Dan Joseph and Andrea Williams present Guided By Sound, a collection of collaborative electroacoustic soundscapes informed by acoustic ecology and Deep Listening. The duo will discuss the history of their project, their process and the works they produced during their 2014 Harvestworks residency, and will then perform a new quadrophonic work.
Thursday June 29 2017 at 7 pm
Harvestworks 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker
Dan Joseph & Andrea Williams at Experimental Intermedia, New York
Exploring their shared interest in acoustic ecology, field recordings, and deep listening, Dan Joseph and Andrea Williams create slowly developing, collaborative electroacoustic soundscapes. Through live processing of acoustic sounds, including hammer dulcimer, field recordings, bells, harmonicas and other hand-held sound makers, their works create a dreamlike, meditative sonic environment, inviting the listener into a heightened state of sonic awareness.
The duo has performed at Experimental Intermedia (NYC), The Center for New Music (San Francisco), Headlands Center for the Arts (CA) and The Old Stone House (NYC). In 2015 they co-produced a three-day festival of Acoustic Ecology as part of the Musical Ecologies series in Park Slope, Brooklyn. In 2014 they were Artists-In-Residence together at Harvestworks where they produced their first full-length recording titled Guided By Sound which they self-released as a digital album on Bandcamp.
Dan Joseph is a composer, performer, writer and curator based in New York City. For the past fifteen years, the hammer dulcimer has been the primary vehicle for his music and he is active as a performer with his own chamber ensemble, The Dan Joseph Ensemble, as well as in various improvisational collaborations and as a soloist. He produces the monthly music and sound series Musical Ecologies in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and is a contributing writer to The Brooklyn Rail, Musicworks Magazine and NewMusicBox.org. In April, the venerable New York based new music label XI Records released a 2 CD retrospective of his electroacoustic and mixed-media works titledElectroacoustic Works.
New York sound artist, Andrea Williams, utilizes site-specific elements and perceptual cues to reveal the unseen connections between people and their environment. Her compositions make use of field recordings, instruments, computer technologies and the sound of the performance space itself. She has led soundwalks based on concepts of acoustic ecology and Deep Listening in New York City, San Francisco, and also in people’s dreams in a collaborative project called SleepWalks. She has shown and performed both solo and with various musicians and artists at galleries and alternative spaces internationally, such as the Whitney Museum, Eyebeam, The Kitchen, Children’s Creativity Museum, NPR, and the Mamori sound artist residency in the Amazon rainforest. She is a board member of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, and she is studying our connection to water via soundwalks as a Ph.D. candidate in Electronic Arts at RPI in Troy, NY.
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