New York 08.30.2006 – Emptiness at Monkey town

Monkey Town August 30th 2006 – 07:30:00

58 N 3rd St
(btw. Kent & Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

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o.blaat was named after ‘oblaat’ – flavourless, melting, semi-transparant thin edible paper, exists only to melt and disappear. In Japan, it was used to wrap bitter medicine (esp. for children easy to swallow it), and candies (not to stick together in hot climate.) o.blaat creates environment and situations where sounds being heard, sounds for circumstances, sounds for bones and spines. o.blaat is curious to experiment one’s relationship with sounds. o.blaat is personal, and love to create massive mess to disappear into.

Ilan Katin is an artist specializing in drawings, live video performance and animation. His art work has been published in a variety of print and online publications. His video performances include numerous collaborations and locations in the United Sates and Europe.

As a video performance artist Ilan has provided visual support for a variety of musicians including Shelley Hirsch, DJ Olive, o.blaat, Lance Blisters, Toshio Kajiwara, Aaron Spectre, Becca Schack, Bora Yoon, ErwinMusic, Lukas Ligeti, i8u, RJ Valejo , glomag, BubblyFish, and The Mad Scene. He has also provided vj sets in a variety of locations in New York City including MoMA, Tonic, Galapagos and The Tank.

In 2003 Ilan became an active participant at SHARE, a weekly open jam featuring live audio visual collaborations. His involvement includes the design of the SHARE logo and in 2004 the collaborative conception and design of ‘anyware’, a multi-city network based performance event during the ‘New Sounds’ festival at The Kitchen in New York City.

Other curatorial efforts include two events at Monkey Town, a four video projection and 5.1 surround sound venue in Williamsburgh, NYC. The first ‘Connect The Dots’ (Nov. 2005) and the second ‘Pure Mixed’ (March, 2006).

After a few impromptu performances with Lance Blisters in early 2004 Ilan began working closely with the one man midi guitar performer Geoff Matters. Together they have been developing a synchronized audio visual performance that ROCKS YOUR FACE OFF!

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France Jobin aka i8u (b. 1958) is a sound / installation / web artist residing in Montreal, Canada. i8u’s audio art can be qualified as “sound-sculpture”. It reveals powerful, opaque and complex sound environments where analog and digital meet. Her installation/web art can be said to follow a parallel path, incorporating both musical and visual elements.

I8u has created solo recordings for (bake/staalplaat Amsterdam) (piehead Toronto) (oral Montreal) as well as collaborative works with Martin Tétreault, David Kristian and Tomas Phillips. She has been included in compilations on ATAK (Japan), bremsstrahlung (USA) and Mutek (Canada).

She has participated in various music and new technology festivals across Canada, Europe and the US, such as Silophone (Montréal, 2000), Mutek (Montréal, 2001, 2004, 2005), Le Festival de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (2002), Ver Uit de Maat (Rotterdam, 2002), SEND + RECEIVE (Winnipeg, 2003, 2005), Les Digitales (Bruxelles, 2004 )Club Transmediale (Berlin, 2004) as well as a soundtrack by Bubblyfish and I8U for the movie Swordswoman of Huangjiang / Huangjiang Nuxia presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater Festival : Heroic Grace : The Chinese Martial Arts Film.

i8u’s web work and installations have been shown at Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Toronto’s Images independent film festival and at the Manifestation Internationale Video et Art Electronique 06.

Her work continues to evolve as technologies enable her to create in new environments

Chika Iijima is a live computer visuals artist working within New York’s
expanded cinema community and VJ scene. Her videos implement geometric
minimalist patterns and original graphics in unique, repetitive
combinations. Chika works exclusively with Module8 (from Gragecube in
Switzerland), software that, as a Beta tester, she was among the first to
use in the USA.

Chika has performed at the Museum of Modern Art, The Mapping Festival
(Geneva), the Bushwick Art Project and the clubs Galapagos and Tonic, as
well as private parties, festivals, events, galleries and night clubs.

Chika was born and raised in Japan and moved to New York in the early 90s,
working as a graphic designer until she began her experiments in
time-based media. Chika also collaborates with electronic musicians and
DJs on several projects.

