East Coast electronic musicians, viagra 40mg Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe each perform improvised sets with local talent.
A linchpin of the celebrated experimental music scene of Baltimore, Bonnie Jones uses a lot of circuit-bent electronics in her musical arsenal. For this concert, Jones performs with Oakland electronics/percussion duo, IMA.
Suzanne Thorpe (New York) incorporates electronics and software with flute. Suzanne will perform an improvised duo with Bay Area drummer, Marshall Trammell.
Techne, started by electronic musicians, Suzanne Thorpe and Bonnie Jones, is an organization that works to democratize technical tools within a safe environment for exploration, risk taking, and creative expression. Thorpe and Jones will conduct an electronics building workshop for volunteers from Bay Area Girls Rock Camp at Pro Arts on October 29th.
Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American artist working primarily with electronic music and text. Bonnie creates improvised and composed text-sound performances that explore the fluidity and function of electronic noise (field recordings, circuit bending) and text (poetry, found, spoken, visual). She is interested in how people perceive, “read” and interact with these sounds and texts given our current technological moment. Bonnie has received commissions from the London ICA and has presented her work in the US, Europe, and Asia and collaborates frequently with writers and musicians. She received her MFA at the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College. http://bonniejones.wordpress.c
IMA is the duo of Amma Ateria and Nava Dunkelman. Their array of metallic nature marches forth with space-expanding densities to brinks of breakage, situated to be caressed by beautification in between. IMA have performed and collaborated with avant-garde pioneers John Zorn, Fred Frith, Ikue Mori and many others. Amma Ateria (a.k.a. Jeanie Aprille Tang) deploys a collection of electronic hardware and plexiglass. Nava Dunkelman performs on classical and experimental percussion instruments. www.ammaateria.com/ima
First, there were pots and pans. Then a slew of toy pianos, followed by recorders, a stint with a bugle, and finally the flute. Today, Suzanne Thorpe composes site-specific sound installations that use a variety of media and technology, and performs on the electroacoustic flute, expanded with digital and analog tools. She is also a Deep Listening instructor, having studied in depth with American Composer and Deep Listening Founder Pauline Oliveros. http://www.suzannethorpe.com/
Marshall Trammell is an Improvisor, Conductor and Chief Investigator at Music Research Strategies (MRS), a platform for critical ethnographic investigation, culturally situated design, Solidarity Economics and social engagement. Raised in Oahu, Hawaii and based in Oakland, CA, Mr. Trammell studied under Ron Eglash, Pauline Oliveros and Tomie Hahn as an Electronic Arts fellow at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) in 2006. He is the new Music Instructor for Urban Promise Academy in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. Trammell is the percussionist in the duo, Black Spirituals, and a co-founder of Merced Youth Drum Corps. http://mrtrammell.wixsite.com/researchstrategies