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Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 7-10pm
Impulse Response: Byron Westbrook, Kudler/Gesualdi, Madam Data

Impulse Response: Byron Westbrook, Kudler/Gesualdi & Madam Data
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Doors: 7pm | Show: 8-11pm
$7 – $10 sliding scale


Byron Westbrook is an artist and musician based in Los Angeles, CA. He has been performing and showing experimental sound work internationally since 2008. His work focuses on dynamics of perception using sound, lighting and video to interact with architecture and landscape, often pursuing routes that involve social engagement. He holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, where he studied with Marina Rosenfeld, Marcus Schmickler and David Behrman. His work has been presented at Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), ICA London, Cafe OTO (London), MoMA PS1, Fridman Gallery, Abrons Arts Center, Pioneer Works, Experimental Intermedia Foundation (NY), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Disjecta (Portland, OR), Instants Chavires Art Space (Paris), Fylkingen (Stockholm), the LAB (San Francisco), O’ (Milan), Akousma Festival (Montreal) among many others. He has recordings with Root Strata, Umor Rex, Hands in the Dark and Sedimental Records. Westbrook has been in residence at Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Banff Centre for the Arts, ISSUE Project Room, Clocktower Gallery, Diapason Gallery, Wassaic Project and EMS Stockholm. He is currently Visiting Faculty with Pratt Institute Fine Arts Dept and International Center of Photography.

The movement and sound duo of Christina Gesualdi and Jesse Kudler present a new work, developed together in rehearsal. The veteran Philadelphia performers explore the inter-dependence and inter-relations of sound and movement, with the boundaries between dancer and accompanist deliberately troubled. Tools and approaches vary with process, incorporating voice, electronics, recordings, microphones, percussion, acoustic guitar, computer, stillness, durational modes of moving, falling off center, yielding to gravity, and moving with a plural sense of front.

Madam Data is Ada Adhiyatma, a musician who explores machine interfaces and the embodied idea of distance. Working with handmade computer programs, field recordings and old samplers, they fantasize about sound as a way to echolocate spaces defined by separations, the trauma of dislocation, the impossibility of empathy. Ada’s performance personas in Philadelphia include the apocalyptic insect noise purveyor Madam Data, and various component identities of sci fi noise-thrash quintet OOLOI and the environmental improvisation duo ‘place’. They also produce a podcast of discarded sound called The Floating World.

Please note that Vox Populi is located on the third floor of a historic warehouse building at 319 N. 11th Street and that there are five steps leading from the street-level to the first-floor landing where the passenger elevator picks-up/drops-off. The entry into/out of the elevator is 29-inches wide, so may not accommodate all wheelchairs or motorized chairs. Any individual requiring a ramp to navigate this entryway is encouraged to get in touch with Vox Populi ahead of time to coordinate ramp-access and discuss accessibility details. Our ramps may not be suitable for all wheelchairs or motorized chairs, so we strongly encourage anyone requiring a ramp to be in touch at: or 215.238.1236

Impulse Response: Byron Westbrook, Kudler/Gesualdi, Madam Data
April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
April 18, 2019 @ 10:00 pm