Tribute for Pauline Oliveros at Fridman Gallery

Dear Friends, Happy New Year greetings!

At 6pm Sunday, 8 January I will join the Apple Box Orchestra in a large tribute for Pauline Oliveros, the great female pioneer of electronic music and founder/exponent of Deep Listening, who died at age 84, on 26 November 2016.

287 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
between Varick and Hudson
(646) 345-9831

This tribute launches the New Ear Festival ’17 at Fridman Gallery 8–16 January. Gallery director Iliya Fridman wrote…

The idea is to assemble an “Apple Box Orchestra” consisting of live, telematic and pre-recorded performers throughout the day. Here is Pauline’s description of the piece:

…remembering the instruments I made in San Francisco at the end of the ’50s and remembering I had a piece called “Apple Box.” I had an old apple box I liked and I knew. It was like an old friend as well, because an apple box that has seasoned wood is a very resonant box. I used to amplify the box and put all kinds of things on the box to play: curb scrapers from automobiles, little implements from the kitchen — anything, small little things — and then amplify them, do things with them, make sounds.
Between the Apple Box Orchestra sets Leila Bordreuil (cello) and Peter Evans/Nate Wooley are doing a two-trumpet version of Earth Ears. Also, this video from her performance at the gallery last September with Seth Cluett will play as part of the 9 Evenings + 50 series.

Pauline Oliveros and Seth Cluett – 9 Evenings +50 from Fridman Gallery on Vimeo.

radioCona:0.2425 FM Soundart Exhibition Rebroadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM

Listen to “SoundTent At Camp Sherwin” and my curated set of works for the radioCona:0.2425 soundart exhibition from Ljubljana, rebroadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM Wave Farm Radio, New York.

August 1 – 5, 2016 every night 12.00 – 6.00 (UTC/GMT- 4)

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About the exhibition:

This edition of radioCona:0.2425 aims at reflecting and shifting precisely this ‘unperceived’ remainder, making a leap to move from the unit of time to the notion of space, toward perceiving space, toward perceiving, capturing, and composing sounds and soundscapes, and ultimately toward creating autonomous narratives.

The radioCona:0.2425 soundart exhibition was curated by Francisco Lopez, Elena Biserna, Brane Zorman, Irena Pivka, and Jasmina Založnik. Find details about my curatorial selections here.

Vendlam – On Attenuation Circuit

Attention Circuit has released Vendlam, a limited edition CDr featuring a live concert performance with Doug Van Nort on GREIS and Al Margolis (If, Bwana) on analog synthesizer and violin, and myself on Springboard. Available at

Our performance was recorded on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Experimental Music Showcase at My Pizza Place, Poughkeepsie, New York. The album design by EMERGE with photography by KLONK is lovely.

Vendlam [ACC 1015] Track titles/times:

  1. mandlev [19:59]
  2. lamvend [5:20]
  3. vlandem [13:44]

Limited edition, 33 numbered copies. Recorded by Eric Leonardson. Mastered by Doug Van Nort. Thanks to Jonathan Chen.

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Saturday, March 22 – 3WDS14 – New York


I have a new electroacoustic composition premiering in the “Hydrosonics” program, part of the World Water Wheel on Saturday, March 22 in New York.
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Saturday, June 29 Live at The Spotty Dog, Hudson NY

On Saturday, June 29 I am performing at The Spotty Dog in Hudson, NY, both solo and in ensemble with Doug Van Nort (laptop), Al Margolis (If, bwana) (synth, violin), Jefferson Pitcher (guitar), and Jonathan Chen (violin, electronics).

The show starts at 8:00 pm (EST), door $5. This concert will also be broadcast live on free103point9 Online Radio and WGXC 90.7-FM.

