Wednesday April 5th 2017
Vox Populi 319 n. 11th st
8pm $7-10 sliding scale
No one turned away for lack of funds
Vox Populi and Gentle Sheers present: Lea Bertucci (NY), Bhob Rainey, Yixuan Pan
Lea Bertucci (New York)
Lea Bertucci is a sound artist, composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. Her work incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental/vocal technique, and tape collage. As an instrumentalist, she takes an idiosyncratic approach to the amplification of woodwind instruments, creating organic yet electrified sonic interventions. Her debut solo LP, Resonance Shapes, was released in 2013 on the Obsolete Units label and has been praised by A Closer Listen as “A grand exploration of the possibilities inherent in sound”. She is a 2015 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence and is a Harvestworks New Works Fellow. Her discography includes a number of solo and collaborative releases on various underground independent labels in the US and Europe.
Bhob Rainey is an award-winning composer / performer, saxophonist, and sound designer. In the 1990s and early 2000s, he was instrumental in defining the “lowercase” or “EAI” movement in non-idiomatic improvisation, exemplified by his work with trumpeter Greg Kelley in Nmperign. In 2000 he founded The BSC, an improvising large ensemble, in which he developed techniques for an improvisational discipline that were eventually outlined in his 2011 publication, Manual. He has performed globally and collaborated with numerous improvisers of both the (then) current and previous generations, including Axel Dörner, Andrea Neumann, Günter Müller, Michel Doneda, Lê Quan Ninh, and many others.
Since the mid-2000s, Rainey has been creating electroacoustic and algorithmic works, often in cross-disciplinary collaborations. He has been a regular collaborator with theater company New Paradise Laboratories, composing the music and sound design for The Adults (2014) and O Monsters (2016). Recently, he composed, designed, installed, and performed the music in JungWoong Kim’s site specific dance piece, SaltSoul (2016).
Rainey was awarded the Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2013, and in 2014 he received a Subito grant from the American Composers Forum to complete a multimedia project with filmmaker Catherine Pancake. Among other things, he is currently working on a third project with New
Paradise Laboratories and is creating a series of generative, sometimes interactive, music apps. To date, Rainey has over 30 releases as a leader or co-leader.
Adventure. Alien air. Pool. “Who am I? ” Interlocutor, eater, serious absurdist, Thomas Edison, self…. the otherness. Limitation of language – poetry in an expanded field, polyphonic broken music/glass/rainbows/found objects. The moon.
Gentle Sheers is a wandering series curated by visual/sound artist and Vox Populi Member, Jim Strong. It aims to promote a culture of curiosity and pleasure across the arts and non-arts – weaving “incongruous” media and aesthetics. Past events have included Poetry Readings, Magic Shows, Feasts, Screenings, Performance Art, Dance, Early Music, Noise, Improvisation, Pop music and Plays.
April 6th- Mel Bentley Poetry Evening at Vox Populi
April 14th- 200 Nam Nam screening at Vox Populi
April 18th- missdick vibrocis (Lorene Bouboushian and Jill Flanagan/Forced into Feminity), Vitche Boul-Ra, Stroker and Yureka Cash at Vox Populi
April 22nd- James Ilgenfritz, Bhob Rhainey, Morgan Evans Weiller at TBA