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May 31, 2013
Philly Sound Forum
Bonnie Jones and Dafne Vicente-Sandoval

Bonnie Jones / electronics, field recordings
Dafne Vicente-Sandoval / Bassoon, electronics

Bonnie Jones (electronics) and Dafne Vicente-Sandoval (bassoon) create improvised music exploring the minute and unpredictable sonic fluctuations of metal, wood, and circuit board. Vicente-Sandoval’s deconstructed bassoon playing turns sound into raw materials – shaped and sculpted by breath and saliva. Jones plays the exposed circuit boards of digital delay pedals using her hands to physically alter and disrupt the electrical signals that produce sound. The resulting collaboration is a rich and exciting contradiction, a music of simultaneous making and unmaking.

Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American writer, improvising musician, and performer working primarily with electronic music and text. Born in 1977 in South Korea she was raised by dairy farmers in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, MD. Bonnie creates improvised and composed text-sound performances that explore the fluidity and function of electronic noise (field recordings, circuit bending) and text (poetry, found, spoken, visual). She is interested in how people perceive, “read” and interact with these sounds and texts given our current technological moment. Bonnie has received commissions from the London ICA and has presented her work in the US, Europe, and Asia and collaborates frequently with writers and musicians including Ric Royer, Carla Harryman, Andy Hayleck, Joe Foster, Andrea Neumann, Liz Tonne, and Chris Cogburn. She received her MFA at the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.

Dafne Vicente-Sandoval is a bassoon player, working in both fields of contemporary music and non-idiomatic improvisation. Her recent work includes a series of integrated sound installations.

Her personal approach is centered on the fragility of sound and its emergence within a given space. Silence and barely perceptible sounds are central to her work; she considers music more as the punctuating of a preexisting sonorous environment, rather than an out of context, autonomous discourse. She currently plays in duo with Klaus Filip, Angélica Castelló and Xavier Lopez; as well as in trio with Sébastien Cirotteau and Lawrence Williams. Vicente-Sandoval has performed in the US, Europe and Mexico at Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf/Austria), Salzburger Festspiele (Austria), Sounding-D (Germany), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (England), No Idea Festival (Texas/US) and Visiones Sonoras (Morelia/Mexico).

Philly Sound Forum
May 31, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
May 31, 2013 @ 10:00 pm
Philadelphia Sound Forum
319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States