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2013-02-17 21:30:00

The Toneburst Laptop Ensemble

The Toneburst Laptop Ensemble recently formed at Wesleyan University to perform new pieces for live electronics as well as reinterpret pre-existing experimental works. This performance at SHARE represents the first time a subset of the group will perform some of its repertoire publicly, and will feature works by Wil Smith, Doug Van Nort, and Paula Matthusen. This particular performance will feature Ian Anderson, Ashlin Aronin, Tobias Butler, Dylan Bostick, Nathan Friedman, Alex Lough, and Jessie Marino.

About the featured composers:

Doug Van Nort:
Doug Van Nort is an experimental musician and sonic researcher whose work is dedicated to the creation of immersive and visceral sonic experiences, and to personal and collective creative expression through composition, free improvisation and generally electro-acoustic means of production. His instruments are custom-built systems that draw on concepts ranging from psychoacoustics and spectral analysis/synthesis to artificial life and machine listening algorithms, and his source materials include any and all sounds discovered through attentive listening to the world.

Wil Smith:
Wil Smith is a Brooklyn-based composer and performer whose work embraces a variety of traditional and popular styles, integrating classical techniques with cutting-edge technology, theatrics, and improvisation. He plays piano, keyboards, pipe organ, and Hammond B3 organ, and is a founding member of the experimental rock band Passenger Fish. Smith’s original compositions have been performed by internationally acclaimed ensembles and soloists, including Dither electric guitar quartet, MIVOS string quartet, the California Ear Unit, flutist Margaret Lancaster, cellist Jody Redhage, and soprano Mellissa Hughes. His music has been presented by venues across the US, including REDCAT Theater and The Wulf in Los Angeles, the MATA Interval series at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, the 12 Nights festival in Miami, and the Bang On A Can summer music festival at MassMOCA. In addition, his music has been recorded on New Amsterdam Records, featured on WNYC’s Spinning on Air and New Sounds, and played on WQXR’s Q2 radio.

The above featured set will be held
@The (OA) Can Factory
232 3rd Street, Ground Flr
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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