Thursday, June 14, 2007
Journeys through imaginary landscapes, utilizing speech and song, electric guitar, synthesizer washes, and electronics all through multi-channel diffusion. This is the last show of a tour in support of their new album, “Still Point” (Shinkoyo).
Mario Diaz de Leon (b.1979) lives in New York City, where he composes chamber music for instruments and electronics, presents solo performances, collaborates with Jay King in the audiovisual duo King/Diaz de Leon. His collaborative and solo work has been featured in performances and exhibitions at Roulette, The Museum of Biblical Art (NYC), PS1 Contemporary Art Center, MUSAC (LeÃ³n, Spain), Merkin Concert Hall, Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), The Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis), The Stone, Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, and Oberlin Conservatory. He is a recipient of the 2005 Meet the Composer / Van Lier Fellowship and a winner of ICE’s 21st Century Young Composers Project.
Severiano Martinez (b.1979) is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, filmmaker, and author, currently living in Oakland, CA. From 2000-2003 he attended the Oberlin Conservatory’s Technology in Music and Related Arts Program. While in school, Martinez co-founded the Shinkoyo Arts Collective and released his first album, Clocks and Psandas. From 2004-05 he toured North America with Skeletons, and recently completed his third US tour with Sejayno. Severiano has premiered works and performed at Labor Gras (Berlin), PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Roulette, Tonic (NYC), REDCAT (Los Angeles), Oberlin Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, The Empty Bottle (Chicago), The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh) and at South by Southwest (Austin).