CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music) is Eyebeam’s late night concert series curated by Eyebeam Alumni Daniel Neumann, happening intermittently in Eyebeam’s Main Space.
The series focusses on contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel performance, social relations, improvisation, lowercase artistic presence, and topology – study of place/space with a spatial concept that goes beyond linear, geometrical understandings of space.
An aim is to create unique situations, to stay irregular, to only apply methods that don’t appear as such – regularities should seem incidental and are then very welcome. The work is the focus and its presentation therefore has to be plastic, morphing, not static. Context provides security: if worked within and against it.
Mostly on Mondays, when galleries are Closed.
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The series is supported by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.
APRIL 13 2014
8pm – 11pm
This long-duration performance on the evening of April 13 marks the closing of Moving Scores, an installation of films and animated musical
notations by André Vida, focused on reconfiguring the delicate relationship between performer and score. Unlike typical musical scores
these interactive pieces listen to their performers and respond with motion, amplifying the musical gesture and giving the sound space to
develop in equilibrium with the score. Members of the Tri-Centric Orchestra will develop their interpretations of these pieces April 10th
- 12th during the day from 1pm – 6pm and on the evening of April 13th from 8pm-11pm there will be a final performance of these interpretations
with spatialized reconfigurations by Daniel Neumann as part of the CT-SWaM series.
Interpreters: Christa Robinson – english horn, Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon, Loren Dempster – cello, Jay Rosen – tuba, Brett Sroka – trombone and A. Vida – saxophones.
MARCH 24 2014
RAFT (Pat Noecker), P. Spadine and Pedro Sousa
FEBRUARY 17 2014
Audrey Chen & Maria Chavez
Richard Garet & Seth Cluett
Audrey Chen and Maria Chavez
Spring tour preview
VOICE/CELLO and TURNTABLE
Richard Garet and Seth Cluett
SOLO SOLO DUO
JANUARY 20 2014
Andrea Williams, David First’s The Western Enisphere & Byron Westbrook
electro-acoustic composition in quad sound that involves interactive improvisation with the audience
David First’s The Western Enisphere
hypno-acoustic rhythm & drone reinforcement and subversion feat. Jeanann Dara, Sam Kulik, Will Stanton & Danny Tunick
three-channel audio dispersion work utilizing the architecture of Eyebeam to explore a dynamic of play between heightened awareness of the listening space vs representation of external or fabricated spaces
NOVEMBER 1 2013
Anthology of Text Scores by Pauline Oliveros, with Ghost Ensemble
Book signing, and interactive, multimedia concert performances
Three works from the collection:
ONE HUNDRED MEETING PLACES
THE WELL / THE GENTLE
SOUND FISHES (The audience is encouraged to participate in Sound Fishes.)
OCTOBER 5 2013
Phill Niblock – Intermedia Variations (3 pieces)
World premiere of:
UNIPOLAR DANCE (an anagram of Pauline Conrad)
Music by Phill Niblock, Live Video by Katherine Liberovskaya
This piece is dedicated to Katherine Liberovskaya.
Phill Niblock & Katherine Liberovskaya
LIVE SOUND COLLAGE – LIVE VIDEO
A CAGE OF STARS with Rhodri Davies, electric harp (28 minutes), and TWO LIPS, a version with the Coh Da guitar quartet (Robert Poss, Susan Stenger, David First, Seth Josel) (23 minutes)
with the film
BRASIL83 (premiere of the new video transfer)
AUGUST 29 2013
THROUGH BODY, THROUGH EARTH, THROUGH SPEECH
Multi-channel sound performance and installation
JUNE 3 2013
Bonnie Jones & Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Kevin Schwenkler, Andrew Stanford & Ezra Teboul
Kevin Schwenkler, Andrew Stanford & Ezra Teboul
” τρίπτυχος ” (TRIPTYCH)
Bonnie Jones & Dafne Vicente-Sandoval
ELECTRONICS FIELD RECORDINGS / BASSOON ELECTRONICS
MAY 20 2013
Jack Callahan & Tyler Wilcox, Maria Minerva & Maria Chavez, Tom Carter & Sandy Ewen
Jack Callahan & Tyler Wilcox
Maria Minerva & Maria Chavez
FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCE
Tom Carter & Sandy Ewen
APRIL 29 2013
Hans Tammen, Radio Wonderland, Tamara Yadao and Peter Fonda
IMPROVISATION with 10-15 radios, 6-10 performers and 3-4 transmitters.
