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Location: UAG Gallery
247 Lark Street
Albany NY 12210

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Join the newly established Albany Sonic Arts Collective for a concert featuring emerging local musicians Jason Cosco and Holland Hopson. Both musicians will perform solo.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5
7:30 PM
UPSTATE ARTISTS GUILD (UAG) GALLERY AT 247 LARK STREET
ALBANY, NY
$5 SUGGESTED DONATION


Albany, NY - The Albany Sonic Arts Collective presents its second concert of innovative performance with a program featuring Jason Cosco, turntables and electronics, and Holland Hopson, banjo and electronics.


About Holland Hopson
"...a low-key but varied set that used a time-honored process in which live performace sets off computer processes..." -- Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

"The variety of sound created, the moving sources and fascinating interplay among those sources made a tremendously complicated live experience out of simple sounds." -- Frederick Kaimann, The Birmingham News

Holland Hopson is a composer, improviser, and electronic artist. As an instrumentalist he performs on soprano saxophone, clawhammer banjo and electronics. Holland augments his instruments with custom-designed sensor interfaces and performs with his own highly responsive, interactive computer programs.

Holland received his MFA in Electronic Arts from the iEAR program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has recently returned to the Capital District from New York City and Austin, TX. Holland was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, where NASA developed the Saturn V rocket and components of the Space Shuttle. Holland affectionately refers to his work for clawhammer banjo and electronics as "redneck tech: a reflection of my Appalachian heritage blended with space-age technology."

Holland has performed at numerous venues including The Kitchen, The Knitting Factory, and Roulette. He has held residencies at STEIM (Amsterdam) and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts (NYC) where he developed a sound installation based on Marcel Duchamp?s sculpture "With Hidden Noise."

Holland can be heard playing soprano saxophone on Der Wald, the latest CD from the free jazz group ECFA. He performs on banjo and electronics with the Austin-based electro-acoustic improvisation group Gates. Holland?s most recent solo recording is With Hidden Noises released on Grab Rare Arts (www.grabrarearts.com).

More information about Holland Hopson can be found on his website (http://www.hollandhopson.com) and his blog (http://fieldguide.hollandhopson.com).


About Jason Cosco
Jason Cosco is a member of the band Grab Ass Cowboys, and a VJ for the band Death by a Thousand Cuts.


For more detailed information about this event, please visit the Albany Sonic Arts Collective web site: http://albanysonicarts.blogspot.com


About the Albany Sonic Arts Collective
The Albany Sonic Arts Collective (ASAC) is a grassroots organization dedicated to building a thriving community of listeners and performers of music that exists outside of traditional boundaries. The Collective supports a wide variety of music and sonic art forms, with an emphasis on those that stress freedom and exploration of new ideas. Styles include free improvisation, drone, noise, electroacoustic improvisation, electronic music, avant jazz, and many others.

ASAC made their debut November 11 with a concert at the Upstate Artists Guild Gallery in Albany. The concert featured Century Plants (Albany), Stone Baby (Rochester), Antique Brothers (Los Angeles), and Sleepwalkers Local 242 (Los Angeles) playing to a capacity crowd.

Upcoming projects for ASAC include a concert in February 2008 featuring Jack Wright (saxophone) from Pennsylvania and Andrea Neuman (inside piano and electronics) from Berlin.


CDs, JPEGs, press kits available.

For more information:
Eric Hardiman, Albany Sonic Arts Collective
albanysonicarts@yahoo.com
518-522-2055
http://albanysonicarts.blogspot.com

Exhibiting Artists:
Holland Hopson
UAG Member Jason Cosco
UAG Board Member + Board Member     UAG Member + Member     UAG Associate Member + Associate Member

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