SHP of THSEUS – RE/SHFT/ER
SHP of THSEUS is a musical work for remote performers where the musical parameters are continuously changing through shared controls. Based on Mythology and the thought experiment of identity, the shape of the work is predetermined, but as it progresses, almost all sonic, visual, and control data is replaced multiple times over.
RE/SHFT/ER is a group of electronic musicians, composers, visual artists with roots from around Wisconsin and Louisiana. RE/SHFT/ER is interested in creating and sharing tools that enable remote collaboration.
Jeff Herriott is a composer whose music focuses on sounds that gently shift and bend at the edges of perception, featuring interaction between live performers and electronic sounds. https://jeffherriott.com
Anthony T. Marasco is a composer and interactive artist whose work focuses on extending networked performance techniques to circuit-bent and remediated hardware and creating collaborative sonic experiences between audience members and musicians. http://atmarasco.com
Func Step Mode
Large Intestine – Joo Won Park
Joo Won Park (b.1980) wants to make everyday sound beautiful and strange so that everyday becomes beautiful and strange. He performs live with toys, consumer electronics, kitchenware, vegetables, and other non-musical objects by digitally processing their sounds. He also makes pieces with field recordings, sine waves, and any other sources that he can record or synthesize. Joo Won draws inspirations from Florida swamps, Philadelphia skyscrapers, his two sons, and other soundscapes surrounding him. He has studied at Berklee College of Music and the University of Florida and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Wayne State University. Joo Won’s music and writings are available on ICMC DVD, Spectrum Press, MIT Press, PARMA, Visceral Media, MCSD, SEAMUS CD Series, and No Remixes labels. http://joowonpark.net
Schulkonzert Op. 14, Iluminatrix #1 – Anthony Anurca
With the aid of Richard Kennedy behind the camera, tonight’s performance is the premiere livestream of a Schulkonzert and is an improvisation with bassoon, contrabassoon, foot pedals and synthesizers with visuals.
Anthony Anurca is a Jacksonville Florida native and a musician with the Jacksonville Symphony. A member for ten seasons, they play in the second bassoon and contrabassoon chair. Anthony’s fascination with creating electronic music began their senior year at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, when the music department received a $100k grant to open an electronic music lab. Their undergraduate studies were at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music obtaining their B.M. in bassoon performance and were a fellow at the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy in Miami Beach, FL. Playing with many orchestras across the Southeastern United States, they have also played with the Kansas City Symphony. Their playing has been described as “vital” in both the Miami Sun-Sentinel and Kansas City Star. They can be heard on several albums with independent singer-songwriters/producers: RickoLus: Rivers and Lakes, Parts 1-5 https://youtu.be/8xXkrBm2JZw,Gabe Darling: Keep It to The Yard https://youtu.be/T8Y7zF7pykc, Inch https://youtu.be/TFzp8QGDE5E, and Radical Face: From the Mouth of an Injured Head https://youtu.be/gOZwjCmxcxY, and Midnight https://youtu.be/fbb1V988q90. At EABD 2019, Anthony and Gabrielle Prieto collaborated in an electroacoustic piece, Two Dragons inspired by a melody written by Ms. Prieto. Q&K, their most recent project isa collaboration with music producer Philly G of Greenteam Media www.greenteammedia.com. Their EP Mirror World can be found at: www.linktr.ee/anthonyanurca for purchase on Apple Music and streaming on other platforms.A resident of Historic Springfield in Jacksonville, they have curated a house concert series Schulkonzert Opus Series since 2015out of their loft which is part of the repurposed Corrine Scott Elementary School.
MultiLiminal – Veiled Borders | Thomas Ciufo, electronics/sound design; John Godfrey, electronics/sound design, enhanced guitar; Karen Power, electronics/field recordings; Jane Rigler, flutes/electronics
This quartet plays with the physical relationships between acoustics, natural environments and electronic language through a variety of sound-collections, real-time performance and playful engagement. Each in their own space, this quartet invites listeners to connect their own physical world with the hybrid experience of virtual new worlds we envision together.
The Falls – Michael James Olson | Michael James Olson, guitar and electronics
Michael James Olson is a musical creative whose work is as eclectic as his wardrobe. From writing orchestral pieces for the concert hall to singsong pop melodies, ambient or electronic music, Michael’s work is ever evolving to new places with new collaborators.
Based in Minnesota, Michael has toured extensively throughout the US and Europe. His work has received press in publications such as the Dallas Morning News, Fanfare, MPR, and Music Street Journal. His music and production can be heard on more than 40 albums, and has been licensed to dozens of tv programs on networks such as MTV, E, ABC, Showtime, TLC, FOX, Animal Planet, VH1, Spike, PBS, and more. His concert music has received nearly 200 performances in the US and throughout the world including Denmark, Germany, UK, Ireland, Italy, Argentina, India, and Spain, among others. You can find his music on all major streaming platforms.
Michael is an artist and performer who uses electronic music, video, guitar, and tibetan singing bowls to create lush ambient landscapes. Michael’s work draws heavily on life in the upper Midwest: open spaces, grey skies, beautiful lakes, and dramatic seasons. Michael’s first solo album, “What Comes After,” fuses these narrative elements with reverb-laden guitar loops, e-bow, electronic processing, ambient beats, and video to create a vibrant abstract terrain.
His upcoming album, “15 Melodies” is an amalgam of ambient, electroacoustic, and electronic influences built into a chill-wave frame. His current projects include an in-progress album of ambient art pop, and his ambient-acid-jazz quartet, MOBD.
Michael Holds degrees in Music Industry, Music Technology, and Music Composition and Intermedia Art from Minnesota State, Georgia Southern, and Ball State University. He has lectured at universities throughout the U.S. on subjects such as creativity, entrepreneurship, and making your way in the music industry. He currently serves as Department Chair and Associate Professor for Music Industry and Technology at Minnesota State University.
From performance to production, and education to collaboration, Michael is always interested in new projects. You can reach him at m(at)michaeljamesolson.com. www.michaeljamesolson.com