Tuesday, November 25, 2014

i will be part of the context-ing "listening as context at the miami art fair...

showing a new work for headphones: 
“Black and white lines, 2014. Processed field recordings. Duration: 10 minutes.
the piece was created from various recordings I made in the sienna cathedral with my cell phone last summer. While visiting the space, I was able to capture a series of short soft tones coming from the pipe organ, as someone was working on the instrument. Because the interior is such a spectacular space, I was interested in using the recordings to create an atmosphere of intimacy and quiet. 

CONTEXT-ing / Listening as CONTEXT will be premiered on the VIP opening night in the 2600sq.ft Sound Positions Pavilion – a dedicated space annexed to the main CONTEXT pavilion featuring 12 individual sound stations, making it the most important and largest sound project in an art fair - and continues during fair hours from December 3rd - 7th. 

Artists include:  Tania Candiani, Mexico Richard Chartier, USA Richard Garet, Uruguay / USA France Jobin, Canada Emeka Ogboh, Nigeria Kristin Oppenheim, USA Manuel Rocha, Mexico Steve Roden, USA Hong-Kai Wang, Taiwan Hildegard Westerkamp, Germany / Canada Jana Winderen, Norway

more info here

Friday, November 14, 2014

dance piece.... "THIS"....

very excited about this collaboration with choreographer neil greenberg, joe levasseur and four incredible dancers. i have created the sound and a few videos... taking place early december at new york live arts...

Dec 3-6 at 7:30pm
Tickets start at $30; Select $15 seats available
"This, a new work by Neil Greenberg (dance), Steve Roden (sound), Joe Levasseur (lighting) and James Kidd Studio (costumes), will continue Greenberg’s ongoing investigation of meaning-making, exploring the specificity of performance and the seemingly inescapable human desire to make meaning. Five dancers (Greenberg along with Molly Lieber, Mina Nishimura, Omagbitse Omagbemi and Connor Voss) will engage with complex and idiosyncratic movement—culled from videotaped improvisations and learned verbatim—that, along with lighting and musical materials, will be continually recast, reconfigured and recoded. A related focus will be placed on Greenberg, Roden and Levasseur’s new working relationships, looking at the materials onstage as performing (rather than representing) these relationships. This unfolds not as finite content, but rather suggests other kinds of meaningfulness and arenas in which that meaning might be found. "

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

a new CD collaboration with stephen vitiello on room 40

Steve ROden & Stephen Vitiello: the spaces contained in each.
Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello are sound artists working at the nexus of sculpture and acoustics. They are professional listeners, embedding themselves in the auditory and relishing that which is encompassed in their horizon of listening. It’s their shared horizon of listening then, that is at the core of The Spaces Contained In Each.
Recorded as part of their joint residency on Governor’s Island in New York, this edition documents their installation work created for the unique acoustics of the Cornelius Chapel. Like many of the recordings that populate their solo discographies, The Spaces Contained In Each, dwells in a zone of rich textural soundscapes.
Distant bells toll at the edges of perception, field recordings flutter amid bursts of modular synth and other electronics. The sound field is constantly evolving and unfolding as layer upon layer of sound draws you deeper into their sound space. Moments of hushed tonality break into explosive bursts of frequency, though at no time does the work break its auditory suspension of disbelief.
This collaboration sounds out new pathways into fields of sound well explored by each of these artists. It marks an accumulation of their works, both individually and as collaborators. Indeed, The Spaces Contained In Each, is an apt metaphor for the sounds presented throughout this edition. buy it from the label!