Radio Wonderland & Hans Tammen
JANUARY 21 2013
Juan Betancurth & Hell Hoarse
with an introductory conversation between Brian House, Daniel Neumann and Roddy Schrock about Sound Presentation in Physical Space.
Juan Betancurth feat. Susan Hwang, Greg Paulus, Lary 7, Masami Tomihisa, Daniel Graff
UNSUBDUED FOREST …where the wolf howls and the obscene bird of night chatters
Hell Hoarse (Chuck Bettis, Brendan Murray)
OCTOBER 2012 – Cancelled due to hurricane
Subtle Listening Workshop with Kim Cascone and
Concert performance BECOMING AION
SEPTEMBER 17 2012
Contour Installation launch and Garet/Neumann duo
Contour Editions Installation
Richard Garet and Daniel Neumann
DOUBLE QUADROPHONIC DIPTYCH IN 3 MOVEMENTS
AUGUST 15 2012
This time the concerts made use of Eyebeam’s Main Space being empty again for the first time after the big summer exhibit:
Ben Owen/Jason Brogan/Tucker Dulin, and Keiko Uenishi
Ben Owen/Jason Brogan/Tucker Dulin
Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat)
CDL – Graphic score version
Utilizing Eyebeam’s vast concrete floor, Uenishi materialized her long-time wish to create a room-size graphic score for CDL (abbreviation for “Car Décalé (Légèrement)/Because Shifted (Slightly)”) that provides the structure for the very special set.
JUNE 18 2012
Nat Roe, David Linton, Lary 7, Melissa F. Clarke
curated by Maria Chavez
Nat Roe’s collages mix equal measures of DJ Screw and Brion Gysin. By appropriating top-40, then chopping, screwing and smearing noise all over everything, he makes familiar tunes dissociative and transgressive. On this night, Nat improvised for several hours, ready to be fixated on or taken as furniture music to chat by.
David Linton is a Time based multiple media artist traveling the vectors of sound, subculture, and signal flow.
4-CH IMPROVISATION ON GUTTED WURLIZER PIANO
Lary 7 is a multimedia alchemist able to coax profane, inscrutable sounds and images from numerous and mysterious devices. His work has been described as that of a magician or scientist — one who may not always be certain of the outcome, but who is determined to see it through to its (il)logical end.
Melissa F. Clarke
Submarine terrain, ice, other worldly neo-landscapes, and other structures morphed and collided in Clarke’s performance. Using digital data and other means her visual and sound evoked chilled isolated locations, while expressing human designs and structures that are totally amplified.
MAY 21 2012
Martin Janíček and Barry Weisblat w/Lea Bertucci and Andrew Lafkas
The piece is based on the sound research of very simple self made instrument –bow shape monochord. In combination with amplification using single pickup it brings wider variety of sounds and dynamics, opens possibility to combine with electronic sources of sound.
Barry Weisblat w/Lea Bertucci & Andrew Lafkas
Lea Bertucci – Bass Clarinet
Andrew Lafkas – Bass Viol
Barry Weisblat – Radio
APRIL 16 2012
Michael Vincent Waller, John P. Hastings and Doron Sadja
Michael Vincent Waller
OBJECT I (2012)
OBJECT I is written for modular synth, as the central objective sound source, with e-bow guitar accompaniment. The structure is a series of recombinatorial moments, which feature macro just- intonation intervals in the harmonic series. These floating chords, shaded with silence, are accentuated by subtle beating and highly attenuated glissando. The understated, yet pervasive, drama is gradual but constant shifts in color. Overall, the temporal workspace deeply focuses on psychoacoustic phenomenon. Performed by Adam Diller, John P. Hastings, Andrew Christopher Smith, and Michael Waller.
John P. Hastings
STRUCTURE (FOR MIES) (2011)
Using a laptop and field recordings, an aural edifice is erected, utilizing the proportions of the architect’s work and placing it into a harmonic framework.
THE SADDEST THING I EVER SAW (2012)
for multichannel electronics.