Philly | AV

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05/17/2019 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Philly | AV

The Rotunda
Phone:(267) 934-3705
Address: 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
Bowerbird is excited to present a showing of audio and video works by members of Philly|AV, a new collective of Philadelphia-based artists working in digital multi-media. The show will feature original works created and performed by the collective. Their work combines elements of live performance, live processed video and sound, audio-reactive visuals, live coding, improvisation, and other experimental techniques.
Artists include:
Nora Gibson
David Buschmeyer
John Bezark
Shani Aviram
Andy Thierauf
and others
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Shani Aviram (b. Jerusalem, Israel) is a composer, sound designer and electronic musician currently based in Philadelphia. In her music she works with fragments of memories, conversations and synthesized sounds, exploring forms of musical collage. Often, she will let the machine run wild. She has studied composition with Maggi Payne, Fred Frith and John Bischoffhas performed at The Megapolis Audio Festival, CubeFest at Virginia Tech, and Mills College amongst other institutions.
www.shaniaviram.net
John Bezark is a West Philly based creative technologist, video artist and interactive designer. He works primarily in MAX/MSP/Jitter, node.js and webGL to build creative systems that are powered by technology. However, with a background in Theatre Directing, he also believes in making immersive and interactive experiences that are deeply rooted in storytelling and audience agency. He’s fascinated by complex systems, board games and history, and, on the whole, is looking forward to the future.
www.johnbezark.com 
Nora Gibson is an American, female choreographer evolving ballet for the 21st century. Gibson is interested in the beauty of the natural world, as evidenced in mathematics and science, and in working across artistic and academic disciplines to expand ballet’s reach. Gibson trained at Baltimore School for the Arts, Chautauqua, and NCSA, and earned a BFA from Tisch, at NYU. In addition to performing in the genres of ballet and contemporary dance in MD, D.C., and NY, Gibson was selected to work from 2010-2013 with Lucinda Childs to perform various iconic 70s works as part of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage’s Virtual Reconstruction project. Gibson has been invited as a resident artist in the US and abroad, including the nEW Festival in Philadelphia (2009-10), the CEC New Edge Residency (2009-10), the Ellen Forman Memorial Award (2011), the PHL/Poland Artist Exchange Residency (2012), the Choreographers on Campus Residency, funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2014), Diepenheim Werkplaats (2016), and Kaatsbaan (2017). Gibson’s choreography has been presented by New Dance Alliance at Joyce SOHO, at Dance Place in Washington DC, Philadelphia Dance Projects, The Williams. Center for the Arts, and the Franklin Institute. Her choreography was featured in Transfixion Films’ Dark White, presented at the 2015 Triskellion Dance Film Lab in Brooklyn, NY. Gibson’s work has received consistent critical acclaim, heralded by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “the most authoritative work in Philadelphia. . .” Gibson’s innovative approach to ballet garnered her an invitation to speak about her
work for an audience of programmers and visual artists at MUTEK in 2018. Gibson’s work has been commissioned regularly by universities such as Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, Georgian Court University, and University of the Arts. Gibson is a teacher, and has taught ballet and composition in the US and abroad, including Temple University, University of the Arts, the Zawirowania Festival, and many
other institutions. Gibson also makes digital art under the name of Chroma and performs in A/V shows
currently scheduled in the US and Canada.
Andy Thierauf is a Philadelphia based percussionist who specializes in the creation and performance of contemporary music. He is particularly interested in combining percussion with theater, dance, and technology. Andy teaches at Settlement Music School and is an adjunct professor of percussion at Kutztown University. He is half of stb x at, a dance/percussion duo with dancer and choreographer Sean Thomas Boyt. He has appeared in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Argentina, and across the Midwest at music festivals, conferences, and symposia. His research centers on seamlessly integrating technology into performance to produce collaborative, multi-media presentations with writers, dancers, actors, choreographers, and composers.
www.andythierauf.com 
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