Geoff Matters is a musician, artist, and technologist residing in New York City. Since creating the open-source software GDAM in the late 90's, he has been at the cutting edge of computer interfaces for live media performance. As a founder of Share open media jam and forum, he has spent a decade observing and fostering creative technology performance locally and internationally. As the force behind the A/V band Lance Blisters, he crafts protest music for the 21st century.
In "Mic Check" Geoff Matters, punk singer and former choirboy, attempts to come to terms with the sound of his own voice by exploring and building on his personal history of vocal expression. Commissioned by Roulette with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.
Geoff Matters and koosil-ja will perform the first stage of the exploration of a dance and mixed media work, Dance Without Body, which is a study of the chapter, "Body Without Organs" from the book "Mille Plateaux" by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. For Mixology Festival, they will perform "live processing," one of three main components of the work, in which koosil-ja dances following multiple self-prepared video source materials. The system is created as a tool to produce dance while abstracting herself from significances and subjectifications. Geoff will perform live video and sound score using a customized software environment conceptually relevant to the work. The Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and mediaThe Foundation.