Seth Cluett will present a suite of compositions for ambisonic surround speaker cube.
Saturday June 29 2019 between 3 – 5 pm
Governors Island, Nolan Park, Building 10A
Composer and Artist Seth Cluett will present a suite of compositions created in the reflection-less, dead-quiet historic anechoic at Bell Labs alternating with immersive 360-degree field recordings captured in a number of locations across New York and New Jersey. These works are rendered to a cube of loudspeaker and each piece presents a different material, object, pointing-up our relationship between the environment and the senses.
Seth Cluett is a composer and visual artist who creates work that explores everyday actions at extreme magnification, examines minutae by amplifying impossible tasks, and tries to understand the working of memory in forms that rethink the role of the senses in an increasingly technologized society. The recipient of grants from Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Fund and Meet the Composer, his work has been presented internationally at venues such as The Whitney Museum, MoMA/PS1, Moving Image Art Fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, GRM, and STEIM. His concert work has been commissioned by ensembles ranging from the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the International Contemporary Ensemble to So Percussion, Catch Guitar Quartet, and Clogs and is documented on Line, Sedimental, Notice, and Winds Measure recordings. Cluett is the Acting Director of the Computer Music Center and Assistant Director of the Sound Art Program at Columbia University. He is also Artist-in-Residence with Experiments in Art and Technology at Nokia Bell Labs where he maintains a studio and is active in research on virtual and augmented reality acoustics and multi-sensory communication.
“ingenious composer… deeply engaged with electronics” – Steve Smith“dramatic, powerful, and at one with nature” The Wire
“subtle…seductive, immersive” Artforum