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SAT 4/30 - 6pm - Renowned Experimental Musician Tristan Perich at Spaces Gallery!! EARLY SHOW

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Performance and Exhibition: Saturday, April 30, 6:00 p.m. EARLY SHOW
Admission: FREE and open to the public

SPACES plays host to renowned experimental musician Tristan Perich for a evening of visual art and musical performance on Saturday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Musical works will be performed by Tristan Perich, Daniel Walden and Ryan Packard and will feature Perich's work for keyboard instruments, percussion and electronics. Also on view will be Perich's artworks that utilize 1-bit technology to generate images, curated by Georgia Horn.


The WIRE Magazine describes TRISTAN PERICH's compositions as an austere meeting of electronic andorganic. His works for soloist, ensemble and orchestra have been performed internationally by ensembles including Bang on a Can, counter)induction, Calder Quartet, New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Hunter-Gatherer and Ensemble Pamplemousse at venues from the Whitney Museum, P.S.1, Merkin Hall, the Stone, Joe's Pub and Issue Project Room to Los Angeles' Zipper Hall and Lentos in Austria. He has received commissions from Bang on a Can (2008 People's Commissioning Fund), Dither Quartet, Yarn/Wire, Transit New Music and Ensemble Pamplemousse.

In 2004 he began work on 1-Bit Music to experiment with the foundations of electronic sound, culminating in a physical album, a music-generating circuit packaged inside a standard CD jewel case, released by Cantaloupe Music in 2006. Surface Magazine called the 1-Bit Music boxes profound throwbacks to the traditional album, a response to the intangibility of iTunes and mp3s in the form of a hand-held artwork. Working with 1-bit audio conceptually influenced his music for acoustic ensembles, resulting in dual compositions for musicians with 1-bit music accompaniment, pairing the performers with on-stage speakers. His latest circuit album, 1-Bit Symphony (Cantaloupe Music, 2010), is a long-form electronic composition in five movements. Its music explores the intricate, polyphonic potential of 1-bit audio, uniting simple with complex and celebrating the virtuosity of electricity. New York Press called it sublime, and the Wall Street Journal said [its] oscillations have an intense, hypnotic force and a surprising emotional depth.

In 2009, Austria's Prix Ars Electronica awarded him the Award of Distinction for his composition Active Field (for ten violins and ten-channel 1-bit music). Rhizome awarded him a 2010 commission for an audio installation with 1,500 speakers. Perich attended the first Bang on a Can Summer Institute in 2002. He was artist in residence at Issue Project Room in 2008, at Mikrogalleriet in Copenhagen in 2010, and at the Addison Gallery in Andover, MA and Harvestworks in Fall 2010. His work has received support from New York State Council on the Arts, the American Music Center, Meet the Composer and others. He has spoken about his work and taught workshops around the world.

Perich studied math, music and computer science at Columbia University after attending Philips Academy, Andover. More recently, he received a masters in art, music and electronics in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.

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RYAN PACKARD is a percussion performance major and musicology minor at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He has been a member of the Contemporary Music Ensemble and the Oberlin Percussion Group for the past four years and has performed with the Oberlin Orchestra, Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, and the Oberlin Wind Ensemble. During the summer, he has attended SOAP (Symphony Academy of the Pacific), Oberlin Percussion Institute, and the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival. Ryan is an avid performer of new music and has worked closely with student and established composers, including David Lang, Seung-ah Oh, Per Bloland, Josh Levine, Lewis Nielson, and Evan Ziporyn. He is a founding member of both SCI Oberlin Chapter (Society of Composers, Incorporated), an ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and adventurous works by Oberlin student composers, and OINC (Oberlin Improvisation and New Music Collective). While in OINC, he has worked closely with renowned free-improvisational artists like Keith Rowe, Maya Masaoka, Tim Feeney, and Vic Rowlings. He has also recently returned from a two-week tour of China and Singapore with the Oberlin Orchestra.


DANIEL WALDEN is a double-degree student at Oberlin Conservatory in piano performance and classics, studying piano with Peter Takacs and harpsichord with Webb Wiggins. He is a member of the Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by Tim Weiss, performing at Oberlin, SEAMUS, and in Harvard's new music series. He was Cleveland Symphony Artist-in-Residence Fellow in 20th and 21st century, with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, performing at Severance Hall. This May, he will be featured in Double Concerto during Rand Steiger's residency at Oberlin. He has participated in festivals including Aspen and Banff Piano Masterclass, studying with Ann Schein, Jerome Lowenthal, and Hamish Milne and appearing in master classes including with Joseph Kalichstein, Ann Schein, and Wu Han. Daniel has performed new music alongside Lisa Moore, Vicky Ray, and Stephen Drury at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival's New Music Workshop, Bang on a Can, and Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, working closely with Jonathan Harvey, David Lang, and Martin Bresnick, and emerging composers. He was featured twice on NPR's From the Top, performing at the Ravinia Festival and at Herbst Hall in San Francisco. His articles on music theory and performance appear in Music Theory Online and MTNA e-Journal.


This concert and exhibition is funded in part through Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program. Presented by Spaces Gallery.

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