The Spotty Dog Books & Ale
440 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Tel: 518-67- 6006

April 13, 2013 Megapolis Audio Fest With Anna Friz at Union Docs

MEGAPOLIS Pre-festival – mega_blockSaturday, April 13 at 7:30pm

@ Union Docs
322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

Suggested Donation: $9

My transmission art performance with good friend Anna Friz is a prelude to the following weekend’s MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival, a celebration of sound art. On Friday, April 12 Anna and I will visit and talk about our work with students at The New School. Our performance/installation happens at Union Docs, a non-profit center for documentary arts. Along with the acoustic space inside a multichannel array of suspended radio receivers and micro-watt transmitters; we will be adding our sounds through the instrumentarium of Springboard, Tetrax Organ, Korg MS-20, accordion, harmonica, and various effects pedals.

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As posted in mid-February, the MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival is a weekend-long event dedicated to the art of sound. Artists including documentarians, technologists, musicians, educators, urban planners, scientists, radio producers, and fans interact to share secrets on producing and presenting challenging audio works online, on-air, and on the stage.


March 28, Perfomance with Jonathan Chen and Anne Guthrie at Panopoly Lab

8pm Thursday, MARCH 28, 2013

The Panoply Performance Laboratory
104 Meserole St
Brooklyn, NY 11206


panoply labs imageI perform on this evening with Jonathan Chen (violin) and Anne Guthrie (french horn).

Also performing that evening an fantastic group of improvising musicians on acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic instruments:
SULT – Tony Dryer (contrabass), Jacob Felix Heule (percussion), Guro Skumsnes Moe (contrabass), Håvard Skaset (acoustic guitar), from Norway.

PascAli – Sean Ali and Pascal Niggenkemper (prepared bass duo)

Jack Wright (saxophone) and Andrew Drury (percussion) –

David Grollman (percussion)

Owen Stewart-Robinson (guitar) and Brad Henkel (trumpet)

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WFMU launch party for

FMA logoOn April 4th WFMU threw a launch party for its, a curated blog site for free and legally downloadable music. WFMU is currently the longest running freeform radio station in the United States. It is listener-supported, broadcasting at 91.1 FM in New York, at 90.1 FM in the Hudson Valley, and on the Internet with a wealth of online offerings. Among them is “Beware of the Blog.” Here’s its February 20 post about the launch party for the Free Music Archive.

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Upcoming Chicago performances in August 2008

Sunday, August 3, 10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. on Something Else WLUW 88.7 FM Independent Community Radio, with Chicago Phonography / Live stream

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Listen to Chicago Phonographers' first live performance 

Monday, August 4, 7:30 p.m. at Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave., with Jerry Bryerton (percussion) and Christopher Bruce (percussion), free

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Monday, August 11, 9:00 p.m. at ELASTIC Arts Foundation 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Fl., with Carol Genettti (voice), double bill with Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) solo, $7 suggested donation

This concert follows the opening reception (8:00—9:00 p.m., admission free) for Elastic Sound and Vision Gallery’s new exhibition, Unfinished Logan Square, featuring work by visual artist Tracy Kostenbader.

Friday, August 15, 8:00 p.m. at the AV-aerie, 2000 W. Fulton, with Bay Area composer and instrument inventor Eric Glick Rieman (prepared Rhodes electric piano), double bill with the Young Equestrians from Brooklyn, $8 suggested donation

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Eric Glick Rieman lives in Berkeley, California where he composes music in many genres and improvises on a redesigned Rhodes electric piano, among other instruments. He has studied with Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros, Maggi Payne, Eliane Radigue, Alvin Curran, Chris Brown, J. D. Parran, Douglas Ewart, Steed Cowart, and John Bischoff. He has organized the Thingamajigs festival. His 2003 CD on Accretions, “DalabaFrithGlickRiemanKihlstedt” was recorded with Lesli Dalaba (trumpet), Fred Frith (guitar), and Carla Kihlstedt (violin) , and “Lung Tree” (on ReR recordings in 2005) was recorded with Lesli Dalaba (trumpet), and Stuart Dempster (trombone).

Sunday, August 24 7:00 p.m. at ELASTIC Arts Foundation, 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd fl., Los Cuatros Demonios opens for Terry Dame’s Electric Junkyard Gamelan

Los Cuatros Demonios is Tomeka Reid (cello), Carol Genetti (voice), Guillermo Gregorio (clarinet), Eric Leonardson (springboard), Dan Godston (trumpet, percussion), $10 suggested donation

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