Impulse Response Test # 7
- Marcia Bassett -
Artist/musician Marcia Bassett works in areas of sound, improvisation, live composition and visual creations. Bassett's work is equal parts trance and critique. Her sound pieces thread the needle between the conceptual and the sensual, between ritual invocation and cold semiotic gaze. Using handmade electronic instruments, prepared guitar, synthesizer, field recordings and tape explorations, Bassett deftly wields philosophical systems to produce heady, experiential clouds; pushing through drones into provocative soundscapes – the intangible narratives of dreams. Recent solo and collaborative presentations of her work include "Time_Untime" with Ursula Scherrer at Roulette Intermedia; “Interwoven” a site-specific installation and performance in collaboration with Ursula Scherrer at Interference 2018, Tunisia; “Survival Of Laments” a live improvisation with Margarida Garcia and Manuel Mota at Festival Oude Muziek 2018, Utrecht; "Transitory Freezing of Perpetual Motion" improvised sound performance with Jenny Graf and dancers at Here-10 Evenings Festival, Sweden and "Out of Line: Narcissister" live improvised sound interaction with the performance, High Line, NYC. Her latest solo release, Zaïmph / 'Rhizomatic Gaze’ is currently available through Drawing Room Records.
- Kyle Eyre Clyd -
Kyle Eyre Clyd is the longtime moniker of artist Kyle Kessler, an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Birmingham, AL. She has exhibited and performed at the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, Sculpture Center (NY), Artist Space (NY), Issue Project Room (NY), The Stone (NY), PPOW Gallery (NY) and at numerous experimental music festivals. Her music has been played live on WFMU and on small radio stations worldwide.
Her sound work is often the result of collaborations with other musicians and thinkers. She has worked with Keith Connolly, Samara Lubelski, Lea Bertucci, Patrick Cole, Dylan Hay, Anthony Saunders, Peter Bowling, and many more.
Her new work is a textual and memorial digression from her time spent performing hundreds of shows in the noise underground and its tangential queer communities. It approaches sound from a contemplative, impressionistic perspective and the plastic arts from a conceptual one. Themes may shift on a project by project basis but consistently one feels the influence of semiotic interpretations of art punctuated by a haunted delivery and mystic poeticism.
- Metalux -
Metalux was formed by M.V. Carbon and J.Gräf in the late 90’s.
Using stringed instruments, samplers, synthesizers, reel to reel tape machines, and hand-built circuitry, they produce electronically manipulated, tape processed sounds and vocals. Central to their music is the subversion of structural and melodic expectation. They have performed throughout the U.S. and Europe and have numerous releases on labels such as Load, 5rc, Hanson and Veglia.
Although Carbon and Gräf reside in distant countries, they have pursued their musical collaboration as well as their solo careers. They come together occasionally, as Metalux, to record, create, and tour.
Jenny Gräf (US/DK) is an artist who explores peripheral places and states through sound composition, improvisation and participatory works. In Gräf’s music and art she invokes immersion and rupture to explore changing perceptions of diegesis and space, formal choices rooted in a deep interest in social behaviors and perceptual fields. Graf uses the Tranoe, a tactile analogue synthesizer designed for her by Peter Blasser, through which she processes a range of sound sources. Blending non-static patterns with composed sequences her work blurs the lines between noise and song structure. Graf regularly performs her work in venues throughout the U.S. and Europe.
MV Carbon's (NYC), work is comprised of live music, performance, multi-media installation, video, and animation. Embracing a non-traditional approach to music, she uses stringed instruments, gongs, magnetic tape, amplified objects, electronics and hand-crafted sound devices. Her intention is to provoke an extrasensory awareness through the use of sound, image manipulation, and space. Her current work explores interchangeability, the human mechanism, perceptive states of consciousness, and the empirical force of nature. Carbon has done residencies at EMS (SE), ISSUE Project Room (NY), The Clocktower Gallery (NY), and Roulette, (NY). She has composed work for The String Orchestra of Brooklyn and has performed at spaces including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), MoMA Ps1 (NY), The Guggenheim BMW Lab (NY), Socrates Sculpture Park (NY), The Stone (NY), Roulette (NY), The Sage (UK), Casa Des Artes, (PT), Worm (NL), The Tate Modern (UK), and many more.
- Tether -
aka Lauren Pakradooni
Tether (formerly Pak) is an ongoing experimental cassette tape-based music project. Handmade/recorded cassette tape loops and various electronics are used in recordings and live performances.
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