part 1, david andree (photo: josh mason)
part 2, josh mason (photo: ryan potts)
part 3, jonathan kaiser (photo: josh mason)
part 4, nathan mclaughlin (photo: josh mason)
part 5, john marks (photo: josh mason)
part 6, casey deming (photo: josh mason)
part 7, ryan potts (aquarelle) (photo: josh mason)
I am orchestrating a collaborative sound project between myself and six other artists that will take place during Northern Spark on 6/13/15 starting at 9pm. The lineup includes myself (David Andree), Josh Mason, Jonathan Kaiser, Nathan McLaughlin, John Marks, Casey Deming, and Ryan Potts (Aquarelle).
An Overture in Seven Parts is a long-form continuous sound composition that will be created in real time by a collective of seven different artists recording layered accompaniment onto the same pair of asynchronous tape loops. In a secondary room, there will be a multi-channel sound installation playing back an evolving combination of recorded samples that will be captured at regular intervals throughout the performance. Viewers will be able to move between the two rooms to either experience the larger composition unfolding in real time or walk around and in between the preserved previous moments of the sound piece.
The primary composition will rise out of the surrounding landscape by weaving atmospheres out of superimposed locally gathered field recordings which will then be manipulated and built on with various instrumentation. As the evolving composition is handed-off to the each subsequent artist, they will respond with their own additions and approach. This will both renew the soundscape and simultaneously degrade the sounds previously committed to the decaying tape loops that are continuously being worn away. The composition will close by reweaving the samples taken from all the artists throughout the performance into further iterations and new configurations.
Time: Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 9pm-5:26am
Location: Minneapolis College of Art + Design, 2501 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
9pm Part 1, David Andree – Acoustic guitar, violin, objects, location recordings, electronics, tape loops
10pm Part 2, Josh Mason – Music box, electronics, cassette tapes, found objects, amplified surfaces
11pm Part 3, Jonathan Kaiser – Cello
12pm Part 4, Nathan McLaughlin – Guitar, electronics
1am Part 5, John Marks – Modular Synthesizer, tape
2am Part 6, Casey Deming – Tape
3am Part 7, Ryan Potts (Aquarelle) – Feedback, sine waves, guitar, electronics
4am A Revisiting / A Location of New Forms, David Andree – recordings recalling the previous seven parts, electronics, modified tape machines.
Links to participating artists:
i’ll be performing a duet with todd harper for piano and tape machines at studio z on 12/16 at 7pm as part of the new ruckus composer series. a short discussion with the audience will follow the performance.
the performed composition will be continuing a musical conversation between artists david andree and todd harper that began as an improvised session at the black dog in august.
piano is fed into an ecosystem of tape machines that consume, layer, recycle and otherwise transform the instrument into new sonic atmospheres in real-time. shifting melodies and rhythmic structures emerge out of loops of magnetic tape and live piano which are either cultivated or contradicted.
the 12/16 performance will be a further iteration of the composition ‘brambles at night’ building from components of the previous generation, while adding new accompanyment and seeking further metamorphosis.
david andree – modified tape machines, electronics, tape loops
todd harper – piano
275 East Fourth St. Suite 200
St. Paul, MN
i’ll be performing at the black dog on 8/22 from 5:30-7:30pm collaborating with pianist and composer todd harper. we will be improvising together using the piano as source to feed my modified tape machines to layer and manipulate the instrument.
i’ll be performing a short composition for acoustic guitar and modified tape machines as part of the new ruckus, composer night at studio z on 4/17 at 7pm.
Featuring the music of:
i’ll be performing improvised experimental sound works between sets on saturday 4/7 at the heliotrope festival. full information on the festival at http://heliotrope-festival.com/
stills from a new video work that will be screened along with a live sound performance for acoustic instruments and modified tape machines on 4/5, 10pm at the seward (2129 e franklin ave).
i am pleased to announce that call, response, a collaborative album containing musical conversations between myself and artist josh mason (jacksonville, fl), will be published as a 12″ vinyl lp in early 2014 by own records (luxembourg).
Call, Response was conceived of as a long distance musical conversation between the two artists. A single take of material performed by one artist was recorded to magnetic tape and sent to the other with the restriction that accompaniment be recorded in real time as well, closely simulating a live performance. Over time, as the players learned more about each other and their methods, an overarching quality to the body of work developed from their shared sensibilities. The call and response format allowed the voice of each artist to be present, interacting and intersecting, within a murky atmosphere punctuated by melodic fragments and moments of clarity.
i will be performing an improvised solo set with acoustic instruments and modified cassette machines on 10/8, 8pm at madame of the arts (3401 chicago avenue, minneapolis, mn).
& Elaine Evans
& Davu Seru