An Overture in Seven Parts

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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

Schedule:
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:

David Andree
davidandree.com
twitter.com/davidandree

Josh Mason
https://facebook.com/josh.mason.music
twitter.com/josh__mason
instagram.com/josh__mason

Jonathan Kaiser
jonathankaiser.com
twitter.com/otherkaiser

Nathan McLaughlin
http://www.nathanmclaughlin.info
http://www.twitter.com/loudandsad

John Marks
alexvada.com
https://vimeo.com/user1101597

Casey Deming
http://insidesmusic.com/squidfist/
https://instagram.com/caseydeming

Ryan Potts (Aquarelle)
aquarelle-music.tumblr.com
twitter.com/aquarellemusic
aquarellemusic.bandcamp.com

spring 2014 course offerings

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i’ll be teaching two courses that are open to the public this spring at the minneapolis college of art and design through continuing education, one of which is an original exploratory drawing course i have developed titled drawing possibilities. registration opens on 1/6/14 and there is an early registration discount before 1/20/14. Scholarships that cover 97% of the cost of class are available at http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/scholarships.

drawing possibilities
http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/fine-arts/drawing-possibilities-spring-2014

This course is designed to explore varied perspectives on the act of drawing including experimental approaches to mark-making, material explorations, idea generation, and layering complex pictorial combinations. Class time will be shared between lectures, demonstrations, individual investigation time, and collaborative efforts. Drawing Possibilities is designed to be complementary to last year’s experimental drawing class Drawing as Process. There are no prerequisites, so anyone is welcome who is interested in expanding their definitions of what drawing can be, as well as finding new insight into ideas for their own creative work.

botanical drawing
http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/fine-arts/botanical-drawing-spring-2014

This class provides an introduction to the splendor of historical and contemporary botanical drawing. Students will use a variety of media such as graphite, colored pencils, and watercolor to create their own series of illustrations. This class will also address the basic techniques used to capture both the detail and the beautiful and mysterious qualities of the botanical world. Class sessions will include presentations, demonstrations, and on-location drawing at the Como Conservatory in Saint Paul.

spring 2013 course offerings

i’ll be teaching four courses open to the public this spring at the minneapolis college of art and design through the continuing education program. registration opens today and there is a $25 early registration discount before january 14th, 2013.

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sound art: location, collection, manipulation http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/photography-and-filmmaking/sound-art-location-collection-and-manipulation

This class is designed for anyone interested in exploring sound. Over the duration of the class, students will build their own contact microphones designed to collect sounds on-location that otherwise might not be audible, as well as recording the results of intentionally manipulating instruments and objects.

This developed library of recorded material will be used as a basis for arrangements and experimentation using accessible hardware and software through in-class demonstrations and hands-on sessions. The class will prepare students with the tools and knowledge necessary to create and present their own sound works, culminating in a sound performance event lead by the instructor.

drawing as process http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/drawing-and-painting/drawing-process-spring-2013

This class examines the act of drawing as a means for research, examination, experimentation, and, ultimately, a record of experience.

Students will explore approaches stemming from basic observational drawing to generative processes based on conceptual prompts in the studio through demonstrations, in-class exercises and discussions. This class is designed for anyone interested in using drawing as a means to generate ideas.

drawing into printmaking http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/drawing-and-painting/drawing-printmaking-spring-2013

How do artists start to generate ideas that may lead to a meaningful body of work? Working in both the drawing and print studios, students in this class will combine the issues of drawing and the processes of printmaking to explore how they work in tandem to encourage expansive imagery creation and idea generation.

Through in-class exercises and demonstrations, students will learn strategies to make dynamic and responsive drawings, and discover how to use printmaking as a method in and of itself for creating further meaning and ideation. Students will also learn the processes involved in producing editions of intaglio prints, providing an opportunity to experiment with using the “finished” print as starting point for creating new drawings and other works. / While printmaking and drawing experience is beneficial, it is not required.

botanical drawing http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/drawing-and-painting/botanical-drawing-spring-2013

This class provides an introduction to the history and splendor of botanical drawing. Students will use a variety of media such as graphite, colored pencils, and watercolor to create their own series of illustrations.

This class will also address the basic techniques used to capture both the detail and the beautiful and mysterious qualities of the botanical world. Class sessions will include presentations, demonstrations, and on-location drawing at the Como Conservatory in Saint Paul. / Basic drawing skills are recommended, but not required.

on location

i will have work included in the group exhibition ‘on location’ in the mcad main gallery in minneapolis, mn from august 24th-september 16th, 2012. documentation from my recent project ‘land harps’ will be on display including photographs of the installation and sound recordings.

there will be a reception on friday, september 14th from 6-8pm.

mcad art sale 2010

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please join me (as well as so many other mcad artists) next month for my final year at the mcad art sale (november 18th, 19th + 20th). i will be attending the preview party on thursday night, the opening on friday as well as saturday – i look forward to seeing everyone at the sale!

Art Sale: the weekend before Thanksgiving
Now in its 13th year, the MCAD Art Sale is a Minnesota tradition annually held the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Eye-catching, one-of-a-kind art created by MCAD students and recent graduates at unbeatable prices. Thousands of pieces. Every piece less than $1000. Average price less than $100.

Since its inception the sale has generated more than $1,000,000 for emerging artists. All Art Sale proceeds go to support individual artists or the MCAD Art Sale Scholarship Fund.

New for 2010: more times, more art
The Art Sale has expanded with an additional evening and more access to work from in-demand artists.

For the second and third days of the sale, in-demand artists will be able to restock their work.

The 2010 MCAD Art Sale hours are:

Thursday, Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m.
Preview Party
Tickets $150
Complimentary drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and valet parking

Friday, Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m.
Opening Night
Tickets $35 in advance or $40 at the door
Cash bar. Valet parking $5

Saturday, Nov. 20, 9-5.
Free admission and free art studio for kids
Art is available for sale during each of the three events

Behind-the-scenes photos and video
If you want a sneak-peek at the work earlier in the week, don’t come to campus, don’t come to the gallery–we’ll be covering the walls. Check out behind-the-scenes photos and video exclusively on Facebook.

Become a fan of the MCAD Art Sale on Facebook and browse video and photos of the stacks and crew hanging the work.

The MCAD Annual Art Sale has gained a tremendous reputation as the metro’s top destination for affordable, appreciable artwork by leading-edge artists who are creating not only what’s new, but also what’s next, with praise and exposure pouring in from the Star Tribune, Mpls.St.Paul, FOX News, MinnPost, Minnesota Monthly, METRO, City Pages, and KARE 11. Check out what they’re saying about the sale.

Where We’re At:

* MCAD Main Building, first and second floors (can’t miss it!)
* 2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
* Adjacent to The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and The Children’s Theatre Company
* View/download a campus map (PDF)

Thanks to our sponsors: Len Druskin retail stores, Blu Dot, and Wells Fargo.

photos from the 2009 mcad art sale event

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pictures (some including bits of my work) from the 2009 mcad art sale event have been posted over at vita.mn ( http://www.vita.mn/user_images.php?d=view_event&event_id=84256 )

the work from the photograph above, slow winter (fragile), can be viewed in its entirety in the past work section of davidandree.com ( http://davidandree.com/work/2005/ )

photo by alex uncapher