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15-Sep-16

andrea_sqTHURSDAY OCTOBER 13, 2016, 8:00 PM, Admission by contribution ($10 suggested)

ANDREA PARKINS: Oneroomafteranother

The Old Stone House
in Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn – Map
718-768-3195

Musical Ecologies continues Thursday October 13th with New York-based composer and sound artist Andrea Parkins. Widely regarded for her improvisational electroacoustic performances, Parkins will perform her solo project, with electronically processed accordion, amplified objects and small instruments. A subtle sonic and embodied exploration of objects and surfaces, the work explores the layering of extended accordion techniques with electronic feedback and live-sound processing through her self-designed virtual instruments. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph, and a reception will follow. 

Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held every 2nd Thursday (except where noted) at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event typically focuses on a single artist who presents a work or project either in the form of a talk or lecture, a multimedia presentation, a performance, or combination thereof. Each presentation is preceded by an extended conversation with the curator and audience.

About the artist:

Andrea Parkins is a sound artist, composer and electroacoustic improviser engaging with interactive electronics as compositional/performative process. She is especially known for her pioneering gestural/textural approach on her electronically-processed accordion and self-designed virtual sound-processing instruments. Described as a “sound-ist,” of “protean,” talent by critic Steve Smith, Parkins creates sonic fields of lush harmonics and sculpted electronic feedback, punctuated by moments of gap and rift. Her works include sound installations, ensemble pieces, electronic compositions, and live sound design for dance, film, and intermedia performance. She has collaborated with Nels Cline, Stephen Vitiello, George C. Lewis, Matthew Ostrowski, Rova Saxophone Quartet, choreographer Vera Mantero, filmmaker Abigail Child, and many others. Parkinsʼ work has been presented internationally, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen, Issue Project Room, Experimental Intermedia, Mexico Cityʼs 1st International Sound Art Festival, Kunsthalle Basel, Cyberfest (St. Petersberg), and Q-02 Workspace for Experimental Music and Sound Art (Brussels). Parkinsʼ recordings are published by Important Records, Atavistic, Henceforth Records, and Creative Sources. In 2016, XI Records will release Parkinsʼ long-form electroacoustic composition, Two Rooms from the Memory Palace, and her duo with drummer Brian Chase will receive its debut release on Confront Recordings.

Photo by Hopek Quirin

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Upcoming:  Vicki Ray (11/10); Mark Stewart (12/8); Thomas Buckner (1/12)… 

9/8/16 Flyer

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16-Aug-16

JWP_PeterGordon-1whiteTHURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2016, 8:00 PM, Admission by contribution ($10 suggested)

PETER GORDON: The Ten of Wands (a Tone Poem)

The Old Stone House
in Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn – Map
718-768-3195

The 2016-17 season of Musical Ecologies opens Thursday September 8th with composer and musician Peter Gordon. A longtime veteran of New York’s Downtown music scene, Gordon will present Life, The Remix, a self described “solo tone poem” with saxophone, keyboards, laptop and spoken word. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph, and a reception will follow. 

Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held every 2nd Thursday (except where noted) at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event typically focuses on a single artist who presents a work or project either in the form of a talk or lecture, a multimedia presentation, a performance, or combination thereof. Each presentation is preceded by an extended conversation with the curator and audience.

About the artist: 

Peter Gordon is a composer, saxophonist, arranger, producer. Born in New York City, he spent his childhood in Virginia and Munich, Germany, before moving to LA when he was 17. After attending UC San Diego and Mills College, Gordon moved to New York in 1975, where his Love of Life Orchestra (including Jill Kroesen) first gained attention at downtown venues such as the Kitchen, CBGB, Max’s Kansas City, and the Mudd Club. He was music producer for Robert Ashley’s video opera Perfect Lives, as well as the recent Spanish-language version, Vidas Perfectas  (presented at The Whitney in 2014.) A composer of scores of scores for theater, dance, film and video projects, he has been recognized with both an Obie Award and a Bessie Award. His music for film and television include Joe Versus the Volcano and ABC-TV’s Desperate Housewives, and the New York Philharmonic performed his orchestrations for Michael Tilson Thomas’ Thomashefsky Project. A friend and frequent collaborator of the late Arthur Russell, Gordon has recently been touring Arthur Russell’s INSTRUMENTALS, directed by Peter Gordon in the US, Europe and Australia. As educator, Gordon is Professor of Music at Bloomfield College.

Photo: Jesse Winter

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Upcoming:  Andrea Parkins (10/13); Vicki Ray (11/10); Mark Stewart (12/8)… 

Connie Crothers

15-Aug-16

Musical Ecologies remembers the amazing Connie Crothers who passed away on Saturday August 13th. We are grateful that we had the opportunity to host her with collaborator Tom Hamilton for a wonderful evening of music and conversation iIMG_4659n January 2015…Rest in peace Connie 😢 ❤️
 

 

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11-Jul-16

8.18.16THURSDAY AUGUST 18, 2016, 8:00 PM, $10

Object Collection
Minerals Trio
Dan Joseph
dinMachine

Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave
Bushwick, Brooklyn – Map

Musical Ecologies, the monthly series in Park Slope, Brooklyn, presents a special summer session featuring Object Collection, Minerals Trio, diNMachine and Dan Joseph.  Each of the four sets feature artists previously presented on Musical Ecologies which is currently on summer break, and presents an opportunity to revisit some of the series highlights in the alternate universe of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held every 2nd Thursday (except where noted) at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event typically focuses on a single artist who presents a work or project either in the form of a talk or lecture, a multimedia presentation, a performance, or combination thereof.

About the artists: 

Object Collection was founded in 2004 by writer/director Kara Feely and composer/musician Travis Just. Based in Brooklyn, the group operates within the intersecting practices of performance, experimental music and theater. The group will perform a mashup of two recent works, and cheap&easy  with Taylor Levine (guitar), Andie Springer (violin), Owen Weaver (drums), Just and others.

Minerals was started by Zach Layton (guitar) and Bradford Reed (drums) in 2009. The project is an ongoing exploration of their mutual obsessions with metric phasing, modular improvisation, resonant states of consciousness, alternate tuning systems and rhythmic hypnosis. Erdem Helvakioglu (laptop) modulates and remixes the group through real-time signal processing, using live input from the percussion and guitar.

Led by Michael Schumacher (electronics) and Nisi Jacobs (bass), diNMachine creates amoebic electro-rock that fuses Indian, African & South American styles with jazz and avant-garde, set upon a bed of field recordings, drones and an urban sensibility. Their latest album The Opposites of Unity is now available from Greedy Dilettante Records.

Dan Joseph is a composer, writer and curator based in New York City. In his solo performances on electroacoustic hammer dulcimer, he constructs slowly unfolding contemplative soundscapes with roots in early minimalism, ambient music and acoustic ecology. Applying a mix of traditional and experimental instrumental hammer dulcimer techniques in combination with electronics, Dan gives this ancient instrument an entirely new and contemporary identity.

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Upcoming:  SUMMER BREAK. Season Five begins Thursday September 8th.