Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Henrik Frisk/Achille Succi and students/alumni of Berklee's ELD department

Sonic Arts @ GASP Gallery, presented by ElecSonic
proudly presents:

Henrik Frisk- Swedish composer/instrumentalist/artist

Wednesday, November 17 — 7:30pm

Opening set by Berklee Electronic Production and Design students/alumni:
Austin Stone – Live Electronics
Tyler Randall – Live Electronics
Javier Cruz – Jitter Projections
Enrico de Trizio – Live Electronics + Jitter Projections

Special guests w/ Henrik Frisk:
Neil Leonard – Saxophone + Electronics
Achille Succi – Saxophone

Henrik Frisk
Since his birth in 1969 in Antibes, France, Henrik Frisk has lived and studied in Sweden, Denmark, France, USA and Canada. As a resident of Uppsala, Sweden, since 2007 he is an active performer of improvised and contemporary music and composer of chamber and computer music. With a special interest in interactivity, most of the projects he engages in explores interactivity in one way or another. Though his education from the Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark, is in music he also works with software development within the framework of his artistic practice.

GASP Gallery:
362 Boylston st Brookline, MA — Take the D-Line to Brookline Hills
Directions: http://tinyurl.com/GASPgallery

Suggested Donation: $10, $7 for students with ID

http://elecsonic.org
http://g-a-s-p.net

http://www.henrikfrisk.com
http://www.myspace.com/achillesucci
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=25497

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dave Tronzo/Bruno Råberg/Neil Leonard Trio




Sonic Arts @ GASP and JazzBoston proudly present:

Saturday, May 1st, 2010 - 8:00 PM
Dave Tronzo/Bruno Råberg/Neil Leonard Trio
$12 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

Pre-concert panel discussion: "Computers and Electronics in Jazz"
Saturday, May 1st, 2010 - 7:00 PM
with Dave Tronzo/Bruno Råberg/Neil Leonard
free admission

GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA, 02445
galleryinfo@g-a-s-p.net
617.418.4308

GASP is one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the MBTA ‘D’ Riverside line.

Directions/Info:
http://www397.pair.com/gasp1/
http://gaspsound.blogspot.com/
Join Sonic Arts @ GASP on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=15421181556&ref=ts

Links:
http://www.myspace.com/tronzo
http://www.brunoraberg.com
http://neilleonard.com

BIOS

DAVID R. TRONZO received the distinction of being voted one of the "Top 100 Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician Magazine (September, 1993 issue). Musician Magazine honored him with the distinction of being one of the "Top Ten Jazz Guitarists." Tronzo's unquenchable thirst for mastering his craft has provided him with a diversified taste in music. Tronzo envisions a style ranging widely in emotion and technique, weaving freely through all of the music he plays. The result is a startlingly innovative body of extended techniques for the slide guitar for which he is credited with creating. His "inventiveness" as a slide guitarist has been the subject of two doctoral candidates' ethnomusicology theses in Germany (1995 and 2001). In February 2002, critic Laurence Donahue-Greene credited Tronzo as being "a pioneer of the modern slide guitar." Tronzo has toured extensively in Europe and the United States including appearances at leading jazz festivals including North Sea, Pori, Berlin, Vienna, Montreal, Warsaw, Vancouver, and JVC New York. Tronzo's slide guitar can be heard in the soundtracks to director Robert Altman's film "Shortcuts" and Marco Brambilla's "Excess Baggage." Tronzo has recorded and toured with Wayne Horvitz and The President, John Hiatt, John Lurie and The Lounge Lizards, John Cale, Marshall Crenshaw, Foday Muso Suso, Hassan Hakmoun, Gavin Friday, The Jazz Passengers, Mike Manieri, and David Sanborn.

BRUNO RÅBERG is an internationally renowned bass player and composer. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, he has made six recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed numerous world-class artists. Some of the distinguished musicians Råberg has performed/recorded with include Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Sam Rivers, Billy Pierce, Donny McCaslin, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Bruce Barth, Jim Black, Matt Wilson, Bob Mintzer, and John Medeski. Tours have taken Råberg throughout Europe, Scandinavia, USA, Japan, Africa, and Central America, and to jazz festivals such as Pori, Umbria, Monterey, Nancy, Bologna, Graz, Stockholm, Boston, and Cape Town. Råberg is currently leading several constellations of his own: the Lifelines Quartet with Chris Cheek, Ben Monder, and Ted Poor; the Bruno Råberg Nonet featuring Allan Chase, Phil Grenadier, Jeff Galindo, and others; and Ascensio, a quartet with Allan Chase, Phil Grenadier, and Marcello Pellitteri. For more information visit: www.brunoraberg.com

NEIL LEONARD is a composer, saxophonist and interdisciplinary artists. His ensemble featured Marshall Allen (Director of the Sun Ra Arkestra), Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Kenwood Dennard, Robin Eubanks, Frank Lacy, Badal Roy, Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Uri Caine. Leonard’s Dreaming of an Island, (for orchestra, electronics and live-video) was premiered by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Leonard's composition Totems was premiered at Carnegie Hall. His Echoes and Footsteps was featured by the Tel Aviv Biennial for New Music, Issue Project Room (NYC) and the Auditorium di Roma. Leonard's collaborative work with visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons was featured by the 49th Venice Biennial, Museum of Modern Art (NYC); purchased by the National Gallery of Canada; Dakar Biennial. Leonard composed the music for Relatives, by Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard organized festivals of time based art in Rome, Venice, La Spezia, Siena, Tel Aviv, Haifa, New York and Boston. Leonard is a professor of Electronic Production and Design at Berklee College of Music, Boston.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

GASP Annual SuperCollider Symposium


Sunday, April 11, 2009, 12 noon - 6:00 PM

Workshop fee:
$30 suggested donation
$25 with a student ID
Workshop RSVP: sonicartsatgasp ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com
Limit: 15 participants

Concert fee:
$10 suggested donation,
$6 with a student ID, free for workshop attendees

12:00 Noon – 1:45 PM: Intro to SuperCollider
A friendly introduction to SuperCollider for absolute beginners, aimed at artists and musicians. Aside from a familiarity with the digital arts, no prerequisites, though some prior exposure to computer music (perhaps through Max/MSP or Csound) is helpful. The workshop will be led by Neil Leonard and Jeremy Van Buskirk.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: A concert of music created using Supercollider curated by Jeremy Van Buskirk.
The program will include:
Scott Wilson - Gotlandic Miscellanea
Andrea Valle - Detti del tuono
Joshua Parmentor - Risonanza
Jeremy Van Buskirk - Meditations

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Intermediate DSP, Networking and System Design in SuperCollider
A workshop for intermediate users of SuperCollider who have worked through the basic SC tutorials and are looking to build performance systems. Focus on control structures and system organization that will lead to the creation of a live performance environment. Topics will include signal routing, MIDI, OSC, patterns, routines, and basic GUI functionality. The workshop will be led by Jeremy Van Buskirk.

SuperCollider is a free, cross-platform environment and programming language for real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. The supported platform for workshops is Mac OSX. For more information on SuperCollider see:
http://www.audiosynth.com/

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

FROM SWEDEN: Duo pantoMorf


Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents:
Friday, March 26, 2010 - 8:00 PM

FROM SWEDEN: DUO PANTOMORF
opening set by Neil Leonard/Chris Bowman Duo w/ Jinku Kim and Enrico de Trizio

Duo pantoMorf: Palle Dahlstedt and Per Anders Nilsson - live electronics

opening set:
Neil Leonard - woodwinds, live electronics
Chris Bowman - percussion
Jinku Kim - live audio processing/video
Enrico de Trizio - live audio processing/video

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

GASP Gallery
362 Boylston St., Brookline, MA, 02445
galleryinfo@g-a-s-p.net
617.418.4308

GASP is one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the MBTA ‘D’ Riverside line.

Directions/Info:
http://www397.pair.com/gasp1/
http://gaspsound.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/sonicartsatgasp

BIOS

DUO PANTOMORF consists of Palle Dahlstedt and Per Anders Nilsson. The duo performs exclusively on the Nordmodular G2 with alternate controllers. Despite the fact that Dahlstedt and Nilsson are two of the primary music software wizards in northern Europe (Dahlstedt coding for the Clavia (Nord) company and Nilsson working as music coordinator for ICMC 2002) their sets will be entirely realized on hardware synthesizers. Not to be missed!!!

PALLE DAHLSTEDT (b.1971) is a composer, musician, sound artist and researcher. His music ranges from orchestral works to interactive music installations, from theatre music to electronic improvisations. With a thorough training in composition, piano and harpsichord, and a parallel career as a computer programmer, he is now combining the two as a composer and researcher at the IT University of Göteborg. Dahlstedt is a co-founding lecturer at the Art & Technology program at the Faculty of Applied Information technology, where he has also conducted extensive research in the field of artificial creativity, specializing in creative applications of evolutionary algorithms. In the summer of 2000, Dahlstedt was a guest researcher in art and technology at ATR MIC Research Labs in Kyoto, Japan. He is also working for Clavia, a leading synthesizer manufacturer, developing evolutionary tools for sound design.

