November 11, 2011

New release on Zeromoon from project with Al Margolis.

November 3rd

the American Space Quartet:
Doug Van Nort (electronics), Phillip Schulze (electronics), Andrew Raffo Dewar (saxophone), and Jonathan Chen (violin)
Reception: Phillip Stearns Subliminal Machines 6pm
Music: 9pm

September 25th

The Albany Sonic Arts Collective and the Arts Center of the Capital Region co-present

Doug Van Nort / Al Margolis duo and Mysterybear (Dave Seidel)

Sunday 9/25 @ 2pm
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street
Troy NY
$5 suggested donation

The duo of Al Margolis ( If, Bwana) and Doug Van Nort utilizes two distinct approaches to manipulating sampled material, grabbing one another’s sound on the fly and forming an endless feedback loop of re-imagined sonic identities. The result is a rich palette of sound informed by classic electronic composition, minimalist drone works, and modern noise music. “Structure to chaos, drone to acoustic collages…”

September 24th

performing in: Judy Dunaway’s Radiophonic adventure

a free103point9 Transmission Art Event
9/24, 4-6pm
WGXC 90.7 fm and http://www.wgxc.org

TWO hours of transmission art for WGXC, featuring live performances by area artists and live telematic collaborations. Saxophonist Chris Kelsey will present the U.S. premiere of Judy Dunaway’s composition “On The Air” for saxophone, balloon samples and radio static. Additionally, electronic musician Doug Van Nort of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will collaborate with Dunaway in improvisations of processed live signals. Improvising vocalists Jill Burton of Gainesville, Florida and Richard Curtis of Huntsville, Alabama will participate via phone presenting special Hudson-area-based texts. (Kelsey, Van Nort, Burton and Curtis have worked with Dunaway in the past year in various telematic collaborations transmitted over Blogtalkradio.com.) Dunaway will also incorporate snippets of her previous works involving radio, phones and internet sound, including Duo for Radio Stations (1992) and Sex Workers Internet Radio Library (2006-2008).

September 10th

Gallery One Eleven at the Shirt Factory
77 Cornell St,Kingston, NY

Performance with Patrick Monte at opening of the Brooklyn-Kingston Exchange Project curated by Meir Gal. Structured improvisation using text->speech synthesis, Van Nort on electronics, Monte on guitar/processing.

June 15th, 2:30pm

The Cell, 338 W 23rd St, NYC

Performing and taking part in a roundtable at the Electroacoustic Music Studies conference in a special cross-abilities event curated by Pauline Oliveros. Alongside Clara Tomasz, Julia Alsarraf, Matt Azevedo, Deborah Egloff, Jonas Braasch, Ellen Waterman and Larry Polansky. Live visuals by Dave Whalen and drum performance by students from Abilities First, directed by Leaf Miller with Jackie Heyen.

June 1st, 9:00pm (local time)

Oslo, NO

Presentation of Distributed Composition #1, a telematic composition for three humans and one improvising machine, at New Interfaces for Musical Expression, also known as NIME. I will be joined remotely by Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch from CCRMA and RPI, respectively. Triple Point joins forces with an intelligent system that determines when we play while spatializing and transforming our sounds in the concert hall.

May 4th, 3:00pm

Doug Van Nort presents..

Genetic Orchestra #6: Deep Listening Genetic Orchestra 2011

A co-creation with the students of the Deep Listening Class

viewable live or via archive Ustream.tv

For the past three weeks, the students of the Deep Listening class have been mutating and breeding a shared pool of sounds using an evolutionary process. The sound qualities embedded within the resultant sound pool are used by Van Nort in order to create a structured piece. Using a custom software instrument to stretch, shift, loop and transform the evolved material, the players improvise within the confines of the score. This brings to life a sonic tapestry that results from the collective decisions of the group – thus is born the Deep Listening Genetic Orchestra 2011!

(public domain image)

Special thanks to Pauline Oliveros and Alejandro Borsani for assistance in making this event possible.

April 24th, 8:00pm

Issue Project Room
232 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY

Quartet for the end of Space – CD Release party and performance!

Please join us for this very special release party and concert that promises to span a vast sonic terrain, challenging listener and performer alike through a seamless blend of Deep Listening and Absolute Noise, moving between ever-fluid improvisation and carefully controlled sound manipulation.

Presentation of electroacoustic works from the CD as well as full quartet improvisation! More info here.

April 2011


First release of this new composition/improvisation collaborative project with Pauline Oliveros, Francisco Lopez and Jonas Braasch. Available from Pogus or purchase directly from me.

April 16, 2011

Performing in a duo with Al Margolis, as well as joining forces with Rjyan Kidwell and Andrew Bernstein for a quartet improvisation at the Red Room in Baltimore.

March 31, 2011

Performing in cross-abilities concert Stretched Boundaries with Tintinnabulate student ensemble and guest artists, including Clara Tomasz, Christine Sun Kim and David Whalen.

March 30, 2011

Presentation of collaborative research into audio-haptic sensory substitution, 4pm in the EMPAC Theatre, RPI campus.