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February 7, 2013
PSF Presents
Jeff Carey, Keroaän, + A.P. Vague

Jeff Carey (Baltimore)
Keroaän (Philadelphia)
A.P. Vague (Philadelphia)

Thursday 2/7 @AUX
8:00pm, $7-10
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This concert features high intensity strobe lighting, class 3b lasers and heavy use of fog. People with sensitivities or any health issues that may be set off by these, must plan their attendance accordingly.

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>Jeff Carey’s music is hardcore digital instrumental music. It is computer based synthesis, noise, and improvisation combined with a no-safety-net aspect of gestural control makes his music totally physical and vicseral.

“He’s acting on raw instinct here – he refuses the clinical approach to programming software or composing music, and strives to throw himself bodily at his machines, replacing all mechanical moving parts with human flesh, blood, and bone. In pursuit of this all-organic goal, virtually everything else is jettisoned, starting with recognisable notes or melody.” — Ed Pinsent, Sound Projector on “Impulse”

In 2002, Carey co-founded the Amsterdam based N-Collective with fellow musicians to explore the intersections of contemporary, electronic, and improvised music at their outer limits. His ensembles SKIF++, USA/USB, and Office-R(6) garnered critical acclaim for their approach to structured improvisation and integration of acoustic and digital elements. Nearly a decade later, Carey’s first solo CD “Impulse” was released dubbed “fragmentary noise”, “speaker damaging”, and “breathtaking.” His new ten track CD “interrupt, decay” continues to explore the dynamism in physically controlled sound production while expanding his palette of expression.

Carey holds a Bachelors of Science in Audio Technology from American University (1994) and studied computer music at the Instituut voor Sonologie at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Den Haag, The Netherlands (2002) and has been recognized twice by the Maryland State Arts Council with an Individual Artist Award in Non-Classical Music Composition. ?


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KEROAÄN is a musical artificial intelligence developed by Ian M Fraser and Reed Evan Rosenberg that performs by implementing various non-standard synthesis techniques. The synthesis is played in real time by the KEROAÄN program. Pushing and pulling between sections of hard noise, singing glissandos, jagged melodic scribble and other sonic curiosities, the program liberates the computer from its position as a mere tool of hyper-productivity and transports the machine into a state of creative and performative being. Operatic in scope, a live diffusion of KEROAÄN features lasers, strobe lighting, and fog synched to both audible and structural qualities of the music as an infinitely morphing chorus of digital voices croon, cry, scream and everything in between.


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Kansas native and Rutgers MFA alum A. P. Vague uses handmade electronics and custom software to form a musical language free from traditional instrumentation. Often paired with contemporary dance and nonobjective videos, Vague uses gallery spaces as points of departure into an alien aural landscape, addressing loss and placelessness with digital sound.


Philadelphia Sound Forum
February 7, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
February 7, 2013 @ 11:00 pm
$5 – $7
Philadelphia Sound Forum
319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States