PER ANDERS NILSSON performed with Willem Breuker, Anthony Braxton and John Surman. He studied with Jan Garbarek at the School of Music, Göteborg. In the late '80's started working as an electronic musician and undertook lessons with Âke Parmerud and Per Lindgren in Stockholm. In 1993, Nilsson made his solo debut, Random Rhapsody on LJ records, which featured his improvisations with live electronics. Since the late 1990s he worked increasingly as a composer, and in recent years, focused on the computer as an instrument for improvising. Nilsson currently works as a teacher in electroacoustic music composition, and he is also manager for the Lindblad Studio at the Academy of Music and Drama at Göteborg University. He played at several International Computer Music Conferences, including Aarhus, Banff, Thessaloniki, Beijing and Göteborg, and has been committed at GRM, Paris. Per Anders was also music coordinator for ICMC 2002. He runs a free improv group with Sten Sandell (piano) and Raymond Strid (percussion), both international regarded musicians.

Percussionist CHRIS BOWMAN worked with Jon Hassell, Annette Peacock, Percy Jones, Jane Ira Bloom, Leo Wadadda Smith, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Bern Nix, Kenny Wessel, David Frank and Mick Murphy of "The System."  Bowman is founding member of the Shock Exchange Trio with Ornette Coleman's keyboardist, Dave Bryant and John Turner on bass. Bowman formed Urban Survival in NYC in the mid 90's and has had recording collaborations with Neil Leonard and George Garzone, to name a few. Chris recorded with Patti Austin, Luther Vandross, Steve Kahn, Lenny Pickett for Ford, AT&T, Showtime and Burger King. Relocating to the Woodstock area in '05, Chris recorded and performed with the group PUC, and the Danish group Mr. Rusty. For the last four, plus years Chris has lead one of the leading ensembles in upstate NY with guest artists who have included: Blue Lou Marini, Pete Levin, Jamie Saft, Neil Leonard, Dave Bryant, Bobby Shouet,  Bill McHenry, Charlie Kniceley, Mike Kull, Nina Shelton, Betty MacDonald, Don Miller, Ed Xiques, Mark Dziuba, Aly Ryerson, Tim Ouimette, Scott Tibbs, Bill Pernice, Sam Morrison, Peter Thomlinson, Eric Olsen, Jim Donica, Eric Person and many others. My Space:Christopher Bowman drums, perc. 

NEIL LEONARD is a composer, saxophonist and interdisciplinary artists. His ensemble featured Marshall Allen (Director of the Sun Ra Arkestra), Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Kenwood Dennard, Robin Eubanks, Frank Lacy, Badal Roy, Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Uri Caine. Leonard’s Dreaming of an Island, (for orchestra, electronics and live-video) was premiered by Kirk Trevor and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Leonard's composition Totems was premiered at Carnegie Hall. His Echoes and Footsteps was featured by the Tel Aviv Biennial for New Music, Issue Project Room (NYC) and the Auditorium di Roma. Leonard's collaborative work with visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons was featured by the 49th Venice Biennial, Museum of Modern Art (NYC); purchased by the National Gallery of Canada; Dakar Biennial. Leonard composed the music for Relatives, by Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard organized festivals of time based art in Rome, Venice, La Spezia, Siena, Tel Aviv, Haifa, New York and Boston. Leonard is a professor of Electronic Production and Design at Berklee College of Music, Boston.

Links:
http://www.myspace.com/pantomorf
http://www.myspace.com/enricodetrizio
http://www.grayscale64.com

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Calendar

Sonic Arts @ GASP Proudly presents
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 - 8:00 PM

Duo John Hollenbeck + Jorrit Dijkstra
Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax, lyricon, analog electronics
John Hollenbeck - drums, percussion, toys....

$10 suggested donation, $6 students and seniors
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Thursday, March 11, 2010 - sets at 8:00 PM and 9:30 PM

VIDEOFORMES 25/25 :: NIGHT WILL NOT FALL
Live Broadcast to the 25th anniversary of VideoFormes international video art and digital culture festival; Clermont-Ferrand, France

Pierce Warnecke and Max Abeles Duo +
GLOBAL SONIFICATION NETWORK ENSEMBLE
Live sound and video processing
Sound: Pierce Warnecke, Jinku Kim, Enrico de Trizio, Neil Leonard, Daniel Piccione
Video: Daniel Cevallos, Shane Butler, Merideth Hillbrand

***RSVP REQUIRED: sonicartsatgasp ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com***
This show will sell out due to limited space so please make reservations. Seating limited to 25 people per set.

$10 suggested donation, $6 students and seniors

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 8:00 PM

FROM SWEDEN
duo pantoMorph (Palle Dahlstedt/Per Anders Nilsson - live electronics)
opening set by
Neil Leonard - woodwinds, live electronics
Chris Bowman - percussion
Jinku Kim - live audio processing/video
Enrico de Trizio - live audio processing/video

$10 suggested donation, $6 students and seniors
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GASP Annual SuperCollider Symposium

Sunday, April 11, 2009, 12 noon - 6:00 PM

Workshop fee: $30 suggested donation. $25 with a student ID
Concert fee: $10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID, free for workshop attendees
Limit: 15 participants

Workshop RSVP: sonicartsatgasp ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

12:00 Noon - 1:45 PM: Intro to SuperCollider
A friendly introduction to SuperCollider for absolute beginners, aimed at artists and musicians. Aside from a familiarity with the digital arts, no prerequisites, though some prior exposure to computer music (perhaps through Max/MSP or Csound) is helpful.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM: SuperCollider Concert curated by Jeremy Van Buskirk

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Intermediate DSP, Networking and System Design in SuperCollider
A workshop for intermediate users of SuperCollider who have worked through the basic SC tutorials and are looking to build performance systems. The workshop will be led by Jeremy Van Buskirk.

SuperCollider is a free, cross-platform environment and programming language for real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. The supported platform for workshops is Mac OSX. For more information on SuperCollider see:

http://www.audiosynth.com/

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Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 8:00 PM

Boston JazzWeek
Dave Tronzo/Bruno Råberg/Neil Leonard Trio

$12 suggested donation, $8 students and seniors
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GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA, 02445
galleryinfo@g-a-s-p.net
617.418.4308

GASP is one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the MBTA 'D' Riverside line.

Directions/Info:
http://www397.pair.com/gasp1/
http://gaspsound.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/sonicartsatgasp
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

John Hollenbeck + Jorrit Dijkstra













Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents:
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 - 8:00 PM
Duo John Hollenbeck + Jorrit Dijkstra

Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax, lyricon, analog electronics

John Hollenbeck - drums, percussion, toys
$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA, 02445
galleryinfo@g-a-s-p.net
617.418.4308

GASP is one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the MBTA ‘D’ Riverside line.

GASP Gallery "... the cool 'Sonic Arts' music series at one of the area's coolest gallery/performances spaces, GASP."
The Boston Phoenix, 2008


Directions/Info:
http://www397.pair.com/gasp1/
http://gaspsound.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/sonicartsatgasp

Links:
www.johnhollenbeck.com
www.jorritdijkstra.com

BIOS

John Hollenbeck and Jorrit Dijkstra have been playing duets on and off since 1998. In their improvisations they investigate the minuscule details within the sonic palette of their instruments by “zooming in” to a whole new world of sonic textures. With the help of some analog electronics, they place their sounds under an imaginary microscope, to orchestrate the overtones, micro-beats, wind flows, clicking of the pads, impact of the stick on the drumhead, and sub tone effects, without losing their strong sense of melody and groove.

John Hollenbeck’s journey is one of the most remarkable in contemporary music. Building on a wealth of experience in jazz and world styles as well as a deep interest in contemporary composition and spiritual practice, he has forged a lyrical new musical language, as accessible and expressive as it is advanced. He has worked with many of the world’s leading musicians in jazz (Bob Brookmeyer, Fred Hersch, Tony Malaby, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler), world music (Pablo Ziegler), and new music (Meredith Monk). John Hollenbeck was named as both the Rising Star Composer and the Rising Star Arranger of the Year in the 2008 & 2009 Down Beat Magazine’s Critics Poll. Down Beat magazine has in previous years recognized him as a “Rising Star” in the Composer, Jazz Artist, Arranger, Big Band, and Jazz Group (Claudia Quintet) categories. John’s first large ensemble recording, A Blessing, received a 2006 Grammy Nomination, and in 2007, John was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

Saxophonist and composer Jorrit Dijkstra was an active member of Amsterdam’s vivid jazz and improvisation scene since 1985, before moving to Boston early 2002. The critical press compares his clear, flexible sound and lyrical improvisation to Ornette Coleman, Paul Desmond and John Zorn, showing the broad spectrum of his saxophone style. Besides the alto saxophone he plays the Lyricon (the first electronic wind instrument from the 70’s) and uses electronics to process his saxophone sounds live on stage. He has released ten CDs of his own music on the Songlines, BVHaast, Trytone, Skycap and Clean Feed labels, and he has worked with Anthony Braxton, Gerry Hemingway, Herb Robertson, Barre Phillips, John Butcher, Willem Breuker, and Guus Janssen. In 1995 he received the prestigious Podium Prize from the Dutch Jazz Foundation, and in 1998 a Fulbright grant to study and teach at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Jorrit has composed for the Amstel Saxophone Quartet, Tetzepi Big Band, Kaida, Duo X, and The Harvard Jazz band. Jorrit is current projects include The Flatlands Collective (with musicians from Chicago) and his eight-piece ensemble Pillow Circles, commissioned by the North Sea Jazz Festival 2009.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Freex 2 Geexs V

Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents:
December 11, 2009 - 9:00 PM
Freex 2 Geexs V

Live interactive visuals and circuit bent sound alterations by wizards of the Electronic Production and Design department of Berklee College of Music

Neil Leonard, Matthew Centrella, Jason Adams, Evan Sutton, Joel Darling, Ricardo Kondo, Jin Ku Kim, Seiya Matsumiya, Michael Korch, Nicolas Marinelarena.

