Voicehandler's new self-released CD light from another light is a collection of improvised pieces representative of their live sets from the past couple years.
The instrumentation differs from their previous album with Danishta Rivero (vocals, electronics) making extensive use of modular electronics, and Jacob Felix Heule (percussion) expanding to a full drum kit. The performance is loose and exploratory, at various times energetic and meditative. Rivero’s voice embraces noise, with the lines blurred between electronic processing and extended vocal techniques. Heule’s drumming maintains its typical ear for timbre within the context of driving percussive intensity.
Voicehandler plays intuitive, incantatory music grounded in the most primitive and somatic instruments -- the voice and percussion -- juxtaposed with contemporary, disembodied electronics. We situate ourselves in our physical and social environment through our music. Our improvisations are shaped by their setting and context, and we use site-specific installations to more deeply experience spaces. We deconstruct song forms in relation to mythology and literature to explore our humanity and the shifting discourse surrounding it.
Andrew Bernstein is a composer and intermedia artist based in Balitmore, MD. His work for solo alto saxophone draws on the traditions of minimalism, free improvisation, and electroacoustic music, expanding the sound palette of the instrument through extended techniques and electronic manipulations. His work has taken form in compositions for acoustic and electronic instruments, generative audio/visual software, interactive multimedia installations, solo and ensemble performances, and works for theatre, film and dance. Bernstein is 1/4 of the experimental quartet Horse Lords and is a member of the High Zero Collective. He has presented his work internationally and has released music on the labels Hausu Mountain, Northern Spy, NNA Tapes, and Ehse Records. He is on the faculty of Goucher College's MA in Digital Arts and MFA in Art & Technology.
IMA is the sound project of Nava Dunkelman x Amma Ateria, marching forth with fearless percussion, stark electronics, and filmic poetic vocals. Deconstructing and dissolving heavy music through restraint and release, IMA strives for a balance between meticulous detailed precision of instrumentation, and chaos of densities driven to brinks of breakage, situated by beautification in between. IMA has been presented in residency at The Stone, New York City (2016) and San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, SF (2016). Performed and collaborated with Ikue Mori, Pauchi Sasaki, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Matmos, Zeena Parkins, Erik Friedlander, and many others.
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