Indexical presents Hung Tzu Ni (Taiwan) in performance on an analog light sequencer, involving a step motor, prismatic refractions, and an oscillator combined with her voice. Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken (Petaluma) make music with both traditional and handmade instruments that exploit the natural overtones and sympathetic vibrations generated by highly redundant tuning systems. Daniel Allas (LA) performs new solo electronic music about the physicality of sound.

Hung Tzu Ni

Space and sound, sound and body, body and machine, machine and ritual, ritual and poetry, poetry and space. In a social landscape filled to the brim with busy work, Hung Tzu Ni seeks to create a setting or an environment where a listener or viewer might enter into a dream state, momentarily isolated from the outer world, and in that space be able to more intensely perceive one’s frame of mind & body. Her installations explore the reciprocal relation formed between light as it is constructed and sound as it is embodied in a space, as well as the environments where they are interactively engaged.

空間於聲音,聲音於身體,身體於機器,機器於儀式,儀式於詩,詩於空間。 試圖在現今社會狀態充滿無意義的勞動之中,製造一個環繞的場景/空間讓聽者進入空幻的狀態把自身與外界隔絕,在當下深切感知思緒與身體。藉由裝置探討空間中光線建構與聲音身體交互接合的關係與環境。

空間と音、音と身体、身体と機械、機械と儀式、儀式と詩、詩と空間。 無意味な労働が充満する現代社会の中に、Tzu Niは観衆が外部と遮断され、自身の精神や肉体性と向き合ってしまうような幻想的な環境または状態を作り出そうとしている。インスタレーションによって空間に構成された光線と音、身体は交互に絡まるような状況と環境を深く探っていく。

An analog light sequencer is triggered by a prism and step motor controlled by an Arduino microcontroller, lighting up the performance space with reflections and rainbows. With the annulus light reflected in space, the prism creates a steady oscilllator frequency, and the beat depends on the speed of the step motor. Hung combines these sounds with her voice in performance.

Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken

Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken make music with both traditional and handmade instruments that exploit the natural overtones and sympathetic vibrations generated by highly redundant tuning systems. Minimal structures and simple harmonic relationships give rise to meditative washes of sound. Each composition is constructed by considering a physical site, the materials used in the construction of the instruments, and the interplay between the two. Their performances are a mixture of the imagined and real, natural phenomena, and direct action. Ashley and Ben have been awarded collaborative residencies at the Paul Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency Center, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and EMS in Stockholm, Sweden.

Daniel Allas

Daniel Allas makes and performs instrumental and electronic music. His recent work researches performative interpretation, the physicality of sound, and the poetics of musical signifiers. Daniel has collaborated with classical music groups including wasteLAnd, the LA Philharmonic, Peter Evans and the International Contemporary Ensemble, wild Up, and the Lydian String Quartet, among others. His music has been performed at the Green Umbrella concert series, Tuesdays at Monk Space, Next on Grand Festival, and the So Percussion Summer Academy. He was born in Boston, MA and now lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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