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA, 02445
galleryinfo@g-a-s-p.net
617.418.4308

GASP is one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the MBTA ‘D’ Riverside line.

Directions/Info:
http://www397.pair.com/gasp1/
http://gaspsound.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/sonicartsatgasp

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fulminate Trio @ GASP


Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents:

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 - 8PM

Fulminate Trio
Michael Evans (drum set, percussion and electronics)
Ken Filiano (double bass and electronics)
Anders Nilsson (electric guitar and electronics)

Special Guests TBA

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

Links:

www.myspace.com/fulminatetrio

With these gentlemen on the edge of their improvisational seats and allowing their future musings to connect and disconnect, FULMINATE TRIO conjure up the fire god. Their audio-poltergeists hover, dart, collide, morph, transmute and fly in unison and contrary motion in and out of auditory focus. FULMINATE TRIO has developed their sound since 2005 and has performed at numerous NYC and EU venues.

Reviews

This daring trio ... operates on a delicate, acute listening dynamic for half of this experimental ECM-ish program (particularly on Carla Bley's "Floater"and Nilsson's ambient "Sound Fear"). But they are also capable of exploding with rock-fueled dissonance and bombast, as on Evans' "Road Runner." Filiano, a deep-toned anchor on upright, contributes extraordinary arco work throughout, while Evans shines in rubato situations,a la Paul Motian. And Nilsson is steeped in the renegade six-string tradition of Bill Frisell, David Torn, Terje Rypdal and Fred Frith. [Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes, May 2009]

Biographies

Swedish-born electric guitarist ANDERS NILSSON moved to NYC 8 years ago. He has since collaborated with many artists on the experimental NY scene; Sabir Mateen, Raoul Björkenheim, Kermit Driscoll, Fay Victor, Jeff Arnal and Angelblood. He also leads his own Swedish band AORTA and has collaborated with butoh artist Akira Kasai.

Embracing classical, jazz, the world of spontaneous improvisation and inter-disciplinary performances with dance and the spoken word, KEN FILIANO fuses the rich traditions available to the double bass, bringing out the many voice inherent within this instrument. Ken tours widely, playing across the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. He has performed and/or recorded with Warne Marsh, Bobby Bradford, Vinny Golia, Nels Cline, and many more.

MICHAEL EVANS is an improvising drummer / percussionist / multi-instrumentalist / composer whose work investigates and embraces the collision of sound and theatrics. As well as being a drumset player, his work with unusual sound sources includes found objects, homemade instruments, the theremin and various digital and homemade analog electronics. He has recorded and performed with a variety of artists locally and internationally such as God is my Co-Pilot, William Parker and Evan Parker.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Una espacio "alternativo" para el arte


Una espacio "alternativo" para el arte
La Galeria GASP, de la cubana Magdalena Campos Pons, celebra cinco anos redefiniendo el arte en Boston

Friday, October 16, 2009

Alternative energy - GASP marks five years




Alternative energy
GASP marks five years

By GREG COOK | October 14, 2009

http://thephoenix.com/Boston/Arts/91359-Alternative-energy/

MAKING IT HAPPEN: Half a decade in, Campos-Pons and Leonard's gallery stands out as a rare "alternative space" in a Boston art scene that is dominated by commercial and institutional venues.

At the end of August, the seven-month-old Massachusetts Creative Economy Council released its first report on the state of culture here. “Is MA sexy?” one of its subcommittees asked about the Bay State. “People see us as conservative. This needs to be ‘the’ hot place to be.”

“I think that this is not a true portrait of Boston,” says renowned artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. “I think that intelligence is sexy. Knowledge is sexy. Curiosity is sexy. Research is sexy. And that is Boston. I don’t find frivolity sexy. I don’t. So it depends what you look at.”

VIEW: Photos from GASP's Bag It! exhibit
Note that, though her words fit the city’s intellectual life in general, they don’t necessarily describe the Boston art scene. “I made GASP because of that reason,” says Campos-Pons. “I wanted a little more juice.”

GASP is the Gallery Artists Studio Projects, a Boston workspace/gallery she founded with her musician husband Neil Leonard in summer 2004.

“Whatever we don’t have [in Boston] we make,” says Leonard. “And GASP is one of the ways we do that.”

After the pair moved to Brookline from Jamaica Plain in 2002, she went looking for a studio. She found a two-story building on busy, nearby Boylston Street and hatched a plan to put her workspace on the second floor and launch a gallery on the first.

“My first thought is, ‘This is absolutely crazy,’ ” recalls Leonard. “We have no time in our lives to administer a gallery, much less what I think she was really thinking about, which was an art center.”

Campos-Pons and Leonard met in 1988 when she was studying at Mass Art on an exchange program from her native Cuba and was told that the Boston musician might be able to help her create a soundtrack for a planned film. Today, they’re both busy artists whose work frequently has them on the road. Leonard just returned from performing in Italy. Campos-Pons has shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian, and in the Venice Biennale. He teaches at Berklee College of Music. She teaches at Boston’s Museum School. They have a teenage son.

“I could see that Magda really wanted to do this,” adds Leonard, “and it was going to go forward regardless of any caution I might suggest.” So together they launched the endeavor, which gave them a forum to reach their respective artistic communities.

On October 23, this lark of a venture will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a benefit gala and “Bag It,” an auction of artist-decorated shopping bags. Half a decade in, the gallery stands out — with Axiom, Proof, and a few others — as a rare “alternative space” in a Boston art scene that is dominated by commercial galleries and institutional venues.

“It’s not really a nonprofit, but she’s not acting like [it’s] a commercial gallery, either — it’s a labor of love,” says Matt Nash, a local artist who has shown at GASP and publishes the online art journal Big Red & Shiny (bigredandshiny.com). “We need alternative spaces, because that’s where young artists get their start and where established artists can experiment.”

For Leonard, who has been performing music and organizing concerts since he was a teen, GASP’s “Sonic Arts” program gave him a regular base of operations, a place where he could pursue ideas that intrigue him — from computer-generated sound and DJs to contemporary jazz and chamber music — without worrying about whether he can find a venue. “The events I produce are events I can’t see [in Boston],” says Leonard, “unless I produce them.”

Campos-Pons oversees the gallery’s artist-organized group exhibitions. They feature local and international emerging artists, particularly people fresh out of local schools, with a dash of art stars, like Kerry James Marshall or Carrie Mae Weems, attracted by or recruited by Campos-Pons’s own stature, persuasion, and sheer will.

Artist and teacher Evelyn Rydz, who came on board as gallery manager before the space opened (she achieved the rank of gallery director before she left in 2006), recalls the night performance artist Pamela Z was scheduled to perform at GASP. It was January 2005, and a blizzard blew in. The staff suggested cancelling, but as Rydz remembers, Campos-Pons insisted on going ahead with plans. “We will do this. It will happen. We’ll make it happen.” Rydz says, “Sure enough, it was packed. Somebody came from the neighborhood on skis.” For Rydz, it epitomized Campos-Pons. “I really think Magda is about making things happen.”

“She’s sort of like a center of gravity,” says Nash. “She seems to attract people to her that give a little bit more than they would otherwise.”

Campos-Pons is currently at work proposing an international art blockbuster in Boston, an event that she hopes will make the city a can’t-miss destination on the circuit of global art biennials and fairs. Inspired by jurying the Boston Center for the Arts annual “Drawing Show” in 2008, she has been quietly forging plans for a Boston Drawing Biennale (though it could end up being a festival or, to start, simply an exhibition). She says she’s formed a small task force that has talked with some potential venues and donors. And they’ve begun circulating a draft proposal.

“I have been thinking for a long time,” says Campos-Pons, “in all my traveling, in all the cities that I have been in in the First World and in the Third World, what could be a moment of currencies, what could be the thing that joins together and then brings this city together with force in the visual arts? The idea is to bring together all these institutions, to bring together the forces that are separated between the Harvard Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the ICA, MIT, Isabella [Stewart Gardner Museum], all the colleges, and find the way that the entire city becomes a force with some kind of umbilical cord — the umbilical cord could be drawing — and really make Boston a destination.”

