Human Work Automated for Select Frequencies: MT Coast + Ben Boye +Ben Billington + Natalie Chami + Kyle Landstra
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About the Event
MT Coast along with, Ben Boye, Ben Billington, Natalie Chami, and Kyle Landstra, will explore the limitations of processed improvisation through electronic and drone-centric music. Frequencies and gestures provided by MT Coast shall act as a loose score while the performers use both digital and analogue instruments to explore their personal interpretations of the gestures within the confines of the frequencies. The performers' output will be presented outright while also being actively fed back into MT Coast's processing center where the inputs will be modulated on the fly - creating a dense textural field of input, output and feedback. This performance will aim to explore the human response to machine generated signals of exact frequencies which are known to correspond to ancient spiritual practices, such as the yogic tradition of Chakra, and the set modal phenomena known as Cymatics. Participants shall include performers and audience members. The performers will respond to a series of frequencies through musical improvisation. The audience is encouraged to participate in any way they see fit. ------------------------------------------------- The Chicago Perch presents 2014 ACRE artist, Jeff Milam in Human Work Automated for Select Frequencies, a one-night event on Friday August 14, starting at 8:00 p.m. MT Coast is an experimental sound artist from Chicago, IL who uses computers to explore the limits of organic and acoustic sounds by processing field recordings, acoustic instruments and by mimicking organic sounds with software. MT Coast uses a process oriented approach to demonstrate the relationships between sounds and their novel concocted counterparts, but more importantly he composes deeply textured pieces intended to call into question the relationship between the natural and synthetic.