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13-Sep-19

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10-Sep-19

THURSDAY OCTOBER 10, 2019, 8:00 PM, $10

JEN KUTLER: Thank You For Listening

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

The 2019-20 season of Musical Ecologies continues Thursday, October 10th with New York-based multidisciplinary artist and performer Jen Kutler. Kutler will present Thank You For Listening, a set of compositions and improvisations for a handmade vibrator synthesizer controlled by a keyboard. All sounds are produced while the instrument is inside of the performer’s body. The sounds are transduced and amplified through an electromagnetic guitar pickup just barely touching the skin on the performer’s abdomen. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Now it its seventh season, Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held 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 between the artist and curator.

About the artist:

Jen Kutler is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist and performer. She modifies found objects that are cultural signifiers of power, gender, queerness and intimacy to create atypical instruments and sculptures. Her performances feature many of her instruments incorporated with immersive field recordings to explore common and discrepant experiences of familiar social tones in immersive sound and media environments. She has released recordings through Flag Day Records, Never Anything Records, Urban Arts Berlin and others, and performs widely throughout the Northeast and has presented installations and workshops at Outpost Artist Resources, Fridman Gallery, EMPAC, Wave Farm, Cornell University and other venues.

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9/19/19 PR

15-Aug-19

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2019, 8:00 PM, $10

ANASTASIA CLARKE: Crushed Matrices

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

The 2019-20 season of Musical Ecologies opens Thursday, September 19th with New York-based composer and audio technologist Anastasia Clarke. The evening will center around a realization of her ongoing work Crushed Matrices, a piece that incorporates crystal singing bowls, the shards of broken crystal singing bowls, and electronics. First performed in 2017, this will be the sixth iteration of Crushed Matrices. The evening will also include a performance of new work for solo electronics and voice. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Now it its seventh season, Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held 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 between the artist and curator.

About the artist:

Anastasia Clarke is a New York-based composer, performer, and audio technologist working in live embodied electronic music performance. Anastasia’s solo and collaborative projects use custom musical instruments and performing systems, functioning as sites for research and meaning-making around the subjects of physical instrument interaction, improvisation, and the healing efficacies of sound and listening work. In addition to performing in venues ranging from galleries and concert halls to DIY venues and intimate house shows across the United States, Anastasia has recently given talks and hands-on presentations of work with electronic hardware and software at NIME 2018, Expo ’74, The School for Poetic Computation, and Barnard College. Anastasia earned an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College in 2018. In 2019, she is the recipient of a New Works Grant from the Queens Arts Fund, and will spend time in residence at EMS in Stockholm.

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Photo: Crystal Penalosa

Season VII

30-Jul-19

MUSICAL ECOLOGIES 2019-20 AT THE OLD STONE HOUSE
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Musical Ecologies series will return to the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a seventh season of music and conversation hosted by composer and curator Dan Joseph  The upcoming season will include six events – three in the fall 2019 and three in spring 2020, and will include a range of composers and sound artists based in New York, Los Angeles and Colorado.

Opening the season on September 19th, will be New York-based composer and audio technologist Anastasia Clarke performing an iteration of her Crushed Matrices project. On October 10th, New York-based multidisciplinary artist Jen Kutler will perform a work using one of her unique interactive electronic media systems in combination with immersive field recordings. The fall schedule will conclude on November 14th with Boulder, CO based composer and studio artist Betsey Biggs who will offer a new work that weaves field recordings of the soundscapes of Greenland.

Season VII will continue on February 13, 2020 with composer Paula Matthusen. Currently Associate Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, Matthusen will present new works, including a piece for recorder written for and performed by Canadian musician Terri Hron. Appearing on March 12th will be  avant-garde cellist and musicologist Alex Waterman  The season concludes on April 9th with Los Angeles-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Corral  Currently on the composition faculty at CalArts, Corral will present a microtonal electronic work using a Launchpad Pro MIDI controllers.

Founded in 2012, Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event 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 between the artist and curator.

Season at a glance (Thursdays):
September 19, 2019 – Anastasia Clarke
October 10, 2019 – Jen Kutler
November 14, 2019 – Betsey Biggs
February 13, 2020 – Paula Matthusen
March 12, 2020 – Alex Waterman
April 9, 2020 – Daniel Corral

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

All events begin at 8pm. Admission is $10

Contact: Dan Joseph, info@danjoseph.org, 718-930-2286