Overlap Salon 02 – July 30, 2008 - San Francisco
Jul
30
7:00 pm19:00

Overlap Salon 02 – July 30, 2008 - San Francisco

Overlap Salon 02 – Max/MSP/Jitter – July 30, 2008 – Sound Arts

Overlap.org and Sound Arts Host : Overlap Salon 02 – Max/MSP/Jitter

Wednesday night July 30th, 2008 from 7-9 pm @ Sound Arts Recording Studio 520 Hampshire street, suite #206 SF, CA 94110

Overlap Salon 02 event brings together users of Cycling 74′s legendary “build-it-yourself” software universe Max/MSP/Jitter, and it will focus on interfaces that can be used in tandem with Max/MSP/Jitter. We will meet, exchange knowledge, advice, and software patches. Max/MSP/Jitter patches covered in the Salon will also be shared on Overlap.org following the event. All participants are required to bring your their own laptop, beer (if u want) and thinking cap. WIFI provided.

This event is free but donations are *greatly* appreciated to keep this series running !!

 

Overlap + Mission Creek - July 17th, 2008 - San Francisco
Jul
17
Jul 18

Overlap + Mission Creek - July 17th, 2008 - San Francisco

Mission Creek at GAB – Christopher Willits, Tussle, The Drift, Eyes, Mi Ami

Mission Creek, GAB, and Overlap.org present :

a great night of live music and videos by..

Tussle
Christopher Willits
The Drift
Eyes
Mi Ami
Videos by Nate Boyce + more tba !

July 17th (thurs) 2008 at The Gray Area Gallery !
1515 Folsom, San Francisco
NEW TIME ! = first band begins at 9PM ! (show ends at 1ish).

Mission Creek Music Festival
Gray Area Gallery / GAB
overlap.org

LISTEN/VISION – June 9, 2008 - Brooklyn, NY
Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

LISTEN/VISION – June 9, 2008 - Brooklyn, NY

LISTEN/VISION 04 – Brooklyn, NY – June 9th 2008

LISTEN/VISION co-produced with Volume Projects is very happy to announce the first NYC edition of the LISTEN/VISION event series. This June 9th event at Monkeytown presents exclusive LISTEN/VISION pieces by Sawako, Greg Davis, David Kwan, Frank Bretschneider and Nate Boyce. Come celebrate as Overlap goes national!

+ The first Overlap Salon is going to be May 21! Max/MSP/Jitter is the tool, and audiovisual overlap is the focus.

+ NEW EP FROM GUITARS Overlap.org is proud to release the debut EP of Brooklyn duo Guitars. The six original songs on Faster EP fuse minimalism, country and chanting into a strange new musical perspective. Fans of open-minded pop and mystical country will not be disappointed!

As always, feel free to download and pay-what-you-want (!) for our last 12 releases, check out our last 14 events, and submit your audio, video, words and images for everyone to see-hear in the Overlap Commons.

 

Overlap Salon - May 21, 2008 - San Francisco
May
21
7:00 pm19:00

Overlap Salon - May 21, 2008 - San Francisco

Overlap Salon 01 – Max/MSP/Jitter – May 21 – San Francisco

Wednesday night May 21, 2008 from 7-9 pm @ Sound Arts Recording Studio 520 Hampshire street, suite #206 SF, CA 94110

This first Overlap Salon event brings together users of Cycling 74′s legendary “build-it-yourself” software universe Max/MSP/Jitter. Cool Max/MSP/Jitter nerds will be able to meet, exchange knowledge, advice, and software patches. Max/MSP/Jitter patches covered in the Salon will also be shared on Overlap.org following the event. All participants are required to bring your their own laptop, beer (if u want) and thinking cap. WIFI provided.

This event is free but donations are *greatly* appreciated to keep this series running !!

 

LISTEN/VISION – May 14, 2008 - San Francisco
May
14
7:00 pm19:00

LISTEN/VISION – May 14, 2008 - San Francisco

LISTEN/VISION 03 – San Francisco – May 14th 2008

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 7-9pm at The San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut St. San Francisco, CA 94133 - $15 Public / Limited free seating for SFAI Students.

Featuring : RASTER-NOTON - Carsten Nicolai, Olaf Bender and Frank Bretschneider as “Signal”

Curated and co-presented by Volume Projects & Overlap , LISTEN/VISION is a unique series exploring the art of perception. It is a place and time for a shared experience of sound and light and space. Overlap.org and Volume have partnered to commission new and *unreleased* sound and video recordings from an international pool of acclaimed contemporary artists. These exclusive pieces, not to be found anywhere on the web or a CD, are presented in a collective listening environment. 

