Saturday, September 20, 2008
A native of Korea, Okkyung Lee has been developing her own voice in contemporary cello performance, improvisation and composition. Using her solid classical training as a springboard, she incorporates jazz, sounds, korean traditional music, and noise with extended techniques
to create her unique blend of music. Okkyung has released her debut album, Nihm on Tzadik; a duo recording with Christian Marclay on My Cat is an Alien label’s split LP series; and a solo cello album I saw the Ghost of an Unknown Soul and it Said…
Marina Rosenfeld is a noted composer, improviser and artist whose works have been commissioned in recent years by the Whitney Biennial 2008 and 2002; Creative Time; Tate Modern; The Kitchen; Artists Space; Contemporary Jewish Museum; Electronic Music Foundation and many others. Frequent collaborators include Christian Marclay, DJ Olive, Lee Ranaldo, George Lewis, Ikue Mori and Kaffe Matthews, among many others.
Miya Masaoka resides in New York City and is a classically trained musician, composer and sound/installation artist. She has created works for solo koto, laser interfaces, laptop and video. She also has made works for sculpture installations and written scores for ensembles, chamber orchestra and mixed choirs. In her pieces, she often works with the sonification of data, and maps the behavior of brain activity, plants and insect movement to sound.
Seth Cluett (b. 1976, Troy, NY) is a composer and visual artist whose work includes photography, drawing, video, sound installation, concert music, performance, and theoretical writing. His pieces are an exploration of the role of sound in everyday life. Operating at the boundary between the auditory and other senses, his work engages sound’s ability to be both collectively shared and distinctly personal. Many of his pieces investigate the acoustic signature of specific locations, where sound is experienced as an activity (audio tourism), architectural property, or as geological process.