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Antenes_operator_smTHURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2016, 8:00 PM
Admission by contribution ($10 suggested)

ANTENES (Lori Napoleon) – Ghostly Noise Layers and New Analog Prototypes

The Old Stone House
in Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue

Park Slope, Brooklyn – Map


Musical Ecologies continues Thursday January 21, 2016 with New York-based electronic artist Antenes (Lori Napoleon). Known for her inventive soundscapes and eclectic DJ sets, Napoleon will present a solo performance using her custom-designed analog synthesizers and sequencers which incorporate repurposed vintage telephone equipment. Drawing musical influence from the curious and ephemeral sound-world of out-dated telephone systems, she often integrates historical field recordings into her work, such as the sounds of pulse of analog relay switching systems, errant radio transmissions, cross-continental echo, signature drones and message interferences between wires. 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 a 30-minute conversation with the curator and audience.

Photo by Seze Devres

About the artist:

New York-based DJ, producer and electronics artist Antenes (Lori Napoleon) operates a laboratory of self-made sequencers and synthesizers using vintage telephone equipment. Integrating science and electronics as an engine of emotional expression, she treats the studio as a laboratory for sculpting emergent patterns and textures, often using her customized machines to create audio excursions inspired by the curious sounds of archival field recordings of phone hackers called “phone phreaks.” She has held residencies at Harvestworks (NYC) and Signal Culture (Owego NY) and has appeared at numerous festivals including the New York Electronic Arts Festival 2013, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s Art Gallery (Batavia, IL), Open House London’s Sonic Visitations, and Trinity College’s Science Gallery (Dublin). Her work is featured in the 2013 documentary I Dream of Wires: The Modular Synthesizer Documentary, as well as in several recent master’s theses from institutions such as Mills College and Clemson University. Her 2015 solo production debut, The Track of a Storm EP on L.I.E.S. was named to the best-of 2015 lists of Fact Magazine and Juno Plus, and she is currently collaborating with Moog Music in modifying and enclosing their analog circuits into a new instrument using her switchboards, to be performed at the forthcoming Moog Fest in Durham, NC in 2016. See also Meridian7.

Upcoming: Ranjit Bahtnagar (2/11); John Ingle (3/10); Ghost Ensemble (4/14)…

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