-> "Louise", composed for solo performer, Sonic Fabric garment & analog electronics, is a multimedia collaboration directed and performed by Jenna Lyle. Designer Scarlet Le, collaboratively with Lyle, has made a garment using interdisciplinary artist Alyce Santoro's Sonic Fabric (cassette tape woven with polyester thread). With a variety of implements, Lyle performs a 3-part work, named for the late Abstract Expressionist sculptor Louise Nevelson, exploring the sound of sculptural movement and the sonic properties of textile. Much like the installation work of its namesake, Louise is an expression of intimacy and autobiography, dithering between the tiny and the monumental in scale.
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Garment Designer: Scarlet Le
Sonic Fabric Inventor: Alyce Santoro
-> Metonymy, by Chloe Alexandra Thompson, focuses on specific frequencies and their felt effect on the body. Multi-channel spatialization is used as a means to create a bridge between audience and audio – enveloping the space and viewer through composed use of transformative repetition that create moments of dissociation.
Lea Bertucci is an American composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. In addition to her instrumental practice, (alto saxophone and bass clarinet), her work often incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental technique and tape collage. Deeply experimental, her work is unafraid to subvert musical expectation. Her discography includes a number of solo and collaborative releases on independent labels and in 2018, will release the critically acclaimed Metal Aether on NNA tapes, as well as a commission for percussion ensemble Tigue and a second edition of her much anticipated graphic score book, TheTonebook, on Inpatient Press. She has performed extensively across the US and Europe with presenters such as The Kitchen, PS1 MoMA, Blank Forms, The Walker Museum, Roulette, ESS Chicago, Sound of Stockholm Festival, and the Le Guess Who Festival. She is a 2016 MacDowell Fellow in composition and a 2015 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence.
Composer, performer, installation-builder, and administrator, Jenna Lyle has worked with various ensembles and specialized in the performance of works by living composers. She has presented her own works as well as those of her colleagues throughout the U.S. and abroad, with performances recently by Spektral Quartet, Mocrep, Chicago Composers Orchestra, Loadbang, D U C K R U B B E R, and The Riot Ensemble, of London. As a performer, Lyle takes on long-term collaborations drawing upon her background in theater and vocal performance. Her latest projects include an international tour of choreographer Erica Mott and composer Ryan Ingebritsen's 3 Singers, a dance and multi-media opera; a collaborative duo work for bodies, voices, hanging speakers, and electronics with Australian mezzo Jessica Aszodi entitled Grafter; and a one-woman adaptation of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat. Lyle is also a performing member of Mocrep and a co-founder of Parlour Tapes+, a New Music cassette tape label and media/performance collective based in Chicago. She holds degrees in composition from Northwestern University (DMA), Cleveland State University (MM), and Birmingham-Southern College (BM) and curates and coordinates programming at The Arts Club of Chicago as Programs Manager.
Chloe Alexandra Thompson is a Cree, Canadian artist and curator, based in Portland, Oregon. Using Pure Data, Arduino, hardware and voice, Thompson creates unique sonic experiences and expressions through the spatialization of isolated frequencies. Thompson’s work (2 - 32 channel) has been shown at Unity Gain: High Density Loudspeaker Array, Corridor (Seattle), Quiet City (Vancouver, CAN), Wayward Concert Series (Seattle), The Wiltern (LA), Sl*t Island (Montreal, CAN), Panoply Performance Lab (New York), Subharmonic: Sonic Arts Symposium, Littman and White Galleries, Compliance Division, Bronco Gallery, and Variform Gallery, among others. She has also presented in collaborations for Converge45, Disjecta, Out of Sight (Seattle), PICA T:BA:17, SIX for Subharmonic, and Nationale.
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