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Bernhard Gal :
Bernhard Gal (a.ka. gal) was born in Vienna, Austria in 1971. He creates electro-acoustic music as well as compositions for acoustic instruments. In intermedia art projects and sound installations, he intends to alter perceptions, mainly by shaping acoustic, visual and spatial elements. His work has been presented in concerts, exhibitions and installations across the world. Since 1998, Gal has also created audio-architectural installations in collaboration with the architect Yumi Kori. As a (laptop) musician, he performs solo concerts and has worked with numerous musicians. Gal runs the record label Gromoga Records and is director of the Austrian art organization “sp ce”. When not abroad, he divides his time between Vienna and Berlin.

Gal’s CD releases include: CD ‘bestimmung new york’ (Durian, 1999); CD ‘Defragmentation/blue’ (Plate Lunch, 2000); CD ‘relisten’ (Intransitive, 2001); CD ‘Hinaus:: In den, Wald.’ (Klanggalerie, 2004); Book & Audio CD ‘Installations’ (Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, 2005), CD ‘going round in serpentines’ (with Kai Fagaschinski; Charhizma Records, 2005), CD ‘Installations’ (Gromoga, 2005).

From the L Train:
1. Exit at the Bedford stop (the 1st stop in Brooklyn).
2. Walk 4 blocks south on Bedford,
3. Make a right on N. 3rd St. (west)
4. Walk an additional 2 and 1/2 (west) on N 3rd. Monkey Town is halfway down the block on the left.

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Montreal 08.25.2006 – Share

Share New York August 27th 2006
i8u | bernhard gal

[share] i8u+Bernhard Gal ]
2006-08-27 20:00:00
On their touring map, I8U and Bernhard Gal have added a stop at Share, tonight!

Share is an open jam, not just for digiral, but for all new culture lovers. Participants bring their portable equipment, plug into our system, improvise on each others’ signal and perform live audio and video. We furnish the amplification and projection. Share happens every Sunday in New York City at bar Mundial (505 E 12th St between Ave A and B) from 7 pm to 1am. How do I get there?

7 pm to 1 am: open jams and walk-in sets
audio jam: Prepared and spontaneous music from eight plus simultaneous performers. This is the time and place to perform a piece of music you’ve written and hear it on a large sound system, improvise spontaneously with other participants, get feedback on your latest project or try out that new max patch/software setup. Bring your noise maker of choice and an XLR, quarter-inch or RCA cable to jam: multi-user live video synthesis. Generating an immersive visual environment, in the SHARE tradition, in which multiple participants are able to jointly compose the video output. Try out and learn about new VJ wetware. As with the audio, walk-in sets are encouraged. Bring your clips or camera or laptop/amiga and VGA, S-Video, or RCA cables to join.

Boston 08.24.2006 – WZBC Rare Frequency

WZBC – rare frequency. August 24th 2006
i8u | bernhard gal |Yuko Nexus6

Rare Frequency
Power. Broadcast Power.

Rare Frequency is a radio show, podcast, and website devoted to experimental, electronic, improv, noise, and quasi-pop music, with the occasional non sequitur thrown in for good measure. The traditional radio program is broadcast (and streamed over the web) every Thursday from 7-10pm EST on WZBC Newton 90.3 FM, a broadcast service of Boston College, as part of its No Commercial Potential (a.k.a. NCP) block of programming.

The show is hosted by Susanna (a.k.a. dj top hush), who has been known to write the odd article and/or review for ‘zines such as Grooves, Signal to Noise, XLR8R, and the Weekly Dig. She also co-curates the experimental music series Non-Event, works a day job at the music distributor Forced Exposure, and enjoys writing about herself in the third person.

Boston 08.24.2006 – sQuareone

sQuareone. Friday August 25th 2006. 8pm. $8
Yuko NEXUS6 | Bernhard GAL | Alessandro BOSETTI | I8U |
49 Melcher St. Floor 2 (Fort Point), Boston

This show is co-produced by Intransitive Recordings

YUKO NEXUS6 is a sound artist based in Hikone, Japan. Using a mixture of field recordings, cut-up samples, digital processing, and her own voice, Yuko creates beguiling, often slyly humorous, always wonderfully idiosyncratic sonic collages and compositions. Conscious of the unspectacular dryness of an artist in front of her computer, in performance she is constantly inventing and adding little elements like grains of sand that derail her music towards something alive and astute. She received an honorary mention in Europe’s Prix Ars Electronic competition in 2003. This is Yuko’s first Boston performance.

