Eoin Callery + Anna Friz
Eoin Callery and Anna Friz mount performance-installations at Radius Gallery, involving radios and resonating strings deployed in various configurations. Eoin Callery is an Irish artist and composer of electroacoustic music whose installations incorporate feedback and found materials. Anna Friz is a sound and media artist who specializes in multichannel radio transmission systems for installation, performance, and broadcast.
Music for strings… not with violins etc., just the actual stings… and an electric guitar… with strings on it…
These will all be deployed in various configurations for a live performance that utilizes overlapping automated filtered feedback to generate surreal sonic textures and drones.
Among other things Eoin Callery is an Irish artist who creates electroacoustic music and installations usually incorporating feedback, and builds instruments using found materials. He holds a BMus from University College Cork, a Master’s degree from Wesleyan University, and a Doctorate from Stanford University. He is currently the concert coordinator at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustic (CCRMA) at Stanford University.
An audible radio signal picked out of an ocean of static serves as a beacon, a lighthouse, a weather station, a warning: here be rocks, here be shallows, here be treacherous tides. A signal anyone might hear, but also imagined by and especially made for the listener who finds it. This performance considers the radio beacon, using radiophonic instruments and transmitters, cottage-built electronics, and recordings/photo montage from recent fieldwork in Iceland and Chile.
Anna Friz is a sound and media artist who specializes in multichannel radio transmission systems for installation, performance, and broadcast. Since 1998, she has created and presented new audio art and radiophonic works in more than twenty-five countries. Her radio works, in which radio is often the source, subject, and medium, have been commissioned for national public radio in Canada, Australia, Austria, Germany, Finland, and Spain, and heard around the world on national, independent and clandestine frequencies. She also composes atmospheric sound works and sonic installations for theater, dance, film, and solo performance that reflect upon public media culture, political landscapes and infrastructure, time perception and speculative fictions. Friz is Assistant Professor in the Film and Digital Media Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Presentations of her work in the past year include Ars Electronica Big Concert Night (Linz, Austria), the Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Tsonami Festival de Arte Sonoro (Valparaíso and Santiago, Chile), the City Art Gallery of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Il suono in mostra sound art festival (Udine, Italy), Technosonics XVII: Transmission festival (University of Virginia), Radiophrenia (Glasgow, Scotland), Ausland (Berlin), and Kunstradio on the cultural channel of Austria’s national radio. She was one of the core curatorial team for Radio Revolten International Radio Art Festival in Halle (Saale) Germany in 2016, and is currently a steering member of Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music based in East Iceland and a regular collaborator with Toronto-based art collective Public Studio.
Indexical’s concerts in Santa Cruz are funded in part by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.