the wulf.

06.25.2018 8:00 p.m.

Open Source: Erika Bell, Bonnie Jones & Suzanne Thorpe

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90016

Poster by SooJin Lee

Bonnie Jones (Electronics) and Suzanne Thorpe (Flute, Electronics), two critically acclaimed musicians will perform an improvised piece titled Convergence & Divergence, in 3 Parts.

Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American improvising musician, poet, and performer working with electronic sound and text. She performs solo and in numerous collaborative music, film, and visual art projects. Bonnie was a founding member of the Transmodern Festival and CHELA Gallery and is currently a member of the High Zero Festival collective. In 2010, she co-founded TECHNE https://technesound.org/, an organization that introduces young female-identified women to technology-focused art making, improvisation, and community collaboration. TECHNE’s programs are delivered through partnerships with grassroots organizations that share an aligned commitment to racial and gender equity. She has received commissions from the London ICA and Walters Art Museum and has presented her work extensively at institutions in the US, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Bonnie was a 2018 recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. Born in 1977 in South Korea she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
https://bonnie-jones.com/

Suzanne Thorpe is a composer, performer, researcher and educator. She creates site-oriented sound compositions that use a variety of media and technology, and performs on the electroacoustic flute, expanded with digital and analog tools. She is also a Deep Listening instructor, having studied in depth with American Composer and Deep Listening Founder Pauline Oliveros. Thorpe’s compositions draws upon traditions of acoustic ecology, soundscape, land art, and improvisation, and her research intersects with feminist theory, new materialism, systems theory, and environmental ethics. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally, and has a discography that features over 20 recordings on labels such as Sony, V2, Beggars Banquet, Geffen, Specific Recordings, and Tape Drift. She  has been the recipient of the Frog Peak Collective Award for innovative research in technology, along with grants from Harvestworks Digital Media Foundation, New Music USA, and the MAP Fund. Having earned her MFA at Mills College in Electronic Music & Media, Thorpe is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at University California, San Diego, and co-founder of TECHNE, an education initiative that radically reorganizes inherited patriarchal structures and narratives by introducing young female-identified women to technology via instrument building, improvisation, contemplative practice, and community collaboration.
http://www.suzannethorpe.com/ 

Erika Bell is a Los Angeles composer and instrumentalist whose work is lightly focused on textural construction, irregular ensemble groupings, and a structure-based approach.
https://soundcloud.com/erikabell

This event is part of the wulf.'s second Open Source electronic music series. Made possible in part by donations from the DCA Los Angeles.

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