At this point, the idea remains at the level of conversation. “But a serious conversation,” says Campos-Pons. “I just want to be sure that it happens. I want to keep talking. I don’t want any other road except the road that it happens.”

“Bag It” will take place at the GASP Gallery, 362–364 Boylston Street, in Brookline, on October 23 from 6–9 pm. Admission is $50, or $100 to become a “friend of GASP.” Read Greg Cook’s blog at gregcookland.com/journal.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall Concerts: Fulminate Trio / Freex 2 Geex V


Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 - 8PM

Fulminate Trio
Michael Evans (drum set, percussion and electronics)
Ken Filiano (double bass and electronics)
Anders Nilsson (electric guitar and electronics)
$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID
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Friday, December 11th, 2009 - 9PM

Freex 2 Geexs V
Neil Leonard with students from Berklee College of Music's Music Synthesis Department

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Freek2Geeks IV (Transatlantic Edition), Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 8 PM



Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents:

Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 8 PM

Freek2Geeks IV (Transatlantic Edition)

Beat de-constructions, circuit bent sound alterations and algorithmically generated video by alumni, students and faculty of the Music Synthesis Department.

Works by:

MS visiting artists and alumnus Pierce Warnecke,
MS Spring 2009 Jitter class: Edward Loveall, Aaron Cherof, Andrew Johanson
MS Faculty/Bass Dept Faculty: Neil Leonard/David Clark Duo

Links:
http://www.myspace.com/piercewarnecke
http://www.myspace.com/nthsynthesis
http://www.edwardloveall.com/
http://www.myspace.com/starbs
http://www.myspace.com/aardvarkchekhov
http://www.berklee.edu/faculty/detail/david-clark
http://neilleonard.com
http://neilleonardevents.blogspot.com

Bios:

PIERCE WARNECKE is a musician, programmer and visual artist whose focus is split between interrelated media and electronic music and video. He works as a multimedia programmer, creating unique solutions for interactive mulitmedia installations. His work focuses on the audio-video relationship, intra/interactivity and data recycling. Past projects have dealt with video analysis software, alternate controllers, multi-point sound diffusion, machine/lighting control or modulation routing systems for artists such as Groupe Dunes (www.groupedunes.net) and XLR project (www.xlrproject.net).

Pierce releases music and video on BEE records in Lyon with duo Nth Synthesis, and alone under his own name. His audio/video/installation projects have been a part of international festivals, including Sguardi Sonori 2008 (Italy), Boston CyberArts Festival (US), American Composers Forum, Sonic Circuits (US), Optica (ES), Nuits Blanches (FR), Ososphere (FR), IMAF Osnabrueck (GER), and Mal au Pixel (FR).

AARON CHEROF performs under the name Aardvark Chekhov. He is a graduating senior from the Music Synthesis department at Berklee College of Music, and is the recipient of the 2009 Robert Moog Award. His piece “Crowd Clout” was incorporated into a dance entitled “Proxemics,” choreographed by Robin Cherof and performed by the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre at the 27th annual Bardavon Opera House Gala. He is also organizes and maintains Tag Team Olympics, a collaborative internet music project. His senior thesis is total sound and music replacement for the video game "Braid." His work can be found at www.cherof.com.

ANDREW JOHANSON is graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in music synthesis. Andrew focuses on mainly sound design for film/T.V./animation, but with his free time andrew also indulges in audio and video programming, sampling, and electronic music . His audio and video programming work mainly focuses on creating new interactive systems that are specifically designed so that anyone could use them. His most recent pieces have been incorporating audio analysis and they simply work by themselves.

Andrew also plays keyboard/organ/laptop in a electronic/funk/rock/jam band named Code: Motion. They have opened for many acts including Jason and Travis from The String Cheese Incident. They are growing larger with every performance and are up and coming on the jam rock scene.

Washington State born and raised EDWARD LOVEALL is an electronic musician, producer, software designer and web programmer. Never satisfied with the present, he is constantly exploring new techniques and processes of creating art while sticking to the simplistic nature of solid colors and pure tones. Recent projects include video performance systems, sound design plugins and electronic remixes.

Graduating from Berklee College of Music's Music Synthesis program, Edward has worked with musicians and artists from all over the world. He has worked with prominent figures in the music industry such as George Massenburg and Ron Kuivila. His work can be seen and heard on his website, http://www.edwardloveall.com

DAVID CLARK grew up playing music in the rich musical environment of Philadelphia. He studied with classical with Henry Scott of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Jazz with Richard Davis, Rufus Reid, Michael Moore, and Eddie Gomez. He finished out the decade as the resident Jazz instructor at the International School for the Double Bass in Cincinnati during which time he was twice recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Study Grant.

He appeared with Mose Allison, Nat Adderly, John Abercrombie, George Adams, Gary Bartz, Lois Bellson, George Benson, Jerry Bergonzie, Joanne Brackeen, Randy Brecker, Donald Brown, Gary Burton, Cyrus Chestnut, Sonny Fortune, Slide Hampton, Donald Harrison, Billy Hart, Jimmy Heath, Lee Konitz, Howard Levy, Dave Liebman, Clark Terry, Shiela Jordan, Bill Pierce, John Scofield, Gunther Schuller, Bennie Wallace, Claudio Roditi, Danilo Perez, Mick Goodrick, Ellis Marsalis, Lyle Mays, Danny Richmond, Rosemary Clooney, James Williams, the Boston Pops under both John Williams and Keith Lockhart, The American Jazz Philharmonic, The British Rock and Roll Symphony, Emily Remmler, Orange then Blue, Strange but Trio, Tierney Sutton, Phil Woods, Atilla Zoller and many others.

Clark is a Professor at the Berklee College of Music where he teaches bass and Jazz Improvisation and travels internationally for the school as a clinician and a performer with the Berklee All-Stars.

NEIL LEONARD works as a sound artist, composer and saxophonist. His ensemble has featured Marshall Allen, Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Robin Eubanks, Uri Caine and Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Leonard performed and recorded with Boston Ballet, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Orlando ‘Cachaito’ Lopez, John Medeski, Butch Morris, Phill Niblock, Dave Samuels, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Steve Swallow, Evan Ziporyn.

Leonard’s Dreaming of an Island, (for orchestra, electronics and live-video) was premiered by Kirk Trevor and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Leonard's composition Totems was premiered at Carnegie Hall by Byron and Caine. His Echoes and Footsteps was featured by the Tel Aviv Biennial for New Music, Issue Project Room (NYC) and the Auditorium di Roma. Leonard's collaborative work with visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons was featured by the 49th Venice Biennial, Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Leonard composed the music for Relatives, by Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard compositions were featured by festivals in Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Sweden.

Leonard is co-owner of Gallery Artist Studio Project in Boston. Leonard is a Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He taught sound installation at the University of Padova and the C. Pollini Conservatory, Italy. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

GASP proudly introduces the work of Sergio Durante

GASP proudly introduces the work of Sergio Durante

Opening Reception;
Friday, April 10, 2009 5:30 - 8pm
Artist talk @ 6:30 pm

In 2006, Neil participated in the Berklee College of Music Faculty Exchange program and taught at the University of Padova where he worked for Prof. Sergio Durante. The faculty exchange project led to a rich exchange of ideas and several projects involving Prof. Durante and people within the GASP community. Based on this rich discourse we invited Prof. Durante to contribute to this seasons theme of examining the work of self taught artists. We are proud to present the first exhibition of his work.

-Neil Leonard and Magdalena Campos-Pons

A privilege of the 'self taught' is that he/she does not usually need to pursue a career in Art. To me, painting is just an amusing school of vision, a game I like to play in the not too frequent free-time; simplicity represents a goal and an alternative to the 'first life': my profession as musicologist. Simple-mindedness though is difficult to achieve at 54. That explains why - for instance - my series "Les mots et les choses", builds on very elementary watercolors a second layer of meaning, somewhat elusive, quoting Michel Foucault's best known title. Still a game though, in this case on the 'tics' of contemporary art.
- Sergio Durante

Biography:

Sergio Durante (Padua, Italy, 1954) studied Music and Musicology at the University and at the Conservatory in Bologna. After a few years spent working as a practical musician, he turned his interests to Historical musicology entering the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University in 1985 and completing a Ph.D program in 1993.

His main musicological focus is methodology, investigated through studies on specific subjects ranging from Italian XVII Century to the Classical period (Mozart in particular), to Electro-acoustic music of the XXth Century. He has published essays in Italy, Germany, Austria, England, France, and Spain devoting his energies in recent years to Mozart studies in particular (member of the Mozart Academy in Salzburg since 2000).

At first associate professor at the University of Pavia, and since 2000 Full professor at the University of Padua where he chairs the Department of Music and Visual Arts. In recent years he has developed for the City of Padua an event taking place once a year, under the name Giornata dell’Ascolto (Listening day); the multi-media event approaches inductively the banalization of listening in contemporary world.
Painting (watercolor in particular) has been an interest since the 1980’s, leading to limited but constant production. His visual work does not have a significant relationship with his music studies and represents, rather, a distinct and alternative activity.

