Tristan Perich
Since 2007
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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Loud Objects and Tony Conrad at Monkey Town

Fri Jan 08, 2010 00:00 - Fri Jan 08, 2010

Loud Objects and Tony Conrad at Monkey Town

Friday, January 8, 2010
10:30 PM $7
Monkey Town
58 North 3rd Street (between Whythe and Kent Ave, L to Bedford)
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Reservations suggested:

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.

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101 Cassette Labels

And don't forget WOWOW, which put out Joe Grimm's awesome Graves (Raves) and the Mirror Phases collaboration of him and Ben Russell that just finished touring. (

And i talk like art critics think, Marie Evelyn's cassette magazine whose method of distribution is the secretive dropping into bags of passengers on the subway, hopefully to their later delight. (


Tristan Perich (with Ensemble Pamplemousse) at the Stone

Sat Feb 21, 2009 00:00 - Sat Feb 21, 2009

Tristan Perich at the Stone
with Ensemble Pamplemousse
Compositions with 1-Bit Music

This Saturday, February 21st, three new and recent compositions by Tristan Perich for ensemble with 1-bit music will be performed at the Stone (curated this month by Shannon Fields). The recital marks the premiere of a new work composed for Ensemble Pamplemousse, his first composition exploring white noise as a basis for sound. Computationally, pure oscillation and total randomness occupy opposite ends of the information spectrum, yet both are found in the foundations of sound and pattern, and this new body of work on white noise explores this domain. Two other pieces involve pure tones: one for three violas, the other featuring Perich on piano.


- 1/4 Revolution
For three violas and three-channel 1-bit music
Performed by Nadia Sirota, Elizabeth Weisser and Andrea Hemmenway

- Intersticials
For flute, violin, cello, percussion and three-channel 1-bit noise
Performed by Ensemble Pamplemousse: Natacha Diels, Kiku Enomoto, John Popham, Andrew Greenwald

- Improvisation (Piano)
Performed by Tristan Perich

Tristan Perich at the Stone
February 21, 2009, at 8PM sharp
At The Stone
North-west corner of 2nd Street and Avenue C, New York City



Tristan Perich and William Brittelle

Sat Jan 17, 2009 00:00 - Fri Jan 09, 2009

Tristan Perich's "Active Field" and Bill Brittelle's "Mohair Time Warp" at the Chelsea Art Museum

6:30 PM: wine reception
7:30 PM: music

Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd St (at 11th Ave), New York, NY, 10011 - - 212.255.0719

"Active Field," Tristan Perich's first major work for ensemble with 1-bit music accompaniment, arranges ten violinists and ten audio speakers on stage in a work that investigates the fundamental relation between physical and electronic sound. Working with primitive electronic machines he creates, Perich explores the foundations of sound. Last heard live at the Whitney Museum, "Active Field" is a jubilant intersection of the opposite but equal domains of data and sound, treating the violin and computer, each pinnacles of their respective disciplines, as primitive machines for the creation of sound.

MOHAIR TIME WARP is the brainchild of composer/performance artist WILLIAM BRITTELLE. It is a full-length, lip-synched, mixed-genre, art-music concept album featuring an 8-person, mixed rock/classical ensemble. Possible descriptions include: a punk-classical collage version of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds; a marriage of Basquiat, Prince and Debussy; and/or Captain Beefheart put through an art-pop filter with a well-dressed, wildly charismatic lip-synching frontman. The show will feature the world premiere of Hotlanta's Demise, a brand new track written specifically for the event.



Loud Objects in Florence, Italy

Thu Sep 27, 2007 00:00 - Tue Oct 23, 2007


Loud Objects ( (Tristan Perich, Kunal Gupta, Katie Shima)
Saturday, October 27, 2007, 10PM
Screen Music 2 ( (Festival Della Creativita)
Fortezza Da Basso (Florence, Italy)

Tristan Perich, Kunal Gupta and Katie Shima are Loud Objects, electronic noise group of musicians, artists and architects that build digital circuits on the stage with soldering irons and microchips. The action takes place directly on an old projector that makes the assembly smoky and transparent, running hand in hand with the low level circuits that create the music. The first five minutes of their set are usually characterized by complete silence due to the building of the initial circuit, exploding in dense sound. But don't think that these small circuits create shy sounds… the noise is hard and heavy, expanded and modulated each time with the addition of new chips to the low-fi system.

conceived by Gianni De Simone
curated by Marco Mancuso - Digicult director
Videominuto director: Andrea Mi
Also at the festival: Pierre Bastien (, Mikomikona (, Franko B (, BitShifter ( & Nullsleep ( & Otro ( 8bitpeoples (, Sanch Tv (, Mylicon/En (, Costa (, Dimlite (, Steinski (, Pyntaicolorea (

(full festival runs Oct. 25 to Oct. 28)