Loud Objects and Tony Conrad at Monkey Town
Friday, January 8, 2010
10:30 PM $7
58 North 3rd Street (between Whythe and Kent Ave, L to Bedford)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Reservations suggested: http://monkeytownhq.com/reservations.html
Monkey Town in Williamsburg presents New York-based noise electricians the Loud Objects with Tony Conrad.
From art galleries to noise venues, the Loud Objects stage their physical approaches to the construction of sound. Regular staples of the New York City experimental scene, they create music that spans electroacoustic, improvisation and noise. Their performances, focused on sound from programmed microchips, have ranged from live circuit constructions on overhead projectors and slide projectors, to soldering atop a 24-light bulb fluorescent podium, and later with modified fluorescent light guitars.
"Tony Conrad is a pioneer, as seminal in his way to American music as Johnny Cash or Captain Beefheart or Ornette Coleman, one of those really savvy old guys whom all the kids want to emulate because their ideas, their style are electric and new and somehow indivisible." –The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tony Conrad (b. 1940) teaches on the media study faculty of SUNY at Buffalo. Over the last twenty years he has been especially active in video. His work with music composition and performance started while he was a mathematics student, after which he was associated with the founding of "minimal" music and "underground" film. His movie The Flicker is one of the key early works of the "structural" film movement. His art videotapes are widely seen, and he has produced more than 250 programs for public access cable in Buffalo. Conrad performs his recent music regularly at festivals, clubs and new music venues in the US and Europe.
- Loud Objects (http://www.loudobjects.com)
- Tony Conrad (http://www.tonyconrad.net)
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