November 2014 Session

November 2014 session – 11/8/2014 – 8:00 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC

TMM MULLIGAN
ALEXEI PLIOUSNINE
::vtol::
Live visuals by ::vtol:: & SARAH HALPERN
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

Sarah Halpern + Tmm Mulligan + Alexei Pliousnine + ::vtol:: @ Ab Uno Pluribus – November 2014 Session – 11/8/2014 from WvS on Vimeo.

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.

http://radioruidotriangulation.blogspot.com

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.

http://www.hypedsound.com/alexei-pliousnine
http://aposition.ru/en/

::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.

http://vtol.cc
https://www.facebook.com/vtol2112

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.

http://sarahhalpern.com

October 2014 Session

October 2014 session – 10/11/2014 – 8:00 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC

RICHARD GARET [electronics, laptop]
DAVID GROLLMAN [experimental percussion]
WvS [computer generated sounds + iOS devices]
Live visuals by SOFY YUDITSKAYA, KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA & RICHARD GARET
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

Richard Garet, David Grollman & WvS + Sofy Yuditskaya @ Ab Uno Pluribus – October 2014 Session – 10/11/2014 from WvS on Vimeo.

RICHARD GARET For this performance Garet’s approach will focus on creating processes that interact and activate sonic material such as electromagnetic waves, modified tape, cracked media, sonification of light, and computer processing. This sonic construction will surface in realtime creating a poly-layered sonic field where the final outcome consists of amplifying manifestations between the materials and in articulating colliding-forces being carefully treated, weighed, measured.

Richard Garet interweaves various media including moving image, sound, multimedia performance, and photography. In work ranging from modified environments to site specific installations to audiovisual screening works, Garet constructs intimate spaces and immersive situations that draw attention to the processes of perception and cognition, and which activate sensorial, physical, psychological phenomena that reflect on the nature and experience of time. Garet’s pieces, whether conceptual in origin or stemming from his investigation of complex systems and algorithmic translations, are informed by the background noise established by mass media culture and the collective arena that surrounds him. Garet’s reductive process seeks to invert the normative function of this background noise, drawing it up from subliminal status to an active presence. He finds further inspiration from material interactions that incorporate problems of context, technology, defunctionalization, commodity, and environment.

Richard Garet holds an MFA from Bard College. Recent projects include International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia; Bioderivas, Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre, Tenerife, Spain; Queens International, Queens Museum of Art Biennial, Queens, New York; Soundings: A Contemporary Score, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Extraneous to the Message, Julian Navarro Projects, NY; The Spacious Now and the Scale of the instantaneous, Studio 10, NY; 5X5 Real Unreal, Museum of Art Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela; EAC: Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay; Fine Arts Museum of Montreal; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain; Art Museum of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and el Museo del Barrio, NYC. 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, and Contour Editions.

www.richardgaret.com

DAVID GROLLMAN is a percussionist from NYC who performs freely improvised music. He performs in art galleries, tiki bars, and venues of curious ambience made more curious by his mongrel sounds. David bows, scrapes, blows, slaps, rubs, caresses, abuses, and generally tests the limits of his instrument. Anything is game. Anything may be a participant if the musical conversation calls for it. Artist, instrument, audience, and environment become ambiguous terms, conspiring in a theatrical exploration of chance dynamics and serendipitous exchanges.

turmericmagnitudes.bandcamp.com/album/death-edit
bandcamp.com/tag/david-grollman

WvS: 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 and 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 “Plan23”, as well as with Richard Garet, Kyung-Mi Lee, 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

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. She has worked on projects at Eyebeam, 3LD, the Rubin Museum, the Netherlands Institute voor Media Kunst, ARS Electronica, Games for Learning Institute, 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.

yuditskaya.com

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).

September 2014 Session

September 2014 session – 9/20/2014 – 8:00 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC

LEA BERTUCCI [amplified bass-clarinet + feedback]
LAUDS [synths, vocals + assorted electronics]
MEGAN MONCRIEF [synths, ukelin + electronics]
Live visuals by MIAH ARTOLA & URSULA SCHERRER
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

LAUDS, Lea Bertucci & Megan Moncrief @ “Ab Uno Pluribus” – September Session – 9/20/2014 from WvS on Vimeo.

