Curated by Jen Stock of Soundbook One.
If you are in or around New York, and you don't go to see this, you hate music. That's all there is to it. You Hate Music.
More info via Jen:
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling” and "one of the best composers living in (the USA) today." He has used computers in live performance since 1986.
Daedelus presents a live electronic set. Experimental electronic composer based out of Los Angeles. Impeccable collage work with eclectic sound sources; recent albums include Exquisite Corpse and Daedelus Denies the Day's Demise (Mush/Ninja Tune)
Jerseyband -- experimental rock ensemble that fuses heavy-metal sounds with jazz instrumentation: “a melange of de-tuned electric guitars, crashing drums, and a seemingly traditional jazz-ensemble front-line…totally rad, and totally loud.” (The Metroland Weekly). Plays solo set and first collaborative set with So Percussion.
Joan La Barbara is a composer, performer, sound artist, and pioneer of a broad vocabulary of extended vocal techniques, praised as “one of the great vocal virtuosas of our time.” (San Francisco Examiner) La Barbara will perform “Urban Tropics Revisted,” a surround piece for voice and electronics.
Luke DuBois presents selections from Timelapse (Cantaloupe) and a live electronic set. A composer, programmer, and video artist, he is the co-author of Jitter, a software suite developed by Cycling 74, and teaches interactive music and video performance at Columbia’s Computer Music Center and NYU.
Paul Lansky presents “Ride,” an 8-channel piece using traffic sounds for source material. Paul Lansky is professor of music composition at Princeton; albums include Alphabet Book and More Than Idle Chatter (Bridge).
So Percussion plays new works from the group’s upcoming album Amid the Noise (Cantaloupe), featuring original compositions by ensemble member Jason Treuting and Paul Lansky's "Threads."
And here you thought NYC's free summer concert season was over. It's looking to be a beautiful weekend, too, so you literally have no excuse to miss this last chance to get your geek on in the daylight, before we all retreat to our black boxes, industrial lofts, and other usual haunts.