Questions of Qualia are confusing, 4 artists attempt to answer what color is with sound and action.
What is color? Questions of Qualia are always confusing. Friday, June 28th, 4 performers attempt to define what color could possibly be with extensions of what is normally defined as musical performance at Panoply Performance Laboratory.
Suggested Donation $5-15 (all of which goes to the artists)
No one turned away
Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery
BIOS of performers:
Jen Baker (performing with Dafna Naphtali)
Jen Baker is a NYC-based trombonist who promotes new music, often featuring multimedia aspects. As a soloist, she has appeared at festivals around the world as both a performer and masterclass teacher. Jen has premiered numerous solo and chamber works, including her self-composed First Nation’s Ley, Concerto for Multiphonic Trombone in San Francisco. As a founding member of Bang on a Can’s Asphalt Orchestra and the musical theatre work, Beowulf, she has performed in festivals internationally and nationwide. She has also performed with TILT brass, S.E.M Ensemble, SFSound, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and has worked with a variety of artists including Yoko Ono, Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros, Susan Marshall, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. She is featured on the soundtrack to Werner Herzog’s Oscar-nominated Encounters at the End of the World, and can also be heard on Blue Dreams, an album of her own solo multiphonic compositions.
Dafna Naphtali is a sound-artist/ improviser/composer from an eclectic musical background. As a singer/guitarist/electronic-musician she performs and composes using her Max/MSP programming for sound processing of voice and other instruments.
She’s received commissions and awards from NY Foundation for the Arts, NY State Council on the Arts, Meet the Composer, Experimental TV Center, Brecht Forum, and residencies at STEIM (Holland), Music OMI and iEAR at Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute. She’s twice received commissions from American Composers Forum (1999 work for pianist Kathleen Supové plus Disklavier, and in 2010 for Magic Names vocal ensemble),. Dafna is a 2011 recipient of Franklin Furnace Fund award to develop work with Eric Singer’s LEMUR music robots.
She has been teaching, programming and consulting about computer music since1995 at Harvestworks (New York) and as a freelancer, and has done sound design and/or programming work for the projects of many artists at the forefront of digital and interactive music.
Dafna can be heard on Mechanique(s) (Acheulian Handaxe), on What is it Like to be a Bat? (Tzadik/Oracles) (4 Stars, All Music Guide) with Brazelton and Danny Tunick, Her newest CD Chatter Blip with Chuck Bettis is on Acheulian Handaxe.
A graduate of the New England Conservatory, Ryan Krause is a composer and gallery director (1oh9.com) who has been experimenting with extended vocal techniques and narratives in solo and duo performances (recently as Lipschitz with David Grollman). Use of techniques pioneered by Stockhausen and Trevor Wishart are paired with the casual and nonsequitur.
A long-time associate of experimental music label Prom Night Records, double bass player Jason Anastasoff has one album out by his graphic score project “Obscure Directions” in addition to collaborating with dancers and artists of all kinds. He has played with thingNY and Panoply Performance Laboratory and prepares his bass with an amazing array of household objects.
DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren
DeLesslin George-Warren (b. 1991) is a composer, artist, and performer raised in Rock Hill, SC just off of the Catawba Indian Nation’s reservation where he learned his tribe’s drumming, dancing, and pottery making. He has performed with choirs and ensembles in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee while simultaneously having works premiered by the York County Choral Society, Westminster Catawba Singers, Church of Our Saviour Choir, First Presbyterian Church Choir, Ars Gaga String Quartet, the Black Rock String Quartet, and others. He currently performs in various locales in and around Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) where he studies voice, composition, and performance art.