Telemetry Radio Ep. 6: Dave Watkins, Becky Brown, & Heather Frasch

Telemetry Radio Ep. 6: Dave Watkins, Becky Brown, & Heather ...

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11/15/2019 installment of the Telemetry Concert Series. Telemetry, is an unconventional music series, showcasing bold new musical compositions, new instrumentation, and unique collaborations across space and genre. Each performance is free and open to the public. Performances are recorded live at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, in partnership with UVA Arts and UVA Music Department in Charlottesville, VA. Visit TheBridgePAI.org for more. Dave Watkins is an audio/visual artist living in Richmond, Virginia. He has focused his studies primarily on music and the performing arts and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Theatrical Design and Technology in 2007. As a musician, he has performed all around the country, coaxing any number of sounds out of an electric dulcitar he designed and built, in conjunction with assorted effects and loop pedals, and sometimes augments his performances with live sound reactive video projections. He has shared stages with artists such as William Tyler, Sir Richard Bishop, Dan Deacon, Tim Barry, Des Ark, and Christopher Tignor. Watkins has also engineered and produced albums for other Richmond artists such as Dumb Waiter, Night Idea, and Lobo Marino in addition to his own solo work. www.davewatkinsmusic.com davewatkins.bandcamp.com/ Becky Brown is a composer, harpist, artist, and web designer, interested in producing intensely personal works. She focuses on narrative, emotional exposure, and catharsis, with a vested interest in using technology and the voice to deeply connect with an audience, wherever they are. Depending on who you talk to, her music is “honest, direct and communicative,” “personal and raw,” or “took me to a place I didn’t want to go.” She is a 3rd year graduate student in composition at UVA. www.becky-brown.org/ Live Text Scores led by composer/performer Heather Frasch HEATHER FRASCH, is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic concert music, performer/composer (flute, laptop/electronics & sonic objects), and creator of interactive sound installations and digital instruments. Through the creation of complex timbres, the usage of unstable notation systems, and electronics her work explores notions of fragility and stillness within an intermedia sonic arts practice. Influenced by the dis-embodiment of acousmatic music practices, she investigates the re-embodiment of sound and the intimacy between humans and their technological objects. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and further degrees from IRCAM, CNR de Lyon, and Temple University. Frasch was composer-in-residence at the IEM (Institüt für Musik und Akustik) in Graz, Austria (2015) and at the Villa Ruffieux, in Sierre, Switzerland (2017). Other honors include: artist residency at the EMS in Stockholm (2014), the George Ladd Prix de Paris in Composition (2008), International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition Prize (2012), and the Nicol DeLorernzo Prize in Composition (2010 and 2008). Her work has been performed at Moscow Autumn Festival, San Francisco Tape Festival, NYCEMF, Mixtur Festival, hcmf//, Akademie Schloss Solitude; and by the Ensemble SurPlus, sfSound, Vertixe Sonora, Adapter Ensemble, BCMP, among others. She is currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Virginia in the department of Composition and Computer Technologies. www.heatherfrasch.net/
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11/15/2019 installment of the Telemetry Concert Series. Telemetry, is an unconventional music series, showcasing bold new musical compositions, new instrumentation, and unique collaborations across space and genre. Each performance is free and open to the public. Performances are recorded live at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, in partnership with UVA Arts and UVA Music Department in Charlottesville, VA. Visit TheBridgePAI.org for more. Dave Watkins is an audio/visual artist living in Richmond, Virginia. He has focused his studies primarily on music and the performing arts and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Theatrical Design and Technology in 2007. As a musician, he has performed all around the country, coaxing any number of sounds out of an electric dulcitar he designed and built, in conjunction with assorted effects and loop pedals, and sometimes augments his performances with live sound reactive video projections. He has shared stages with artists such as William Tyler, Sir Richard Bishop, Dan Deacon, Tim Barry, Des Ark, and Christopher Tignor. Watkins has also engineered and produced albums for other Richmond artists such as Dumb Waiter, Night Idea, and Lobo Marino in addition to his own solo work. www.davewatkinsmusic.com davewatkins.bandcamp.com/ Becky Brown is a composer, harpist, artist, and web designer, interested in producing intensely personal works. She focuses on narrative, emotional exposure, and catharsis, with a vested interest in using technology and the voice to deeply connect with an audience, wherever they are. Depending on who you talk to, her music is “honest, direct and communicative,” “personal and raw,” or “took me to a place I didn’t want to go.” She is a 3rd year graduate student in composition at UVA. www.becky-brown.org/ Live Text Scores led by composer/performer Heather Frasch HEATHER FRASCH, is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic concert music, performer/composer (flute, laptop/electronics & sonic objects), and creator of interactive sound installations and digital instruments. Through the creation of complex timbres, the usage of unstable notation systems, and electronics her work explores notions of fragility and stillness within an intermedia sonic arts practice. Influenced by the dis-embodiment of acousmatic music practices, she investigates the re-embodiment of sound and the intimacy between humans and their technological objects. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and further degrees from IRCAM, CNR de Lyon, and Temple University. Frasch was composer-in-residence at the IEM (Institüt für Musik und Akustik) in Graz, Austria (2015) and at the Villa Ruffieux, in Sierre, Switzerland (2017). Other honors include: artist residency at the EMS in Stockholm (2014), the George Ladd Prix de Paris in Composition (2008), International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition Prize (2012), and the Nicol DeLorernzo Prize in Composition (2010 and 2008). Her work has been performed at Moscow Autumn Festival, San Francisco Tape Festival, NYCEMF, Mixtur Festival, hcmf//, Akademie Schloss Solitude; and by the Ensemble SurPlus, sfSound, Vertixe Sonora, Adapter Ensemble, BCMP, among others. She is currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Virginia in the department of Composition and Computer Technologies. www.heatherfrasch.net/
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