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Fall 2014

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I hope you are having a lovely fall. Here are some upcoming events on my schedule. If one of these happens to be in your area, I hope too see you! If you know of anyone who might be interested in attending one of these events, please forward this message along.

( * = Unfortunately I will not be in attendance for this event).

Cheers,

Olivia Block

 

 

NEWS

I have a collaborative track, Pterion with Mouse on Mars included in their upcoming release, 21 Again on Monkeytown Records. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with MOM for this project.

http://www.monkeytownrecords.com/releases/view/130/mouse-on-mars/monkeytown052-21-again

 

October 3 NYC

*New York Film Festival, Lincoln Center,9:15 PM

Second Sighted  short video created by Deborah Stratman and myself entirely from archival material from the Chicago Film Archives, has been selected to screen in the Projections series. You can see the schedule here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/868266919870830/

 

October 4 Baltimore, MD

Red Room, 425 E. 31st Street Baltimore

Solo performance of Dissolution. The evening is part of the Red Room performance series, curated by John Berndt. Caleb Johnston will also be on the bill.

https://www.facebook.com/events/868266919870830/

 

November 1 Albany, NY

Akousma at EMPAC, curated by Louis Dufort with EMPAC

Concert presentation of Dissolution (multi-speaker version)

More info TBA

http://www.akousma.ca/en/

 

November 2 Brooklyn, NY

I am so happy to announce my first duo performance ever (or at least since childhood)

with my cousin Russ Alderson a.k.a. XANTHOCEPHALUS at Prospect Range

Additionally, my good friend and favorite composer Seth Nehil will be doing a solo set–a rare event that should not be missed.  I hope you can make it to our show (and default family reunion). Check the link for more info.

Olivia Block :: Seth Nehil :: Russ Alderson

 

November 5 Montreal, Canada

Akousma XI, curated by Louis Dufort.

Canadian Premiere of Dissolution presented/mixed live in multi speaker format. Many excellent composers on the bill. Check the link for details.

USINE C 1345, ave. Lalonde H2L 5A9 Montréal

http://www.usine-c.com/akousma/

http://www.akousma.ca

I will also be giving a lecture at Concordia University  the afternoon of the 5th. More details to come.

 

November 16, 17 Basel, Switzerland

*Gare Du Nord, time TBA

World premiere of Ten Signals for flute, clarinet, two percussionists, and electronics.

Performed by Ensemble Phoenix Basel, in their program, Phoenix 1 Eclipse of Reason

Including compositions by myself, Maja Ratke, and Volker Heyn

http://www.garedunord.ch/

http://www.ensemble-phoenix.ch

 

November 27 Mexico City, Mexico

World Premiere of Letter Beacon for flute, bass clarinet, two percussionists, and short wave radio. I will be performing the electronics and radio part in the concert.

Details TBA  soon.

December 6, 7 Chicago, IL

Experimental Sound Studio and Black Cinema House

Live performance and collaborative accompaniment with the amazing Tomeka Reid to three short silent films, curated by Penny Duff/BCH and Lou Mallozzi/ESS.

The Dec 6th performance will be at ESS, 5925 N Ravenswood Ave. Time TBA. The Dec 7th performance will be at BCH. Performance space address and time TBA soon

Joseph C. Mills and Marvin Tate will also be participating in the project, performing in November.

Deborah Stratman’s Second Sighted included in the NY Film Festival

10/03/2014 | Lincoln Center, NYC 9:15 PM

I am pleased to announce that Second Sighted, the short video by Deborah Stratman, including sound design by myself, will screen at this year’s New York Film Festival on October 3rd at  Lincoln Center, 9:15 PM. The screening is part of the excellent Projections series.

The video was originally created as a commission for the Chicago Film Archives.  We utilized original materials from the archive for sounds and images to complete the video.

You can see image stills from the video on Stratman’s site here

 

 

 

For more info →

Incubate Festival in Tilburg

9/18/2014 | 013 - KLEINE ZAAL, Tilburg, NL, 20:30

I will be performing in Tilburg on September 18th in the excellent Incubate Festival.  Among many wonderful artists, the line-up includes some stellar female composer/performers in the electronic, experimental music world.  I am amazed and humbled to be included in such company!

Incubate Fest has a cool app you can download with the calendar and other details.

Check the link to see the details.

Additionally, I will be leading an electroacoustic improvisation workshop on the afternoon of September 17th. Reserve a place now!

For more info →

Crow with No Mouth series show w Maria Chavez in St. Paul, MN

06/13/2014 | Studio Z, 275 east 4th street, St Paul, MN

I am honored to be sharing the bill with the excellent Maria Chavez on Friday, June 13th, as part of the Crow with No Mouth series, curated by Jesse Goin. I will be performing a solo piece for amplified objects, autoharp, walkie-talkies, micro-cassettes. the piece includes fragments of voice and other field recordings.

If you are in the area I hope you can come out!

 

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