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Experimental Ambient Nights

EXPERIMENTAL AMBIENT NIGHTS
SOLO AND ENSAMBLE SETS

07:00 LAS HERAS, NAZAROV, JIJON, JACKSON
07:30 JUDY JACKSON
08:00 PATRICIO JIJON
08:30 BORIS NAZAROV
09:00 DIEGO LAS HERAS
09:30 LAS HERAS, NAZAROV, JIJON, JACKSON

JUDY JACKSON
Judy Jackson enjoys applying her coding skills towards creating new sound palettes and devices for the performance of electronic music. Her performance practice focuses on bringing precision and detail to live electronic music. She also loves audio synthesis and spends much of her time working in MaxMSP. Judy attended Oberlin College and Conservatory where she completed the Double Degree program in TIMARA [Technology in Music and Related Arts] and Computer Science. Jackson is a FIGs Grant recipient and her work has been recognized by the Schubert Club of Minnesota, Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival, and Minnesota Public Radio. She has published research through the MCURCSM [Midstates Conference For Undergraduate Research in Computer Science and Mathematics] Conference. Judy has studied with Wynn-Anne Rossi, James Dillon, Lyn Goeringer, Lewis Nielsen, Peter Swendsen, Aaron Helgeson, Aurie Hsu, and Tom Lopez. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.


DIEGO LAS HERAS
Diego Las Heras is a Canadian-Chilean composer/producer based in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a bachelor's degree in jazz studies (Humber College, Toronto). Diego also holds a M.M in Music Technology at New York University, in where he studied under the instruction of artists like Morton Subotnick, Robert Rowe and Kevin Killen. Lately, Diego has been collaboration with New York artist Sylvia Palacios Whitman in a number of performances including the music for her last work "Origami Tango". His compositions have been performed by the "Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Chile" and it has been presented as part of festivals and exhibitions such as Kunst Fest Spiele Herrenhausen (Hannover, Germany), National Archive of Chile (Santiago, Chile), Artists Space/Whitney ISP ( New York, USA), Regiones SUD Festival (New York, USA), Center for Book Arts (New York, USA) and Flux Factory ( New York, USA) to name a few. Diego is a winner of the honorable "Luis Advis Composition Award" presented by Government of Chile. Today he continues working with systems that combines analog modular synthesizers, cassette tapes and digital software. He also produces local artists from New York and Toronto.


BORIS NAZAROV
Boris Nazarov is a New York City based noisemaker and sound collector. That includes but is not limited to the activities of an electronic music producer, mixing and mastering engineer and passionate recording engineer.
Nazarov began his musical career in Russia with the formation of the electronic duo Moscow Grooves Institute in 1994, along with keyboard player Arkady Marto. From the very beginning, the project gained fame among the public due to the frequent performances of the duo on electronic radio stations (radio "Station" and the pirate Radio Station "Substation"), and also thanks to frequent performances in the legendary Moscow electronic clubs. For more than 15-year history, the group released 7 LPs, played hundreds of concerts in Russia and abroad (Japan, France, Poland, the Baltic countries, Ukraine, Romania, Germany). The group played opening act performances for bands such as Massive Attack, Dave Gahan. A track featuring singer Olga Rozhdestvenskaya "Les Chrysanthemes du Jardin" was released on the compilation “Hotel Costes, 3-eme stage” on the French label "Pshent", which was sold in half a million copies. In 2003 they reached the final of the contest for the Best East European Electronic Band organized by the Radio France International.


PATRICIO JIJON
Ecuadorian born and Brooklyn based artist Jijon is a painter, photographer, designer, video artist and musician. Jijon has been part of group art shows at the United Nations (NYC), the Venezuelan Consulate (NYC), 3rd Ward (NYC), Artists Wanted (NYC), William Bennett Gallery (NYC), the Queens Museum (NYC), Space 776 (NYC), AF (Quito, Ecuador), Short Film Festival (Paris, France), and also has been part of sound performances at Webster Hall (NYC), Cake Shop (NYC), Arlene’s Grocery (NYC), Trash Bar (NYC), Bitter End (NYC), R Bar (NYC), Bushwick Open Studios (NYC), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (La Habana Cuba), VFFF (Ambato, Ecuador), Festival de Musica Experimental (Quito, Ecuador), La Batuta (Santiago de Chile), Laberinto (Santiago de Chile), Caradura (Mexico City), Muchmore's (NYC), Flux Factory (NYC).
In Ecuador he founded the experimental bands Dentro de Helena rock quartet, Feeltronic electronic duo and Miss Celio experimental quartet. He also curated and performed with the experimental composer Mesias Maiguascha.
In Chile he performed and recorded with hardcore metal noise bands like Raza and Dion4.
In New York Jijon founded The Divorce punk trio, Karga punk jazz trio, and the Experimental Sound Nights community.


EXPERIMENTAL SOUND NIGHTS MISION STATEMENT
The Experimental Sound Night community is an open source, ever-mutating group of experimental sound designers, musicians, composers, visual and performance artists - working and creating music betwixt and between the worlds of visual art and sound, curated by and in performative collaboration with Patricio Jijon at Space 776, Flux Factory, Muchmore’s and Synesthesia Bushwick, Brooklyn. The sonic atmosphere evolves from event to event, depending on the musicians involved, from white noise, asmr, circuit bending, droning, minimal, to acoustic, noise, vocal, instrumental, or a mix of all or some of the above.

The project is also intended to create a community of musicians and artists that expand the boundaries between audience and performer, immersing and activating the audience in some way via various open ended strategies including projection, lighting, and performance art.

Earlier Event: October 25
A Symphony of Horror
Later Event: November 7
Soft Light Machinery (screening)