May 23rd, 2013
Usually when more than one sound installation moves into a gallery space, it’s an instant competition where the loudest wins the day. This Saturday, myself and Coppice (Joseph Kramer and Noé Cuéllar) seek to prove otherwise. We are installing two different sound-based installations that intentionally overlap, interested to see what they produce in conversation with one another. We’ll be performing within/with them as well, each taking a turn to add to the sonic environment.
I was excited from the first time I heard of Chicago-based Coppice, as they are also focused on free reeds and electronics, unstable systems, and spatialized, often quiet sounds. Here’s what we’re up to:
Anna Friz/ Coppice Saturday May 25, 2013 TriTriangle Third Floor, 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago Installation open 6-11pm. Performance around 9pm.
Anna Friz: Nocturne
An intimate atmosphere of transmission inside a multi-channel array of radio receivers and micro-watt transmitters, suspended and dispersed throughout the space. The radios express nighttime respirations, radio-synthesis, and uneasy dreams. The larger array is joined by three table-top custom radio/tape players built by Hyde Park inventor George Kagan.
Nocturne will overlap in installation and performance with A Vinculum Variation by Coppice, engaging in conversation with the elements of the shared sonic landscape and the live instruments of all three performers. Anna plays free reeds, electronics, and cassettes.
Coppice: A Vinculum Variation
This presentation expands the performed-installation practice of the duo to invite conversation with adjacent sonic work. The multichannel installation and performance accommodates motifs and materials from Vinculum, an ongoing project since 2010. Technically, the work relies on a custom-built inductive mixing table, formerly utilized in Copse (2010). The table redistributes the sounds of the Vinculum archive as they are played back through small speakers resting at different locations on its surface. The installation will be elaborated in performance by the reorientation of the speakers on the table and live material related to Vinculum.