DEEP SOUND: Matthew Underwood, Mem 1 (Laura and Mark Cetilia), Ed Osborn, Palimpsest (Laurie Amat and Dave Seidel)

September 26, 2015 @ 9:00 pm – September 27, 2015 @ 1:00 am
AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903


Matthew Underwood is a multimedia artist based in Providence, RI. He has exhibited his work internationally, including ZKM and the European Media Art Festival in Germany. More recently he has shown extensively with RK Projects in Providence. He has had residencies at the Experimental Television Center, Signal Culture and the Institute for Electronic Arts.


Mem1 seamlessly blends the sounds of cello and electronics to create a limitless palette of sonic possibilities. In their improvisation- based performances, Mark and Laura Cetilia’s use of custom hardware and software, in conjunction with a uniquely subtle approach to extended cello technique and realtime modular synthesis patching, results in the creation of a single voice rather than a duet between two individuals. Their music moves beyond melody, lyricism and traditional structural confines, revealing an organic evolution of sound that has been called “a perfect blend of harmony and cacophony” (Forced Exposure).


Ed Osborn works with many forms of electronic media including installation, video, sound, and performance.  His pieces feature a tactile sense of space, movement, image and aurality combined with a precise economy of materials. He has presented his work at SFMOMA (San Francisco, CA), the singuhr-hörgalerie (Berlin, Germany), the Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, CA), Artspace (Sydney, Australia), the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane, Australia), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), Kiasma (Helsinki, Finland), MassMOCA (North Adams, MA), and the Sonic Arts Research Centre (Belfast, Northern Ireland). He is on the faculty of the Visual Arts Department at Brown University.


Palimpsest performs spontaneous compositions for voice and electronics. Laurie Amat’s voice and electronic looping combines with Dave Seidel’s layered drones and textures to create invisible cinema. Dave is a New Hampshire based composer/performer who works with electronics in improvised and composed idioms. His CD “~60 Hz” was released by Irritable Hedgehog in 2014; George Grella in The Brooklyn Rail rated it the “best electronic music” of 2014. Laurie is a resident and member of Providence, Rhode Islands artist-run organization AS220. She creates improvisational performances using pure vocals and electronically altered natural sounds which convey a fearless and direct expression of visceral human emotion and story. She has also been working in collaboration performances and recordings with Timeghost (Adam Morosky-RI), Shores of Latency (Emmanuel Reveneau-FR), Sonisk Blodbad (Bergen, NO) and The Residents (US).