Live Electronic Music
Casey Anderson / Scott Cazan / Michael Winter
Saturday, July 25 2015
doors: 8pm music: 8:30pm
Casey Anderson is an artist working with sound in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations. He has performed with Jason Kahn, Ulrich Krieger, MKM, Fomoudou Don Moye, Michael Pisaro, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Trayle, and the Dog Star Orchestra. Performances, exhibitions, and residencies include MOCA – Los Angeles (CA), ISSUE Project Room (NY), STEIM (NL), Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), and Mass MOCA (MA). He co-founded, and co-edits (with John P. Hastings and Scott Cazan), the Experimental Music Yearbook, co-owns khalija records with Wyatt Keusch, and is a core member of Southland Ensemble. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California, teaches in the Media Design Practices department at Art Center College of Design, and works with Machine Project.
Scott Cazan is a Los Angeles based composer, performer, creative coder, and sound artist working in fields such as experimental electronic music, sound installation, chamber music, and software art where he explores cybernetics, aesthetic computing, and emergent forms resulting from human interactions with technology. His work often involves the use of feedback networks where misunderstanding and chaotic elements act as a catalyst for emergent forms in art and music.
Michael Winter’s work often explores simple processes where dynamic systems, situations, and settings are defined by minimal graphic- and text-based scores that can be realized in a variety of ways. He reconciles epistemological limits with artistic practicality by considering and addressing the limits of computation from a musical and experiential vantage point. He often works closely with other artists, mathematicians, and scientists integrating objects, ideas, and texts from various domains as structural elements in his pieces.
He has performed across the Americas and Europe at venues ranging in size from small basements to large museums to outdoor public spaces. In 2008, he co-founded and currently co-directs the wulf., a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to experimental performance and art. As a laboratory and hub for exploring new ideas, the wulf. has become an experiment in alternative communities and economies. Similarly, Michael’s work subverts discriminatory conventions and hierarchies by exploring alternative forms of presentation and interaction. He currently lives in Los Angeles in the same place where the wulf. primarily organizes and hosts events.
For this performance, Michael will present a new work entitled “fade and aviary” for sustained tones, field recordings, and computer. The process is a stilted fade between multiple sources where the output is determined by the following simple rule: pass the louder source.