[Dec 8] Okkyung Lee: AIR Project

Live Improvisation and Multichannel Sound Piece. Custom Electronics and Software by David Sheinkopf and Tommy Martinez.


Harvestworks 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012  Tax deductible donations are welcome. Donate here

December 8th 2016, 7 pm

Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6
to Bleecker

Okkyung Lee, a New York-based artist and South Korea native, has created a body of work blurring genre boundaries through collaborations and compositions while pushing the limitation of contemporary cello performance techniques. Her music draws from noise and extended techniques, jazz, Western classical, and Korean traditional and popular music.

Since moving to New York in 2000, She has released more than 20 albums including the latest solo record Ghil produced by Lasse Marhaug on EditionsMego/Ideologic Organ, Noisy Love Songs (for George Dyer) on Tzadik.
She has performed and recorded with numerous artists from wide ranges such as Laurie Anderson, David Behrman, Mark Fell, Douglas Gordon, Jenny Hval, Vijay Iyer, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, Lawrence D “Butch” Morris, Marina Rosenfeld, Jim o’Rourke, Evan Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, C Spencer Yeh and John Zorn to name just a few.

Since 2010, she has been developing a site-specific duo project with New York based dancer/choreographer Michelle Boulé. They have performed at Issue Project Room, Mount Tremper Art Center and send+receive fesival in Winnipeg, Canada and scheduled perform at The Met Breuer Building on March 12th, 2016 as a part of the inaugural program, curated by pianist/composer Vijay Iyer. She opened for a legendary experimental rock group Swans in May, 2015 in Northern Europe and UK. In early 2015, Okkyung presented new compositions commissioned by London Sinfonietta as a part of Christian Marclay’s exhibit at White Cube Gallery in London.

Okkyung was rewarded with prestigious Doris Duke Performing Artist Award in 2015 and received Foundation For Contemporary Arts Grant in 2010.

Thomas Martinez is a recent graduate from the Electronic Music Program at Bard College. He is a guitarist and artist based in NYC. He has taught workshops in 3D video using Max/MSP and has consulted on dozens of multi-media projects nationwide. As an artist, he has had performances and Exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Shanghai Biennial 2012, Pioneer Works, Harvestworks, Microscope Gallery, and Planthouse Gallery. His awards include Jacob Druckman Memorial Prize for excellence and innovation in music composition. May, 2010 and Pioneer Works Technology Resident March, 2015

David Sheinkopf taught in the NY school system for 10 years and has spent the last 5 of those years developing a curriculum for teaching analog and digital electronics to high school students in order to prepare them for life in an increasingly-technified world. Before teaching, Sheinkopf worked in a garage that specialized in vintage European sports cars making him as comfortable with a box wrench as he is with a soldering iron. His electronic work has been displayed in MoMA, The Brooklyn Museum, the Red Hook Criterium and in many gallery shows. His mechanical work can also be seen riding around New York on one of the many bikes he has serviced and sold at his underground bike shop in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In addition to teaching, preaching, fluxing and muxing, David is currently the Director of Education at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Brooklyn.



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