Leading up to Hans Tammen’s “Dark Circuits” Festival in June 2014 and beyond, Spectrum’s “Dark Circuits Series” will feature performers who work in contemporary electronic music practices such as circuit bending, no-input mixers, laptops, turntablism, analogue circuitry, network sniffers, live coding and soldering, plus other instruments we may have never heard of yet. On March 7th Joshua Fried aka RADIO WONDERLAND turns mass culture into recombinant funk, and April 4th sees Terry Dame performing on original sensor driven controllers fabricated from recycled objects. Levy Lorenzo performs embodied electronic sound expressions through new sonic idioms on May 2, and Phillip Stearns explores the raw materials of electronic media: electricity, electronics, signal, light, and sound on June 6th.
First Friday of the month at 10pm
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April 4th: Terry Dame’s Science Music Road Show
Instrument inventor Terry Dame performs on original sensor driven controllers fabricated from recycled objects. In a interactive dance with her instruments Dame weaves musical soundscapes and takes you on a unique sonic odyssey. Haunting, humor tinged and beautiful.
May 2nd: Levy Lorenzo
Electronics Engineer and Experimental Percussionist, Levy Lorenzo plays his own custom designed musical instruments and performs embodied electronic sound expressions through new sonic idioms.
June 6th: Phillip Stearns - Interferences into Fluorescene
A graded two-part set featuring two improvised works exploring the raw materials of electronic media: electricity, electronics, signal, light, and sound. Each work deals with the basic elements of rhythm, pitch, spatialization, and compositional form as derived from systems of feedback. The performance will contain stroboscopic visuals and may not be suitable for individuals with photosensitive epilepsy.
March 7th: Radio Wonderland
RADIO WONDERLAND turns mass culture into recombinant funk, LIVE, with computer processing of live FM radio controlled by a real steering wheel, old shoes hit with sticks, knobs and gizmos. Hear award-winning composer Joshua Fried build his grooves, step by step, out of recognizable radio, and even UN-wind those grooves back to the original source.