the wulf.

upcoming events

07.03.2015 8:00 p.m.

KinoEar

KinoEar is an artistic collaboration between musician/composer, Ma’ayan Tsadka, and filmmaker/media artist Danielle Williamson. The collaboration explores the visual and sonic potential of places realized in site-specific soundfilms, where the topography, architecture, found objects, and natural soundscape dictates the form of sonic and visual compositions. Our work presents a unification of sound and image atypical in traditional cinema: we aim to break the hierarchy between the two. Our project recognizes the intersection of these two elements while also being a means through which people can perceive both familiar and lesser-known spaces in different ways.


07.10.2015 7:30 p.m.

Suzanne Thorpe/Bonnie Jones and Carmina Escobar

Bonnie Jones & Suzanne Thorpe have been collaborating musically and as co-founders of the electronic arts organization TECHNE since 2010. TECHNE teaches workshops combining sound, technology and musical improvisation. Our programs empower young women, increase their involvement in technology, and inspire them to engage in creative and innovative music practices. For the past 3 years TECHNE has gone on tour teaching contact mic buiding workshops to young women at GIrls Rock camps across the US. This summer we're touring Southern California and Texas. As part of the workshops, we like to present a local concert of electronic music to offer context and examples of female professionals working in the field. Tonight's program features a duet by Bonnie Jones & Suzanne Thorpe and a solo by local artist Carmina Escobar.

Suzanne Thorpe (electroacoustic flute)
http://www.suzannethorpe.com/

Bonnie Jones (electronics)
bonniejones.wordpress.com

Carmina Escobar (LA, voice)
http://www.carminaescobar.com/
Experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar is a creative performer, interpreter of contemporary music, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City. Her work focuses primarily on sound, the voice, the body and their interrelations to physical, social and memory spaces. She has intensely explored the capacities of her voice developing a wide range of vocal techniques that she applies not only to her performance and creative practice but also to investigate radical ideas and concepts regarding the voice. She has studied vocal technique with diverse singers and vocalists from Michiko Hirayama, Shelley Hirsh, and Meredith Monk to Juan Pablo Villa and Jaap Blonk. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the US and Mexico and has traveled and toured extensively performing her work.


07.18.2015 8:00 p.m.

Aurélie Lierman


past events

06.28.2015 8:00 p.m.

A night of feedback, live electronics, processed vocals and other cacophonous musings

Performances by Justin Scheid, Edward Park, Mint Park, and Micaela Tobin.


06.13.2015 8:00 p.m.

Vinny Golia - Solo Music for Gongs and Woodwinds

The music for this project derives from my study of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Tam Tams and Gongs combined with a lifelong exploration of performance practices for woodwinds. With the gong and singing bowls ability to create sustained waves of sound, the use of extended woodwind techniques creates an inner space that is at the same time intense yet meditative.

    • Requiem (for Christopher Lee, Ornette Coleman, and Dusty Rhodes), Part I

      by Vinny Golia
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    • Requiem (for Christopher Lee, Ornette Coleman, and Dusty Rhodes), Part II

      by Vinny Golia
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  • 05.23.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Dog Star 11: Happy Valley Band and Desert Magic

    curated by David Kant and Alex Wand

    The Happy Valley Band is the Great American Songbook heard through the ear of a machine. Directed by bandleader David Kant, the ensemble plays transcriptions of popular music classic, made through a process of machine listening and sound analysis. The result is a hyper-complex and microtonal setting, with the machine-mediated score accompanying the original voices of popular music icons such as Elvis, James Brown, and Patsy Cline. The Happy Valley Band is Alexander Dupuis (guitar), Beau Sievers (drums), Andrew Smith (piano), Mustafa Walker (bass), Conrad Harris (violin), Pauline Kim Harris (violin), and David Kant (saxophone), plus frequent special guests. http://www.happyvalleyband.com/

    Desert Magic will be performing a collection of original rounds about nature and the cosmos entitled A Round The Sun. We are releasing recordings of this music piecemeal on the solstices and equinoxes of the year 2015 on www.a-round-the-sun.com. Desert Magic is Alex Wand, Steven Van Betten and Logan Hone.


    05.22.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Dog Star 11: Lerew, Kamphuis, Werder

    Todd Lerew - Tribunal of Eternal Revolution
    Jeremos Kamphuis - Hymns
    Manfred Werder - 2012(7)

    Jeromos Kamphuis (1990) is a composer based in The Hague. He studied with Antoine Beuger in Germany and holds a master's in music composition from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. His music has been performed throughout Europe, the United States and in the Middle East.

    Todd Lerew is a Los Angeles-based composer and instrument builder whose work deals with the physical properties of sound and the nature of perception, exploring the use of sound as a plastic medium, and considering a performance environment as leverage towards moving more deliberately.

    Manfred Werder's 2012(7) is one of an ongoing series referred to by the composer as 'found sentences'.

    This performance is made possible with support from The Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.


