Subject: [ak-events] 10-12th Oct. Ben Vida presents Damaged
Particulates, Immersive Piece for Electronics and SubPacs
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014
From: Pysiewicz | TU Berlin
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Ben Vida :: Damaged Particulates
10.10.2014 | 19h00
LEAP, Leipziger Str. 63
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10-12th Oct. at LEAP
Opening: Friday 10.10.2014 19h00
Leipziger Str. 63 (corner Markgrafenstr.)
Ben Vida presents Damaged Particulates
With /Damaged Particulates/ the experimental musician and composer Ben
Vida delves into the enveloping world of
“direct bass”. Utilising a four-channel, twin-sub sound system and 25
individual SubPacs , a tactile audio system
placed on each audience members seatback, which directly transfers low
frequencies to the body, this highly detailed and immersive piece for
electronics examines the dimensional and spatial qualities of analog and
Damaged Particulates is a work that oscillates between performance,
installation and sculpture, and is experienced as much by touch as by
hearing. Originally commissioned for Unsound Festival NYC, this new
version explores further the possibilities of multi sensory sonic
Damaged Particulates is a project in partnership with Unsound Festival
2014 , Subpac, the Electronic Studio of TU,
Faculty of Audio Communication, Berlin, curated by Manuela Benetton in
collaboration with LEAP.
Opening: Friday 10.10.2014 19h00 at LEAP
Ben Vida in conversation with Lisa Blanning +
SubPac Presentation by Thomas Bäz, Subpac Partner Development Germany.
Concert sessions from 20h45.
_Places are limited (25 seats per session)_. Tickets are available at
LEAP, or preorder via Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/1tdOSLj
The Artist Talk is free to attend.
Friday 20:45, 21:30, 22:15
Saturday 15:30, 16:15, 17:00, 17:45
Sunday 15:30, 16:15, 17:00, 17:45
Ben Vida is a New York based artist and composer. He has been an
active member of the international experimental music community for two
decades with a long list of collaborators, bands and releases to his
credit. In the mid 90’s he co-founded the group Town and Country and has
since worked as a solo artist with releases on such labels as PAN, Alku,
Shelter Press and Kranky. He has presented works in a range of museums,
galleries and music venues including the MoMA, The Kitchen, the MCA, ICP
London, Audio Visual Arts, The Artist’s Institute and the Sydney Opera
Recent activities include performances at LiveArtsWeek at Museo d ‚Arte
Moderna di Bologna, the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Meltdown
Festival in London and an exhibition of prints coupled with a solo
performance at Lisa Cooley Gallery, Manhattan. This spring he will stage
the next iterations of his video and performance pieces, Slipping
Control and Damaged Particulates at 356 Mission in Los Angeles.
Lisa Blanning is a music journalist and editor. She spent six years on
staff at The Wire Magazine and now lives in Berlin, writing regularly
for publications like The FADER, Electronic Beats and others.
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