Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 Visiting Artists

Gabby Fluke-Mogul

Gabby Fluke-Mogul is a New York based violinist, improviser, composer, & educator. Fluke-Mogul exists within the threads of improvisation, the jazz continuum, noise, & experimental music. Their playing has been described as “embodied, visceral, & virtuosic” & “the most striking sound in improvised music in years…” Gabby is humbled to have collaborated with Nava Dunkelman, Joanna Mattrey, Fred Frith, Daniel Carter, Ava Mendoza, Jessica Pavone, Luke Stewart, Zeena Parkins, & Pauline Oliveros among many other musicians, poets, dancers, & visual artists. gfm holds a MFA in Music Performance & Literature from Mills College, a BA in Music & Early Childhood Education from Hampshire College, & a Deep Listening certificate from The Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer.

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Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir

During the session Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir aims to give an insight into her activity as performer, composer and curator. Much of her work has in the last few years been conducted as artistic research in music at Lund University in Sweden. This process has centered around looking at "situated actions" (Suchman, 1987) through a series of micro-labs that were set within as well as outside institutional realm. The presentation is foreseen to link to the quadrophonic installation 'He(a)r' (Stefánsdóttir 2016/18), her collaboration with composer Davíð Brynjar Franzson on 'An Urban Archive as an English Garden' (Franzson, 2019) and the 9 mono channel installation 'Fjärilarna steg upp' [The butterflies ascended] (Stefánsdóttir, 2020) created for the Botanical Garden in Lund, Sweden.

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Matthew Johnstone

Matt Johnstone is an arts and entertainment publicity & marketing specialist with over twenty years of U.S. and global experience, specializing in independent cinema, fine arts, performing arts, and music. An innovative and resourceful strategist, he has strong understanding of both the creative and business mechanics of the arts and entertainment industry. With a background as an experimental modern dancer, musician, and filmmaker, he brings a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of the creative artistic process and how to deliver dynamic publicity and marketing campaigns.

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Bob Bellerue

Bob Bellerue is a sound artist, experimental musician, sound/video curator, and creative technician based in Ridgewood NY. Over the last 30+ years he has been involved in creating and presenting a wide range of sonic activities – experimental music, sound art, noise, junk metal percussion ensembles, soundtracks for dance/ theater/ video/ performance art, and sound / video installations. Bob’s electronic sound work is focused on resonant feedback systems, using amplified instruments, objects, recordings, and spaces, in combination with electronics and software written in the Supercollider audio synthesis programming language.

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Jennifer Torrence

Percussionist Jennifer Torrence presents her practice and recent artistic-research projects Performing Precarity and Percussion Theatre: a body in between. Vulnerability, entanglement, collaboration, performance.

Jennifer Torrence is an Oslo-based percussionist, performer, artistic researcher, curator, and teacher. She has performed in diverse settings in twenty-five countries across four continents, including 2021-2022  appearances at Darmstadt, Donaueschingen, and Ultima Festivals. In addition to solo projects she is a member of Pinquins and an artistic researcher/percussion teacher at the Norwegian Academy of Music. 

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Michael Winter

Countercoding
a few thoughts about data ethics and music (or: are your algorithms healthy?)

Abstract:
How can music, sound art, and creative coding practices reflect, consider, and denounce social injustices and dominating power structures? In this forum, I will address basic concepts of data ethics by discussing the creative processes of a selection of socially engaged works.

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Andrew Drury & The Forest

The Forest is a collective percussion quintet with roots in Contemporary New Music and African-Diasporic musics that prioritizes improvisation and collaborative composition. Initiated by Andrew Drury the Forest features percussionist/composers from New York and San Diego: Gustavo Aguilar, Leah Bowden, Lesley Mok, and Michael Wimberly, in addition to Drury.

The Forest will perform new, original compositions including (D)ruminations for Edward Blackwell: Mu First Part and Mu Second Part by Andrew Drury, and Sound Field 1 by the group. There will also be a concert in ROD at 8 pm on April 5!

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