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Standing Waves #13 : Derek Baron @MIT Press Bookstore

  • The MIT Press Bookstore 301 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02139 United States (map)

Derek Baron is an artist working with sound and music. They are currently interested in questions of archive, montage, and realism in music. In addition to their solo practice of assembling recorded sound, Derek's collaborative projects include Cop Tears, Permanent Six Flags, Causings, and Speaker World. They have released music with Penultimate Press, Recital, Power Moves Library and others. With Emily Martin, they co-operate the Reading Group record label from their apartment in New York. They are currently working towards a PhD in Musicology at New York University.

Standing Waves is a monthly music, sound, and artist 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.

The Standing Waves lecture and concert series is offered with support from Cambridge Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  The series was originally conceived by Morgan Evans-Weiler and Mobius Artist Jed Speare.