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MOVING SOUNDS FESTIVAL | OPENING NIGHT
MOVING SOUNDS FESTIVAL 'DAME ELECTRIC': OPENING NIGHT
TUESDAY SEP 13, 07:30 PM
Tuesday, Sep 13 marks the opening night of the ACFNY’s annual Moving Sounds Festival. This year’s title is Dame Electric and focuses on female analog electronic musicians of different generations from Austria and the U.S. With a screening, panel discussion and concert featuring a premiere collaboration between Billy Roisz (AT) and Victoria Keddie (U.S.), this first event will set the stage for what promises to be a highly interesting, unique and innovative festival.
Screening: 7:30 PM
Extended trailer for the upcoming documentary film on legendary pioneer analogue electronic musician, Suzanne Ciani.
Director: Brett Whitcomb
Writer: Bradford Thomason
Star: Suzanne Ciani
Panel Discussion: 8 PM
Dame Electric: Women in Analogue Electronic Music, Past and Present
Examining industry standards and international networks, as well as solutions to breaking the glass ceiling.
Festival Curator Dorit Chrysler, analog electronic music pioneer Sizanne Ciani, Austrian DJ, composer and musician Electric Indigo, and American sound artist Ron Kuivila
Dame Electric Opening Concert: Billy Roisz (A) & Victoria Keddie (US), 9 PM
Austrian artist Billy Roisz specializes in feedback video and video/sound interaction and joins forces with NY artist Victoria Keddie who focuses on analogue signal generation and manipulation, the performing body, and relationships of space. Billy uses monitors, cameras, video mixing desks, synchronators, computer, various electronics and a bass guitar for video and sound generating. She examines the interchangeability and unity of the electromagnetic signal in the generating machines which creates image or sound. Victoria is the Co-Director of E.S.P. TV, a nomadic TV studio that hybridizes technologies to realize synthetic environments and deconstruct the televisual for live performance. Together they will premiere their first live collaboration.
ABOUT MOVING SOUNDS
This year’s Moving Sounds Festival, titled Dame Electric, was conceived by New York/Austrian musician, educator, and curator, Dorit Chrysler. Dame Electric centers on pioneer female performers of analog electronic music from Austria and the US. It brings together different backgrounds and generations of artists and composers to actively exchange and collaborate. In addition to concerts and live visual performances in venues across NYC, the six-day festival includes workshops, a panel discussion and a special screening of the extended trailer for the upcoming documentary film on legendary pioneer analogue electronic musician, Suzanne Ciani.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
One of the best-known figures within the Austrian experimental scene, Billy Roisz lives and works in Vienna. Focusing on the links and gaps between visual and auditive perception, she questions the interaction between sound and image. With a noteworthy ability to translate experimental music into visual memory images – inspired by minimal and conceptual art – she focuses on feedback video and video-sound-interaction by using monitors, cameras, video mixing desks, synchronators, computers, various electronics as well as a bass guitar for video and sound generating. From 2007 to 2015, she was co-organizer and programmer of the annual REHEAT Festival. Her current live projects are noisycolors and Bass & TV Dining (solo), NTSC/RISC (w/ dieb13), cilantro (w/ Angélica Castelló), AVVA (w/ Toshimaru Nakamura) and The Elks (w/ Kai Fagaschinski, Liz Albee, Marta Zapparoli). Her video works are distributed by sixpack film & Light Cone.
Victoria Keddie is an artist working in sound, video, and transmission. Her focus involves analog signal generation and manipulation, the performing body, and relationships of space. For five years, she has been Co-Director of E.S.P. TV, a nomadic TV studio that hybridizes technologies to realize synthetic environments and deconstruct the televisual for live performance. In early 2016, Keddie launched UNIT 11, a mobile transmission-based residency operated within an ENG news van. Site specific field work involves concentrated energy fields, fluctuating electronic activity, geographical discontinuity, and time sensitivity. She has performed and exhibited at numerous international venues and festivals. With her project, E.S.P. TV, she has been artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Video works are distributed through Light Cone (Paris). Sound works are to be released with Spectral Evidence (Cambridge, MA).
Five-time Grammy Award nominee Suzanne Ciani is a composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist. Her creations have been featured in countless commercials, video games, and film programs. Looking back on a career of more than 30 years, she has released 15 solo albums and been recognized as Keyboard Magazine's "New Age Keyboardist of the Year”. Ciani has produced a broad expressional array of music, provided the voice and sounds for Bally's groundbreaking "Xenon" pinball machine, played concerts all over the globe, and carved out a niche as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world.
THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED. FOR INQUIRIES OR TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT Klara.KOSTAL@bmeia.gv.at