photo: Marjorie Becker
Fri, Mar 16, 6:30pm at NYCAMS (44 West 28th Street, 7th flr)
Cage Transmitted: Evening 3 Part 1: Channeling John Cage’s revolutionary use of radios as instruments, sound artist Tamara Yadao will construct an improvised score for this unique evening celebrating Cage. Yadao will also be sourcing melodic ornaments, drones, and rhythmic pulses from her Game Boy. Part performance, part installation the event will take place at New York Center for Arts and Media Studies as part of the closing reception of the exhibition “What I Know,” curated by Norte Maar’s Director, Jason Andrew. This evening of Cage Transmitted comes with special thanks to Ian Colletti and Jessen Jurado.
About Tamara Yadao.
Tamara Yadao is a sound artist, musician and experimental composer, who employs loose structures in improvisation to investigate meaning in conceptual methods of sound-making. In 2009, at Diapason Gallery, she presented a lecture on “the glitch” called “Post-Digital Music: The Expansion of Artifacts in Microsound and the Aesthetics of Failure in Improvisation.” Current explorations include the spoken word, electroacoustic composition in virtual space and 8-bit sound. She has experimented with sculptural forms of sound-making in her work with spoken word duo rahrahree!, audiovisual duo tū and the experimental improvising quintet, Frogwell. These experiments have also informed her construction of virtual instruments in game art duo, foci + loci. In New York, places her work has been exhibited/performed include the Brick Theater, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Museum, Conflux Festival, the Kitchen, the Ontological Theater, the Stone, Symphony Space and Zebulon. She currently co-curates the word/text/music performance series, TXT FST.