    05.09.2015 8:00 p.m.

    john eagle and aaron bresley

    aaron bresley - still: (sky/light) for two players and still: (blur) for one player: part of an ongoing series that seeks to explore a particular relationship between perception and determination, especially in terms of distance

    john eagle - tuning #3: ear-training exercises in untempered space


    05.04.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Michael Pisaro and Graham Lambkin

    Graham Lambkin and Michael Pisaro perform together to celebrate the release of their erstwhile disc, _Schwarze Riesenfalter_. About that disc, Ed Howard has written: “They layer and collage their sounds into a cohesive, almost overwhelming sound world in which individual contributions matter far less than the totality. (…) Rich and immersive, this music is thrillingly balanced between restraint and release, between high drama and quietude.” (reddy brown objects)

    The May 4th performance at the wulf. will depart from this text:

    Summer

    The twilight stills the lament
    Of the cuckoo in the wood.
    Deeper bows the wheat,
    The red poppy.

    A black storm threatens
    Above the hilltop.
    The ancient trill of the cricket
    Dies in the field.

    The foliage of the chestnut
    Stirs no more.
    Your dress rustles
    On spiral stairs.

    Silently glowing candle
    In the darkening chamber;
    A silvery hand
    made it go out;

    Night of no wind, no stars.

    (Georg Trakl, trans. Michael Pisaro)


    05.02.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Maya Dunietz performs the music of Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

    Pianist Maya Dunietz will perform piano pieces and songs by legendary Ethiopian composer Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou.

    Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, born in 1923, is an Ethiopian composer, pianist and nun, living in Jerusalem. She was trained in Western classical music, and lived in Ethiopia, Switzerland, Italy, and Egypt before settling in Israel. In 2013, Maya Dunietz initiated and directed a tribute to Guèbrou at the Jerusalem Season of Culture, which included the first ever publication of Guèbrou's piano pieces, and a series of concerts performed by Dunietz, among others. Over the past two years, Dunietz has been performing recitals of Guèbrou's music around the world. For more information -click here-.
     
    Maya Dunietz, born in 1981, is a composer, pianist and sound artist. Her work ranges between composing for ensembles and choirs, performing as a pianist and singer, creating performance and sound installations, and building electronic instruments. Dunietz founded the experimental vocal ensemble Givol Choir and is a member of the Israeli band Habiluim. During 2015, Dunietz will be teaching at CalArts as part of the Schusterman Family Foundation artists in residence program. In January 2016, she will have her first solo exhibition at the Center For Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv.


    04.19.2015 8:00 p.m.

    casey anderson: voices, percussion

    Four new and recent works:

    TALK RADIO (2011), a radio-driven opera in which the actions taken by each performer are dictated via uncoordinated, quasi-random scanning of frequencies (monitored via headphones).

    false positives (2015), an in-progress circuit for amplified percussion quartet and tuning forks.

    SLIPS (2015), in which a text is distorted via loosely synchronized extensions to vowels or sibilants.

    KARAOKE (2015), a loosely synchronized assemblage of “inside out karaoke” (or perhaps “car karaoke”) performances, i.e. quasi-private accompaniments to one album (monitored via headphones).


    03.29.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Powerdove + Ulrich Krieger

    Powerdove's music has been described as "music oscillating between gentle madness and mutant avant-garde" (Longuer D'ondes). A recent exploration at the intersection of song and improvisation has resulted in a suite of powerdove songs arranged for homemade electronics, sampler, and acoustic guitar. For the concert at the wulf, powerdove's Annie Lewandowski will perform these songs solo. http://annielewandowski.com

    Ulrich Krieger is presenting a new version of his irregular-ongoing band project 'Blood Oath', a bastard child of experimental music and (doom) metal. Blood Oath will perform the premiere of Fathomless. Slowly shifting asynchronous crippled a-symmetries repeating in endless time warp annihilated variations opening portals to parallel darknesses. This resurr(er)ection of Blood Oath is Ulrich Krieger - saxophone/composition, Joshua Carro - drums, tba - bass.


    03.21.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Works by Colin Wambsgans: wherever you are, there you're at

    1st - Mostly new pieces, all of them in unison.
    55 Things (2013)
    5 Minutes for Percussion Quartet (2014)
    Soft Targets (2015)

    2nd - a solo set of live-mixed field recordings


    03.21.2015 11:59 p.m.

    mark so: at midnight (4)

    Jürg Frey - Sam Lazaro Bros. (1984)
    Mark So - songs without end (dark interiors) (2014)
    David Mahler - Children in the Grasses without Knowing Colors (1973)
    Joseph Kudirka - sections 53-77 from Solidarity (2007)

    mark so, keyboards/tape


    03.14.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Liew Niyomkarn - performance and listening party

    Liew will be defusing sound and playing no input mixer. Jon Almaraz will join as a special guest on guitar. Come get cosy with dreamlike sounds.

    Liew Niyomkarn is an artist and an experimentor who works with sound, sculpture and electronic circuit. Her work is known for its ecstatic and unpredictable events and often expresses a flexibility and impermanent behavior.  Liew seeks to discover new ways to engage physiological responses associated with sound and space. Her audio work has been performed in Thailand, New York, Portland, Berlin and Los Angeles.


