Archives for May 2015

A room listening to itself @ The Center for Contemporary Arts – Santa Fe, NM

A new sound installation, A room listening to itself, will be presented at the Center for Contemporary Arts – Santa Fe, NM between June 12-September 13, 2015. The installation will open on June 12 as part of the Currents New Media Festival.

I will be there for the opening June 12, and will give an artist talk on June 13.

Here’s a short description from the exhibition curator:
Are relationships audible? Can sound create a sense of space? Adam Basanta’s site-specific installation A Room Listening to Itself explores amplified acoustic inactivity, creating a unique spatio-acoustic environment environment by subverting conventional sound reinforcement equipment. Microphones and speaker cones are situated in the space to respond to each other, creating feedback and other aural phenomena that are tuned and modified by a specialized computer software. As viewers move through the exhibition, they interrupt and change the spatial relationships, causing a variance in sound.

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Two premiers this June in Montreal

Two new musical works for chamber ensembles and electronics premiering this June in Montreal… including a 15 minute work for Brass quintet, drums, and lightbulbs + a 3 movement, 30 minute juggernaut for percussion quartet, electronics, and interactive scenography! details below


An outlier always finds its place out of place
Brass quintet, drums, electronics, 6 computer-controlled lightbulbs
Commissioned and performed by Magnitude6, with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts

June 3+4, 2015 @ 20h30, Espace Aline-Letendre du Gesù, 1202 Rue Bleury, Montreal. more info here


 The privacy of domestic life
Percussion quartet, electronics, interactive scenography
Commissioned and performed by Architek Percussion Quartet, with assistance of the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres de Quebec.
June 18, 2015 @ 20h, Sala Rosa, 4848 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal