FAUNA is a live improvisation with a set of custom-made instruments used to process field recordings, incorporating body movements and the live exploration of intricate material textures.
Issue Project Room
22 Boerum Place Brooklyn NY 11201
Time: 8 pm (a shared evening with Mark Cetilia)
Merche Blasco is a composer/performer whose work involves designing and building imprecise technological assemblages that catalyze new listening modes and embodied forms of live composition in electroacoustic sounds. Through these devices, Blasco attempts to establish a more horizontal relationship with audio technologies, distancing herself from parameters of precision, power, and control. She instead explores collaborative spaces where these instruments render audible unheard energetic forces, and offer a composition methodology in which her body and the live exploration of alternative materials are central elements.
She has presented her performances and installations at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Sonar Festival in Barcelona, La Biennale di Venezia, NIME conferences, Tsonami International Sound Art Festival in Chile, The High Line in New York, SONIC Festival, Mapping Festival (Geneva), Queens Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile, among others. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wire magazine.
“Interdisciplinary artist and composer Merche Blasco is known for creating participatory sound performances in unique public spaces, and of course the High Line is no exception. Last year, Blasco blew us away with her remarkable performance HONK 210Hz. For this performance on the High Line, Blasco wants Up Late visitors to help her literally illuminate the gardens of the park through her one-of-a-kind, participatory piece “Sonic Bloom”, which blends both light and sound to create the ultimate interactive experience.” – Victoria Tripsas for The High Line Blog
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