Friday, August 17, 2012

Lescalleet to play UAG!!

Come celebrate the end of summer with this incredible show at the UPSTATE ARTISTS GUILD in Albany. Lescalleet is an absolute master of analog tape manipulation, and is touring in support of a fabulous new 2CD set, "Songs About Nothing" on Erstwhile. 


Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark St. Albany
$5 suggested donation



Jason Lescalleet explores a sound world that occupies a space between noise, contemporary composition, and minimal electronics. Using decidedly primitive tactics and equipment his work focuses on microscopic audio detail set awash in exaggerated and exploited site-specific acoustics. He has released recordings on such labels as Erstwhile, RRR, Intransitive Recordings, Kye, Celebrate Psi-Phenomenon, Hanson Records, Chondritic Sound and his own labels, Glistening Examples. Jason has collaborated with Graham Lambkin, Phill Niblock, Joe Colley, John Hudak, Greg Kelley, Rafael Toral, Thomas Ankersmit, Ron Lessard (as Due Process), and nmperign. Lescalleet has built a solid reputation for delivering a visceral live experience in his concert performances. He lives in Maine.

Jefferson Pitcher/Jonathan Chen/Doug Van Nort will be presenting a first time live collaboration for guitar, violin, and electronics. Each brings a wealth of improvisational and experimental music experience to the table, and this set is bound to be a winner.
Cristyn Magnus received her PhD in Music from University of California, San Diego in 2010, where she studied music technology with Miller Puckette and composition with Philippe Manoury and Rand Steiger. She has a Bachelors in Cognitive Science and her musical interests lie at the intersection of the two fields. She likes playing with algorithms and interactivity. Her work explores the way groups of performers, audience members, and computational agents interact to make music. She's written pieces for performers whose interactions are defined by rules with no computational mediation, pieces where sounds map onto video game controls so that the act of playing games will produce musical output, pieces for recorded sounds that exist as artificial life forms interacting in artificial worlds, and so on.

Friday, August 3, 2012


Don't miss out on this fantastic night at the Upstate Artists Guild in Albany (247 Lark St).  Everything starts at 8pm sharp!

KBD(uo) - From Toledo, Ohio: Michael Kimaid & Gabe Beam: "Modernity isn’t going anywhere. Technology will make old habits seem new and new music will make old ideals seem attainable. In the meantime, KBD will be tracking the big sound wherever it manifests: in theory and in practice, in acoustics, in electronics, and in the spaces they inhabit."

- PARASHI - Mike Griffin playing microphones, pedals, electronics, field recordings...

- SHAPE SHIFTING SHEPHERDS - electronics duo from up north (photo above).  Awesome sounds.

There is a $5.00 suggested donation for this performance