Alex Carpenter, Byron Westbrook and Philip White
Tuesday, May 10th - 7:30 pm
Location: 139 Eldridge Street, Between Delancey and Broome
Suggestion donation of $7.
We are pleased to present the performances by Alex Carpenter, Byron Westbrook and Philip White on Tuesday, May 10, 2011as part of the LMAKseries, which aim’s to integrate film, video, sound art, and media performance into LMAKprojects’ mission and its vision of the contemporary landscape,
Artist Alex Carpenter presents kinetic forms coaxed from his live video delay system - a new invention which employs chains of cameras and projectors to assist in the creation of living light-cell organisms, while contributing live audio activity in a symbiotic interchange.
Philip White’s i/o 4 is a work for no-input mixing board and several homemade control and processing circuits. Part of the larger i/o series, i/o 4 is specifically concerned with perception of time in relation to sound.
Lastly, Byron Westbrook will present Corridors, a format for multi-channel audio and video performance which utilizes speakers placed throughout the audience to explore the dynamics of a room.
Alex Carpenter is an Australian artist and researcher living in New York City. He has performed extensively as a soloist playing guitar, keyboard and electric zither through a multi-amp and delay network he calls the Live Audio Delay System, and has also independently produced and coordinated a number of large-scale ensemble performance and multi-media events under the moniker Music of Transparent Means.
Music of Transparent Means was Alex’s chief project in Australia from 2002 to 2007, initially providing a platform for his meticulously-tuned wineglass inventions, then later incorporating instruments such as prepared guitars, woodwind, strings, percussion and brass, and featuring as many as 21 performers at a single time.
Alex’s most recent performance activity has centered on his own Live Video Delay System, an extension of the audio system, which employs multiple cameras and extreme color isolation to facilitate a unique looping and layering of live laser drawings. The system was first tested at MELA Foundation in 2009, and continues to be shown on screen and in performance internationally.
Alex has performed alongside artists such as Francisco Lopez (Madrid), Will Guthrie (Melbourne), Kyle Bobby Dunn and Richard Lainhart (NYC), and has produced several CD and DVD releases on his own label,Vanished Records.
Byron Westbrook is an artist working with the dynamic quality of physical space using multi-channel sound, images, and objects. His audio/video performances under the name CORRIDORS involve the distribution of processed instrumental and environmental recordings through a multi-channel environment. His installation-based work explores unique and participatory listening formats utilizing common tecnology.
He has presented at venues such as Tonic, Roulette, The Stone, Diapason Gallery, Issue Project Room, Experimental Intermedia, Exit Art Gallery, (NYC), Les Voûtes (FR), Wien Konzerthaus (Austria), O’ (Milano), Cave12 (Geneva), NonEvent (Boston), Sonic Circuits Festival (DC), Institute of Intermedia (CZ). He has shared performance bills with Tony Conrad, Phill Niblock, Jandek, Oren Ambarchi, Lawrence English, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Greg Davis, Maria Chavez, Alessandro Bosetti, Jason Kahn, Jon Mueller, Tetuzi Akiyama, among many others. Westbrook has also collaborated with Paris-based composer and former Kitchen curator Rhys Chatham in the drone metal group Essentialist (Table of the Elements), as well as performed in the ensembles of Phill Niblock, Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, Duane Pitre, David Watson and Jonathan Kane. He has worked as technical coordinator of Phill Niblock’s Experimental Intermedia Foundation since 2004. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists Commission through Roulette Intermedium. In 2008 he was an artist in residence at Hotel Pupik at Sclhoss Schrattenberg. In 2010 he was an artist in residence at Diapason Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. A CD of CORRIDORS was released in 2010 on Sedimental Records. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is completing MFA studies in sound at Bard College.
Philip White’s performances center on a non-linear feedback system, which consists of a mixer and several homemade circuits. In addition to his work with analog and digital electronics, White has written extensively for chamber ensembles and created a large body of intermedia pieces that explore meaning in information transmission.
Current projects include thenumber46 (with Suzanne Thorpe), with chuck johnson with philip white and collaborations with Ted Hearne, Taylor Levine and Phil Stearns. Recent performances/exhibitions include Diapason (NYC), ISSUE Project Room (NYC), The Stone (NYC), Sonic Circuits (DC), Redux New Media Festival (Charleston, SC), Galerie Neurotitan (Berlin), Princeton University, Bent Festival 2010, NYCEMF 2010, Floating Points Festival 2010 and a featured spot on free103.9.org. He has performed with Toshimaru Nakamura, Gene Coleman, Kenta Nagai, ADACHI Tomomi, MV Carbon, Michael Schumacher and Nisi Jacobs. He has received grants form Meet The Composer and Electronic Music Foundation