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Remix #2

22-Jan-21

Spring 2021

05-Jan-21

As we continue to confront our ongoing public health crisis and ongoing political upheaval, Musical Ecologies will return to the airwaves in collaboration with broadcast partner Wave Farm. Our monthly live broadcasts from the Old Stone House will resume Thursday February 18th with composer and filmmaker Phill Niblock. The spring series will continue March 18th with singer, songwriter and scholar Gelsey Bell, and will conclude April 15th with sound artist and musician Bob Bellerue.

As a prelude to our spring events, series curator Dan Joseph will host a separate series of five Saturday night programs titled “Musical Ecologies Remix” beginning this Saturday January 16th. The three-hour programs from 9pm to midnight EST will feature highlights from past Musical Ecologies events, new and recent releases by series artists and affiliates, plus a generous dose of freeform, experimental remixology…

MUSICAL ECOLOGIES ON THE AIRWAVES 2021

Musical Ecologies Remix:

Saturday January 16, 9pm-Midnight
Saturday January 23, 9pm-Midnight
Saturday January 30, 9pm-Midnight
Saturday February 6, 9pm-Midnight
Saturday February 13, 9pm-Midnight

Musical Ecologies live broadcasts from the Old Stone House:

Thursday February 18, 8-10pm –  Phill Niblock
Thursday March 18,  8-10pm – Gelsey Bell
Thursday April 15, 8-10pm – Bob Bellerue

All events will be broadcast live on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, made possible by Wave Farm’s Transmit Partner Program; tune in online at wavefarm.org/listen and on the Wave Farm Radio App (iOS).

11/19/20 Flyer

16-Nov-20

11/19/20 PR

05-Nov-20

MUSICAL ECOLOGIES – ON THE AIRWAVES

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2020, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

–A LIVE RADIO EVENT–

BEN MANLEY: Sound over Time and Space

Musical Ecologies returns to the airwaves Thursday, November 19th for a live radio event featuring sound artist Ben Manley. The event will be broadcast live from the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, and online at wavefarm.org/listen and on the Wave Farm Radio App (iOS). Due to Covid-19 there will be no in-person audience attendance.

Based in New York City, Manley’s work explores the natural variability of wind, amplified small vibrations, and resonant objects to generate dynamic musical environments. He will present recent works built around his unique experimental field recording method that uses multiple microphones widely spaced in large, open, outdoor spaces. The resulting recordings bring to life various acoustic phenomena while immersing the listener in a rich sonic environment. The program will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Now it its extended 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:

Composer Ben Manley has worked extensively in non-commercial music and audio in New York City and has presented solo performances and installations across the country and overseas. He has collaborated with friends and colleagues, and has appeared with Composers Inside Electronics, Essential Music, and the Downtown Ensemble. As a curator, Manley has produced concerts of experimental music at Greenwich House Music School, Jack Tilton Gallery, and Brooklyn Music School, including House Mix: 19 Pianos, 19 Improvisers & 19 Microphones (a collective performance/recording/playback event), Electro-Whammy (w/ Ron Kuivila, Ben Manley, Matt Rogalsky), and say YES! to experimental music (w/ Jens Brand, Dan Evans Farkas, Ben Manley, Phill Niblock). As a concert sound engineer, he has worked thousands of events at venues including the Whitney Museum, Dia Art Foundation, Roulette, Jack Tilton Gallery, The Guggenheim, Symphony Space, DiMenna Center, and The Stone for artists as diverse as La Monte Young, Alvin Lucier, Sarah Weaver, Daniel Goode, Connie Crothers, Cecil Taylor, David Rosenboom, Takehisa Kosugi, and many others. New and developing interests include placing microphones at great distances from each other to collapse or re-broadcast outdoor sound. In performance, Manley plays back these recordings with occasional live composed audio processing.

Tonight’s event is being broadcast live on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, made possible by Wave Farm’s Transmit Partner Program; tune in online at wavefarm.org/listen and on the Wave Farm Radio App (iOS).

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