an evening of live sound performance
LUCRECIA DALT [Rvng Intl.: Colombia/Berlin, DE]
JESSE STILES [Pittsburgh, PA]
3577 Bigelow Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
LUCRECIA DALT (Born in Pereira, Colombia in 1980, and based in Berlin) has seen her profile as musician, sound artist and radio producer develop into high international regard. Her recorded albums - numbering seven in total, since her 2005 debut - encompass the dual worlds of intelligent avant-garde and contemporary electronic music, drawing in influences from her academic background as a civil engineer as well as musics and philosophies from across the world. She has collaborated with musical kindred spirit Julia Holter and worked on podcasts for the online radio of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, on sound design installations and performative pieces for institutions such as Reina Sofia Museum and the Maisterravalbuena gallery of Madrid, in collaboration with visual artist Regina de Miguel.
LUCRECIA DALT - ANTICLINES (Rvng Intl., 2018)
Interspersed with the lyrical pieces of Anticlines are instrumental interstitials that demonstrate preceding concepts — as if to say, “this is what antiforms sound like, and this is what the universe’s indifference sounds like.” Dalt’s ongoing experiments with visual artist Regina de Miguel support these ideas, their practice allowing the objects of their attention to slip in and out of being. Her slippery spoken word and performative nature is recalling the work of Laurie Anderson, Robert Ashley, Asmus Tietchens, or Lena Platonos. While touching stones, The Thing by Dylan Trigg, Cascade Experiment by Alice Fulton, and Wretched of the Screen by Hito Steyerl are but a few formative scripts that support Dalt’s exploration of the betwixt and between. The album opens with “Edge,” bordering on a pathological circlusion of self upon other. The lyrics depart from the Colombian myth of El Boraro, an Amazonian monster who turns its victims insides to pulp before sucking them dry and inflating their bodies like balloons to lifelessly float away.
In preparing a live set for Anticlines, Dalt plans to stage an uninterrupted configuration, like a kind of alienated lecture, aiming for “gestures that create tensions with non-existent objects.” Dalt intends “to provide meaning and a place for the listener to meditate or relate to the concerns and ideas” she presents.
Jesse Stiles (born June 15, 1978) is an American electronic musician, record producer, sound designer and electronic artist known for his experimental and highly technical work.
Stiles attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for graduate school, studying electronic art and music under Pauline Oliveros, Curtis Bahn, and Igor Vamos. Before attending graduate school Stiles was a Watson fellow, recording his first full-length album Watson Songs while traveling in India and England.
Following RPI, Stiles moved to a textile factory in DeRuyter, New York, and entered a period of great creativity, creating many of the works that would go to fill his first solo art show "Automatic Speleology."
In 2010 Stiles was hired as the Music Coordinator for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Working with the company during their Legacy Tour, he produced and performed in concerts featuring the works of many experimental composers including John Cage, David Tudor, Brian Eno, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, and John Paul Jones. Stiles' compositions were featured in many of the company's site-specific "Event" performances.
In 2011, Jesse Ball, Thordis Bjornsdottir, Olivia Robinson, and Jesse Stiles founded The Poyais Group. Exhibitions by The Poyais Group have garnered both praise and controversy.
Stiles has provided music and sound design for a variety of feature films, short films, documentaries, and exhibitions. He has scored five video game titles for the radical design group Molleindustria. Stiles has recorded and produced records released by Conrex Records, Specific Recordings, and Gagarin Records.
Since 2014, Stiles has held an assistant professorship at Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches subjects such as sound design, electronic music composition and performance, as well as programming and signal processing for creative practice.
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