Create @ iEAR: Paula Matthusen

Create @ iEAR: Paula Matthusen

West Hall Gallery, Room 111

October 25, 2006 7:30 PM - November 3, 2006

Opening Reception & Performance: Wed., Oct. 25 at 7:30 PM.  Refreshments will be served.

iEAR Presents! welcomes composer and musician Paula Matthusen to the Rensselaer campus on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 beginning with a brief lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the West Hall Gallery 111 on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus (www.rpi.edu) in Troy, NY and followed by a live internet performance with Tintinnabulate and Weave Soundpainting Orchestra from 8-9:00 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

View online live at http://www.hss.rpi.edu/streaming/arts/iear_live.asx

Matthusen's work Filling Vessels is a sound installation exploring the interdependence between audience, performer, and acoustical space.   This installation, informed by Alvin Lucier's "Empty Vessels," examines this interdependence through the excitation and manipulation of feedback, thereby providing a space in which people can explore the subtle effect they have on a space and on the sonic events that take place within it.  This event marks the public presentation of the artists' Spring '06 Create @ iEAR residency, which was made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts Music Program – Residencies in New Music Technology.

Weave Soundpainting Orchestra and Tintinnabulate will collaborate via the internet as part of the Chicago Calling Festival at the Empty Bottle and the iEAR Presents! Series at Rensselaer Polytechnic institute.  Using live audio and video streams, the two groups will improvise together in real time, first for Paula Matthusen's sound installation Filling Vessels, and second as an open multidisciplinary improvisation. iEAR Presents! will broadcast the evening's event live via web stream.  The live stream will be available at www.arts.rpi.edu/streaming/arts/iear_live.asx from 8-9:00 p.m. EST.  This link will only work when a stream is being broadcast.

Tintinnabulate is a mixed ensemble founded and directed by Pauline Oliveros of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Fall of 2005.  The mixed instrumental ensemble consists of graduate students and faculty.  Currently the members are Charles Veasey – guitar/electric guitar and laptop, Alex Chechile – electric guitar/laptop, Ryder Cooley – accordion/musical saw/performance art, Bart Woodstrup – video/laptop, Elizabeth Panzer harp/electronics, Daniel Varela – violin/percussion/electronics, Jonas Braasch – soprano saxophone, Jeff Pitcher – guitar/electric guitar/laptop, and Michael Bullock – bass/electronics.  Tintinnabulate has performed at RPI, Eyebeam in New York City, The Children's Museum Rensselaer Technology Park in the dome, and telepresence performances with Brown University, Arizona State University and Stanford University.

Weave Soundpainting Orchestra is a multidisciplinary performance ensemble based in Chicago, IL.  Featuring musicians, actors, dancers, and visual art Soundpainted by Artistic  Director Sarah Weaver, Weave is on the forefront of new genres in contemporary multidisciplinary performance.  Soundpainting is the universal multidisciplinary live composing sign language created by New York composer Walter Thompson for musicians, dancers, actors, poets, and visual artists working in the medium of structured improvisation.  For more information on Weave please visit www.weavesoundpainting.org.

Chicago Calling Festival is in collaboration with Chicago-based artists showcase performances and projects that involve collaborations with artists living in other locations – here in the U.S. and in other countries worldwide. For more information please visit www.chicagocalling.org.

iEAR Presents! is a series of public performances, exhibitions and lectures featuring pioneering and emerging artists who explore the boundaries of electronic art. Curated by the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, iEAR Presents! offers a unique local forum for some of today's most world-renowned electronic media artists. Visit www.arts.rpi.edu for more information or call (518) 276-4829.

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