Elliott Sharp, bass clarinet w/live processing
David Linton, bicamRL AV
Andrew Neumann, electronics/video projections
Hans Tammen and Dafna Naphtali, "Mechanique(s)"
●Elliott Sharp is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who leads the projects Orchestra Carbon, SysOrk, Tectonics and Terraplane. His innovations have encompassed fractal geometry, chaos theory, algorithms, genetic metaphors, and new strategies for graphic notation to yield work that catalyzes a synesthetic approach to musicmaking as well as functioning as retinal art. In 2015, Sharp was awarded the Berlin Prize and the Jahrespreis from der Deutscher Schallplatten Kritiks. In 2014 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fellowship from the Center for Transformative Media. He has been featured in the Darmstadt and Huddersfield festivals, New Music Stockholm, Au Printemps-Paris, Hessischer Rundfunk Klangbiennale, and the Venice Biennale. He is the subject of the documentary Doing The Don't and has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered. Installations include Chorale, Foliage, Fluvial, Chromatine, and Tag.
Sharp's composition Storm of the Eye, composed for violinist Hilary Hahn, appeared on her Grammy-winning album In 27 Pieces. His opera Filiseti Mekidesi premiered at the Ruhr Triennale in 2018 and his Walter Benjamin opera Port Bou premiered in NYC in 2014. Sharp's collaborators have included Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Ensemble Modern; Debbie Harry; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; jazz greats Jack Dejohnette and Sonny Sharrock; media artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jahjouka.
●David Linton is temporal artist working with physical vibration by way of sound, light, body, voice, word, camera, electronic signal flow, and recorded media - for both performance and installation in situated contexts. Initially a drummer David is a survivor of the downtown New York Noise movement of the early 1980's. Using predominantly 20th century tools he has been presenting integrated sound and live signal video performances under the moniker bicamRL AV (audio visual) since the dawn of the 21st century. Most recently he's absorbed paper, ink, & pigment along with found and stressed physical media into his long standing essentially musical practice.
●Andrew Neumann is an interdisciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including electronic music, sculpture, film and video installation. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a LEF Foundation grant among other awards. He has performed at Experimental Intermedia, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Spectrum, SUMP, Muchmores, and other New York venues. He has had solo shows at bitforms Gallery, The Center for Photography at Woodstock and the Boston Cyberarts Festival. His music is available on Sublingual Records. His videos have been shown on PBS, The Worldwide Video Festival, Artist Space, He has had residencies at STEIM, MacDowell , YADDO, Djerassi, The Ucross Foundation and the Experimental Television Center.
●DAFNA NAPHTALI & HANS TAMMEN
In their active collaboration since 1998, the duo of Dafna Naphtali and Hans Tammen probes and playfully undermines the overlap of various elements of their technical and aesthetic practices. With Naphtali's interactive processed sound/noise system and 4-octave vocal range, and Tammen's mechanical and energetic manipulations of his analog synthesizer, the duo sets out on a crazed collision course of the acoustic and the electronic – all along the route paying homage (in a twirl of the radio dial) to music concrete, free jazz and European improvised music, as well as the contemporary classical and all manner of non-Western musics.
Latest Release: https://tammen.org/Mechanique-s-Fenestrae