AUDIENCE returns with our 2015 Sound Off concert series, connecting audiences with composers, musicians, artists and one another. Our event on Thursday, May 21, 2015 features phonographers Gill Arno and the Detroit Phonographers Union (Julia Yezbik and Benjamin Gaydos). The Detroit Phonographers Union explores and documents their sonic environment, capturing auditory phenomena otherwise lost in order to record and playback the particularity of places within new listening contexts. Gaydos and Yezbick will perform a live mix of field recordings from Detroit, presenting an assemblage of sonic images that together depict the aural landscape of a postindustrial city. Gill Arno's project "mpld" uses modified slide projectors in a live setting. Static images from found slides pulsate and fade one into another, while the projectors' mechanical sounds are tapped and processed to reveal their musical possibilities.
Schedule of events:
Doors and reception: 7pm
Detroit Phonographers Union: 8pm
Gill Arno: 9pm
Sound Off takes place from April to June 2015 at Alwan for the Arts at 16 Beaver Street in Lower Manhattan and will also feature performances by Lary 7, Sarah Halpern, and Joe Grimm (Thursday, June 18). It takes place in a simple loft: no stage, no curtain, and little distance between audience and performer.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.