LEA BERTUCCI is an interdisciplinary artist, composer and improvisor who works with installation, sound, video and photography. As an instrumentalist, she focuses on the Bass Clarinet in an electro-acoustic context. The timbre of the Bass Clarinet is amplified and abstracted with the aid of electronics. Feedback is an essential part of the extended technique, as the body of the instrument becomes a resonant chamber and the pitch of the feedback is controlled with key work. 1/4 inch tape collage contribute structural and textural elements.

Lea has been an artist-in-residence at The Wave Farm, Smack Mellon, LMCC, The Queens Museum of Art and Roulette. She was also awarded a Young Composers’ commission from Roulette in 2012. She has performed solo and collaborative works at venues such as Issue Project Room, The Kitchen, Anthology Film Archives, Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco, St. Marks Ontological-Hysteric Theater, The Wave Farm,  Galapagos Artspace, Roulette, The Queens Museum of Art and the High Zero Festival.

www.brokendiorama.com
soundcloud.com/lea-bertucci
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UogLwKTdpHc

LAUDS is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist, Genevieve Kammel Morris, occasionally / interchangeably known as Thursday Fernworthy.

She plays exclusively on recordings often with orchestrations numbering 15+ instruments; and her ability to compose in an array of genres allows her to achieve a sound  that is markedly different album by album.

She writes, records, & edits from her living room in Brooklyn, and self-releases through Hidden House Press

Her EP ‘make Love popular’ was released in May 2014, and a full-length studio album ‘ALL WILL BE WELL’ is due out November 2014.

www.thursdayfernworthy.com
www.tidalchannel.com

MEGAN MONCRIEF is an audiovisual artist born in Louisiana and based in Brooklyn. She performs music solo as Lazurite, as well as in several collaborative ensembles. “Spreading her psychedelic gospel that encompasses everything from Eastern pseudo-classical to harsh noise, Lazurite draws audiences into fugue states with a garden variety of strange instruments and novel techniques.” (ad hoc)

lazurite.bandcamp.com
meganmoncrief.com

MIAH ARTOLA is a New York City based visual artist. She makes interactive AV installations which incorporate her drawings, sculptures, video, and a software patch she created called APE (Audio Processing Etcher)

http://artoladigital.com/

August 2014 Session

August 2014 session – 8/2/2014 – 8:00 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC

DOK GREGORY [vtol modular synth system, analog synth, theremin]
AERONAUT [bowed lap-steel guitar, trombone, laptop & electronics]
TRAIN TRASH [assorted electronics]
Live visuals by GEOFF MATTERS
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

Aeronaut, Doktor23 & Train Trash @ "Ab Uno Pluribus" – August Session – 8/2/2014 from WvS on Vimeo.

DOK GREGORY (DOKTOR23) Dok has been composing, performing and recording experimental/electronic music since 1983.

His current projects include: Plan 23 (NYC) with Peter Principle/WvS/(  ) + various guests; Silence Corporation (NYC/SPb, Russia) with Pavel Mikheev/Alexei Pliousnine/VJ Yuri Elik; Telesmatic Sound Box (NYC/Helsinki) with Timo Viialainen; Zero Gravity Thinkers (NYC) with Peter Principle/Zemi 17.

He has been a member of NYC based audio visual group Amoeba Technology since 1997, toured and performed in festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and South America and had recorded works released in most of the same. Dok’s collaborative audio-visual works have been featured in programs at the Forum Des Images in Paris, Basel Art Fair in Switzerland, The Kitchen and Lincoln Center in NYC and elsewhere. In 2007 he began work on the ISRS system (a shortwave radio synthesizer) and continues to research, develop and deploy the technology. Dok has also toured and collaborated extensively as a member of Incidence Transmission Network, Psychic TV, Akashic Currency Bureau, Trance Pop Loops, Future Dream Transmissions and the Ransom Corps. He is and has been based in Brooklyn, N.Y. for the past 23 years and is director of the 23 Windows Arts Collective.

