Machines in Music

NEW YORK'S MODULAR SYNTHESIZER EXHIBITION & EVENTS

OCTOBER 14 / 15 - 2017

KNOCKDOWN CENTER

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CONCERTS


Saturday, October 8

Artist: Suzanne Ciani / Alessandro Cortini / Mark Verbos / Tearing Light From Sound

Date: Saturday, October 8

Doors: 8:30pm

Venue: Knockdown Center

Tickets: HERE


Sunday, October 9

Wind Down

Artist: AMOK / Colin Benders (Kyteman)  / GIOIA / Jean Marcel Fricke / KODEK / Keven Michael-Onur Kalaycıoğlu-Żłobnicki / Sjam Sjamsoedin / ZV_K

Doors: 8:00pm

Venue: Trans-Pecos

Tickets: $5 at doors


Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 30+ year career, she's released 15 solo albums, including "Seven Waves," "The Velocity of Love," and most recently, the live electronic album retrospective, "Buchla Concerts 1975." She's been recognized as Keyboard Magazine's "New Age Keyboardist of the Year," provided the voice and sounds for Bally's groundbreaking "Xenon" pinball machine, played concerts all over the globe, and carved out a niche as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world.    Ciani is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a Masters in Music composition from the University of California at Berkeley. www.sevwave.com

Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 30+ year career, she's released 15 solo albums, including "Seven Waves," "The Velocity of Love," and most recently, the live electronic album retrospective, "Buchla Concerts 1975." She's been recognized as Keyboard Magazine's "New Age Keyboardist of the Year," provided the voice and sounds for Bally's groundbreaking "Xenon" pinball machine, played concerts all over the globe, and carved out a niche as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. 
 
Ciani is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a Masters in Music composition from the University of California at Berkeley.

www.sevwave.com


Italian-born composer and performer Alessandro Cortini is a musical voyager. Having spent considerable time performing lead electronics in addition to revisiting his initial instrumental forays in guitar for Nine Inch Nails and How to Destroy Angels, as well as continuing a solo project under the banner SONOIO (an Italian echo from "sono io" translating to "it's me"), Cortini released his first recordings under his given name with the Forse series of works created on the Buchla Easel for Important Records. In 2014, Cortini began an ongoing series called Sonno for Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions, a gorgeously "restrained yet oddly emotive" call-and-response with the Roland MC 202, playfully dancing out of the academically driven approaches that typically infiltrate the aesthetic of hardware enthusiasts. Under his Skarn alias (debut released on front line techno-experimentalist Shifted's Avian label in late 2014) Cortini once again displays his strengths as an interdisciplinary and incredibly talented producer and composer. Further works under the guise of Slumberman find spirit-collaborations with prominent techno/electronic label CLR and Den Haag's notorious Panzerkreuz series.   www.twitter.com/blindoldfreak www.facebook.com/sonoio.org www.soundcloud.com/alessandrocortini www.sonoio.org/

Italian-born composer and performer Alessandro Cortini is a musical voyager. Having spent considerable time performing lead electronics in addition to revisiting his initial instrumental forays in guitar for Nine Inch Nails and How to Destroy Angels, as well as continuing a solo project under the banner SONOIO (an Italian echo from "sono io" translating to "it's me"), Cortini released his first recordings under his given name with the Forse series of works created on the Buchla Easel for Important Records.

In 2014, Cortini began an ongoing series called Sonno for Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions, a gorgeously "restrained yet oddly emotive" call-and-response with the Roland MC 202, playfully dancing out of the academically driven approaches that typically infiltrate the aesthetic of hardware enthusiasts. Under his Skarn alias (debut released on front line techno-experimentalist Shifted's Avian label in late 2014) Cortini once again displays his strengths as an interdisciplinary and incredibly talented producer and composer. Further works under the guise of Slumberman find spirit-collaborations with prominent techno/electronic label CLR and Den Haag's notorious Panzerkreuz series.
 
www.twitter.com/blindoldfreak
www.facebook.com/sonoio.org
www.soundcloud.com/alessandrocortini
www.sonoio.org/


Since the early 1990s, Mark Verbos has worked as an Electronic Musician, Recording Engineer and Synthesizer Designer.  His live performances are legendary for being entirely improvised using analog gear. Appearances in the most significant venues of techno around the world have followed. Since starting Verbos Electronics in 2014, he performs using the instrument he designed.   www.verboselectronics.com

Since the early 1990s, Mark Verbos has worked as an Electronic Musician, Recording Engineer and Synthesizer Designer.  His live performances are legendary for being entirely improvised using analog gear. Appearances in the most significant venues of techno around the world have followed. Since starting Verbos Electronics in 2014, he performs using the instrument he designed.
 
www.verboselectronics.com


Tearing light from sound. 3rd movement “Tearing light from sound” is the laser light and synthesized sound duo of Bernhard Rasinger and Owen Armour. After performing the projects first two movements in Copenhagen and Vienna respectively, "Tearing light from sound" reaches New York for its third movement of the artists discursive collaboration. Tearing light from sound is performed on a system that combines a modular synthesizer and state of the art laser technology to create a lucidly hypnotic audiovisual experience. Owen Armour is a sculptor based between Copenhagen, Denmark and Brooklyn, New York. Bernhard Rasinger is a multimedia artist and engineer based in Vienna, Austria. www.br-laser.com

Tearing light from sound.
3rd movement

“Tearing light from sound” is the laser light and synthesized sound duo of Bernhard Rasinger and Owen Armour. After performing the projects first two movements in Copenhagen and Vienna respectively, "Tearing light from sound" reaches New York for its third movement of the artists discursive collaboration.

Tearing light from sound is performed on a system that combines a modular synthesizer and state of the art laser technology to create a lucidly hypnotic audiovisual experience.

Owen Armour is a sculptor based between Copenhagen, Denmark and Brooklyn, New York.

Bernhard Rasinger is a multimedia artist and engineer based in Vienna, Austria.

www.br-laser.com



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