[Oct 1] Cecilia Lopez – RED installation/performance

RED  is an investigation about the interaction with unstable acoustic feedback systems. The work is based on the construction of wire-speaker nets that are connected to contact microphones and speakers to produce acoustic feedback between each other.

Date:  Sunday October 1, 2017

TIME:  7 pm  FREE

596 Broadway Suite 602 New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker


RED is an investigation about the interaction with unstable acoustic feedback systems. The piece consists in building an acoustic feedback environment, setting up several wire nets and placing them in relation to the architectural features of the space. These speaker wire nets are built using both speakers and piezo-electric microphones in order to produce feedback. They behave as unpredictable DIY electronic instruments which functionality responds to non- standard parameters. In a performance context, these devices challenge the idea of control between the performer- electronic instrument. They are systems that seem to have some independence, or even life on its own proposing an alternate “organic” electronic logic. In this sense, the sound that they produce is somehow different from the sound that most electronic instruments generate. I think of these devices as proposing an alternate “soft” or “organic” electronic system. It is not about patching cables in a circuit inside a box. In fact, there is no box and there is no circuit. The sound that their movement produces is more related to the dynamics of movement itself than to the sound of traditional electronics.

“For my Harvestworks residency I will use the organization’s presentation space to set up all of my wire instruments to generate a feedback environment and produce a recording of them. The week-long recording session will end with a performance and short talk that will include other collaborators.”


Cecilia Lopez is a composer, musician and installation artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her work explores perception and transmission processes focusing on the relationship between sound technologies and listening practices. She works across the media of performance, sound, installation and the creation of sound devices and systems. She studied composition with Carmen Baliero and Gustavo Ribicic. She holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College and an MA from Wesleyan University in composition (2016). Her work has been performed at Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (AR), Festival Internacional Tsonami de Buenos Aires (AR), Roulette Intemedium (NY), Issue Project Room (NY), Floating Points Festival (NY), Ostrava Days Festival 2011 (Czech Republic), MATA Festival 2012 (NY), Experimental Intermedia (NY), Fridman Galley (NY), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo, Norway) and Ende Tymes Festival (NY) among others. She was a Civitella Ranieri fellow in 2015 and has participated in various residency programs such as: Atlantic Center for the Arts, Ostrava Days Institute and Rupert Residency and Harvestworks. She has collaborated in projects with Carmen Baliero, Carrie Schneider and Lars Laumann, among others.

This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ 2017 Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds Grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.















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