November 9, 2019
Merche Blasco (U.S./Spain)
Merche Blasco is an interdisciplinary artist and composer based in New York. Her work involves designing and building imprecise technological assemblages that catalyze new listening modes and embodied forms of live composition in electroacoustic sounds. She has presented her performances and installations at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Sonar Festival in Barcelona, La Biennale di Venezia, Issue Project Room, NIME conferences, Tsonami International Sound Art Festival in Chile, The High Line in New York, Mapping Festival (Geneva), and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile, among others. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Wire magazine.Blasco is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in music composition at New York University (GSAS).
Miriam Parker (with Leo Chang)
Miriam Parker is an artist who uses sound, paint, light, movement, video projection and sculpture to create media and performance-based works. Her work has been greatly influenced by her connection to free jazz tradition, and her study of Buddhism, phenomenology, and kinesthetic empathy. Miriam has been developing work as a solo artist, and in collaboration with visual artist Jo Wood- Brown under the working name of InnerCity Projects, and Video artist Christina Smiros. She currently works as a performer in collaboration with Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks.
Sarah Bernstein is a New York-based composer and violinist whose work incorporates vocals, electronics, improvisation and original text. She is known for her fiery multidisciplinary performances, and has garnered international acclaim for her distinctive recordings. She leads bands, performs solo, and collaborates with artists in avant-jazz, chamber music, experimental pop and noise. Nominated in the DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll for the past five years, Bernstein is a recognized innovator in forward-thinking jazz. Her approach merges post-tonal and polyrhythmic melody with sonic exploration and raw emotion. In addition to live performance, Bernstein's music is featured on radio programs, podcasts, and film scores. She is originally from San Francisco, CA.
More info here: http://sarahbernstein.com