Extra information about the Artist

It is customary for Art galleries to provide a CV of the Artist. This being the first time my work is exhibited in public, I can offer no such information. I do remember however that two of my abstract watercolors are in the possession of a fellow student from the Bologna days and another one (La citta ideale) is part of a private collection in the same city.I should at least mention that a stimulus for my visual activity came from the study of XIVth century music manuscripts during my studies at Harvard. I never quite mastered the intricacies of the notational code but I was fascinated by the scribal art.

Raneem Farsi
GASP Gallery Manager
362 Boylston Street
Brookline Ma 02445
617-418-4308
www.g-a-s-p.net

Monday, April 6, 2009

Magdalena Campos-Pons receives the Jorge Hernandez award for Leadership in the Arts

Video excerpt on youtube

Boston Latino was front and center at Cultura Viva! Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción's (IBA) celebratory way to tell the world about their arts and culture work and to take pride by rejoicing on Latino culture, history and heritage. The renamed, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts includes the main performance space which is dedicate to Jorge Hernandez and La Galeria, that hosts visual and arts studios and program offices.

During the program Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Rick Colon, José Massó and the family of Doña Paula Oyola were presented with the Jorge Hernandez Leadership Awards.

SuperCollider workshop



Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Freex 2 Geex III


Boston Cyberarts Festival
Sonic Arts @ GASP and the Boston Cyberarts Festival proudly presents:

Freex 2 Geex III : Beat de-constructions and circuit bent sound alterations by wizards of the Music Synthesis Department at Berklee College of Music.

Sunday, April 26th, 2009, 8:00 pm

Soffie Viemose
Tim Tsang
Neil Leonard

Sunday, April 26th, 2009
8:00 pm

@ GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA 02445
617.418.4308
$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

www.g-a-s-p.net

Directions/Info:
http://www397.pair.com/gasp1/
http://gaspsound.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/sonicartsatgasp


SOFFIE VIEMOSE is originally from Roskilde, Demark.  She moved to Boston in 2007 to attend Berklee College of Music after receiving a scholarship.  Soffie was featured on the 2008 Berklee Electronica compilation and was a finalist in the International John Lennon Songwriting contest for her single "Try".  She has produced several music videos working with Danish visual artist Naja Ankarfeldt and is currently in the processing of recording her first album. Soffie's songs are supported by frosty, tranquil textures and minimalist, glitchy electronic beats, and feature her bold but delicate voice.

TIM TSANG is a Moogist, classical pianist, keyboardist, composer, and sound designer who plays and writes electronica, hip hop, and rock. Originally born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Tsang grew up mainly with classical influences, having begun piano studies at age five. After being awarded with an entrance scholarship, he went on to study Piano Performance at UBC (University of British Columbia), one of the biggest and most prestigious music programs in Canada. Having studied with renowned pianist/teacher Henri-Paul Sicsic (4th generation in lineage of Chopin), Tsang was well on his way to becoming a force in the world of Classical Music.

NEIL LEONARD works as a sound artist, composer and saxophonist. His ensemble has featured Marshall Allen, Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Robin Eubanks, Uri Caine and Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Leonard’s Dreaming of an Island, (for orchestra, electronics and live-video) was premiered by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Leonard's composition Totems was premiered at Carnegie Hall by Byron and Caine. His Echoes and Footsteps was featured by the Tel Aviv Biennial for New Music, Issue Project Room (NYC) and the Auditorium di Roma. Leonard's collaborative work with visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons was featured by the 49th Venice Biennial, Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Leonard composed the music for Relatives, by Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard is a Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Sunday, March 29, 2009



SONIC ARTS @ GASP proudly presents:

SuperCollider concert and workshop

Concert: Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 6:30 PM
Works by: Dan St. Clair, Andrew Greenwald, Ben Klein, Ron Kuivila, Ivan Naranjoriva, Marcelo Rilla
Concert fee: $10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID - free for workshop participants

Workshop: Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 12 noon - 5:00 PM
Workshop fee: $25 suggested donation. $20 with a student ID
Limit: 12 participants
Workshop RSVP: sonicartsatgasp ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

GASP SuperCollider Workshop: A friendly introduction to SuperCollider for absolute beginners, aimed at artists and musicians. Aside from a little familiarity with the digital arts, no prerequisites, though some prior exposure to computer music (perhaps through Max/MSP or Csound) may be helpful. The supported platform will be Mac OSX. The workshop will be led by Ron Kuivila.

SuperCollider is a free, cross-platform environment and programming language for real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. The GASP event is a prequel to the Third International SuperCollider Symposium which will run from April 9 to 11 at Wesleyan University, Middletown Connecticut (see http://supercollider.wesleyan.edu/conf/index.php/sc3conf/SC09). The annual SuperCollider symposium features presentations by Supercollider developers and users from around the world. The opening of this year's symposium will feature a keynote address by James McCartney, the original developer of SuperCollider, and a presentation by the editorial committee of the Supercollider Book (forthcoming from MIT Press).

Additional SuperCollider workshops will run from April 4 to April 8 at Harvestworks in New York City (see http://www.harvestworks.org/cms/index.php/component/option,com_chronocontact/chronoformname,supercollider/).

GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA 02445
galleryinfo@g-a-s-p.net
617.418.4308

GASP is one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the MBTA ‘D’ Riverside line.

Directions/Info:
http://www397.pair.com/gasp1/
http://gaspsound.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/sonicartsatgasp

LINKS:

http://www.audiosynth.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SuperCollider_programming_language
http://supercollider.wesleyan.edu/
http://supercollider.wesleyan.edu/conf/index.php/sc3conf/SC09/schedConf/presentations
http://www.harvestworks.org/cms/index.php/component/option,com_chronocontact/chronoformname,supercollider/

BIO:

Ron Kuivila is a sound artist and a teacher at Wesleyan University. He composes music and designs sound installations that revolve around the unusual homemade and home modified electronic instruments he designs. He pioneered the use of ultrasound (In Appreciation) and sound sampling (Alphabet) in live performance. More recent pieces have explored compositional algorithms (Loose Canons), speech synthesis (The Linear Predictive Zoo) and high voltage phenomena (Pythagorean Puppet Theatre). Kuivila has performed and exhibited installations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He has collaborated with other composers, artists, and choreographers including Anthony Braxton, Rudy Burckhardt, Nicolas Collins, Merce Cunningham, Hugh Davies, Douglas Dunn, Susan Foster, and Larry Johnson.

Dan St. Clair makes works that playfully reconsider our daily listening habits. His public projects include Call Notes, where artificial birds sing pop tunes in public parks, a muzak map of the Chicago Loop, a unique set of bicycle horns, and The Cure for That Song Stuck in Your Head. In performance and gallery pieces he has amplified sheets of melting ice and played an instrument made from a book and sewing thread. In 2004 he archived a set of original piano preparations used by John Cage and David Tudor. Exhibition venues include SFX Seoul, South Korea, Soho In Ottakring, Vienna, Austria, Sonambiente 2006, Berlin, Germany, The Chocolate Factory, New York, NY, Wired Magazine NEXTfest, Chicago, IL, and Mess Hall, Chicago, IL. As a pianist, he has performed with Anthony Braxton, Matt Bauder, Mary Halvorson, and Jamey Abersold. He has studied with Nic Collins, Mary Jane Jacob, Ron Kuivila, Laurie Palmer, and Anne Wilson. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday March 20 @ GASP: Helvacioglu/Leonard/the Moogist/Howard




Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents:

Friday, March 20, 2009 at 8 PM

Rare east coast appearance by Turkish composer/performer Erdem Helvacioglu (guitar/electronics) with Neil Leonard (saxophones/electronics)
Plus electronics prodigy Tim Tsang (aka The MOOGIST) on Moog Voyager with Chip Howard (CDJs with Kaoss pads and electronics)

GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA 02445
galleryinfo@g-a-s-p.net
617.418.4308

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

GASP is one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the MBTA ‘D’ Riverside line.

Directions/Info:
http://www397.pair.com/gasp1/
http://gaspsound.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/sonicartsatgasp

LINKS:
www.erdemhelvacioglu.com
www.myspace.com/erdemhelvacioglu
www.moogist.com 
www.youtube.com/timtsang3  
www.mfchicago.com       
www.brobot.net
neilleonard.com
neilleonardevents.blogspot.com
myspace.com/neilleonardmusic

BIO:

ERDEM HELVACIOGLU is a renowned young Turkish composer/performer. He received commissions from the 2006 World Soccer Championship, 2009 Novelum Festival, 2010 Istanbul International Classical Music Festival, 2010 Bregenz Contemporary Music Festival, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Todd Reynolds, Kinan Azmeh, Margaret Lancaster, Cem Duruöz and Mesut Ozgen. His sound installations have been featured by Track 16 (Los Angeles ), Soemardja ( Indonesia), Köln Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Menier (London) and the 10th International Istanbul Biennial. His film music has been featured by film festivals in Cannes, Sarajevo, Locarno, Seoul, Sao Paulo, and Sydney. He received the “Best Original Soundtrack” award in the 2006 Mostramundo Film Festival. His solo album “Altered Realities” has been included in the “Best 20 albums of 2007” list in All About Jazz, Textura and Cyclic Defrost magazines.

