Sonic Anchor #1: Evidence (USA)
March 14 (Tuesday) 2012, 8pm
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Sound: Evidence – Stephan Moore & Scott Smallwood (USA)
Live Visuals: Jonathan Lee Marcus (USA)
Losperus is a performance piece by Evidence (Stephan Moore + Scott Smallwood) that uses small microphones, resonant objects and commonplace motorized devices to create a dense, evolving texture of amplified sound. Built by humans into spontaneous kinetic sculptures that swiftly form, interact, and disintegrate, the true performers are the objects themselves, speaking and moving with a volition that eerily emulates animal awareness.
“Ambient Mission Accomplished.” – LA TimesEvidence is a collaboration between sound artists Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood, with activities ranging from studio compositions and live improvisations to sound installations, street performances, and numerous collaborations with other musicians, choreographers, and video artists. Since 2001, they have developed a distinctive language of deeply layered sound, using field recordings of natural and industrial sounds as a primary source of inspiration and sonic material. Recent projects include the participatory performance/installation “Receiver”, which broadcasts multi-channel compositions on several closely-tuned FM frequencies to a radio-wielding audience, and “Losperus”, a performance of unstable sound sculptures, fashioned improvisationally from discarded household items. See http://www.ecnedive.com/
Jonathan Lee Marcus has been pointing at things and asking questions for more than three decades, using myriad time-based, multi-sensory media such as video, light, sound, molecular gastronomy, synaesthetic feedback loops, video game design, psychosocial intervention, paradigmatic experimentation, and sod. His work has been performed and exhibited at a variety of places in the United States, Canada, and France. For several years, Jonathan taught computer programming for audio/video performance and interactive installation at Parsons School of Design and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, but is now working towards a second career as a periodontal surgeon. He currently studies at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Jonathan really loves the universe and expressing this sentiment through rock climbing, extremely old sailboats, and whatever looks totally awesome today.
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