[Microsound-announce] striatium - microsonic landscapes

Gary R. Weisberg gary at meterpool.com
Thu Jul 26 21:16:11 EDT 2007

'striatium - microsonic landscapes'

Kim Cascone & Gary R. Weisberg

Widow Jane Mine (on the grounds of the Snyder Estate)
Rosendale, NY
(Go to www.meterpool.com/striatium.html for link to Google map and
August 3, 2007 @ 8pm
Admission: $10

Sound artists Kim Cascone and Gary R. Weisberg will broadcast dark
subterranean atmospheres conjured from mangled field recordings and other
unusual sound sources inside an old abandoned mine in upstate NY.
Come join us among the bat guano and stalactites for an evening of
supernatural sounds rescued from the hulls of sunken ships. Not to be

Kim Cascone: laptop, max/msp & location recordings
Gary R. Weisberg: laptop, live processing, misc. instruments

Kim Cascone has a long history involving electronic music: he received his
formal training in electronic music at the Berklee College of Music in the
early 1970's, and in 1976 continued his studies at the New School in New
York City. In the 1980's, after moving to San Francisco and gaining
experience as an audio technician, Cascone worked with David Lynch as
Assistant Music Editor on both Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart. Cascone left
the film industry in 1991 to concentrate on Silent Records, a label that he
founded in 1986, transforming it into the U.S.'s premier electronic music
label. At the height of Silent's success, he sold the company in early 1996
to pursue a career as a sound designer and went to work for Thomas Dolby's
company Headspace as a sound designer and composer. After a two-year stint
at Headspace he worked for Staccato Systems as the Director of Content where
he oversaw sound design using algorithmic synthesis for video games. Since
1984, Kim has released more than 30 albums of electronic music and has
recorded/performed with Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Tony Conrad, Scanner, John
Tilbury, and Pauline Oliveros among others.
Cascone was one of the co-founders of the microsound list, which focuses on
issues concerning digital music and laptop performance
(http://www.microsound.org) and has written for Computer Music Journal (MIT
Press), Artbyte Magazine, Contemporary Music Review, Soundcultures and
Parachute Journal.

Gary R. Weisberg began performing improvised music with no formal training
while studying English literature at SUNY New Paltz in the early 70's. After
moving to San Francisco in 1976, he was involved with a loosely knit
collective of jazz and experimental musicians and artists, operating a small
performance space called The Blue Dolphin. During this time he began
studying electronic music composition at San Francisco State University,
where he received his bachelor's degree in the same field. During the 80's
and early 90's, he maintained a MIDI project studio, producing sound and
music for visual artists' gallery openings, TV/film and video productions,
as well as recording some of Kim Cascone's early work. Since moving back to
New York's Ulster County, he continues producing CDs of his own
compositions, working on sound installations for California-based sculptor
Teresa Cunniff, and exploring the possibilities of digital audio art.

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