SOUND OFF is an intimate performance series that connects audiences with composers, musicians, artists and one another. It takes place in a simple loft: no stage, no curtain, and little distance between performer and audience. This event of “sonic cinema” features performances by Lary 7, Joe Grimm and Sarah Halpern. ((audience)) is a non-profit presentation organization that provides wide distribution and new contexts for sound art and experimental music. For more information on our programs, please visit http://au.dience.org.
Opening June 18, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10004
Lary 7 is a multimedia artist who coaxes profane, inscrutable sounds and images from various mysterious devices. His work mainly features vintage and forgotten electronic instruments and technologies. In the past he has taken the unique approach of modifying household appliances in order to give them a musical voice. As an artist, he uses analogue equipment whenever possible, steering away from digital. He is a co-founder of Plastickville Records and has been a major figure in the New York experimental underground music scene since 1970.
Joe Grimm is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily with light and sound. Utilizing multiple simultaneous 16mm projectors, color filtration, handmade light-sensitive audio gear, and a whole lot of flicker, he generates drones and noise from the projected light alone. He investigates audiences’ perceptual thresholds through the use of analog projection equipment and custom audio electronics.
Sarah Halpern works with film, paper, music and performance. She has performed mostly in New York City at venues including Anthology Film Archives, The Kitchen, Millennium Film Workshop, Experimental Intermedia, Microscope Gallery, and NYFF’s Views from the Avant Garde. She frequently collaborates with Matt Wellins as well as expanded cinema performance group Optipus.
Sound Off is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.
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