The third installment of LISTEN/VISION presents a very special evening with live performances by the three principal members of the German arts platform Raster-Noton: Carsten Nicolai, Frank Bretschneider, and Olaf Bender. Each artist will perform individually, and collectively as Signal. These artists are considered by many to be some of the most important and influential individuals working within the field of experimental electronic audiovisual performance today.
Raster-Noton: Archiv Für Ton Und Nichtton is a platform, a network covering the overlapping border areas of pop, art, and science. After surviving the storm that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall, East German sound manipulators Carsten Nicolai, Frank Bretschneider, and Olaf Bender pooled their resources as Raster-Noton and jacked into international art currents. Their minimalist electronic CDs and sound objects have sent power surges through a global grid connecting like-minded artists from Coil’s ElpH to Tokyo’s Ryoji Ikeda.

Carsten Nicolai -Carsten Nicolai is an artist who works intensively in the transitional area between art and science. For several years now he has also experimented with sound under the pseudonym Noto to create his own code of signs, acoustic and visual symbols. As Alva Noto he leads those experiments into the field of electronic music. Among others, Nicolai already performed as Alva Noto at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, at Centre Pompidou in Paris, at Kunsthaus Graz and at Tate Modern in London. Additionally he has projects with diverse artists such as Ryoji Ikeda (cyclo), Mika Vainio or Thomas Knak (opto); recently he toured with Ryuichi Sakamoto through Europe, Australia and Asia.

Frank Bretschneider -Frank Bretschneider works as a musician, composer and video artist in Berlin. His work is known for precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach. Bretschneider‘s subtle and detailed music is echoed by his visuals: perfect translated realizations of the qualities found in music within visual phenomena. After the fall of the wall, he and Olaf Bender founded the record label Rastermusic which finally merged with Carsten Nicolai‘s Noton to form raster-noton in 1999. He has performed at music and new media festivals such as Ars Electronica, Cut & Splice, Mutek, Offf, Sonar, Steirischer Herbst, Transmediale, Ultima, etc. In addition to his solo work he has collaborated with artists such as with Taylor Deupree, Olafur Eliasson, Steve Roden, and Ralph Steinbrüchel.

Olaf Bender -Germany-based Olaf Bender is one of three founders of the Raster-Noton imprint. He often records under such aliases as Byetone and Lumen for solo projects, and together with Komet and Carsten Nicolai (aka Alva Noto) forms the laptop microsound trio Signal. His output is extremely sparse, with his sole full-length contributions being a disc in the prize-winning 20′ to 2000 series and 2003′s Feld, released on Raster-affiliated label Binemusic.

Funding for LISTEN/VISION 03 is generously provided by the Goethe Institut of San Francisco

Links:Raster-Noton Goethe Institut San Francisco
Volume Projects
Overlap

This program is generously sponsored by the Goethe Institute, San Francisco.

LISTEN/VISION - Mar 21, 2008 - San Francisco
Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

LISTEN/VISION - Mar 21, 2008 - San Francisco

LISTEN/VISION 02

Friday, March 21st. 2008, 7-9pm
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut St. San Francisco, CA 94133
$5 Public, Free for SFAI Students.

LISTEN/VISION is a unique series exploring the art of perception that includes *unreleased* sound and visual recordings from an international pool of acclaimed contemporary artists.

Featuring : GREGG KOWALSKY, DAVID KWAN, CHIKA and I8U, SAWAKO.

Curated and co-presented by Volume Projects & Overlap

Overlap.org and Volume present:

LISTEN/VISION 02

LISTEN/VISION is a unique series exploring the art of perception. It is a place and time for a shared experience of sound and light and space. Overlap.org and Volume have partnered to commission new and *unreleased* sound and video recordings from an international pool of acclaimed contemporary artists. These exclusive pieces, not to be found anywhere on the web or a CD, are presented in a collective listening environment.

Featured Artists :

GREGG KOWALSKY – “Rosebud for Red Magus” – 2006 – 18:17 mins.
Gregg Kowalsky resides in Oakland, California where he completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College. Kowalsky’s compositions range from drone and noise pieces to the psychedelic, which are highly influenced by the thick, humid air of South Florida where Gregg lived for most of his life. He is interested in filling the spaces his music occupies through dense, live
mixes. He has composed for film, dance, acoustic ensembles and sound installations. Gregg’s debut full-length album, Through The Cardial Window was released on the Kranky label in Spring 2006.

http://ossobucco.net

 

DAVID KWAN – SOLARIS – 2006 – 10:07
Sound-generated video projections; dimensions and running time variable; video projection with sound. Kwan has presented work at the Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist Television Access, The Lab, and Mission 17 in San Francisco; Jack Straw New Media Gallery in Seattle; Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart; and Baracke am Deustchen Theater in Berlin. He received a BA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College, where he has been teaching in music, art and intermedia.

http://disquiet.com/2007/11/02/david-kwans-emergence-at-mission-17-san-francisco/

 

CHIKA and I8U – Infinity02 – 2008 – 30:38
Unlimited or unmeasurable in extent of space, duration of time: the infinite nature of the fabric of space. CHiKA uses minimal objects in two-dimensional space to create a video work invoking the feeling of the unlimited possibilities, approaching the unmeasureable nature of the infinite. I8u’s soundscapes inspired by the concept of string theory mirror our limited understanding and imagination of these strings as they slip in and out of the dimensions we are aware of. The audio and visual moves from a closed world with perspective as its corresponding symbolic form.

