A Mixt Event, featuring
DRAW and Padtech
Thursday, February 26
$10 suggested donation
882 Third Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets
BROOKLYN (Sunset Park)
N, D or R to 36th Street
Bus: 35, 37, 63, 70
Sound: Michael Schumacher
Visuals: Nisi Jacobs
DRAW, founded in 2007, is a multimedia audio-visual collaboration between Michael J. Schumacher and Nisi Jacobs. DRAW creates multi-channel multi-projection large-scale works in performances and installations. DRAW's architectonic sound-image-scapes utilize found and new footage, field recordings, analog synthesizers, DSP, and A/V processing tools. Coming out of the 60's tradition of happenings and experiential art, performances engage audiences with an almost overwhelming physicality. In performance, DRAW works with live musicians, poets, and singers to create immersive live sets that saturate performance spaces. When possible, they perform with multi-channel systems.
Recent performances include evening length programs curated by DRAW at East Coast Aliens and Monkeytown in Brooklyn, and an Ear to the Earth festival commission. An interview with DRAW and Charlie Morrow about the festival is here: http://drawnyc.com/wbai_cat_radio.html
Padtech is the electroacoustic duo of David and James Galbraith. Founded in 2005 with D.I.Y. electronics sensibility and drummer’s precision, their debut performance at The Chocolate Factory was a short trip through spare and smooth terrain on a custom analog rig. Padtech’s music—veering into muscular out improv at times—is created with self-built electronics, analog synthesizer modules, and Drum Workshop drums.
David Galbraith is a composer, performer and media artist who explores the couplings between art, music, technology and the body through his sound installations, sound performances, video works, and self-developed software. Galbraith is a 2009 Artist In Residence at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center. In 2008 Galbraith showed an installation of sound and projected digital animation at Diapason and was included in the launch of soundmuseum.fm: Museum for Contemporary Sound Art. In 2006 he received a grant from the Experimental Television Center for lgOpre, his sound/image software which he enhanced in 2007 at STEIM (Amsterdam). A 2005 NYSCA-supported installation was shown at Diapason and is included in the forthcoming Diapason DVD archive. Galbraith’s work has been presented internationally at P.S.1/MoMA, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, KW Institute of Contemporary Art (Berlin), Tonic, The Stone, Art in General, and Garage Festival, Stralsund, Germany, among others. Since 2004 he has performed with Analogos, the analog synthesis collective.
James Galbraith is a drummer/percussionist living in Brooklyn. He has established himself a go-to drummer on the art-rock scene performing with Discoteca Flaming Star, Eastern Front Orchestra, Von Galbraith, Iron Lap, Sounds Okay Super Session, and The Brides of Wiggenstein among others. He has studied privately with Billy Martin, and in addition to Padtech, currently plays regularly in a duo with DJ McNany (Run Roc Records), L’Silhouette of Noise, and in the funk outfit Out of Pockets.
Diapason is a non-profit performance and exhibition space for sound and intermedia. As the sole project of its kind, Diapason provides a space for the public, artists and composers to engage with contemporary music and sound practices through two listening environments, a gallery and a lounge, with two advanced multi-channel sound systems. Established in 2001 by composer Michael J. Schumacher and choreographer Liz Gerring, Diapason continues the tradition of Studio Five Beekman, a sound gallery Schumacher founded in 1996, fostering experimentation and providing a forum for unique sound practices.
Diapason is supported by New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Meet the Composer, Experimental Television Center, Kirk Radke, and generous donations from individuals. Diapason is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.