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BlevinBlectum_2194-smTHURSDAY OCTOBER 8, 2015, 8:00 PM, Admission by contribution ($10 suggested)

BLEVIN BLECTUM (BEVIN KELLEY) – Deviant Sonic Parlor Tricks

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

Park Slope, Brooklyn – Map


The 2015-16 season of Musical Ecologies continues Thursday October 8 with electronic musician and multimedia artist Blevin Blectum (born Bevin Kelley). Well-known as one half of the groundbreaking digital duo Blectum from Blechdom, and recently awarded a PhD in Computer Music and Multimedia from Brown University, Blectum will present an all new set of sight and sound which she describes variously as “mannequin arms rolling multisided dice in solitary skies, the look and feel of iconically deviant sonic parlor tricks, dancing while falling from a great height…” The evening will begin with a conversation between the Blectum and 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.

About the artist:

Blevin Blectum (born Bevin Kelley) is an electronic musician and multimedia artist whose work explores “polyphasic avitronic wordless sonic worldbuilding.” Currently based in Providence, RI, Blevin is perhaps most best known as one half of the recently reformed and reunited groundbreaking digital duo Blectum From Blechdom (with Kevin Blechdom aka Kristin Erickson) who received the 2001 Ars Electronica Award of Distinction in Digital Musics for their album The Messy Jesse Fiesta.  In 2013 she co-founded the electroacoustic-radioplayers The Traveling Bubble Ensemble with fellow sci-fi enthusiast and sibling Kelley Polar (Michael Kelley). Left to her own devices, Blevin produces turbulent electronics with a more oblique slant on the basic BFB sensation of things-not-quite-right-here – clanking, creaking grooves and anti-grooves as a coal-powered spacecraft from some post-steampunked parallel universe potentiality. She can be heard in radio plays, electronic toys, theater spaces, film/television scores, advertisements, clubs, concert halls, headphones, and galleries. She has releases on labels including Aagoo, Estuary Ltd., Tigerbeat6, DeluxeRecs, Praemedia, Vague Terrain, and Phthalo.

Upcoming:  TBA (11/12); Marcelo Toledo (12/10); Antenes (1/21)….

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