Standing Waves # 5 - J.P.A. Falzone @SMFA

  • School of Museum of Fine Arts Library 230 Fenway Boston, MA, 02115 United States

Sunday February 19, 2017 : 7-9pm

Standing Waves #5 : J.P.A. Falzone @SMFA

Lecture/Concert Series : J.P.A. Falzone with Providence Research Ensemble

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Library : 230 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

$10

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.

James P. Falzone was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1986. He studied organ under Carlton T. Russell at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. In 2014, he founded the Providence Research Ensemble with the aim of performing his own works as well as those of other contemporary composers. In 2015, we was a student-resident-composer at the Ostrava Days music conference and festival in the Czech Republic, where two of his pieces we performed. He was an artist-fellow at the RISD Museum for the 2016 year. In addition to his work with the Providence Research Ensemble, Falzone also performs with Ordinary Affects, based in Boston. In addition to his more strictly formal compositional practice, he also enjoys writing songs and is a versatile improviser. An album of his ensemble pieces is to be released on the label Infrequent Seams in June of this year.

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 that includes critical writings and photographs from the events. This comprehensive approach will elucidate the music, sound art and practices that overlap and comprise the artists’ works.

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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