music of Tom Waits. His musical career started more than 18 years ago with an bad accident on his bike, intended to give him a boot following his profession and astonishing talent. This moment should be a sign of life. Philadelphy got a guitar and started to perform, sing, compose and produce.

Born in Tyrol, but “re-born to a second life” in 1992 when he bought his first guitar. He participated in a number of experimental rock, jazz and avant-garde projects. He wrote music for cabaret, theater and film, acted on the theater stage and in films, and founded bands performing in a wide variety of styles (from progressive folk to electronic). (Philadelphy Experience, Pfhouu…, Paint, Philadelphy-Martinek, 6to6 String Dezibel). He’s touring around Europe (Austria, Czech Republic. Russia, Germany, Italy, Poland) and America. His music was heard at a number of contemporary festivals in Austria, such as Steirischer Herbst, Klangspuren Schwaz.

http://www.philadelphy.at

LOU ROSSI creates ambient & textural sounds via baritone guitar, shortwave radio, pedals & loops. He credits his love of expressionism in the development of this style. Rossi received a degree in Film Scoring from Berklee & studied Microtonal Theory at NEC with Joe Maneri. Kristeen Young has featured him on the ‘The Knife Shift’. This was Rossi’s 2nd collaboration with Producer Tony Visconti. Currently Rossi is recording a follow up to ‘liturgia’, a CD of his solo improvisation…

Performance highlights: AMDaT at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Poetry Project’s New Year’s Day Marathon at Saint Mark’s Church, Rhys Chatham’s Crimson Grail at Lincoln Center, Elliott Sharp’s SyndaKit at the White Box Gallery, Urb Alt Festival at BAM. Rossi has also appeared at: Faison Firehouse Theater, Galapagos Art Space, Harlem School of the Arts, Harlem Stage Gatehouse, HopeStock Festival, issue project room, 92y, TONIC and many more…

http://www.reverbnation.com/lourossi

April 2016 Session

April 2016 session – 4/16/2016 – 7:30 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC

AMOS FISHER [clarinet + percussion]
BRENDAN LANDIS (Hey Exit) [guitar]
ROBERT PEPPER [voice + synths]
Live visuals by JOSHUE OTT
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

New York-based visualist and software designer JOSHUE OTT creates cinematic visual improvisations, performed live and projected in large scale. Working from hand-drawn forms manipulated in real-time with superDraw, a software instrument of his own design, Ott composes evolving images that reside somewhere between minimalism, psychedelia, and Cagean chance, delivered with an inescapably human touch. Supple yet digital, ephemeral but instantly memorable, Ott renders sound into vision, yielding an immersive multi-sensory experience that is at once immediate and synergistic, a unique visual narrative born in the moment.

Performing with musicians from all genres between classical and avant-electronica,

Ott’s visuals have been featured at Unsound festival NY, Biennial of the Americas, Mutek, Communikey, Plateaux festival (Poland), GAFFTA, Le Cube gallery (Paris), the Playgrounds Audiovisual Art Festival (Netherlands), and the Ars Electronica Animation Festival. He has performed with the American Composer’s Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; with Son Lux at MASS MoCA; with Gina Gibney Dance at the Baryshnikov Arts Center; and frequently at venues throughout New York City, including Le Poisson Rouge, Roulette, and Galapagos.

Ott is also the visual mastermind behind the hit iOS apps Thicket, snowDrift, Falling Stars, Pitch Painter, and the Variant series.

http://intervalstudios.com

ROBERT L. PEPPER is an artist/musician, residing in Brooklyn NY. His works include oil, and acrylic paintings, video, as well as experimental music recordings. His musical projects include Pas Musique, The Jazzfakers, Limax Maximus, and Eyryx. His work is abstract in nature while using various symbols and occult references. Robert has performed and shown artwork in 14 countries and all throughout the United States.

https://pasmusique.bandcamp.com

Beginning as a free improvisation project in 2009, Hey Exit was restarted in 2015 with a focus on modern pop and electroacoustic composition. Led by Brooklyn’s BRENDAN LANDIS, Hey Exit draws on his background in punk, harsh noise, and traditional Japanese music. His album Caudata was self-released on cassette and digital formats in January of 2016.”

http://heyexit.com

AMOS FISHER‘s creative identities are many. A native of Chapel Hill North Carolina and a graduate of NC School of the Arts, he applies his spectrum of musical backgrounds to the ever-burgeoning scene in Brooklyn and NYC, where he has lived for seven years.

He has composed music for “Judith the Other Shakespeare” by Philadelphia playwright Kevin Stackhouse, Brooklyn theater producer Lauren Keating’s adaptation of “Comedy of Errors”, the Arts For Life children’s program at The SouthEastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston Salem NC, The Velvet Glove Kabbarett (as music director, also in Winston Salem) among diverse others. He has played clarinet, percussion and voice in improv/ electronic/ audio-video ensemble The Azerbaijan A/V Club since 2012; drums in local rock bands The Goddess Lakshmi and Household Tales since 2010 and live hiphop band Apostles since 2009. Along with the Anomylos Ensemble’s debut, he is currently collaborating with members of Brooklyn prog-punk band What Prey Tell at Space Space studios, and drumming & co-composing with singer/ songwriter Tanya Oesterling’s first two recordings and music video. Next in his queue is an original mystical-cabaret/circus-themed musical melodrama for the stage featuring live video by Daniel McKleinfeld (VJ Fuzzy Bastard, Azerbaijan AV Club).

Amos has also self-published 9 issues of a personal poetry/ stories/ artwork zine called “So Maybe Niza Mai” (“I am a zine by Amos” spelled backwards); spearheaded his own vegan catering & art event planning service in Winston Salem for 4 years; hitchhiked across the US several times, followed a Hindu Swami (yoga master) for 10 years around India, eastern Europe and the US; toured the US with his punk rock band three times between ages 17-20; and worked many jobs as a barista, bike mechanic, dogwalker, delivery boy, and personal assistant for the disabled.

Upon hearing of David Bowie’s passing, Amos said “The next thing I feel behind grief is excitement–because his grandest work of art, being his whole musical life, is now complete, and there for us to experience. I mean, that’s how I try to approach mY life.”

https://soundcloud.com/amos-fisher
https://www.facebook.com/amos.fisher