soundcloud.com/telesmatic-sound-box
clocktower.org/show/dok-gregory
clocktower.org/show/zero-gravity-thinkers
zgt.me
plan23.net

AERONAUT is brooklyn-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Steve Fors’ solo project. Working primarily with a palette of sounds generated with trombone, lap steel guitar, sonica, analog electronics, bowed metal, and voice, Steve Fors crafts lush, immersive soundscapes. As half of the Chicago-based drone outfit the Golden Sores–and now solo as Aeronaut–Fors has shared the stage with the Magik Markers, Locrian, Century Plants, Grasshopper, Superstorms, Justin Walter, Billy Gomberg, and Neil Jendon, among others.
Having released six albums in as many years, Fors continues to challenge genre definition. Pulling from psych, drone, noise and new classical traditions, he plays a sort of maximal minimalism—attempting to overwhelm listeners alternately with monolithic beauty and/or sonic devastation. For sound samples, visit

soundcloud.Com/aeronaut4

TRAIN TRASH is a solo music project by artist Gregory Paul. Gregory has been making and recording experimental music since his early teens under many monikers, but his goal with the Train Trash project is to make something cohesive, human, and personal from the technology and objects of the digital age. The concept of Train Trash was inspired by the words of Jordan Lee who heard Gregory’s music and laughed and said it was the “most human thing [he’d] ever heard”. Since then, the focus of the project has been to reach inside to explore the most human parts of ourselves. Everything is a variable, from how we experience the world, to how we feel about each other person. Some sounds are personal to Gregory, some are universal to all people.

www.gregpaulgregpaul.com/train-trash

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.

June 2014 Session

June 2014 session – 6/28/2014 – 8:00 PM
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, NYC

SNAYKHUNT [samplers & effects]
KENYA KAWAGUCHI [shakuhachi]
DANIEL KLAG [synths]
Live visuals by VJ LADY FIREFLY & MIAH ARTOLA
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

Daniel Klag, KenYa Kawaguchi & Snaykhunt @ “Ab Uno Pluribus” – June Session – 6/28/2014 from WvS on Vimeo.

SNAYKHUNT is the music project of Kate Henderson/Thermos Unigarde, a drummer and electronic musician performing solo as well as with RAFT/Pat Noecker, K0Ks (with Megan Moncreif of Lazurite) and Limax Maximus (with Robert Pepper of Pas Musique). Most recently she has collaborated with composer David First to create Drone Procedures & Auditory Driving, an experiment in performance using drones, shamanic drumming and acupuncture to help audience members achieve trance states. Henderson also writes for Tom Tom Magazine.

http://tigerasylum.bandcamp.com/album/guarantee-damage-muscle-sack

KENYA KAWAGUCHI – Master Musician of Jinashi-Nobe-Shakuhachi the Un-tuned Japanese Bamboo Flute.

http://kenyakawaguchi.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kawaguchi.kenya

DANIEL KLAG is a solo musician living in NYC. His latest album, Twin Labyrinths, is a dense mesh of warm syrupy drone created with sampled guitar tones. The labyrinths need not be physical..

http://danielklag.bandcamp.com

VJ LADY FIREFLY // visual alchemist, forest nymph. Don’t think and the kiss will follow.

http://fireflylab.com

MIAH ARTOLA creates multi-media interactive installations which incorporate her drawings, paintings and sculptures. Her work has been shown at many venues including Harvestworks, Ramis Barquet Gallery, The Madrid Art Fair, Silent Barn, The Dome at PS1, Museum of Natural History, Queen’s Museum, Chashama, Parker’s Box Gallery, Gallery Onetwentyeight, Goodbye Blue Monday and Galapagos. She co-created (with programmer Thomas Martinez) the APE processor (APE: Audio Processing Etcher) which generates visuals and effects based upon audio frequencies and amplitude. She is a video editor for Duston Spear and David Lee Roth.

http://artoladigital.com/

May 2014 Session

May 2014 session – 5/31/2014 – 8:00 PM

G. LUCAS CRANE [alternate reality live tape field recording collage]
PAS MUSIQUE [synths, electronics & processed acoustic instruments]
LUCIERNAGA [tape loops & processed acoustic instruments]
Live visuals by FABRICE CROIZÉ
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

Luciernaga, Pas Musique + G. Lucas Crane Live at “ab uno pluribus” – May Session from WvS on Vimeo.

