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Previously October 5, 2013 – February 2, 2014
WALKING, SOMETIMES STANDING STILL
Five-channel field recording compositions
by Brendan Connelly
Opening Reception: CAC’s Art for Arts’ Sake, Saturday, October 5, 6pm – 9pm
“I wander a lot, in my own cities of New York and New Orleans, and when I visit new places – recently, northern Scotland, London, Paris and the south of France. And I tote around a handheld digital recorder so when I stumble upon a sonic event that intrigues me, I quickly press record. Later, removed from the original time and place of the recording – back in my studio - the musical qualities of these recordings (pitch, timbre, rhythm, tempo) float to the surface. And I began to interact, to improvise with these documents, using acoustic and electronic sounds – clarinet, analog synthesizers, drum set, harpsichord, all kinds of percussion. Sometimes my hand in the matter is very obvious (The Frogs of L’Esperance); other times I enjoy being stealth, letting the found sound tell its own strange story (From a 5th floor window in Beaucaire, France).”
Brendan Connelly is a composer and sound designer, splitting time between New York and New Orleans. He is cofounder of the Obie-award winning Two-headed Calf and has created the sound and music for all of its productions, including You, My Mother, an opera performed at the River-To-River Festival this year. His New Orleans work includes two song/plays with Lisa D’Amour (Du Fu, Mississippi and Jack Spicer’s Billy The Kid—both at the NOLA Fringe), The Lily’s Revenge and A Streetcar Named Desire (both with Southern Rep). Current collaborations include two with PearlDamour: How To Build a Forest and Milton. Brendan’s concert music has been performed by the S.E.M. Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, Timetable Percussion, Wet Ink, Hunter-Gatherer and members of the Mivos Quartet. He is represented by AO International and received an MFA in Sound/Music from Bard College.
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National Endowment for the Arts
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