Sadja will be presenting selections from "In Slow Motions", a new work for live electronics composed while in residence at EMS in Stockholm. Westbrook's performance will present new work that explores the construction of synthetic spaces built from documentation of choreographed listening activities and performed field recordings.
Doron Sadja is an American artist and composer whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space. Working primarily with multichannel spatialized sound – combining pristine electronics with lush romantic synthesizers, dense noise, and computer-enhanced acoustic instruments, Sadja creates post-human, hyper-emotive sonic architecture.
Byron Westbrook is an artist and musician based in Brooklyn NY. He works with listening, space, perception and awareness, often pursuing routes with social engagement. His electronic sound interventions play with dynamics of perception of space, sometimes as multi-channel sound performances or as installation work using video or lighting. He has presented work at ICA London, Clocktower Gallery, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, Diapason Gallery, Eyebeam (NYC), Human Resources (Los Angeles), The LAB (San Francisco), International House (Philadelphia), VIVO (Vancouver), Instants Chavirés (Paris), O’ (Milan) among others. He has an MFA from Bard College, where he studied with David Berhman, Marcus Schmickler, Laetitia Sonami and Marina Rosenfeld. He has also worked closely with Phill Niblock at Experimental Intermedia Foundation in NYC since 2005. He has been an artist in residence at Clocktower Gallery, Wassaic Project, Diapason Gallery and is a 2014 Civitella Ranieri Fellow. He has releases with Sedimental, Los Discos Enfantasmes, Three:Four Records and will have an LP release in Spring 2015 with Root Strata. www.byronwestbrook.com