PAS MUSIQUE creates musical collages through the form of abstract sound. Their name refers metaphorically to those who have been aborted by society, because their point of view doesn’t fit in the constraints of “normal” society. The compositions themselves are more akin to soundscapes than “songs” in the traditional sense. These are sonic sculptures in the mode of pure art.

http://www.pasmusique.net/

LUCIERNAGA is the solo recording project of Joao M. Da Silva, owner of Fabrica Records. Luciernaga uses field recordings, guitar, shruti box, buddha machine, mbira, and cassettes to create textures and sounds made to evoke a sense of dread or induce meditative states, depending on the context/circumstance and mood of the performer.

https://soundofluciernaga.wordpress.com/
http://fabricarecords.com

G. LUCAS CRANE is a sound artist, performer, and musician whose work focuses on information anxiety, media confusion, and recycled technology. Using a combination field recordings culled from the underbelly of the contemporary sonic media landscape and homemade electronic instruments, oscillators and broken machines, he creates compositions and performances as a reaction to, and illustration of, our information detritus choked times. Past work has dealt with musicality of a location or route, horror and phantasm in the information age, technology as abomination, the mystical presence of obsolete recording technology, recording as ritual, and the religious, poetic, and magical connotations of feedback and improvisation. Many of the soundscapes and collage work are built around quickly moving tape manipulations, the common cassette being a perfect example of old technology as iconic personal Gnostic totem. Years of environment recording and sample hunting have resulted in a broken library of material that is collaged together live, an information life that is constantly folding back on itself fractal-like, which he believes illustrates modern experience. Tape manipulation harkens back to the early days of experimental music, and in the context of the digital era it creates a sonic counterpoint on the continuum between hi and low fi, folk outsider and academic composition. Crane’s work exists in a meditation on the blurred boundary between new and old tech and the emotional and social toll created by the rapid advancement of the technological sonic/environment.

Collaborations include sound design for the Performance Thanatology Research Society’s production of ‘History of Heat’ and ‘The 50 Greatest Ladies and Gentlemen” at the Ontological Hysteric Theater in New York ; a batshit crazy full US tour with Woods; a European tour with drone collective Vanishing Voice; a production of ‘Oh What War’ at Here Theater in NYC with the Juggernaught Theater company; a ghost story album with Baltimore experimental vocalist Ric Royer; Machine design with New York electronic Instrument company CasperElectronics; Studio and performance work with musical entities Woods, Castanets, Grizzly Bear, and Wooden Wand; and solo performances as Nonhorse in the US and Europe. He also co-runs Silent Barn, an experimental art and performance space in Queens, New York City.

http://nonhorse.com

FABRICE CROIZÉ is a visual artist and a photographer based in Paris and Brussels. He has co-founded with Sabrina Montiel-Soto, *Calvacreation*, which is an independent platform of experimentation, reflection and creation. As a duo they create “immersive” video installations and performances by confronting new technologies with traditional methods. They question notions of space and vertigo, when reality flips on imaginary perspectives. Their innovative works have been exhibited and well received in various reputable art festivals such as Nuit Blanche in Brussels and Festival Némo in Paris as well as galleries in Europe, South America and Asia. As a solo artist Fabrice Croizé performs Live projections with musicians and dancers under the name of Gaze. He travels since 2013 to share his poetical view and esthetic with the public.

