Four indie-classical composer/performers show the expanded capabilities of the contemporary soloist, using live processing of their instruments, electronics, found sounds and video art/projections.
Lesley Flanigan sculpts electronic music by hand, using sounds taken entirely from speaker feedback and her own voice. Performing wooden "speaker feedback instruments," she captures electric rhythms and tones to map a strange sonic atmosphere which includes noise, the warmth of her vocal chords, the action of amplifying and the use of speakers as something more than vehicles for sound. Her work has been presented at venues and festivals internationally, including Sonar (Barcelona), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), Roulette (Brooklyn), The Stone (New York), TransitioMX (Mexico City), CMKY Festival (Boulder), the Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art (Denmark) and .HBC (Berlin).
Florent Ghys is a composer and double bass player from Bordeaux, France. His solo music has been featured by NBC New York, WNYC, and he has released two albums on Canteloupe: Baroque Tardif EP in 2010 and Baroque Tardif LP in 2011. Florent has been commissioned to write music for ensembles and musicians including Bang on a Can All-Stars, Jack Quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Wild Rumpus, Dither Quartet, Mark Dresser, Kathleen Supove, Eileen Mack and Eleonore Oppenheim. His music has been performed at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Barbican Center in London, M.I.T. , the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1981 and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Interested in creating intricate yet simple narratives that evoke intangible moments in time, she writes music for accordions, voices, toys and electronics, as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Angélica received an early education in piano and violin at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where she later studied composition. Her music has been performed by janus trio, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, TRANSIT Ensemble, Iktus Percussion Quartet, NYU Symphony Orchestra, the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and Cantori NY (MATA Festival 2011), among others. Angélica has released several albums with indie electronic group Balún and ambient chamber ensemble Arturo en el Barco, and co-founded in 2011 the Spanish immersion music program for young children ¡Acopladitos!. She was a composer fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival 2011 and was recently selected as a featured Ableton Live artist.
Jennifer Stock is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. Her audiovisual art centers on direct contact with environments, using place as a starting point for visual and sonic exploration. She has performed and presented her audiovisual work at the River to River Festival, Merkin Concert Hall, Roulette, Joe's Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, White Box Gallery, Scene: Brooklyn at Galapagos Arts Space and TED Talks at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a B.A. in Music and English from Yale and is pursuing a doctorate in music composition as a Chancellor's Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 day of show.