Simon Scott + Marcus Fischer
Tuesday, February 19 at 8pm at Disjecta. $15
Simon Scott + Marcus Fischer
Tuesday, February 19 at 8pm. $15
Tickets available at: https://bit.ly/2TRmcxc
Join us for an evening of quadraphonic immersive sound featuring performances by Simon Scott (U.K. / Slowdive / Touch) + Marcus Fischer (PDX / 12k), Chloe Alexandra (PDX) and Burke Jam (PDX / Kesh).
Simon Scott is a sound ecologist and multi-instrumentalist from Cambridge, England. His albums ‘Insomni’ (Ash International) and ‘Below Sea Level’ (Kesh/TouchLine) are out now (see above). His work explores the creative process of actively listening, the implications of recording the natural world using technology and the manipulation of natural sounds used for musical composition. He plays the drums in Slowdive and has recently collaborated with artists James Blackshaw, Spire, Taylor Deupree (Between), Isan + many more.
Marcus Fischer is a first generation American musician + interdisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. His work typically centers around memory, geography + the manipulation of physical audio recording mediums. Slowly unfolding melodies and warm tape saturated drones have become a trademark of his recordings + live performances alike. These sounds have found their way into multimedia installations, short flims, and even into the award winning public radio program Radiolab. Fischer has released a number of recordings on the widely respected 12k label including his photographic + sonic collaborations with label founder Taylor Deupree. In 2017 Marcus Fischer was an artist in residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Rauschenberg Residency where he completed “Loss”, his most recent solo album (released September, 2017). Fischer performs solo, in collaborations, and as a member of wild card and unrecognizable now.
Chloe Alexandra Thompson is a Canadian, Cree, artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. Thompson creates unique sonic experiences through the spatialization of isolated frequencies using Pure Data, hardware and voice.
Thompson’s work (2 – 32 channel) has been presented by Quiet City (Vancouver, Canada), The Wiltern (LA), Qubit (Harlem, NY), Panoply Performance Lab (Williamsburg, NY), Wayward Concert Series (Seattle), Corridor (Seattle), On the Boards (Seattle), Sl*t Island (Montreal, Canada), Subharmonic: Sonic Arts Symposium (PICA), Unity Gain: High Density Loudspeaker Array, Littman and White Galleries, Variform Gallery, Compliance Division, Open Signal, Bronco Gallery, and PCC. She has also presented in collaborations for Converge45, Disjecta, Out of Sight (Seattle), SIX for Subharmonic, PICA T:BA:17, PICA T:BA:16, and Nationale.
Thompson has given lectures and facilitated workshops as a part of T:BA:17 Institute in dialogue with Tanya Tagaq, Subharmonic: Sonic Arts Symposium (PICA) with France Jobin, PNCA, PSU, Open Signal, and home school pdx. Thompson’s written work has also been been released through Art in America, Zero Cool, Provision, Cig Thesis, and Blankstairs.
Burke Jam is an artist, composer, curator and educator. His recent work in performance, installation and recorded media explores sound as intervention—questioning and subverting perceptual coherence and relationship with physical place. His research engages the intersection of field recording, composition, acoustic ecology and the Anthropocene. Following the completion of his MFA at the University of Montana, Jam received a Fulbright Grant to Iceland researching environmental sound, acoustic ecology and methods of listening. Jam performs and exhibits internationally, and works as the Director of Digital Facilities and Instructor of Music and Art in the College of the Arts at Portland State University.