DATE: Sunday, Dec. 5th, 2004
TIME: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
LOCATION: Lounge @ Arthouse
ADDRESS: 700 Congress Avenue (map)
ADMISSION: $10 general; $8 for members/students
AGES: All ages
- Olivia Block [with Austin New Music Co-op] (Chicago, IL)
- Imbroglio String Quartet (Austin, TX)
- William Meadows (Dripping Springs, TX)
- Josh Russell [bremsstrahlung recordings] (Austin, TX)
Olivia Block is a contemporary composer and sound artist who combines field recordings, scored segments for acoustic instruments, and electronically generated sound. Her recorded work seeks to introduce, set at play, and ultimately reconcile nature with artifice in the realms of music and sound. In the process, “organic” sound becomes subtly processed, digitized and abstracted; “inorganic” sound becomes self-replicating and animate; and “musical” elements such as chamber instruments are defamiliarized from their traditional associations, freeing them to participate in the larger aesthetic possibilities of sound.
Upon release, her debut solo CD, Pure Gaze (Sedimental, 1998), and subsequently her solo CD, Mobius Fuse (Sedimental, 2001) have garnered national critical acclaim. Julian Cowley, of The Wire, described her as “a composer who demands serious attention.” She has also received favorable attention for her sound installations, live performances and collaborative recording projects.
Olivia Block will be accompanied for her Austin performance by members of the Austin New Music Co-op. Opening sets will be presented by local group Imbroglio String Quartet, composer William Meadows, and sound artist Josh Russell.View Event Photos →
About the Performance Series
The Austin Museum of Digital Art (AMODA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage the public and artists in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of digital art. The Performance Series is focused on presenting experimental music and digital performance art in a contemplative setting. More info →