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15-Oct-20

THURSDAY OCTOBER 15, 2020, 8:00PM10:00 PM EST

JOHANN DIEDRICK: Prelude To Wake

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10/15/20 PR

02-Oct-20

MUSICAL ECOLOGIES – ON THE AIRWAVES

THURSDAY OCTOBER 15, 2020, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

–A LIVE RADIO EVENT–

JOHANN DIEDRICK: Prelude to Wake

Musical Ecologies returns to the airwaves Thursday, October 15th for a live radio event featuring artist, engineer, and musician Johann Diedrick. 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 Brooklyn, New York, Diedrick creates installations, performances and sculptures that explore the intersection of technology, listening and the environment. He will present recent projects and recordings including his most recent work in development titled Prelude to Wake, a ~20 minute, urgent, mournful, and world-building sonic performance that centers the loss of ourselves and environments due to climate change. 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:

Johann Diedrick makes installations, performances, and sculptural objects that let you explore the world through your ears. He surfaces vibratory histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back sonic layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours, workshops, and open-source hardware/software. He is currently a 2020 Technology Artist-In-Residence at Pioneer Works and a recipient of a 2020 Brooklyn Arts Fund grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. His work has been featured in Wire Magazine, Musicworks Magazine, and presented at MoMA PS1 (in collaboration with Jonathan González), Somerset House (London, UK), Social Kitchen (Kyoto, Japan), Common Ground (Berlin, Germany), Recess (Brooklyn, NY), Knockdown Center (Queens, NY), and Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY).

Prelude to Wake is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council.

Tonight’s event is being broadcast live on 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).

9/17/20 Audio

21-Sep-20

The audio from our two-hour live Musical Ecologies radio broadcast with Alex Waterman is now online:

wavefarm.org/wf/archive/wv2fcm

We return to the airwaves Thursday, October 15th, stay tuned….

9/17/20 PR

12-Aug-20

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2020, 8:00 PM

A Live Radio Event

ALEX WATERMAN: Towards a Typology of Realities We Coincide With(in)

Musical Ecologies returns Thursday, September 17th for a live radio event featuring composer, performer, producer, and scholar Alex Waterman. 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. This event was originally scheduled for March 12th but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Working in a variety of contexts and media, including sound installations, television operas and film and video works, Waterman is perhaps best known as a cellist and performer. For tonight’s program, he will present an evening of new solo works titled Towards a Typology of Realities We Coincide With(in) for cello, electronics, and mixed media, as well as a selection of new stories and songs. 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: Alex Waterman is a composer, performer, producer, and scholar, exploring how social bodies can live and interact with one another in more musical ways. He has created a diverse body of works including sound installations, television operas, film and video works, exhibitions, amateur choral works, radio and film scores, and solo performances as a cellist, electronic musician and storyteller. His installation works, films and music productions have been exhibited throughout the US and Europe including at the ICA London,The Kitchen, the Swiss Institute,The Rotterdam Film Festival, the St. Louis Museum, and the Whitney Museum and many others. In a collaboration with Robert Ashley for the 2014 Whitney Biennial, he built a television studio and installation space inside the Whitney Museum and produced three operas by Ashley. In November 2017 he presented his first solo opera at the Donaueschingen Musiktage in Germany. Waterman has recorded over thirty records in multiple genres, as a performer, arranger, and producer, including many contemporary classical and avant-garde albums, grammy-nominated jazz albums, and rock records. Waterman has taught at Bard College (MFA program), NYU, Bloomfield College, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Wesleyan University from 2015-18 and currently teaches at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

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).