Sound Performances This Tuesday, July 30th at 7PM

Sound Performances at Front Room Gallery

Tuesday, July 30th 7-10PM

Theremidi Orchestra NY
Lesley Flanigan
Dok / Ken B. / ( ) Trio

Theremidi Orchestra NY is a part of Theremidi Orchestra (TO) formed in 2011 by the participants of theremini / theremidi workshop, organized by Ljudmila = Ljubljana Digital Media Lab. It is essentially an ambient noise orchestra, but the goal, however, is not just the audio performance, but also activist, socially critical, and feminist do-it-yourself ethics. The Theremidi Orchestra's fascination for the electromagnetic sound waves grew into exploring and producing sounds with thehelp of DIY gadgets, antennas, conductive ink, umbrellas, wire ducklings, air tubes, flowers, and scrap metal, which contradict the clean, polished, and hegemonic mainstream sounds. The live acts — indoors and outdoors — resemble an experiment-seeking interventions, ongoing workshops or performances. The hands-on electro noise ensemble exists in the present continuous, but refers also to the history of electronic music, while the number of members varies from eight to ten, sometimes even twelve. The Theremidi Orchestra has its very own Female Section. The Theremidi Orchestra NY is Ida Hiršenfelder, Saša Spačal, Robertina Šebjanič and Ian Soroka.

Lesley Flanigan is an experimental electronic musician living in New York City. Inspired by the physicality of sound, she builds her own instruments using minimal electronics, microphones and speakers. Performing these instruments alongside traditional instrumentation that often includes her own voice, she creates a kind of physical electronic music that embraces both the transparency and residue of process — sculpting sound from a pallet of noise and subtle imperfections. Her work has been presented at venues and festivals internationally, including Sonar (Barcelona), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), ISSUE Project Room (Brooklyn), The Stone (New York), TransitioMX (Mexico City), CMKY Festival (Boulder), the Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art (Denmark) and .HBC in Berlin.

Dok Gregory (Doktor23)
Dok has been composing, performing and recording experimental/electronic music since 1983. His current projects include Zero Gravity Thinkers (NYC) with Peter Principle/Zemi 17, Silence Corporation (NYC/SPb, Russia) with Pavel Mikheev/Alexei Pliousnine/VJ Yuri Elik, and Future Dream Transmissions (NYC) with Masha Gitin. He has been a member of seminal NYC based audio visual group Amoeba Technology since 1997, toured and performed in festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and South America and had recorded works released in most of the same. Doks' collaborative audio-visual works have been featured in programs at the Forum Des Images in Paris, Basel Art Fair in Switzerland, The Kitchen and Lincoln Center in NYC. In 2007 he began work on the ISRS system (a shortwave radio synthesizer) and continues to research, develop and deploy the technology. Dok has also toured and collaborated extensively as a member of Incidence Transmission Network, Psychic TV, Akashic Currency Bureau, Trance Pop Loops and the Ransom Corp. He is and has been based in Brooklyn, N.Y. for the past 20 years, and is director of the 23 Windows Arts Collective in Bushwick.

Ken B. (electronics) formed the noise band BLOATER in 2008. BLOATER has performed in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago. Ken has also performed with the bands END RESULT (Chicago), ZILMRAH, CLUTTER and HUGGABROOMSTIK.

( ) is Jeremy D. Slater, a multi-disciplinary artist working in the areas of sound, video, computer art, performance, and installation. Born in Reading, England and a graduate of both SUNY College at Buffalo and School of Visual Arts with an MFA in Computer Art. His sound work consists of field recordings as a base to create processed drones with tabletop guitar, objects, ambient noise, and environmental sound. Performances include live performed video that is ambient and reactive. Video work includes single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture. He performs as ( ) and is a member of ROTC (Rubaiyats of the Cicadas), Frogwell, and tū. He is currently curator of a sound and video performances at Front Room Gallery. He has curated numerous performance events and gallery shows in New York including “A Sound Show” at Front Room Gallery, the sound/video performance series “kere.u” and “FLOW”, “Sun Khronos” at Millennium Film Workshop, and “Video as an Instrument” at The Tank and Supreme Trading Gallery. Jeremy Slater was one of the 1999 recipients of the Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) and has attended the Experimental Television Residency, was guest musician at Watermill Center and HERE with Cave/Leimay, and was artist in residence at Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon in Seoul, South Korea. He has exhibited and performed in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, South Korea, and Japan.