TIM TSANG is a Moogist, classical pianist, keyboardist, composer, and sound designer who plays and writes electronica, hip hop, and rock. Originally born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Tsang grew up mainly with classical influences, having begun piano studies at age five. After being awarded with an entrance scholarship, he went on to study Piano Performance at UBC (University of British Columbia), one of the biggest and most prestigious music programs in Canada. Having studied with renowned pianist/teacher Henri-Paul Sicsic (4th generation in lineage of Chopin), Tsang was well on his way to becoming a force in the world of Classical Music.

Tsang was offered a major scholarship from Berklee College of Music. Originally majoring in Jazz Performance, Tim switched his focus on Music Synthesis, absorbing himself with knowledge and interest in modern music technology and sound design. In December 2007, after only three months of exposure to electronic music, Tsang went back to Canada and performed a full length set with pumping beats and fresh sounds at the Plaza Club in front of several hundred people. He also performed as the lead singer/rapper with the Sweetness Group which included the Ray Garraway, drummer of Grammy Nominated Artist "K-OS".

NEIL LEONARD works as a sound artist, composer and saxophonist. His ensemble has featured Marshall Allen, Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Robin Eubanks, Uri Caine and Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Leonard performed and recorded with Boston Ballet, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Orlando ‘Cachaito’ Lopez, John Medeski, Butch Morris, Phill Niblock, Dave Samuels, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Steve Swallow, Evan Ziporyn.

Leonard’s Dreaming of an Island, (for orchestra, electronics and live-video) was premiered by Kirk Trevor and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Leonard's composition Totems was premiered at Carnegie Hall by Byron and Caine. His Echoes and Footsteps was featured by the Tel Aviv Biennial for New Music, Issue Project Room (NYC) and the Auditorium di Roma. Leonard's collaborative work with visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons was featured by the 49th Venice Biennial, Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Leonard composed the music for Relatives, by Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard compositions were featured by festivals in Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Sweden. Leonard is co-owner of Gallery Artist Studio Project in Boston. Leonard is a Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He taught sound installation at the University of Padova and the C. Pollini Conservatory, Italy. 

Friday, November 28, 2008

Berklee College of Music Electronica Club



Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents:
Friday, December 5 @ 8:00
Beat mashing, circuit bending and spectral alchemy by denizens of the
Berklee College of Music Electronica Club


Zachary Lipkins
Jack Côté
Johannes Bochmann
Soffie Viemose
Elephant Feed Monkey

GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA 02445
galleryinfo@g-a-s-p.net
617.418.4308
$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID
GASP is one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the MBTA ‘D’ Riverside line.

Directions/Info:
http://www397.pair.com/gasp1/
http://gaspsound.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/sonicartsatgasp

Links:
www.elephantfeedmonkey.com
www.myspace.com/elephantfeedmonkey
http://www.myspace.com/soffieviemose

Gasp attempts to create a space for artistic exchange where artists will explore and propose new possibilities for contemporary practices, a site for collaboration between disciplines and fields in the contemporary cultural landscape.

The Sonic Arts at GASP performance/installation series has featured: Phill Niblock, Pamela Z, Amnon Wolman, Ron Kuivila, io casino, Stephen Lehman, Jessica Feldman, Callithumpian Consort, Interensemble, Allan Chase/Bruno Raberg, Gary Chang, Richard Boulanger, Anthony Baldino, Pierce Warnecke, DREV, Mem1, Bruxism (Anne Rhodes/Carl Testa), Landon Rose, Jonathan Chen, Julia Campbell, Joe Sexton, the Jitter class @ Berklee (Joe Branciforte, Daniel Patterson, Zachary Kramer, Ben 'Encanti' Cantil, Carson Whitley, Alex Molina), Max Ables ... and many more.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

GASP HALLOWEEN CONCERT



SONIC ARTS AT GASP PRESENTS:
INTERENSEMBLE

Contemporary Music by Italian Composers (with Dutch interludes)
A concert featuring modern works electric guitar, clarinets, recorders and live electronics and interludes by Jacob van Eyck (circa. 1589-1657).

Jacob van Eyck, one of the most remarkable figures in Dutch musical life during the Golden Age: a nobleman, blind from birth, widely known as a carillonneur, leading expert in the field of bell casting and tuning, and admired as a brilliant recorder virtuoso. His demanding solo variations, preludes and fantasias from Der Fluyten Lust-hof are both loved and feared by recorder players today, all over the world.

Oct. 31, 2008, 8.00 p.m.
GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St. Brookline, MA, 02445

PROGRAM:

Michele dall’Ongaro - Cane di pietra
version for electric guitar
(1989)

Jakob Van Eyck - Psalm

Giacinto Scelsi - KO-LHO
version for recorder and clarinet
(1985)

Jakob Van Eyck - Daphne

Giancarlo Turaccio - A_notion
for clarinet and electronic sounds
(2007)

Jakob Van Eyck - English Ballet

Michele Biasutti - Ricercare
for bass recorder and electronics
(2000)

Jakob Van Eyck - Pavanae acrimae

Marco Pavin - I frutti del fuoco
for electric guitar and electronic sounds
(2008)

Jakob Van Eyck - Amarilli

Bernardino Beggio - Tango
for bass clarinet
(2000)

Serenata per un Satellite with Dialodia - Bruno Maderna
(1968 and 1972)

Interensemble
Gianpaolo Capuzzo, recorders
Francesco Socal, clarinet and bass clarinet
Marco Pavin, electric guitar
Bernardino Beggio, direction

Founded in 1983 by the Italian composer/pianist, Bernardino Beggio, Interensemble's repertoire include works from Ravel and Stravinsky through Cage, Stockhausen, Berio, and Donatoni; from Glass and Reich to Nyman and Piazzolla. The group works extensively in the field of electronic music and organized the Computer Art Festival in Padua (1984-present). Interensemble is frequently featured on European radio and television, recorded 14 CD's, and toured Europe, America and Africa.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Stina Edblom speaks @ GASP

Stina Edblom speaks: Farewell to Postcolonialism?
Reflections on the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial

Monday, September 29  6:30pm
reception followed

Stina Edblom is a Research Curator for the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, hosted by the Guangdong Museum of Art in China. In 2007 Stina completed a Masters degree in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College. Previous to this she worked and studied History of Art and Museology in Sweden as well as in Cape Town, South Africa, where she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies in 2001. After furthering her research in South Africa and completed an internship at the curatorial department at the South African National Gallery, Stina curated the exhibition Voicing the Abstract with South African artists Ernestine White, Thembeka Quangule and Trish Lovemore. In 2005/6 Stina initiated and worked as project manager for the Swedish/South African cultural partnership Gender Equity in the Visual Arts: Women in Dialogue. The project was a collaboration between Arts and Media Access Center (AMAC) in Cape Town and Wiks People's College in Uppsala, Sweden. Stina currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Location: G.A.S.P.  368 boylston street, brookline ma 02445

Stina Edblom speaks @ GASP

Stina Edblom speaks: Farewell to Postcolonialism?
Reflections on the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial

Monday, September 29  6:30pm
reception followed

Stina Edblom is a Research Curator for the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, hosted by the Guangdong Museum of Art in China. In 2007 Stina completed a Masters degree in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College. Previous to this she worked and studied History of Art and Museology in Sweden as well as in Cape Town, South Africa, where she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies in 2001. After furthering her research in South Africa and completed an internship at the curatorial department at the South African National Gallery, Stina curated the exhibition Voicing the Abstract with South African artists Ernestine White, Thembeka Quangule and Trish Lovemore. In 2005/6 Stina initiated and worked as project manager for the Swedish/South African cultural partnership Gender Equity in the Visual Arts: Women in Dialogue. The project was a collaboration between Arts and Media Access Center (AMAC) in Cape Town and Wiks People's College in Uppsala, Sweden. Stina currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Location: G.A.S.P.  368 boylston street, brookline ma 02445

Monday, August 4, 2008

Concert: Thursday, August 7th @ GASP!