http://www.imagima.com

 

SAWAKO – “untitled” – 2006 – 15:18 mins
Sawako is a Tokyo/NYC-based sound sculptor who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. After beginning in video art, Sawako shifted her focus from the video camera to sound. Once through the processor named Sawako, sounds in everyday life – field recordings, instruments, voice and electronic sounds – float in space vividly with a digital yet organic texture. Her unique sonic world has been called “post romantic sound” by Boston’s Weekly Dig.

http://www.troncolon.com/

LISTEN/VISION – Feb 21, 2008 - San Francisco
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

LISTEN/VISION – Feb 21, 2008 - San Francisco

LISTEN/VISION 01

Thursday, February 21st. 2008, 7-9pm
SF Camerawork
657 Mission Street
Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-4104

$5 Public, $2 Students/Seniors, Free for Camerawork Members

LISTEN/VISION is a unique series exploring the art of perception that includes *unreleased* sound and visual recordings from an international pool of acclaimed contemporary artists.

Featuring : NATE BOYCE, CARL STONE, FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER, RICHARD CHARTIER.

Curated and co-presented by Volume Projects & Overlap

VOLUME and Overlap.org present:

LISTEN/VISION 01

LISTEN/VISION is a unique series exploring the art of perception. It is a place and time for a shared experience of sound and light and space. VOLUME and Overlap.org have partnered to commission new and *unreleased* sound and video recordings from an international pool of acclaimed contemporary artists. Future installments of LISTEN/VISION will also host live performances and multi-channel sound installations. LISTEN/VISION 01 will present new work by Richard Chartier, Frank Bretschneider, Carl Stone, and Nate Boyce.

RICHARD CHARTIER
Chartier_pre_1_01 (2005), 17:29 min.
Richard Chartier, sound/installation artist and graphic designer, has created critically acclaimed recordings for labels such as 12k/LINE (USA), Raster-Noton (Germany), Die Stadt (Germany), Spekk (Japan), NonVisualObjects (Austria), Mutek_rec (Canada), DSP (Italy), ERS (Netherlands), and Trente Oiseaux (Germany), including collaborations with noted artists Taylor Deupree, William Basinski, COH, and Asmus Tietchens and has appeared on numerous international compilations. His digital minimalist work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, and the act of listening. Chartier_pre_1_01 was originally developed during the process of creating the work Incidence released on Raster-Noton in 2007. Beginning with a low volume sparkle of static, the piece gradually morphs itself into low frequency territory. The monolithic drone of Incidence ebbs and flows over a bed of gentle crackle and fizz, only to end much as it began, with a wafer-thin line of static and hiss.

FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER
RHYTHM EXP (2007), 8:09 min.
Frank Bretschneider works as a musician, composer and video artist in Berlin. His work is known for precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach. Bretschneider‘s subtle and detailed music is echoed by his visuals: perfect translated realizations of the qualities found in music within visual phenomena. After the fall of the wall, he and Olaf Bender founded the record label Rastermusic which finally merged with Carsten Nicolai‘s Noton to form Raster-Noton in 1999. He has performed at music and new media festivals such as Ars Electronica, Cut & Splice, Mutek, Offf, Sonar, Steirischer Herbst, Transmediale, Ultima, etc. In addition to his solo work he has collaborated with artists such as with Taylor Deupree, Olafur Eliasson, Steve Roden, and Ralph Steinbrüchel. RHYTHM EXP is a music-visual work based on the idea that fine art should attain the abstract purity of music. An attempt to assimilate the qualities found in music – including movement, rhythm, tempo, mood, intensity and compositional structure – within visual phenomena. The music for the project was composed of waveforms, feedback, impulses, clicks, the sound of mechanics, electricity, magnetism, light and radiation. As the animation is driven by sound frequency and intensity, the images attain an unexpected beauty, from simple geometrical patterns to extraordinarily complex forms.

CARL STONE
Shin Chon (2006), 34:48 min.
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between San Francisco and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Media Department at Chukyo University in Japan.

NATE BOYCE
Plasma Wielder (2008), 10:00 min.
Nate Boyce is an artist and musician who creates perceptually disorienting and kinetically charged sound image works that take the shape of musical compositions. Influenced by the techniques early video art and the 1960’s structural film movement, he employs antiquated analog processing devices alongside custom-built image processing software to generate an anomalous fusion of both analog and digital materials. Nate performs regularly with Matmos and has collaborated with Christopher Willits, as well as Tussle on music videos. He received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. Plasma Wielder was made using a customized analog/digital hybrid processing and synthesis system based on modified consumer video gear that uses control voltages from an analog synth to sequence and modulate analog video feedback creating trance inducing audio/visual polyrhythms. Aimed at the phenomenological reduction of the video signal as a temporally malleable material.