Date(s) - 8/11/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cannery at South Penobscot
an evening of cross-disciplinary explorations
Walter Wright (AvSynth), Lauren Tosswill (performance) & Gregory Kowalski (interactive video) and an opening set: Frank Mauceri w/saxophone & interactive signal processing.
4th and last concert in our Summer 2018 collaborative in(ter)vention series
Composer, saxophonist, and visual artist Frank Mauceri teaches in the music department of Bowdoin College, lives in southern Maine, and has performed with a number of jazz groups in the U.S., Germany, and Japan. His compositions include chamber music, computer-generated sound art, and jazz arrangements. His series of works for solo saxophone with computer processing explores improvised interaction with responsive digital systems. For the August 11 opening set, Frank will perform improvised studies for saxophone with interactive signal processing.
As a video artist, Greg Kowalski has worked widely with sound-artists. A common feature of his performance and design work is the projection of real-time interactive imagery using systems of his own design which he names “digital action painting.” Greg has also worked widely, in the US and abroad, as theater director and filmmaker; among many other projects, his 2014 direction of Sarah Kane’s “Crave” received an award at the 2014 International New York Fringe Festival. This was followed by an adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s “Play.”
Lauren Tosswill is a Portland-based, multidisciplinary sound and performance artist. She has been performing original solo sound and movement pieces since 2016 and has collaborated on live performance work with Kerry Anderson since 2014. Her debut record of experimental recordings, “my home in the year,” was released in January of 2018 on the label enmossed.
Walter Wright, architect, systems engineer, interdisciplinary artist, percussionist and, with his partner Mary Ann Kearns, co-founder of 911 Electronic Media Arts Inc. and 119 Gallery, works with choreography, computer programming, new media, and on “improvisation as a way of being present in/to the world.” He built his first analog synthesizer in the mid 1970’s; was an early video animator; wrote one of the first CAD systems; has taught widely in media and design; and has directed and shown work in media, computer and animation everywhere from WNET to NY’s The Kitchen. He has a couple of Bugbrand Board Weevils, a Little Blue Boy, a Horndog, his AVSynth, and plays drums and percussion. –If you can think of it, Walter has probably done it. Come hear and see him work and play with Lauren and Greg on August 11.
Admition: $5 -$15 by donation