SONIC ARTS @ GASP PROUDLY PRESENTS:

THURSDAY, August 7 @ 8:00

From France! Paral-lel
PLUS! Nth Synthesis (Pierce Warnecke) w/ Neil Leonard, Anthony Baldino

GASP Gallery "... the cool 'Sonic Arts' music series at one of the area's coolest gallery/performances spaces, GASP."
The Boston Phoenix, 2008

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA
617.418.4308
galleryinfo@g-a-s-p.net

For more information visit us on the Web:
http://gaspsound.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/sonicartsatgasp

PARAL-LEL is a duo composed of two artists, Slush and Praktisch, also both founders of BEE Records. Slush built his own sound by becoming an expert DJ in electro breakbeat and breakcore, while Praktisch got into more subtle sounds like post rock and click n' cuts atmospheres. On stage, Paral.lel gathers these influences into a dynamic and lively electro which is based on organic melodies that leave enough room for powerfull breaks.
myspace.com/pll

NTH SYNTHESIS: American born Pierce Warnecke and Frenchman Romain Serrate are the two humans that comprise this Nth Synthesis. Two geeks from different backgrounds, both captivated by technology and intelligent machines. After releasing an EP on the Canadian label Nishi, they return in May 2008 with a dual 5 song/3 video CD on BEE Records. Throughout their work they draw a universe of catchy melodies, chopped beats and distorted fractals. An alchemy right on the border of chaos, like the thermodynamic triple point between three phases: sound, emotion and images. Influences as diverse as Brian Eno, Plaid, Klaus Schulze Philip K Dick or Maurice G Dantec fill their simple 'human' minds.
myspace.com/nthsynthesis

ANTHONY BALDINO composes electronic music for modern dance and concert performance. For the past two summers he toured Europe playing in the Sguardi Sonori (Venice), Pop-Eye and Futurity Festivals (La Spezia/Benevento) and the Folkwang Hochschule (Essen). He composed and designed sound for films featured in the Sundance film festival. Anthony conducted the world premiere of Olivia Block's Rime and Glaze for 24 musicians (voices, string quartet, laptop soloists, contact mics).
myspace.com/anthonybaldino

NEIL LEONARD works as a sound artist, composer and saxophonist. His ensemble has featured Marshall Allen, Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Robin Eubanks, and Uri Caine. Leonard’s Dreaming of an Island, for orchestra, electronics and video was premiered by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Leonard's composition Totems was premiered at Carnegie Hall. Leonard's collaborative work with visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons was featured by the 49th Venice Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, NY; and presented by the U.S. State Department at Dakar Biennial. Leonard composed the music for Relatives, by Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard is Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and taught sound installation at the Univeristy of Padova and the C. Pollini Conservatory, Italy.
myspace.com/neilleonardmusic

Friday, June 13, 2008

Studio Visit: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

Art-tistcics Art Ambassadors blog feature on Magdalena Campos/GASP

Art-tistcics Art Ambassadors blog

Monday, June 9, 2008

GASP, Rivington Place and Exit Art by Dawoud Bey


This is a link to a really nice article on GASP, Rivington Place and Exit Art by photographer and guest curator Dawoud Bey.

"In addition to the ongoing exhibition program--curated by both American and international curators--GASP has a strong music and performing program as well, called Sonic Arts @ GASP. Programmed by Leonard (himself an internationally renowned musician, sonic artist, and longtime Berklee professor) the series brings a diverse group of musicians and audio artists (established and emerging) to the space and its audience. Leonard has also orchestrated an ongoing international exchange program, sending US musicians to perform abroad, while bring artists worldwide to the States to perform at GASP and elsewhere."

whatsgoingon-dawoudbeysblog.blogspot.com

Monday, June 2, 2008

MEMORY9, MetalKT, Eric Miller, Carolyn Wittaul





Sonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents:

Friday, June 6th @ 8:00

Beat de-constructions, circuit bending noise and realtime video by
Berklee Music Synthesis students/alumni

From London: Gadi Sassoon (aka MEMORY9) with Neil Leonard
Katie Amaral with Carolyn Wittaul
Eric Miller

GASP Gallery
362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA
galleryinfo@g-a-s-p.net
617.418.4308

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

GASP is one block from the Brookline Hills stop on the MBTA ‘D’ Riverside line.

Directions/Info:
http://www397.pair.com/gasp1/
http://gaspsound.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/sonicartsatgasp

Artist bios

GADI SASSOON has been described as a "laptop maestro" (Animate!, The Hayward Gallery), a "young cult Italian act" and "one of today's most interesting breakthrough artists" (Soundcrash). He is best known for a live mash-up of genres and sonic sculpting that has shaken floors in London, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Shanghai, Boston, Barcelona, Glasgow, and NYC. He has been featured on bills with Luke Vibert, Coldcut, Clark, Battles, The Herbalizer, Zerodb, DJ Vadim, Daedelus, Kode9, N-type, and Loefah. Notable studio collaborations include DJ Vadim (Ninja Tune, BBE), DJ Krust (Full Cycle), Dani Siciliano (!K7) and the label Saffrolla Sounds. www.myspace.com/gadisassoon

KATIE AMARAL (MetalKT) is a guitar player and electronic artist from Somerville, MA. She composes and produces all of her own music and is currently working on a software instrument library derived from all original samples. In May of 2008 she graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Music Business and Music Synthesis. She currently works as a music software tutor and is interning as a sound designer at Sonivox inc. Her music has been featured on the Berklee Electronica Club CD and also on a compilation released by Vermin Street, an independent record label based in Charlestown. For more info visit http://www.katieamaral.com or http://www.myspace.com/metalktmusic

ERIC MILLER is a sound artist based in southern New Hampshire. He uses the term 'grayscale' to refer to gradations between binary opposites which are often present in his work. These include rigid/free, improvisation/composition or algorithm, real-time/offline, and tonal/atonal. Miller attempts in his work to traverse these gradations; sometimes with gentle shifts, sometimes with violent leaps from one extreme to the other. The intended result is ambiguity; an obscuring of process, and confusion of which regime a passage lies within each of these axes. Miller's pieces often fit into a category of meta- or counter-composition. This is when several smaller works are brought together in an incommensurate way. They exist within the same framework, yet cannot be considered a unity.

NEIL LEONARD works as a sound artist, composer and saxophonist. His ensemble has featured Marshall Allen, Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Robin Eubanks, and Uri Caine. Leonard’s Dreaming of an Island, for orchestra, electronics and video was premiered by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Leonard's composition Totems was premiered at Carnegie Hall. Leonard's collaborative work with visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons was featured by the 49th Venice Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, NY; and presented by the U.S. State Department at Dakar Biennial. Leonard composed the music for Relatives, by Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard is Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and taught sound installation at the Univeristy of Padova and the C. Pollini Conservatory, Italy.

Gasp attempts to create a space for artistic exchange where artists will explore and propose new possibilities for contemporary practices, a site for collaboration between disciplines and fields in the contemporary cultural landscape.

The Sonic Arts at GASP performance/installation series has featured: Phill Niblock, Pamela Z, Amnon Wolman, Ron Kuivila, io casino, Stephen Lehman, Jessica Feldman, Callithumpian Consort, Allan Chase/Bruno Raberg, Gary Chang, Richard Boulanger, Anthony Baldino, Pierce Warnecke, DREV, Mem1, Bruxism (Anne Rhodes/Carl Testa), Landon Rose, Jonathan Chen, Julia Campbell, Joe Sexton, the Jitter class @ Berklee (Joe Branciforte, Daniel Patterson, Zachary Kramer, Ben 'Encanti' Cantil, Carson Whitley, Alex Molina), Max Ables ... and many more.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Boston Globe Quick Pick: BRUXISM and ALLAN CHASE/BRUNO RÅBERG DUO


By Max Pearl, May 2, 2008

The Greater Boston art gallery scene has a bit of a stagnant reputation, due in part to stuffy Newbury Street spots haunted by old, wealthy art patrons sipping little plastic cups of chardonnay. But there are pockets of life out there for a younger, more restless crowd.

Along with showing paintings, photography, sculpture, and sound art, Brookline's Gasp Gallery books touring musicians and talented Berklee kids for live music - from head-bobbing dance tracks to electroacoustic soundscapes - that draws a sizable crowd. Not only that, Gasp is only one block from the "D" train's Brookline Hills stop on the Green Line.

Tonight, Bruxism, a duo that makes use of experimental voice-work, woodwinds, and various electronics, plays alongside far-out free jazz duo Allan Chase and Bruno Raberg. All ages. Doors at 8 p.m. $10 suggested donation, $6 for students. 362-4 Boylston St., Brookline. 617-418-4308.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

CALLITHUMPIAN CONSORT/JESSICA FELDMAN - Sat. May 3





Detail from JESSICA FELDMAN performance

JESSICA FELDMAN
From NYC - live video and sound performance

CALLITHUMPIAN CONSORT
Leading New England contemporary music ensemble performs:

Karola Obermueller: but one adagio smile still lingers for solo cello
Ben Schwartz, cello

John Cage: Ryoanji for flute, trombone and percussion
Jessi Rosinski, flute; Dylan Chmura-Moore, trombone; Jeff Means, percussion

Giacinto Scelsi: Hyxos for flute and percussion
Jessi Rosinski, flute; Jeff Means, percussion

Helmut Lachenmann: temA for voice, flute and cello
Jen Ashe, voice; Jessi Rosinski, flute; Ben Schwartz, cello

Saturday, May 3 @ 8:00
$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

The CALLITHUMPIAN CONSORT is dedicated to the proposition that music is an experience. Founded by pianist and conductor Stephen Drury in the late 1990's, we are an ensemble producing concerts of contemporary music at the highest standard. The Consort consists of a senior band of long standing Thump soloists, but is fundamentally flexible in size and makeup, enabling the group to tackle unusual repertoire in non-standard or larger chamber ensembles, or to take part in experimental projects. Our repertoire encompasses a huge stylistic spectrum, from the classics of the last 50 years to works of the avant-garde and experimental jazz and rock. Active commissioning and recording of new works is crucial to our mission. We have worked with composers John Cage, Lee Hyla, John Zorn, Michael Finnissy, Franco Donatoni, Lukas Foss, Steve Reich, Helmut Lachenmann, John Luther Adams, Frederic Rzewski, Christian Wolff and many others. Recordings are available on Tzadik, New World and Mode records.

