“Human and the Machine” featuring Michael Stipe (audio/visual work), Author & Punisher, Kishi Bashi vs Tall Tall Trees, Deantoni Parks, Lauren Sarah Hayes, various modular synth performances, a spatial sound piece by Eric Marty and more.
Sat · November 3, 2018 - Sun · November 4, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is 18 and overhttp://www.georgiatheatre.com/event/1770907/
The night will feature Michael Stipe’s audio/visual piece titled “Jeremy Dance,” featuring the late Athens, Ga artist Jeremy Ayers and original video and music composed by Stipe originally created for Moogfest 2017.
Article on “Jeremy Dance” by Michael Stipe
Author and Punisher
All aspects of the AUTHOR & PUNISHER sound begin with physical movement, limbs struggling in unison to coordinate a wall of electronic rhythm and oscillation, ultimately conditioned by an organic and loose quality absent of sequencing and plastic perfection. AUTHOR & PUNISHER performances are a real amalgamation between man and mechanisms.
After leaving a career as mechanical engineer in Boston to focus on art and sculpture, Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER, moved west to pursue his MFA in Southern California. In the metal and machine shops of University of California, San Diego, Shone forged a relationship with design, sound and fabrication that ultimately yielded AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s first music and mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made, precision machinery. Shone used his technical knowledge, along with his artistic background to create what Wired Magazine has hailed as his own “special brand of doom metal.”.”
Author and Punisher video
Deantoni Parks is an American new wave/avant-garde/experimental drummer, songwriter, film director, actor and record producer. He is the founder, producer and drummer of the New York band KUDU, and one-half of the writing duo Dark Angels with producer and keyboardist Nick Kasper, also a member of KUDU.
Lauren Sarah Hayes
Lauren Sarah Hayes “has developed and honed a deliberately challenging and unpredictable performance system that explores the relationships between bodies, sound, environments, and technology.” Hayes is on the faculty of the School of Arts Media and Engineering at Arizona State University and is an associate of the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Her often-improvised experimental music combines pop, techno, and noise.
Éric Marty is a composer, media artist and data visualization professional.
As an artist, he works in interactive design and hybrid forms. Drawing on cognition and natural systems, he creates surreal responsive environments that explore the hybridization of soundscapes and the transubstantiation of architecture.
Éric Marty’s “Loci,” at the event will be an immersive spatial audio installation integrating field audio, simulated biology, and real-time human influence in one complex system.
Moogfest began in 2004 as a concert in tribute to electronic music pioneer Robert Moog, inventor of the revolutionary line of Moog synthesizers. It has evolved into a large annual electronic music festival and tech conference in Durham, NC that serves as an international platform for futurist innovation and exchange of ideas in technology, engineering, and theory in the arts.
The 2018 a2ru conference closing event is a partnership with Moogfest. The conference is affiliated with the Spotlight on the Arts festival at UGA.
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