Video & Music Show at Gershwin Hotel
Soundscapist Ben Miller and Videographer Orin Buck present their premiere of
MINDING and LIGHT DREAMS 7
Sound Artist Gregory Reynolds, Dancer Mariko Endo and Videographer Fred Hatt present
The Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th St, New York City, New York 10016
(Between Madison & 5th Ave.)
MINDING combines multiphonic soundscape, text, real-time projection and illumination; a portrayal of mind-numbing, existential thought. Miller’s intuitive approach to creating a quasi-dimensional sound field features a deconstructed electric guitar modified with multiple pickups. First used in the Michigan art band GKW in 1982 and then with Chicago’s Dirty Old Man River in the mid-90‘s, Miller focuses on a texturous, cacophonic amalgamation that defies standard guitar playing.
"If new expressionists closed their eyes and painted what they saw then Ben Miller must be taping shut his ears and playing what he hears…blood thrashing through arteries, nerves popping, synapses burning,.. Formerly a part of the 'anti-rock band' Destroy All Monsters, Miller takes the 'anti' idea a step further." — Detroit Metro Times
KAMI incorporates Butoh dance, trance inducing live sound, and protean imagery into a sensory gestalt that is both timeless and arcane as well as life affirming. The title means ‘god/spirit’ and is founded in the characters for 'fire’ and ‘water'. It is a ritual invocation of elemental and spiritual transformations that tends to linger in the liminal territories.
Gregory Reynolds - live sound (electronics, violin, harmonium, percussion)
Mariko Endo - movement
Fred Hatt - video and lighting effects
LIGHT DREAMS 7 is a mix of imagery from life forms in motion projected over the sound collage activities of Miller and Reynolds. Buck’s Light Dreams series began as computer graphic “video paintings” in 1988 using video to extend 2D art traditions with added dimensions of time and sound influenced by the tradition of experimental film. These “video paintings” utilize techniques such as algorithmic visual composition using random numbers, slow motion, time reversal, point symmetry and layering effects presenting a dense experience that is both sensual and repeatable. Pieces are meant to be viewed as paintings which change, either continuously, frame by frame, or at set intervals of seconds.