In an intimate concert focused on the intersection of electronic and acoustic sound, Crane Arts and Bowerbird present Tristan Perich with Lesley Flanigan.
Tristan Perichâ€™s ensemble will perform his /Elevation Maps/, a glacially slow composition combining long, pure tones from five accordions with cascading electronic frequencies. By juxtaposing 1-bit soundâ€”the most primitive digital waveformâ€”with traditional classical instruments, Perichâ€™s compositions explore the foundations of electronic and acoustic sound. Originally premiered at the Noguchi Museum, /Elevation Maps/ is Perichâ€™s longest composition, a contemplative tapestry of slowly moving layers of sound, which will resonate within Crane Artâ€™s cavernous Ice Box performance hall.
Lesley Flanigan introduces /Pare/, an intimate new work dissecting the scale of sound between a single handmade speaker feedback instrument and double bass. Performed by Flanigan with Eleonoire Oppenheim (of Victoire), /Pare/ unfolds as a magnifying lens, exploring the choreographed resonance between electric and acoustic sound.
TRISTAN PERICH New York-based composer and artist Tristan Perich works are inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics and code. The WIRE Magazine describes his compositions as â€śan austere meeting of electronic and organic.â€ť /1-Bit Music/, his 2004 release, was the first album ever released as a microchip, programmed to synthesize his electronic composition live. His latest circuit album, /1-Bit Symphony/ (Cantaloupe, 2010) was called â€śsublimeâ€ť (New York Press), and the Wall Street Journal said â€ś[its] oscillations have an intense, hypnotic force and a surprising emotional depth.â€ť His music and art have been performed and exhibited around the world, from SonĂˇr and Ars Electronica to the Whitney Museum and bitforms gallery. More info atÂ http://www.tristanperich.com
LESLEY FLANIGAN Lesley Flanigan is a New York-based artist and vocalist whose work with speaker feedback explores the physical acoustics of electronic sound by turning basic loudspeakers into musical instruments. ArtsCriticATL writes, â€śFlaniganâ€™s performance comes loaded with philosophical ideas, often blurring the boundaries among music, noise, sculpture and performance art.â€ť Her 2009 CD release of /Amplifcations/ was called a â€śsnow storm of a recordâ€ť by New Music Box. Flaniganâ€™s work has been presented at notable venues and festivals internationally including SonĂˇr Festival, Guggenheim Museum, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Gray Area, and Rhiz. More info atÂ http://www.lesleyflanigan.com
Presented withÂ CRANE ARTS
ICEBox @ Crane Arts
1400 North American St
Doors at 7pm; Concert at 7:30; $10