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Perry Lowe:

Live Sound and Cinema
tobias c. van Veen, Trace Reddell and Jamie Allen
Nov. 11, 2006 at 7:30pm

Nov. 11 at 7:30pm Upgrade! New York features artists working with live sound and cinema. tobias c. van Veen, Trace Reddell and Jamie Allen will perform and discuss their new audio works. This event takes place at Eyebeam's Chelsea exhibition space, 540 W. 21st Street between 10th-11th Aves. and is open to the public free of charge

tobias (curator of Upgrade! Montréal) will poke his head into the ether of the airwaves to perform a short interpretation of AUTOSEVOCOM TACSAT and will give a taste of the as-yet unreleased audiowork FOIL. AUTOSEVOCOM TACSAT explores surveillance frequencies of encoded police channels against a backdrop of low-end sound composed from fragments of real and virtual war-torn landscapes. In FOIL a blend of urban recordings from a peaceful Western city with its modernist though unpeaceful counterpart in Beirut falls prey to explosive interventions in EA's BattleField 2 online wargame, eventually detonating itself into the debris of alterity

Trace will perform his new live cinema work, “somaticosmos.” In the "somaticosmos," cosmic dissonances intersect with bodily pulse and flow, situating human experience within a barometer of galactic conditions. Noisy space transmissions give way to lush and alien terrains, occasionally disrupted by streams of microscopic rhythms and staticky beats. The visual performance melds the techniques of live VJ projections and digital lumia with the cosmic cinema of Jordan Belson.

Jamie will perform Circuit Music, a platform for improvisational audio circuit building using oscillators and amplifier components. During the performance, all audio is fed unprocessed (save a compressor) to a PA system (stereo), and a video feed of the minutia taking place at the circuit boards, via miniature camera, is relayed to a video mixer of various live and recorded footage - which is then projected for the audience.

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