The Moon Represents My Heart Concert Series presents Experiments in Noise

Fri, Aug 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 10:00pm

 

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An evening with artists whose experimental work in electronic and improvised music continues to shape New York’s sonic landscape. Come and experience a range of moods and emotions through their use of amplified voice and modular synths within the setting of the exhibition.

 

Daren Ho is a New York-based experimental electronic musician. He is a former member of the defunct band Raccoo-oo-oon in Iowa City, has released solo music as Driphouse on Spectrum Spools and Root Strata. He is involved in multiple collaborations, most notably with Rene Hell as Mandelbrot & Skyy.


Charmaine Lee is a New York-based vocalist. Her music is predominantly improvised, favoring a uniquely personal approach to vocal expression concerned with spontaneity, playfulness, and risk-taking. Beyond extended vocal technique, Charmaine uses amplification, electroacoustic feedback, and microphones to augment and distort the voice. She has performed with leading improvisers Nate Wooley, id m theft able, and Joe Morris, and maintains ongoing collaborations with contemporaries Lester St. Louis, Conrad Tao, Zach Rowden, and Leila Bordreuil. She has performed at the Met Breuer, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, the Stone, the Kitchen, and MoMA PS1. As a composer, Charmaine has been commissioned by the Wet Ink Ensemble (2018) and Spektral Quartet (2018). She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at ISSUE Project Room (2019).


C. Spencer Yeh is recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as an artist, improviser, and composer, as well his music project Burning Star Core. His video works are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix and he is a senior editor at Triple Canopy and contributing editor to BOMB magazine. Yeh also volunteers as a programmer and trailer editor for Spectacle Theater, a microcinema in Brooklyn NY.


Recent exhibitions and presentations of work include "Shocking Asia" at Empty Gallery Hong Kong, "Two Workaround Works Around Calder" at the Whitney Museum NYC, "Modern Mondays" at MoMA NYC, "Sound Horizon" at the Walker Art Center Minneapolis MN, "Tarek Atoui: Organ Within" at Kurimanzutto and the Guggenheim Museum NYC, "The World Is Sound" at the Rubin Museum NYC, "Mei-Jia & Ting-Ting & Chih-fu & Sin-Ji" at MOCA Cleveland Ohio, "Closer to the Edge" in Singapore and "Crossing Over" in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, "Tony Conrad Tribute" at Atelier Nord/Ultima Festival in Oslo Norway, "Great Tricks From Your Future" at D-CAF in Cairo Egypt, and LAMPO at the Renaissance Society in Chicago IL. Yeh is also included in the current exhibition "The Moon Represents My Heart: Music Memory and Belonging" at the Museum of Chinese in America NYC, and "Inner Ear Vision: Sound As Medium" at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Omaha NE.


Yeh was a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award in 2019. In 2015 he was an Artist-in-Residence at ISSUE Project Room NYC, and was included in the performance program for Greater New York at MoMA/PS1. A new project on vinyl record, "The RCA Mark II," was recently published by Primary Information.