Sunday, May 6th, 2012 - Bonnie Jones, Suzanne Thorpe, Echolalia @Pyramid Atlantic
Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American writer, improvising musician, and performer working primarily with electronic music and text. Born in 1977 in South Korea she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, MD. Bonnie creates improvised and composed text-sound performances that explore the fluidity and function of electronic noise (field recordings, circuit bending) and text (poetry, found, spoken). She is interested in how people perceive, “read” and interact with these sounds and texts given our current technological moment. Bonnie has presented her work in the US, Europe, and Asia and collaborates frequently with writers and musicians including Ric Royer, Carla Harryman, Andy Hayleck, Joe Foster, Andrea Neumann, Chris Cogburn and Liz Tonne. She received her MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.
Suzanne Thorpe is a performer, composer, educator and arts-activist who strives for breakthroughs in understanding via sonic signals. From 1989 to 2001, she was a founding member of Mercury Rev, an internationally acclaimed band with which she composed, performed, recorded, produced, and toured, earning critical praise and a gold record for 1998's Deserters' Songs. Upon leaving the band, Thorpe continued her work as an electroacoustic flutist, extending her instrument with an increasingly diverse set-up of analogue and digital software components while partnering with a variety of musicians. Her recent compositions, multi-channel works that employ psycho-acoustic phenomena, aural harmonics and tuned filtering systems, have been performed at Issue Project Room (New York), Diapason (New York), Activating the Medium Festival (San Francisco), Anne St. Gallery (New York), Megapolis Festival (Baltimore), among other venues. As an improviser she has performed with Chris Brown, Annette Krebs, Maggie Nicols, Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros, Gino Robair, Zeena Parkins, Ulrich Krieger, Miya Masaoka, Zbigniew Karkowski, Anti-Matter, Chris Cogburn, Mike Bullock, Bonnie Jones, Bhob Rainey, David Dove and more at venues such as The Stone (NYC), No Idea Festival (Austin, TX), Pyramid Atlantic Center for the Arts (Silver Spring, MD), L'envers (Montreal, Canada), White Box (NYC), LMAK (NYC), 21 Grand (Oakland, CA), The Luggage Store (San Francisco, CA), Greenwich Music House (NYC), and Albany Sonic Arts Collective (Albany, NY) to name a few.
Amber Dunleavy is an experimental musician based in Falls Church, VA. Her main instrument is the theremin, but she also enjoys toying around with various found sounds. Sometimes quiet, sometimes noisy, sometimes spooky, sometimes funny, sometimes sad and other times a mix of everything.
Sunday May 6th 2012 8 p.m.