JESSICA FELDMAN is an intermedia artist with a background in sound, sculpture and installation. She creates work that asks its audience to engage in dynamic relationships with their physical surroundings, with each other, with larger communities and with political questions. Recent pieces tend toward interactivity and often occur in extremely public or extremely private spaces. She makes use of sculptural materials, video and choreographic practices in addition to sound. Works have been performed, installed and exhibited internationally at art galleries, museums, concert halls, public parks, city streets, tiny closets and the internet and at NYC venues such as The Kitchen, Roulette, The Stone, The Tank, MonkeyTown and Tenri Cultural Institute. Her work has received grants/awards from the LMCC, the Max Kade Foundation, Columbia University, Meet the Composer and the Experimental Television Center, among others.

Links:

http://www.callithumpian.org/
http://www.jessicafeldman.org/

BRUXISM and ALLAN CHASE/BRUNO RÅBERG DUO - Friday, May 2


BRUXISM: ANNE RHODES and CARL TESTA

BRUNO RÅBERG

ALLAN CHASE

BRUXISM:
(ANNE RHODES voice; CARL TESTA double bass/bass clarinet/electronics - featured with the Anthony Braxton 12+1tet)
with guest NEIL LEONARD bass clarinet/electronics

ALLAN CHASE /BRUNO RÅBERG DUO
Chase - saxophones, Råberg - double bass
Leading New England improvisers

Friday, May 2 @ 8:00
$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

ANNE RHODES is a vocalist based in New Haven, CT. She holds a B.M. in Voice Performance from Boston University, and an M.A. in Experimental Music Performance from Wesleyan University. Anne specializes in collaborating with composers and improvisation, using extended vocal techniques while relying heavily on her classical training. She has performed with Portland Opera Repertory Theatre, the Crane School of Music Opera Ensemble, the Boston University Chamber Choir, the New England Conservatory Continuing Education Opera Studio, MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players, the Anthony Braxton Large Ensemble, the FLUX Quartet, Mirror Boiyz, and Connecticut Opera, and has premiered works by composers including Anthony Braxton, Neil Leonard, Taylor Ho Bynum, and Alvin Lucier.Rhodes is a member of the New Haven Improvisors Collective.

CARL TESTA is a composer and instrumentalist based in New Haven, CT and New York City. Originally from Chicago, Testa studied music with Donn DeSanto, at the U of C Lab School, as well as at the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) School of Music. He studied music and sociology at Wesleyan University with Anthony Braxton, Neely Bruce, Alvin Lucier, Ron Kuivila, Charles Lemert, and performed with Anthony Braxton, Aaron Siegel, Anne Rhodes, Angela Opell, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Gergely Kiss, Dave Ruder, Daniel Raimi, Dave Kadden, Philip Schulze, David Jensenius, and many others. Presently, he leads his own groups, and is a key member of Anthony Braxton's ensemble. Testa's compositional interests are focused on in writing for clarinet ensembles, for electronics, for voice, and for multimedia events.

Bassist/composer BRUNO RÅBERG is originally from Sweden. At age 20 he moved to Stockholm to join Eje Thelin's band and stayed on for four years, recording and touring extensively. In 1981 Råberg relocated to the US to study with Miroslav Vitous at New Enland Conservatory. Råberg has performed throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, as well as North, South and Central America. He released 5 CDs as a leader and has performed with: Mick Goodrick, Matt Wilson, Bob Moses, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Yoron Israel, Billy Hart, Dick Oats, Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Bobo Stensson, Thomas Gustavsson, Sam Rivers, Julius Hemphil, Jim Black, Bruce Barth, Bob Mintzer, Greg Osby, Jackie Byard, Ran Blake, George Russell, Miroslav Vitous, Regina Carter, Antonio Hart, Billy Kilson, Gene Jackson, John Medeski, John LaPorta, John McNeil, Rachel Z, Donald Brown, Bill Pierce, Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra with David Baker. Råberg is a Professor at Berklee College of Music.

Jazz and classical saxophonist ALLAN CHASE has performed with Alan Dawson, Teddy Kotick, Mick Goodrick, Lewis Nash, Fred Hersch, and Andrew Cyrille. Chase's debut recording with his own quartet, Dark Clouds with Silver Linings, was chosen as one of the top ten jazz CDs of 1995 by critics for the Boston Globe, Jazziz, and the Boston Phoenix. His second CD, Phoenix, was released in 2000. From 1981 to 1995, he was a member of Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet, which recorded six CDs and performed on 10 European concert tours. Since 1992, Chase has been a member of Rashied Ali's quintet, Prima Materia, and has recorded four CDs with him. He has also performed chamber music with Marimolin and the Princeton Composers' Ensemble. Chase has recorded with his own quartet and with Gunther Schuller, John Zorn, Dominique Eade, and Stanley Cowell, and has done studio recordings for feature films, popular music records, television, radio, and advertisements. Recordings on Coppens, Knitting Factory Works, Catalyst/BMG, Accurate, GM, Bridge, Cadence Jazz, YOUR Records, Northeastern.

NEIL LEONARD works as a sound artist, composer and saxophonist. His ensemble has featured Marshall Allen (Director of the Sun Ra Arkestra), Bruce Barth, Uri Caine, Don Byron, Kenwood Dennard, Robin Eubanks, Frank Lacy, Oriente Lopez, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and Uri Caine. Leonard's Dreaming of an Island, for orchestra, electronics and video was premiered by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Leonard's composition Totems was premiered at Carnegie Recital Hall by Byron and Caine. Leonard compositions were featured in festivals in Europe, North America, Africa, Middle East, Japan and the Caribbean. Leonard's collaborative work with visual artist Magdalena Campos-Pons was featured by the 49th Venice Biennial and MOMA, NY. Leonard has recorded for ECM, A&M, Accurate and Interval Recordings. Leonard is co-owner of Gallery Artist Studio Project (GASP). Leonard is a Professor at Berklee College of Music, and taught sound installation at the University of Padova and the C. Pollini Conservatory, Italy.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Are we there yet?


ARE WE THERE YET? Curated by Dawoud Bey

March 28 - May 3, 2008
Opening Reception, March 28, 5-8 pm; Artist Talk @ 6 pm

Featured Artists; Howard Henry Chen, Alan Cohen, Christine DiThomas, Aaron Gent, Rula Halawani, Surendra Lawoti, Curtis Mann, Oscar Palacio, Adriana Rios
Fresh Produce: Nahna Kim

Friday, March 14, 2008

Steve Lehman Concert in the Phoenix


"[LEHMAN] does a solo show as part of the cool "Sonic Arts"
music series at of the area's coolest gallery/performances spaces,
GASP." - The Boston Phoenix


Monday, March 10, 2008

Steve Lehman Solo Concert


GASP Gallery Presents:

Friday, March 14th @ 8:00
STEVE LEHMAN – solo saxophone/live electronics

$10 suggested donation, $6 with a student ID

Read The New York Times review:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/17/arts/music/17choi.html

"Probing the furthest frontiers of rhythm science, alto saxophonist Steve Lehman represents some of the most advanced compositional thinking in jazz today. A child of the avant-garde, he's a former student and bandmate of Anthony Braxton and a member of Fieldwork, the collaborative trio with piano visionary Vijay Iyer. Lehman's 2005 outing Demian as Posthuman, featuring Meshell Ndegeocello, is a study in splintered soundscapes and mind-altering beats." -Philadelphia Weekly

Named a Rising Star on the alto saxophone in 2006 and 2007 by the Downbeat Magazine International Critics Poll, STEVE LEHMAN is a saxophonist and composer whose work resides on the cutting-edge of contemporary music. He has been recognized as one of today's truly original creative voices by The Wire, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and by National Public Radio. A former student of both Jackie McLean and Anthony Braxton, he has performed and recorded throughout the United States and Europe with his own ensembles, and with those led by Anthony Braxton, Dave Burrell, Mark Dresser, Vijay Iyer, Oliver Lake, and Meshell Ndegeocello. Lehman's pieces for large orchestra and chamber ensembles have been performed by the Janacek Philharmonic, members of Ensemble 21 and Ensemble Sospeso, and by the pianist Marilyn Nonken. Lehman's recent electro-acoustic music has focused on the development of computer-driven models for improvisation using Max/MSP. Lehman is a doctoral candidate in Music Composition at Columbia University. Lehman's recordings as a leader include On Meaning (Pi 2007) and Demian as Posthuman (Pi 2005), featuring 9-time Grammy nominee Meshell Ndegeocello.

http://www.stevelehman.com/