WHEN: Saturday, January 27th, 8:00PM //// WHERE: NYU Music Dept. Rm 220 (24/32 Waverly Place, NY 10003 / Enter through 31 Washington Place on weekends) /// $10 at the door; open to the public.
Join us on this Saturday, 1/27 for the first session of the fifth season. You will hear electro-acoustic live music in 8.1 surround sound by:
– HITOMI HONDA [piano]
– DAFNA NAPHTALI [voice + live sound processing]
– ANDREW NEUMANN [live electronics + integrated video]
with live visuals by LILY JUE SHENG, MIAH ARTOLA & other participating visualists.
In its monthly sessions “Ab Uno Pluribus” presents new exploratory experiences in the audio-visual realm. The versatile energies of select live musicians and video artists are synthesized into explosive though unrehearsed solo and group performances. You will never hear or see the same thing twice.
Doors 8:00pm, show 8:30pm, $10
BRING YOUR OWN YOGA MAT (so that you can have a relaxed experience)
Curated by WvS & Miah Artola
Produced by Sofy Yuditskaya, Miah Artola & WvS
MIAH ARTOLA is a cross media artist who creates interactive installations and works of all kinds that combine her paintings and drawings with new media. artoladigital.com
HITOMI HONDA is a pianist from Japan. She started piano at age of 5 and quit at age 17. After ten years of blank, she decided to come back to playing again after she heard Emanuel Ax’ inspiring solo performance at Carnegie Hall. Her contempo-music performances begun with an electroacousitc music composer Akio Mokuno in 2013 right after receiving the master degree in piano performance from Brooklyn College. Hitomi mostly loves works of Baroque period (Bach) and New York School. Her performance of Earle Brown’s work Fourmoreat Make Music New York in 2016 was reviewed by Anthony Tommashini in New York Times [New York Times Review]. He wrote “Earle Brown’s complex, pointillist ‘Fourmore’, a solo work incisively played by Ms. Honda”. She currently focusing on her project, Sound Traffic Series where new composers from unique background bring their personal sounds. Meanwhile, she plans to grow her solo performances in coming years.
DAFNA NAPHTALI is a singer/electronic-musician, who composes/performs experimental, interactive electro-acoustic music using her custom Max/MSP programming for live sound processing of voice and other instruments, and works for multi-channel audio and musical robots. She draws on an eclectic musical background in jazz, classical, rock and near-eastern music, and interprets Cage, Stockhausen and contemporary composers, in projects with well regarded musicians around the world. Fellowships and awards include: New York Foundation for the Arts (’13, ’01), NYSCA (’99, ’18), Brooklyn Arts Council (’18), Franklin Furnace, American Composers Forum (’99 ’10), Foundation for Contemporary Arts, American Music Center, Brecht Forum, and Signal Culture in Owego, NY. Recordings and collaborations include work with “What is it Like to be a Bat?” digital punk trio w/Kitty Brazelton (Tzadik ’03), “Pulsing Dot” duo with Gordon Beeferman (piano/voice/live-processing, Clang ’18), Chatter Blip with Chuck Bettis (Acheulian Handaxe ’13). She’s written book chapter, “What if your Instrument is Invisible?” in Musical Instruments of the 21st Century (Springer/2016). Her album-in-progress “Machines & Memory” (projected late 2018) includes commissioned pieces since 2010 “Panda Half-Life” (vocal sextet- electronics), “Marching Men” (voice/chamber group/electronics) and Robotica (voice/music robots). www.dafna.info
ANDREW NEUMANN is an interdisciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including electronic music, sculpture, film and video installation. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a LEF Foundation grant among other awards. He has performed at Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Spectrum, SUMP and other New York venues. He has had solo shows at the DeCordova Museum, bitforms Gallery, New York, The Center for Photography at Woodstock and the Boston Cyberarts Festival. His music is available on Sublingual Records. His videos have been shown on PBS, Microscope Gallery, The Worldwide Video Festival, Artist Space. He has had residencies at STEIM, MacDowell, YADDO, Djerassi, The Ucross Foundation, and the Experimental Television Center. This Spring, he will be an artist in residence at A-I-R, Krems, Austria.
LILY JUE SHENG makes moving image-based work with film, video, multi-projection performance & installation, and 2D mixed media. She graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She exhibits in a wide range of contexts such as museums, galleries, universities, film festivals, cinematheques, performance venues, large-scale building projections, electronic billboards, and other unique spaces. Her work has screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Parrish Art Museum, Mono No Aware, Microscope Gallery, Eyebeam, Pioneer Works, and the Knockdown Center in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in Montreal; the 1933 Slaughterhouse and West Bund Art & Design Fair in Shanghai; and 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo, among others.
Official Website: abunopluribus.com
Video Archive of previous sessions: vimeo.com/album/2830942