www.calvacreation.net
gazeofcalva.wordpress.com

MIAH ARTOLA creates multi-media interactive installations which incorporate her drawings, paintings and sculptures. She created the APE (Audio Processing Etcher) patch which generates visuals and effects based upon audio frequencies and amplitude. Miah has collaborated with numerous artists including Duston Spears and David Lee Roth and her work has been shown at many venues including Queen’s Museum, Chashama, Parker’s Box Gallery, Gallery Onetwentyeight, Issue Project Room, Goodbye Blue Monday, Galapagos, The Dome at PS1, Museum of Natural History, Ramis Barquet Gallery, Harvestworks, Cage Gallery, Silent Barn, Sorolla Gallery and Madrid Art Fair.

http://artoladigital.com/

 

April 2014 Session

April 2014 session – 4/26/2014 – 8:00 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC

(  ) [processed guitar, laptop]
PATCH ADAMANT [synths, electronics + audio processing]
JACOB COHEN [cello]
Live visuals by MIAH ARTOLA, VISUAL HORNHONKING & (  )
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

( ), Jacob Cohen & Patch Adamant live @ “Ab Uno Pluribus” – April Session – 4/26/2014 from WvS on Vimeo.

JACOB COHEN is a Brooklyn based experimental cellist and street performer. He is currently in residence at the New Museum as a member of Pawel Althamer’s team and he is organizing a national tour of correctional facilities throughout the United States with sponsorship from Absolut Vodka.

Listen to his music at https://soundcloud.com/jacobgcohen

PATCH ADAMANT is an electronic musician who takes cues from various forms of experimental music and utilizes multiple synthesis techniques. His focus is composition and improvisation that depends on loudspeakers, especially when the perceived relationship between sound and physicality is unclear. Making use of this weakened relationship, his aim is to create perceptual chimeras while dancing between tension and

https://soundcloud.com/patchadamant

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 performs as ( ) and is a member of ROTC (Rubaiyats of the Cicadas), Frogwell, and tū. He is currently curator of a “sonic front” at Front Room Gallery, series exploring electroacoustic improvisation, electronic music, and sound art. He’s numerous performance events and gallery shows in New York including “A Sound Show” at Front Room Gallery, the sound/video performance series “kere.u” and “FLOW”, “Sun Khronos” at Millennium Film Workshop, and “Video as an Instrument” at The Tank and Supreme Trading Gallery. 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, South Korea, and Japan.

www.jeremyslater.net

MIAH ARTOLA creates multi-media interactive installations which incorporate her drawings, paintings and sculptures. She created the APE (Audio Processing Etcher) patch which generates visuals and effects based upon audio frequencies and amplitude. Miah has collaborated with numerous artists including Duston Spears and David Lee Roth and her work has been shown at many venues including Queen’s Museum, Chashama, Parker’s Box Gallery, Gallery Onetwentyeight, Issue Project Room, Goodbye Blue Monday, Galapagos, The Dome at PS1, Museum of Natural History, Ramis Barquet Gallery, Harvestworks, Cage Gallery, Silent Barn, Sorolla Gallery and Madrid Art Fair.

http://artoladigital.com/

March 2014 session

March 2014 session – 3/22/2014 – 8 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC


SADAF [violin, vocals & effects]
KEN B [electronics & effects]
GENUX-B [laptop]
Live visuals by MIAH ARTOLA
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

GENUX-B is a sound artist who works primarily with electronic noises to create compositions that border the familiar worlds of ambient atmospheric music and specific events more akin to Foley artists. He explores the various textural qualities that are specific to granular synthesizers and are usually relegated to our modern age background soundscape by bringing them forward and putting them into order. Coming from a visual background with a masters degree in fine art, installation, he is acutely aware of the power in sound to alter our perceptions of the world around us. He has been working in New York for 15 years and has organizing events, most notably “Flow” in collaboration with Jeremy Slater, an event that explores the noisier elements in sound.

http://genux-b.bandcamp.com/album/apocalypse

SADAF is a multidisciplinary artist and musician. Her rough, industrial noise and haunting vocal improvisations focus on the political machinations of glamour. Her debut LP is expected on Hoss Records in 2014. Based in New York, Nava’s practice incorporates a variety of mediums, often linked through a foundation in performance. In an era where self-performativity and documentation is prevalent, the conceptuality inherent in contemporary performance art often seeps into tactics of advertising and brand-formation.

