First Fridays After Party Performance
January 11, 2019
$7-$10 Sliding Scale
Vox Populi is pleased to present an evening of improvised and experimental music featuring: cellist and composer Leila Bordreuil, vocalist Charmaine E. Lee, electronic musician David Wesley Sutton, sound artist Patrick Gallagher, and electro-acoustic duo MH/MB.
Leila Bordreuil – https://leilabordreuil.com/sounds.html
Charmaine E. Lee – https://charmaineleemusic.com/music/
David Wesley Sutton – https://davidwesleysutton.bandcamp.com/
Patrick Gallagher – https://tonelog.bandcamp.com/album/eye-teeth
MH/MB – https://mhmb.bandcamp.com/
Leila Bordreuil is a Brooklyn-based cellist, composer and sound artist from France. She accesses concepts as diverse as contemporary classical, noise, jazz, and experimental traditions but adheres to none of them. Her work has been described as “steadily scathing music, favoring long and corrosive atonalities.” Driven by a fierce interest in pure sound and inherent texture, she challenges conventional cello practice through extreme extended techniques and amplification methods. Her composed works frequently incorporate sound-spatialization by way of site-specific pieces and multichannel installations. Current projects include duos with Tamio Shiraishi, Julia Santoli, and Zach Rowden, as well as a string trio with Joanna Mattrey and Sean Ali.
Charmaine Lee is a New York-based vocalist from Sydney, Australia. Her music is predominantly improvised, favoring a uniquely personal approach to vocal expression concerned with spontaneity, playfulness, and risk-taking. Beyond extended vocal technique, Charmaine uses amplification, electroacoustic feedback, and microphones to augment and distort the voice. She has performed with leading improvisers Nate Wooley, id m theft able, and Joe Morris, and maintains ongoing collaborations with contemporaries Lester St. Louis, Conrad Tao, Zach Rowden, and Leila Bordreuil. She has performed at venues such as the Met Breuer, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, the Stone, and Experimental Sound Studios (Chicago). As a composer, Charmaine has been commissioned by the Wet Ink Ensemble (2018), and has a forthcoming commission with Spektral Quartet (2018).
Better known under the project LXV, US producer David Wesley Sutton also presents work under his own name which is equal parts INA-GRM intricacy and unstable basement electronics through which Sutton manipulates antecedently unknown synthesis techniques into sublime spiritual landscapes. In his work Sutton spatially arranges processed voices, digital fragments and fractured synthesized and sampled media into sound environments.
Patrick Gallagher is currently interested in the narratives created through collages of recordings of incidental and everyday situations, supplemented with various junk objects, instruments, synthesizers, tape, voice, and light computer manipulation providing. Even the most banal sounds can lead to beautiful, mysterious and vast sound worlds.
MH/MB is an electro-acoustic duo including Maddie Hewitt and Michael Bailey. They use everyday objects and natural sounds with amplification and sound processing techniques to create free-form sound performances. They find expressivity in neglected materials and channel that potential into electrified communication.
Please note that the main passenger elevator at the 319 N. 11th building is currently being replaced and that we lack main entryway elevator services to our venue on the third floor. While under usual circumstances we can provide a mobile-ramp for wheelchair entry into the building, our ramp does not accommodate the back stairwell leading to the freight elevator. Individuals in wheelchairs or needing elevator service should contact Vox Populi ahead of their arrival to discuss potential alternatives: 215-238-1236 / [email protected]