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Harvestworks Presents Solo Performances by Merche Blasco and Mark Cetilia
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn , NY
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Harvestworks Presents Solo Performances by Merche Blasco and Mark Cetilia
Harvestworks Inside is a series of performances featuring innovative composers and performers from our international community who are experimenting with emerging technology in sound and picture.  Tonight's performances include a solo performance by Merche Blasco followed by a solo performance by Mark Cetilia.

Merche Blasco
FAUNA by Merche Blasco is a live improvisation with a set of custom-made instruments used to process field recordings, incorporating body movements and the live exploration of intricate material textures.

Merche Blasco is a composer/performer whose work involves designing and building imprecise technological assemblages that catalyze new listening modes and embodied forms of live composition in electroacoustic sounds. Through these devices, Blasco attempts to establish a more horizontal relationship with audio technologies, distancing herself from parameters of precision, power, and control. She instead explores collaborative spaces where these instruments render audible unheard energetic forces, and offer a composition methodology in which her body and the live exploration of alternative materials are central elements.

Mark Cetilia
Dissolution by Mark Cetilia is a site-responsive improvisation that utilizes Cetilia's performance system Fraktur (2001  present) to explore the physicality of sound and the behavior of nonlinear feedback loops. Beginning with electrical energy as a raw material, Cetilia sets into motion evolving and unpredictable processes, and acts as both an observer and a regulator, guiding the trajectory of a given performance with an acute attention placed upon changes within the system and cues from the external world.

Mark Cetilia is a sound / media artist working at the nexus of analog and digital technologies. Exploring the possibilities of generative systems in art, design, and sound practice, Cetilias work is an exercise in carefully controlled chaos. Over the past two decades, he has worked to develop idiomatic performance systems utilizing custom hardware and software, manifesting in a rich tapestry of sound and image.

Mark is a member of the electroacoustic ensemble Mem1, which the Oxford University Press Grove Dictionary of American Music describes as a complex cybernetic entity, comprised of two human artists plus their instruments whose evolving, custom-built systems are as important an aspect of the duos achievements as their ever-innovative sound. He is also a member of the experimental media art group Redux, recipients of a Creative Capital grant in Emerging Fields for Callspace, a monumental sound installation that reverses the paradigm through which cellular telephony removes users from their surroundings by networking site-specific sounds to a central listening environment.

Cetilia holds a Ph.D in Computer Music and Multimedia from Brown University and an MFA in Digital + Media from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently a Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Art / Technology at Hampshire College.

Cetilias work has been screened / installed at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, UK), the Ben-Ari Museum of Contemporary Art (Bat Yam, IL), Oboro (Montréal), O (Milan), R.K. Projects (Providence, RI), and SoundWalk (Long Beach, CA). He has performed widely at venues including Café OTO (London, UK), the Borealis Festival (Bergen, NO), STEIM (Amsterdam, NL), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Roulette (NYC), Goethe-Institut (Boston), Menza Pri Koritu (Ljubljana, SI), Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NY), Uganda (Jerusalem, IL), the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Sound of Mu (Oslo, NO) and Electronic Church (Berlin, DE).

His sound works have been published by Interval Recordings, Radical Matters, Dragons Eye Recordings, Farmacia 901, Iynges, Anarchymoon, Quiet Design, and the Estuary Ltd. imprint, which he runs with his partner Laura Cetilia.


Issue Project Room (View)
22 Boerum Place
Brooklyn , NY 11201
United States


Arts > Performance
Music > Experimental

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Harvestworks
On BPT Since: May 07, 2007
Harvestworks - Carol Parkinson

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