247 Lark Street
Albany NY 12210
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ALBANY SONIC ARTS COLLECTIVE
YEAH! SWEET! YUMMY!
rise set twilight (Troy, NY)
Linda Aubry Bullock, electronics
Mike Bullock, video
Chris Cooper & Bill Nace (Northampton, MA)
Cooper (Fat Worm of Error, The BSC, ex-Deerhoof, ex-Caroliner) , guitar
Nace (Vampire Belt), guitar
Stars Shine Like Eyes
Mike Bullock solo
Saturday 17 May, 2008
Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark St. Albany, NY
Doors at 7:30 pm: show at 8:00
$5 suggested donation at the door
Troy NY's sparkly people, rise set twilight, meet Western MA noise award winners Chris Cooper & Bill Nace. That's exciting! These people are in lots of cool bands! Better yet, they will play in some of those bands for you.
rise set twilight (Troy, NY) - Warm and shivery all at the same time. Sweet loops of sound and light take you back to when your senses were new.
Cooper & Nace (Northampton, MA) - With friends like these, who needs Rock n' Roll? Chris and Bill are two guitarists who will make you fall in love, or at least in like, all over again.
Stars Shine Like Eyes - Like those times when you are reading in bed and realize you've read the first line of that paragraph over and over again. You can't go on, you'll go on.
More on the musicians:
rise set twilight is the multimedia project of Linda Aubry Bullock and Mike Bullock. Layering analog and digital synthesis, feedback, field recordings and projections, rise set twilight manifests in several ways: in multimedia performance installations; as the dance party unit of DJ orangecookie and VJ Fielder Blank; and as a straight-up noise duo (AKA Barkhausen).
Linda Aubry Bullock's earliest memories include being fascinated with the sound of humming transformers, birds, and the distant sound of the television which she references through electronics, keyboards and harp. Linda studied music at Berklee, Boston Conservatory and Bennington and has developed a career in visual arts. In addition to the duo rise set twilight, Linda has a solo project called The Sun is an Orange Cookie (2006 release "My Heart of Sugar" on Chlo? Recordings).
As Ambrosia Porcelain, Linda and her mother Miriam create handmade and handpainted porcelain tableware.
About "My Heart of Sugar": Linda Gale Aubry, who is behind TSiaOC, really knows how to keep things going with a well chosen palette of short electronic patterns, sampled acoustic percussion and field recordings, that she subjects to thoughtful variations and accentuation's?My Heart of Sugar is a delightful release, from the fluid, vaguely house-influenced pulse of "Find a Place Before Dark Falls" to the noisier textures of the final track - cozy music, somewhere between pop-oriented electronica (minus the melodies), laid-back minimal house (minus the bouncing bass) and glitchy ambient (minus the clich?-laden sounds). Magnus Schaefer, Vital Weekly 552
The Sun Is An Orange Cookie is highly synthetic music, even when perhaps some of it is made through methods of improvisation. It's very upfront stuff that is made with a sort of sense for naivety. Arpeggio synths, minimal samplings?in the end it's thumbs up for this. Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly 523
Michael T. Bullock is a composer and improviser based in Troy, NY. He has performed in an eleventh century stone chapel, a Czech monastery, and on the side of mountain. As a solist, in duo with cellist Vic Rawlings, and with electronic duo rise set twilight (with Linda Aubry), Mike has performed across the US and in France and Czech Republic. He has collaborated with Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelley (of nmperign), Mazen Kerbaj, Christian Wolff, L? Quan Ninh, Daniel Carter, and Theodore Bikel. Mike is a member of the BSC, a large ensemble of improvisers originating in Boston, which has collaborated with musicians and composers from all over the world.
His recordings appear on Grob, Intransitive, CIMP, Emanem, Kissy, Fargone, Rounder and Naxos. In 2002 he founded Chlo?, a label dedicated to electro-acoustic music. Mike is a doctoral candidate in the Electronic Arts department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. http://www.finenoiseandlig ht.net
These guys elected to go bio-less. When you hear them, you'll know why - the music speaks for itself, and the musicians talk to themselves.
For more on the Albany Sonic Arts Collective, visit their website at albanysonicarts.blogspot.com.