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SURGE & CONVERGE I:
Two artists from Los Angeles and two artists from San Francisco come together for an evening of improvisation, performing both solo and collaborative sets in a continuous current of sonic banter. Curated by Kadet.
Raised on a farm in Idaho, Elise Baldwin now resides in San Francisco, where she recently completed her MFA in Electronic Music at Mills College. When not indulging her interest in pyrokenesis or reading compulsively in the bath, E can be found cooking up aurally hazardous byproducts in her studio or building software instruments for video manipulation. She has spent much of the past decade as a sound designer and recording engineer, as well as composing for theater, film, live performance, and audio installations. Active in the Bay Area experimental music scene, she focuses on solo and collaborative intermedia performance, appearing recently at the ARTSfest 2004, E.S.P. Media Lounge, CalArts CEAIT Festival 2003 and the National Queer Arts Festival. She is a Harvestworks Artist in Residence for 2006 and recipient of the 2004 Frogs Peak Award for Experimental Music. (clattertrap.com)
Clay Chaplin is a composer, improviser and video artist from Los Angeles who explores audio visual improvisation with computer instruments and networked systems. He uses computers and custom electronics as musical and visual instruments which can of capture, process, play back, or generate sounds and images in real-time. Clay is continuing development of his wireless, interactive instrument named ‘Stupid Thing’ which, through a connection with the body provides mobility and physicality to his performances. During his career, Clay has worked on many projects involving experimental music, video, dance, computers, and related technology. His works have been performed internationally including performances at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, the Sonic Circuits Festivals, the Piano Spheres concert series, the Santa Fe Electronic Music Festival, UCSB’s Cultural Turn Conference, UCSD’s Time-Forms Media Festival, the Ex-Static Concerts in Sydney, the Korean Electro-Acoustic Society concerts in Seoul, the Fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists in Toronto, the Olympia Experimental Music Festival, the International Computer Music Conference in Hong Kong, the Baltimore Composers Forum concerts, the CEAIT Electronic Music Festivals, and the Electronic Music Threshold concerts. Clay is currently the Director of the Computer Music and Experimental Media studios at the CalArts School of Music where he teaches composition, audio recording, and digital video. (music.calarts.edu/~cchaplin/)
Milton Cross (who also goes by Tony) has been playing the violin since the age of 4. He studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Curtis Institute, and the Aspen Music School. He has performed, recorded and/or toured with Tarentel, No Name Trio, Laughingstock, Dielectric Drone All-Stars, John Vanderslice, Alfred, and many others. Milton has composed and performed soundtracks for several films, including Frozen Angels (Sundance, 2005, with co-composer and longtime co-conspirator Zoe Keating), Oregon (South by Southwest, Seattle International, Odense, Berlin, Taos Talking Pictures, and Sci-Fi Channel), Uncovering Glen Canyon (Taos Mountain, Flagstaff, Durango and Santa Fe Film Festivals) and Alfred (Cannes, 1999 and ResFest, 1998). Other activities include field recording (he has presented work at the Field Effects series in San Francisco), writing (published a few times in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency), and working as a Soundscape Monitor in Muir Woods. Milton lives in San Francisco but grew up in New York and Michigan. He has twice completed the swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco. (miltoncross.com)
Kadet Kuhne is a media artist based out of Los Angeles whose work includes music composition, filmmaking and installation. Kadets fever for combining audio and video began over a decade ago when she started shooting and soundtracking underground films. Kadet has two solo CD releases, Seismic and Thin Air, and is featured on numerous compilations including Women Take Back The Noise and MONO:POLY. As an award-winning filmmaker, she has nine film and video shorts that are screened worldwide, and designs interactive, audiovisual installations for galleries and museums. Past exhibitions and performances include the Museum of Art Lucerne, LACMA, Musees de Strasbourg, MOCA -LA, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, REDCAT. The LAB, The Weisman Art Museum, The CEAIT Festival, Highways Performance Gallery, New York Underground Film Festival and The Knitting Factory. Since graduating with an MFA in Music Composition & Integrated Media at CalArts, Kadet has moved into teaching at UCSD and owns a Post-Production Sound studio, Audible Shift, where she designs and mixes for cinema, commercials, video games and music releases. (tektonicshift.com)