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Torch4THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2014, 8:00 PM, Admission by contribution ($10 suggested)

STEPHANIE LOVELESS: Other Voices

The Old Stone House

In Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue
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Park Slope, Brooklyn

718-768-3195

Musical Ecologies continues Thursday, February 6 with a program of digitally-based sound pieces by New York-based multi-media artist Stephanie Loveless.  The evening will include works from the series For Lack of Voice as well as the quadrophonic composition Cricket, Tree, Crow wherein Loveless transforms sound recordings and vocally mimics the results in an attempt to embody a variety of others – from the singers of iconic 20th century songs, to plants, animals, and insects.

For Lack of Voice is a four-song series that works with the voices of Paul Robeson, Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, and Bob Dylan. In performance, Loveless will listen to mutated recordings of each artist on headphones, as she attempts to match her voice to theirs as closely as she can.

Cricket, Tree, Crow unfolds in three movements that investigate the “voices” of the fall field cricket, the maple tree and the American crow in order to explore boundaries between human and nonhuman subjectivities. All sonic material in the work is based on vocal mimicry of the sounds produced by members of the species themselves.

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 a 30-minute conversation with the curator and audience and a reception follows the performance.

About the artist:

Stephanie Loveless is a Montréal-born, New York-based artist who works with sound, video, film and voice. She makes soft-speakers out of paper cups, performance prescriptions for audience-identified ailments, and sound works that attempt to channel the voices of plants, animals and musical divas. Loveless’ sound, video and performance work has been presented widely in festivals, galleries, museums and artist-run centers in North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East. She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council and el Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; awards from Kodak, the International Festival of Cinema and Technology, and the Malcolm S. Morse Foundation; and has completed residencies at el Centro Mexicano para la Musica y las Artes Sonoras (Morelia, Mexico), the Coleman Center for the Arts (York, Alabama), and Studio XX (Montréal, Québec). In 2013 she completed her certification in Deep Listening with composer Pauline Oliveros.

Upcoming on Musical Ecologies:  Eleonor Sandresky (3/13); Mary Jane Leach (4/17); Shem Guibbory (5/22), TBA (6/12)

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