Saturday Dec 4th 2010 @Pyramid Atlantic

Stephan Moore, Ben Owen, Forbes Graham, Carver Audain

Stephan Moore
Stephan Moore is a composer, performer, audio artist, sound designer and curator based in Brooklyn and Providence. His creative work currently manifests as electronic studio compositions, improvised solo performances, sound installation works, scores and sound designs for collaborative performance pieces, and sound designs for unusual circumstances. Evidence, his long-standing project with Scott Smallwood, has performed widely and released several recordings over the past decade. He has created custom music software for a number of composers and artists, and has taught workshops and numerous college-level courses in composition, programming, sound art and electronic music. He curates the annual Floating Points Festival at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, where he also serves on the Art Advisory Board. From late 2004 to mid-2010, he performed over 250 concerts with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, serving as their sound engineer and music coordinator, and as a touring musician.

Ben Owen
Ben's current work includes improvised and graphic score based performance, audio and video collaborations. early sound studies began with cassettes and live radio, in tandem with stone lithography printmaking and photographic slide projections. his process of lithographic printing is balanced by the intended preservation and natural degradation of marks. he finds complimentary inherent similarities between the cycles of inking and surface reception of printmaking, mark making through drawing on printing stones and audio marks amplified by contact mics and environmental recordings. he is interested in the relationship between the spacial aspects of existing sound fields, intervened environments, and the projection and reflection of light. locations are an active and physical palette, much like an improvisational setting where control is relinquished. through mark making, and an attention to instability he continues the practice of listening and response.

Forbes Graham
I am a performer and a composer of music and sound. My main instruments are trumpet and laptop computer. I was born in Silver Spring, MD, grew up there and currently reside in the suburbs of Boston. I have been playing music for almost 24 years. I explore a variety of themes in my work including numerology, water, poetry, rhythm, and noise. Festival appearances include High Zero, Festival of New Trumpet, Vision Festival, and The Wire’s Adventures in Modern Music.

Carver Audain
Carver Audain (b 1981) is a sound artist who focuses on creating immersive sonic environments. He produces work comprised of pre-recorded instrumental and environmental recordings, resulting in an array of textured fields. In live performances he integrates a variety of pre-recorded source material as well as sounds of the physical space for the use of spontaneous arrangement, live sculpting, and sampling. He has presented works at venues such as The Red Room, Zebulon, Pyramid Atlantic, and ISSUE Project Room, and has performed as a part of the Sonic Circuits Festival, and the Floating Points Festival. In 2009, he was the recipient of ISSUE Project Room's Emerging Composer's Commission grant care of the Greenwall Foundation. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Saturday Dec 4th 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.

~ $8

Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD