Jack in to a matrix of hybridization tonight at the Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain. The dimensions of this space are audio<->visual, analog<->digital, sampled<->synthesized, man<->machine, modular<->mixed, real-time<->off-line, + deconstruction<->
A Night of Hybridizations: analog+digital, man+machine, audio+visual, modular+mixed, synthesis+samples, de-+re-constructions @ Boston Cyberarts Gallery in JP.
Roy Werner (aka G.S. Sultan)
Jeff Witscher (aka Rene Hell)
8pm // All Ages // $10 suggested donation // 141 Green Street (same building as Orange Line Green Street station)
Eric Frye is a Minneapolis-based composer and artist. In his compositions for live performance and installation Frye focuses on the exploration of spatialization and morphological aspects of sound using a hybrid analog-digital modular synthesizer and software synthesis. Frye’s work examines aural phenomena and auditory paradoxes as well as acoustical imagery and auditory objects, while simultaneously seeking to question conventional compositional rationale.
Jeff Witscher, who assumes many monikers, most notably Rene Hell, is a currently Western MA–based artist whose work centers around sample deconstruction via Max/MSP as well as sequenced analog instrumentation. His output as Hell is varying. Some pieces read as a direct homage to both modern classical piano composition and musique concrète, juxtaposing the two differing genres in a way that renders them stylistically similar and unified in one structured score. Others propose an entirely new way of constructing music, transforming source material into sounds and forms unimagined by previous generations. Witscher has released music with PAN, NNA Tapes, Type, and his own label, Salon.
Roy Werner is the co-curator of the American Medium Sound Series. In his G.S. Sultan project, Werner explores cultural connotations of sample-based music. By using Max/MSP, Werner manipulates popular music through grain deconstruction and composes dynamically elastic pieces. Werner has released music with Brad Grammar, Nada, and Textural.