DEEP SOUND-Pure Sound and Light features San Francisco’s Bad Jazz (SF) Electro-acoustic improvisation trio and video in from San Francisco; Laurie Amat singing pure voice improvisation; and Alan Sondheim and Limit, with Azure Carter.
Bad Jazz (Bryan Day/Tanya Chen/Ben Salomon) is an improvisational sound art trio based in San Francisco. Using invented instruments, electronic toys, percussion and piano they create roughly rendered sonic landscapes.
Laurie Amat (PVD) explores the vast possibilities of human sound, using the power of pure voice, breath and body to express visceral human emotion and story.
She has performed and recorded in venues such as Museo di Santa Giulia (IT); Bergen Arkitekthøgskole (NO); DeYoung Museum (SF); and the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel.
Her collaborators include the late computer music pioneer Max Mathews; The Residents; Shores of Latency-Emmanuel Reveneau (FR); and Timeghost-Adam Morosky (PVD) She is also an AS220 curating artist and the Artistic Director of the Providence Y2K International Live Looping Festival (PVD Loop).
Alan Sondheim and Limit, with Azure Carter
Alan Sondheim is a polymath, a restless connecter, explorer of virtual realms, tinkerer in the currency of questions, ever curious about impossible articulations of the body, of bodies, of dust and stars. Or what had seemed impossible. Luke Damrosch, meanwhile, tracks the flickering web of Alan’s spells, catches their reflections, follows them through to their secret heartbeat. And Azure Carter? Azure assures him, ensures the voice within the music, soft anchor to a wild ear, filters the wind of vast expanses into a sigh, a melodic speaking, we are here, we were here, we may be somewhere else tomorrow. – Jason Weiss