    03.07.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Ora Clementi

    Ora Clementi is the duo of Canadian sound artist crys cole and Australian composer-performer James Rushfordcole is known for her solo work in live performance and sound installations as well as innumerable improvised collaborations with artists that includes Oren Ambarchi, Keith Rowe, Tim Olive,Tetuzi Akiyama, Lance Austin Olsen, Jamie Drouin and Mathieu RuhlmannRushford has an established career as a composer of contemporary classical music, as well as various projects with Joe Talia, Oren Ambarchi, Klaus Lang, Jon Rose, Michael Pisaro, Graham Lambkin and Iancu Dumitrescu.

    Ora Clementi is a unique investigation of liminal performance states in an interpersonal context, often focusing on text and speech as preconscious thought processes. Central to cole and Rushford's 
    duo are questions surrounding interpretation, the function of memory, semiotics, and the syntactical discipline of sound within both listener and performer. Utilizing various musical approaches in unorthodox and disorienting ways, their work often incorporates organ/piano, field recordings, electronics, contact mics, flutes, ocarinas and percussive tools. Using movement and both amplified and acoustic sound, they play with sonic perception and seek to create a dreamlike context hovering between musical moments and pure abstraction.


    02.14.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Lisa Truttmann and Guido Spannocchi - Elsewhere Lands

    Elsewhere Lands is a multi-layered media project about theme parks and their audio-visual abstractions. On a road trip in 2013 Lisa Truttmann and Guido Spannocchi researched and visited many parks, interviewed workers and visitors, took notes and thought about the places, their (hi)stories, tales, myths, memories and futures, accumulating a collection of audio-visual material. What was planned as a film project turned into a far more abstracted media art installation with documentary and essayistic elements. In August 2014 Truttmann and Spannocchi converted an old granary in Austria into an exhibition space to present 13 photo collages, a media installation, and a video projection of the interviews. The wulf. has now given the artists the opportunity present their project, give insight into their audio-visual archive, and screen excerpts of the interviews.

    Visual: by Lisa Truttmann, www.lisatruttmann.at
    Audio: by Guido Spannocchi, www.audioguido.com
    Special thanks to the interviewees and supporters while traveling
    Supported by BKA and the Piatti family

    • Elsewhere Lands

      by Lisa Truttmann by Guido Spannocchi
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  • 02.07.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Doron Sadja and Byron Westbrook

    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

    • Dumbo Power Plant Walk

      by Byron Westbrook
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    • Mount Washington #1

      by Byron Westbrook
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    • Pink Noise and Crickets

      by Byron Westbrook
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    • Violin under the Pulaski

      by Byron Westbrook
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    • Walden Transformer Hum

      by Byron Westbrook
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    • Electronic Tambura in F

      by Byron Westbrook
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    • Mount Washington #2

      by Byron Westbrook
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    • Viola and Exhaust Fan

      by Byron Westbrook
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    • Bocce Court

      by Byron Westbrook
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    • “In Slow Motions”

      by Doron Sadja
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  • 01.31.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Coleman Zurkowski presents...

    Experimental vocal works by Coleman Zurkowski.  The concert will also feature select works by Danny Wood, Chris Schunk, and Andrew Young.


    01.24.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Marilu Donovan presents new music for harp by Carro, Powell, Ward, Wolff, and Young

    Works by Joshua Carro, Mel Powell, Christina Ward, Christian Wolff, and Andrew Young. With Special Guest Sharon Kim, voice.


    01.23.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Cammisa Buerhaus's ISIS VIRUS with Cecilia Corrigan


    featuring:
    CAMMISA BUERHAUS as THE INTIMATE INTERN
    CECILIA CORRIGAN as THE MANACLED MORMON

    Cammisa Buerhaus is a composer and sculptor who works between sound and performance. She is known for her sculptural instruments. She is a founding member of the performance group Full Disclosure, the band Daikyo Furoshiki, and runs Wild Flesh, a private press record label. Her work has recently been presented by Kunsthalle Basel, Home Alone 2, MoMA PS1, and Issue Project Room. She is currently acting with The NYC Players.

    Cecilia Corrigan is a writer and performer based in New York. Her debut book,Titanic (Northwestern University Press, 2014) was awarded the Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize. Titanic was on Flavorwire’s Top Ten Academic Press books and Flavorwire’s Top Ten Poetry books of 2014. She has previously worked on HBO'sLuck for show-runner David Milch, and recently finished her first feature screenplay. She also writes fiction and performs stand up comedy.


  • 01.17.2015 8:00 p.m.

    Manuel Lima presents The Red-Light

    The Red-Light is a piece for piano, viola, percussion, visuals and electronics. With Eric Heep - programing and visuals; Davy Sumner - percussion; Manuel Lima - piano; Jordan Dykstra - viola and loop pedals; Justin Scheid - electronics.