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Keith Fullerton Whitman: Quad Audio and Video
Part of the The Uncertainty Music Series at Firehouse 12
Saturday, February 23, 2013
8:30p $12 The on-line box office is closed.
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Keith Fullerton Whitman : modular synth

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From the artist:
"I'll playing a four-channel piece for hybrid digital-analogue modular synthesizer that applies concepts drawn from the "Analogue Computing" tradition to generate a poly & free- rhythmic assemblage of asynchronous events that move in Newtonian fashions through space. The systems at use reference this history of "Live Electronic Music" from Cage & Tudor through mid-90's Dance Music ..."

The Uncertainty Music Series and Sound Hall are pleased to present two concerts of electronic music in Firehouse 12’s performance space on February 23rd and March 30th. Firehouse 12 is known primarily as a venue for acoustic jazz but is welcoming The Uncertainty Music Series and Sound Hall to present two concerts by two of the most innovative practitioners of electronic music today: modular synthesiser player Keith Fullerton Whitman and clarinetist/electronic musician Jeremiah Cymerman. Each performance will be preceded by a free pre-concert talk (free tickets required).

Whitman’s music has been called “fascinating. . .electronic music that, while drawing heavily from the past, also sounds like nothing else out there now” (Mark Richardson, Pitchfork) and a “shifting, disorienting, and consistently fascinating mode of avant electronics” (Michael Harkin, XLR8R).

Whitman has been active since the mid-1990's and works with a variety of hardware-based synthesis & process-oriented musics. He has been known to playfully mix through-composed work with pure improvisation and "hands-off" algorithmic and generative systems. Keith graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Synthesis under the tutelage of Richard Boulanger in 1995. He has since lectured in Computer Music and the History of Electronic Music, as well as giving "Artist Talks" at Harvard, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Uncertainty Music Series is a New Haven, CT based creative music series that has been presenting concert events since September 2007. The series focuses on original music generally of the improvised, electronic, or experimental varieties. The goal of the series is to provide a venue for local and regional artists who aren't being actively presented in other venues in the area and to encourage creative exchange among artists in New Haven and the region. SOUND HALL is a curated speaker and performance series, initiated with support from the Public Humanities Initiative at Yale University. The SOUND HALL series gathers diverse audiences together in various public spaces throughout New Haven, with the aim of creating meaningful spaces for collective listening.

These performances were made possible in part by a grant from New Music USA’s Metlife Creative Connections Program.

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