www.sadafhnava.com
https://soundcloud.com/sadnava

KEN B formed the experimental noise project “BLOATER” in late 2007 with guitar player Steve Smith and recorded an album “Radiac” in 2009, self-released in 2011. BLOATER combines elements of free improvisation with proto-industrial music, harsh noise, ambient electronics, and non-traditional approaches to the electric guitar. He was also a member of the free-improvisational band “CLUTTER” aka $50 TRUMPET with Brett Zweiman and Marc Gaetani. Ken has performed at The Tank, Public Assembly, Silent Barn, Goodbye Blue Monday, Spectrum, Front Room Gallery, Littlefield, Theaterlab, Legion, Fat Baby, The Charleston, Governor’s Island (Figment Fest), Rocky’s, Little Bar (Philadelphia) and Beat Kitchen (Chicago).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1×74-P8wbsQ

MIAH ARTOLA creates multi-channel, multi-media interactive installations. She was initially a painter and continues to incorporate her drawings and sculptures into her video installations. Miah created the APE patch (Audio Processing Etcher) which generates visuals and effects based upon audio frequencies and amplitude. Her art work explores the continual process of creation we are engaged with and seeks to encourage a heightened awareness of the weight of our presence. One of the ways she expresses this theme is through creating environments in which participants’ noise impact the visual environment.

http://artoladigital.com

January 2014 Session

January 2014 session – 1/25/2014 – 8:00 PM
The Three Jewels, NYC

KYUNGMI LEE [flute]
WvS [laptop, iPad + processing]
KEVIN “BLUE” WOODS [sax, electronics + processing]
Live visuals by MIAH ARTOLA
Curated by WvS / Produced by WvS & Miah Artola

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 Share NYC, 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.

As a player, KEVIN “BLUE” WOODS brings a depth of knowledge and experience to his craft that simply sets him apart. Having studied Jazz Performance on Saxophone at Mt Hood Community College as well as the prestigious University of North Texas; skill, technique, & education go hand in hand.

As a composer he draws from the Legacy of Jazz and R&B and then blends that with life experience to create a fresh and forceful new voice in Jazz, Pop, and R&B.

As a lyricist and vocalist he writes from the heart what he knows and expresses what he feels and his audience hears him.

As an arranger for film and television scoring, visual emotion becomes musicalemotion.

He has played in countless New York bands and has worked with ELEKTRA Records as a touring musician.

https://www.youtube.com/user/bluewoodsmusic
https://myspace.com/bluewoods
https://soundcloud.com/#bluewoods

The current audio work of New York City based sound organizer WvS is comprised of highly abstract and dense sound-layers, noise-oriented organic sonic textures, as well as pitch and modulation glissando driven soundscapes.

WvS studied computer music, classical composition and music theory in Europe with Wolfgang Rihm 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), performed in New York City in collaboration with Kyung-Mi Lee, Dok Gregory, Peter Principle, Richard Garet, Jeremy Slater, Lady Firefly and others at Roulette, Diapason, SHARE, BPM, GraceSpace, 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 entirely computer-generated sound structures without the use of electro-acoustical samples or ‘field recordings’.

http://soundcloud.com/sounds-of-wvs
http://twitter.com/wvs_soundsartist
http://plan23.net

MIAH ARTOLA creates multi-media installations which are multi-channel and interactive. Initially a painter, she incorporates her drawings and sculptures into her video installations. Miah created the APE(Audio Processing Etching) processor which generates visuals and effects based upon audio frequencies and amplitude. She is the founder of Artola Digital, an east village post-production and visuals company. Her work has been shown at at: Queen’s Museum, Chashama, Parker’s Box Gallery, Galapagos, Museum of Natural History, Ramis Barquet Gallery, Harvest works, Sorolla Gallery and Madrid Art Fair. She has collaborated with numerous artists including Duston Spears and David Lee Roth. She is the co-founder of 629 Collaborative Gallery in New Mexico. Miah studied painting and film at PrattInstitute and is currently receiving her Masters at The New School.

http://artoladigital.com