Saturday, May 23, 2009
Full Description:Losperus is the name of a new performance paradigm for Evidence. In making electronic music, we have observed that our process tends to be one of gradual layering, guiding, fading, carefully mixing together streams of carefully crafted recordings, textures, and processes with computer software. We began to wonder about leaving our laptops aside and moving this process into the acoustical realm - placing commonplace electrical devices and found objects into unstable relationships with each other, and using friction and gravity to build humming, whirring, rattling contraptions on the fly. Benton-C Bainbridge makes live visuals in much the same spirit, taking an 'acoustic' approach to visuals and spatially amplifying the Losperus devices through light and shadow with hacked slide and film projectors.
Sound artists Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood began performing as the duo Evidence in 2001. Focusing on the universe of real-world sound, Evidence pours field recordings like water into their compositional and improvisational process, resulting in music that balances between tight organization and unregulated flow. Using recording equipment, laptops, and other electronic devices, Evidence creates music that deals with gradual change, improvised over time, sometimes atmospheric, sometimes pulsating, always texturall striking and unique. Resisting classification into a single genre, Evidence is equally at home performing in experimental venues, clubs, galleries, planetariums, and rooftops. More information at ecnedive.com.
Once again, Evidence will work with Benton-C Bainbridge, the Bronx-based video artist known for live visual performance with custom digital, analog and optical systems. Benton-C has shown worldwide, at venues ranging from squats to the Madison Square Garden. Currently, Bainbridge is working with Bobby Previte as the duo 'Dialed In', using a/v samplers to perform music, video and lighting. Please visit benton-c.com and fuevoz.com.