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Live Stage: SleepWalks Performance (Sleepover) [us NYC]

sleepwalk.jpgSleepWalks Performance (Sleepover, please bring bedding) :: June 5, 9:00 pm – June 6, 9:00 am :: Diapason Gallery, 882 Third Avenue, 10th Fl., New York City :: RSVP: lemurz66 [at] yahoo.com.

An overnight, live electronic music performance by Lee Pembleton and Andrea Williams. Culling sounds from their audio files of field recordings, live samples of the room resonance, and various electronically processed acoustic instruments, they create an extended musical composition for the entirety of a night for an audience that sleeps in the performance space. Pembleton and Williams intend to create soundwalks for dreamers. SleepWalks first premiered as a shorter ‘catnap’ at Issue Project Room in NYC in early 2009 and since then as dream-filled overnight performances in the San Francisco Bay Area, including at Mills College as part of The Deep Listening Institute’s Dream Festival. A listening sample can be found here (link on right side of page).

Lee Pembleton has been composing and performing music and art for over twenty years. The bulk of that time has been spent investigating sound environments and creating performative installations. He has been a member of several contemporary music/performance ensembles & jazz bands along with the occasional rock, psychedelic & folk groups. He has performed his works at a variety of venues, ranging from the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to Chicago’s infamous punk club, the Czar Bar. His installations have been featured in museums, galleries and clubs in America and Europe.

Andrea Williams is a sound artist and composer currently living in San Francisco. She utilizes site-specific elements and perceptual cues to reveal the unseen connections between people and their environment. Her compositions make use of field recordings, instruments, computer technologies and the sound of the performance space itself. She has led soundwalks in New York and San Francisco, and has shown and performed both solo and with various musicians at galleries and alternative spaces, most recently the Diapason Gallery, NPR, Fountain Miami Art Fair, and the Mamori sound artist residency in the Amazon rainforest. Andrea is a founding member of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology and is currently attending Mills College for her MFA in Electronic Music and Media.


Jun 4, 2010
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