Austrian-born composer and sound artist BERNHARD GAL creates electronic and electro-acoustic music, as well as compositions for acoustic instruments. His projects and sound installations incorporate light, objects, video projections and spatial concepts. He runs the record label Gromoga Records and is director of the Austrian art organization “sp ce”. Currently, Gal divides his time between Vienna and Berlin, where he also teaches sound art at the University of Arts.

ALESSANDRO BOSETTI is a composer, saxophonist and sound artist. Bosetti’s work centers on the musicality and unusual aspects of the spoken word. His text-sound compositions navigate the boundary between sound anthropology and composition, often employing field research and interviews as the basis for his abstract compositions. As a saxophonist, he has developed an original instrumental language, using extended techniques and a variety of noises, and which are strongly influence by electronic music. Bosetti was born in Milan, Italy and currently lives and works in Berlin.

France Jobin aka i8u is a sound / installation / web artist residing in Montreal, Canada. Her audio art is sculptural in nature, revealing powerful, opaque, and complex sound environments where analog and digital meet. Her installation/web art follows a parallel path, incorporating both musical and visual elements. I8U has released solo recordings on labels such as Staalplaat, Piehead, and Oral, and has collaborated on releases with Martin Tétreault, David Kristian, and Tomas Phillips. She has also appeared on compilations on ATAK, Bremsstrahlung, and Mutek.

Intransitive Recordings site

Quebec – 08.20.2006 – La Chambre Blanche

Audio abstractions (Aa) August 20th 2006
i8u | bernhard gal | Érick d’Orion

Une soirée audio à la Chambre blanche

Québec, 6 août 2006 — La première édition des soirées Audio abstractions (Aa) aura lieu à Québec, le 20 août à 20h, à la Chambre blanche.

Fondateur et directeur artistique du défunt collectif de diffusion MACHINES : abstractions sonores électroniques, l’artiste de Québec Érick d’Orion présentera une nouvelle série d’évènements sonores basée sur la recherche, l’expérimentation et la découverte de nouvelles sphères audio, principalement électroniques, effectuées par des artistes établis ou en début de carrière.

Pour la première édition des soirées Aa, c’est au 185, rue Christophe-Colomb Est, que les amateurs d’art audio et de nouvelles musiques se rendront pour découvrir le travail de l’artiste montréalaise i8u, de l’Autrichien Gal et de l’instigateur de l’évènement, Érick d’Orion. Lors de cette soirée, on pourra entendre les propositions solos des trois artistes ainsi qu’une improvisation collective.

Ce sera la première visite à Québec de l’artiste viennois Gal. Reconnu mondialement, son travail audio évolue dans les sphères de l’électroacoustique, du fieldrecording et de l’ambiant. Certaines de ces œuvres sont présentées en concert; d’autres constituent des installations; d’autres, enfin, peuvent être admirées dans des expositions. ( )

France Jobin (i8u) est une artiste qui travaille autant l’art Web, l’installation et l’art audio que la musique électronique. Elle a participé aux plus prestigieux festivals de création : SEND + RECEIVE (Winnipeg, 2003/2005), le Festival de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (2002), Mutek (Montréal, 2001/2004/2005) Ver Uit de Maat (Rotterdam, 2002), Club Transmediale (Berlin, 2004), le Toronto’s Images independent film festival et la Manifestation Internationale Video et Art Electronique 06. Ses œuvres ont été exposées au Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. ( )

Musicien autodidacte, artiste audio et compositeur résidant à Québec depuis 1993, Érick d’Orion concentre en grande partie ses recherches audio sur le « maximalisme numérique », effectuant un travail qui se rapproche étroitement du noize, de la musique concrète et, curieusement, du free jazz et de l’électroacoustique! Il a travaillé avec un nombre considérable d’artistes et sur de nombreux projets qui l’ont amené dans plusieurs régions du Canada et dans plusieurs pays.


Audio abstractions

Dimanche 20 août, 20 h

Chambre blanche, 185, rue Christophe-Colomb Est

10 $