Thu 23 June 2022. 7:30pm
Within the historic Powder Journal constructing
Mass Audubon Journal Seashore Park Nature Middle
719 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
Actual time cartographic improvisations utilizing projected, manipulated digital maps by Eric Theise, accompanied by Ken Area‘s ethereal and cinematic improvisations on saxophone with looping electronics. A night of road grids, rivers, islands, and curiosities from the constructed atmosphere. Saturated colours. Glitches in crowdsourced knowledge. Orphaned data and free-floating symbology.
Eric Theise is a San Francisco-based artist and geospatial software program developer. Via video and realtime efficiency instruments he reinvigorates the perceptual inquiries of structural filmmakers, experimental animators, op artists, and the sunshine and house motion as new potentialities within the realm of digital cartography. Theise is returning to the US after a residency at Hangar (Lisbon) the place he labored on single channel movies in his collection of If Maps along with evolving the Carto-OSC toolkit for realtime efficiency which is on the core of this night’s occasion. Theise’s 16mm movies have screened throughout america and Canada, additionally France; he’s held residencies at Sign Tradition (New York) and the Advantageous Arts Museums of San Francisco and he’s obtained grants in assist of his work from the Interbay Cinema Society, Bay Space Video Coalition, and Movie Arts Basis.
Ken Area is a saxophonist, flautist, and composer. He leads the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, an experimental & improvisational brass band, and is a longtime member of the digital fashionable music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. His solo releases doc his work for layered saxophones and his soundtracks for dance and movie. Area was named a Finalist in Music Composition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He has carried out within the US, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Sweden, Eire, Italy, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, & Japan, and has been awarded residency fellowship grants on the MacDowell Colony (NH), the Ucross Basis (Wyoming), the Fundación Valparaíso (Spain), and the Atlantic Middle for the Arts (Florida). Area composed & produced soundtracks for most of the animated movies by his late spouse, Karen Aqua, and for Bridgman/Packer Dance. His music can be heard frequently on the youngsters’s tv program Sesame Road. He’s the host of WMBR Radio’s “The New Edge”, Vice President of the Board of Administrators of Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, Member of the HONK! Competition Organizing Committee, President of the Board of Administrators of JazzBoston, and former member & chair of the Cambridge Bicycle Committee.