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The Amazing Acoustaphotophonogrammitron
Music = Art
Thursday, February 25, 2010; 7:30 p.m.
MCLA Gallery 51

Throughout the months of February and March, MCLA Gallery 51, in partnership with MCLA Presents!, will be exhibiting artists who find the muse both in the visual and performative worlds--in other words, artists who are musicians, musicians who are artists and all that falls between.

Thursday, February 25 will be an evening of performances by a handful of these artists  including Paul de Jong, Tristan Perich, Lesley Flanigan and Ven Voisey.  

Paul de Jong is a cellist and electronic musician probably most known for his work with The Books (a musical duo with fellow acoustaphotophonogrammitron-exhibited artist Nick Zammuto).  For this event, Paul will be presenting solo works for cello and electronics.

With her handmade, wooden speaker instruments, Lesley Flanigan sculpts electronic music by hand, using sounds that originate entirely from the acoustics of live feedback and voice. Through choreographed layering of sound, Flanigan's melodies emerge to reflect interrelations between noise, amplification, speakers, and the human voice.

Tristan Perich's compositions have been performed by ensembles including Bang on a Can (2008 People's Commissioning Fund), counter)induction, Calder Quartet, New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Due East, Y Trio and Ensemble Pamplemousse at venues including the Whitney Museum, P.S.1 and Mass MoCA. His recent activities include electroacoustic pieces for 1-Bit Music with instrumental accompaniment.

Also included is Ven Voisey's latest work "Cabinets" which combines elements of folk, electronic minimalism, found sound and imagery, and field recordings.

"V.V. (Ven Voisey) has created an intense and dramatic piece, piquing my interest at what might be next..." - Incursion Music Review