- UC Santa Cruz
- The Arts
The festival will include the performances of three artists. Two of them, Laetitia Sonami and Sue Costabile, have been working together recently and their collaboration will be a live sound/film performance (with Costabile's work "I.C. You"). Sonami will also perform her solo piece "The Appearance of Silence (The Invention of Perspective)" and Costabile will present live an experimental film from the CD/DVD "Mini Movies".
John Bischoff, the third artist, has been creating electronic music for solo performer and in computer network bands for over 20 years. Bischoff will perform three pieces: "Piano 7hz", "Aperture" and "Local Color".
Laetitia Sonami is an electronic composer, performer and sound installation artist. Her performance work combines text, music and found sound, in compositions which have been described as “performance novels”. Her interactive installations focus on embedding every day objects with kinetic and sonic personalities. Best known for her lady's glove, an evening black lycra glove studded with a myriad of sensors, she has performed worldwide and is based in Oakland, CA. She currently teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Milton Avery graduate school of the Arts at Bard College.
For further information on Sonami’s work please go to http://www.sonami.net/.
John Bischoff is an early pioneer of live computer music. He is known for his solo constructions in real-time synthesis as well as his ground-breaking work in computer network bands. Bischoff's music is built from intrinsic features of the electronic medium: high definition noise components, tonal edges, imperfections, transitions, digital shading, and non-linear motion. Through empirical play and investigation he builds pieces that can be described as sonic sculptures, shaped in real-time and present for the duration of a performance. Recently, he has fashioned pieces that combine electronically-triggered bells with synthetic computer sounds. In such works bells are distributed around the performance space in a pattern distinct from the speaker locations. His idea is to disperse the sense of "source" in electronic music—to release the music from being trapped in the speaker enclosure—while highlighting the beauty of speaker-transmitted sound at the same time. Bischoff currently teaches Computer Music and is on staff as Studios Coordinator at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College.
For further information on Bischoff’s work please go to http://johnbischoff.com/.