tags: Lesley Flanigan

April 19 RESPONSIBLE PARTIES II: composer/performers today

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The second evening of the Festival is a stunning collection of composer/performers and is highlighted by two works that deal with large-scale installations as sculptural elements and massive hand-constructed instruments: Cecilia Lopez’s Mechanical Music for Sheet Metal and Eli Kezler’s Cold Pin, using a monumental collection of piano mechanisms taken apart and re-organized as a motorized, whirring, machine – in both cases, live musicians resonate and play against these giant structures. Matt Marks presents a sneak preview of his new pop opera on love and religion in America, The Little Death: Vol. 2, with Mellissa Hughes; and Kate Soper presents her gripping ten-minute microdrama, Only the words themselves mean what they say. Jacob Cooper presents the second installation of his newly-created video work, Triptych: II. Black or White.

This evening will be hosted by Q2 Music’s Mary Rowell

Program

Jacob Cooper, Triptych: II. Black or White

Cecilia Lopez, Mechanical Music for Sheet Metal

Kate Soper, Only the words themselves mean what they say

Lesley Flanigan, from AMPLIFICATIONS

Matt Marks, sneak preview of The Little Death: Vol. 2 with Mellissa Hughes

Eli Keszler, Cold Pin with loadbang

Lesley Flanigan

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

 

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Photograph courtesy Lesley Flanigan

 

Artist and vocalist Lesley Flanigan (New York) approaches electronic sound with a sculptural method based on materials of noise and tone. Surrounded by clusters of wires, speakers, and microphones, she choreographs the sounds of speaker feedback against her own singing voice, constructing music that embraces the transparency of process. ArtsCriticATL writes, “Flanigan’s performance comes loaded with philosophical ideas, often blurring the boundaries among music, noise, sculpture and performance art.” Amplifications, her album of music for speaker electronics and voice, was called a “snow storm of a record” by New Music Box. Her work has been presented at venues and festivals internationally, including Sonar (Barcelona), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), ISSUE Project Room (Brooklyn), TransitioMX (Mexico City), the Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art (Denmark) and .HBC in Berlin.