Sunday May 8th, 2016, 7-9pm
Standing Waves #2 - Laura Cetilia @mobius
Standing Waves is a monthly music, sound, and artists talk series with a concentration on one artist in the performance of and presentation about their work. Standing Waves is given over to a single artist for each event that allows for the performance and auditioning of their work as well as a presentation to the audience about it that makes for an intimate as well as rigorous experience, with the integrity and intention of the artist and work aligned and revealed. A distinguishing element of the series will also be a document in the form of a book and recording that includes the performance, transcript excerpts from the talks, critical writing and photographs. This comprehensive approach will elucidate the music, sound art and electroacoustic practices that overlap and comprise the artists' works.
Standing Waves is a program of Morgan Evans-Weiler and Jed Speare in conjunction with Mobius.
Cellist and electronic musician Laura Cetilia is a performer, composer, educator, and presenter. A daughter of mixed heritage, she is at home with in-betweeness. As a composer, her music has been described as “unorthodox loveliness” by the Boston Globe and and her debut solo album was hailed as “alternately penetrating and atmospheric” in Sequenza 21. The Grove Dictionary of American Music describes her electroacoustic duo Mem1 as a “complex cybernetic entity” that “understands its music as a feedback loop between the past and present.” Mem1 has held artist residencies and toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. In her viola/cello duo, Suna No Onna, she has worked closely with and premiered works by composers André Cormier, Jürg Frey and Antoine Beuger, among others. As a product of the now-dwindling public school music program, Laura believes in the right to accessible music education and is a Resident Musician at Community MusicWorks, a non-profit organization that provides free after-school music education programs for children in urban neighborhoods of Providence, RI. There she teaches cello, is co-director of the media lab and the curator of the Ars Subtilior experimental music series. She is also a proud mother of one.
Morgan Evans-Weiler has been co-curating a monthly series of experimental music at Washington Street Art for over 4 years and has produced concerts at the Waterworks Museum Boston, School of the Museum of Fine Arts and others. His recent release, ‘Violin/Sine’ was included on the Boston Globe’s list of “The Best Local Classical Albums of 2015”. He has performed throughout the U.S. with appearances at High Zero Festival in Baltimore and Louisville Experimental Festival.
Jed Speare is a multidisciplinary artist working in field recording, sound art, and time-based media in San Francisco, Amsterdam, New York and Boston, and internationally in Europe and Asia over the past 35 years. His sound work has been influenced by studies at the Sonic Research Studio of the World Soundscape Project in Vancouver, BC. (1978) Principal recordings include Cable Car Soundscapes (Smithsonian Folkways Records; 1982), Sound Works 1982-1987 (Family Vineyard, 2008); and The Wounds of Returning, Sound Works 1974-1983 (Farpoint Recordings, 2015). In 2008, the Wire magazine wrote, “working field and documentary recordings into socially resonant performance works, this unsung composer is a pioneer of multimedia presentation.”
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