Sunday June 5th, 2016, 7-9pm
Standing Waves #3 - Vic Rawlings @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.
Vic Rawlings is a musician, instrument builder, sound installation artist, filmmaker, and freelance teacher based in western Massachusetts. In the area of electro-acoustic improvisation, he uses an amplified/prepared cello and a self-built electronic instrument. Collaborators have included Greg Kelley, Bhob Rainey, Liz Tonne, Seijiro Murayama, Jake Meginsky, Sean Meehan, Ikue Mori, Jason Lescalleet, and others. Visiting artist/teaching residencies have included Oberlin Conservatory, MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Wesleyan. He has performed throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe, and recently performed the premiere of an Alvin Lucier composition at Dartmouth College. Festival appearances include Victoriaville, Musique Action, and Vision. Labels include Grob, RRR, Sedimental, Absurd, Emanem, Boxmedia, Audio Dispatch, H+H, Chloe, and Rykodisc.
He teaches private sessions and in workshop settings at venues including conservatories, juvenile detention facilities, and universities. His teaching interests include listening actions, sound-based improvisation, electro-acoustic instrument building, as well as many forms of music, including some forms of American traditional music (guitar/banjo/mandolin).
His current film project, Linefork, is an immersive feature-length documentary featuring the legendary Kentucky banjo player Lee Sexton.
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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