Iris Sidikman is an experimental musician and installation artist currently located in Austin, TX. She recently completed her MFA in Experimental Sound Practices at California Institute of the Arts and received bachelor’s degrees in Cello Performance and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northern Illinois University in 2016. Her work grapples with sound as an object and stillness as a medium, often crossing borders between performance, installation and tableaux. Often understated and emotionally rooted, her works explore stasis and persistence as ways to transport audiences in another world. Much of her work also uses language as a way to both reveal and obscure meaning, as well as to create an accessible space for listeners of many backgrounds.
In addition to creation and performance, Iris is also a scholar well-versed in expressions of femininity and fat identity in experimental music and embodied performance. She will be presenting her paper “Feminized Anger in Avant Garde Music”at the 2018 New Music Gathering at Boston College in May 2018.
Education, community engagement and public art are all central to Iris’s practice. She currently works as an early education literacy tutor with Literacy First in Austin.
See and hear Iris perform in The Resonant Lung at 7pm on Saturday, 7/21/2018
April Joy Gerloff an electronic musician, and sound artist performing their solo project, Dark Pulse. Gerloff currently performs live electronic shows with patches that are known for their churning, dirge-like industrial charm which entails drum machines playing slowly under a deep sea of crushing bass, razor sharp synths and glacial LFOs. Dark Pulse hearkens back to doom metal while boasting an electronic twist. You can check out more of their work on tofucore.com/
See and hear April Joy Gerloff perform within Ground Floor Theatre at 4pm on Sunday, July 22nd
Alex MW Morrison + Emilee Graverson are an illustration/printmaking duo based in Austin, TX and NYC. Originally formed as the collective Personal Space, their focus for NMASS 2018 lies in exploring innovative methods in printmaking to expand on sound design’s relationship to touch, intimacy, and tangibility. In addition to their work as practicing artists, they both work in museum education, with an emphasis on creating interactive experiences for younger audiences.
Their creation will exist in the lobby of Ground Floor Theatre July 20, 21, 22
They will also host an informal workshop in the lobby of Ground Floor Theatre at 2pm on Saturday July 21st for silkscreening with conducive ink.
The Viewer started as an exploration within a series of self defined rule sets. The initial Viewer material was derived from using a collection of drum machines as the sole source material, finding tonal and rhythmic variation through audio processing and alteration of synchronization communication. The process of composing within a creative field of vision continued, fostering secret connections between different worlds; the ticking clock of a dark dance floor and the contemplative calm of the slow and low aural exploration found in the experimental music community.
The Viewer set for NMASS in the Resonant Lung will continue down the path of working inside a series of limitations and structures. Where much of previous material from The Viewer has relied on the beat of a drum, or the modulation of sound, this Resonant Lung performance will lean on to the voices the Lung itself and the interaction they have with each other in space in which they speak. This performance should be an exploration of harmonic interaction, and a chance listen to a timed conversation of the three voices found inside The Resonant Lung.
See and hear The Viewer perform within the Resonant Lung at 6pm on Saturday, July 21
p1nkstar Inc. is a corporation organized and operating in the state of Texas. p1nkstar Inc. strives to be the world’s leading, branded entertainment company across digital media platforms by helping individuals realize their full potential. We believe in the importance of a fun and enriching life, and focus on our clients by enhancing our innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings. Our company supports families so they can grow, learn, and get the best possible start in life. This philosophy guides all p1nkstar Inc.’s activities, whether we’re designing a stationery set, a retail store, or an animated television series. We invite all our friends and guests to experience the magic of p1nkstar.
Since the beginning, our goal has been to develop services that significantly improve the lives of as many people as possible. Not just for some. For everyone. We are a different kind of company with a different view of the world. It’s a special place where we have the opportunity to create the best products on earth – products that change lives and help shape the future. It’s a privilege we hold dear.
Experience ILOVEYOU.TXT.VBS by p1nkstar Inc. within The Resonant Lung at 5pm on Saturday July 21st
T Putnam Hill is a writer, editor, and electroacoustic musician based in Austin, Texas. His compositions and improvisations frequently utilize guitar, field recordings and feedback loops to create sonic narratives that unfold through the interplay between chaotic systems and the artist’s attempt to mold that chaos into structure.
In “Resonant Lung I: For Two Guitars and Organ,” T Putnam Hill releases two guitars to their own devices, to sit passively in open tunings, waiting for external sound waves to excite their strings into action. The MIDI-controlled instruments of The Resonant Lung cycle through progressions of chords and melodies nudged into quasi-random sequences. With time, the low frequencies emitted by the Lung begin to vibrate the sympathetically tuned strings on the guitars. The guitar signals, mediated by a simple chain of effects, intermingle with each other until the combination of shifting tones becomes a unified pulsing drone that evolves with only minimal intervention by the artist. (Addendum: The artist might decide to pick up a guitar and strum and/or pluck its strings, thus negating the previous statement about minimal intervention.)
See and hear the performance of T Putnam Hill on Sunday July 22nd within The Resonant Lung at 2pm.
Bryan Gary is from San Angelo, Texas
and creates calm, consciousness driven ambient music.
Inspired by balancing natural bio frequencies with deep
meditation the singular intent of the music is to share,
quite literally, healthy vibrations amongst all listeners.
Listen to his music via Soundcloud or YouTube and see him play live within Dimension Gallery on Saturday July 21st at 2pm
Dusking is a celebration of transition: a welcome song for the night and a showing of gratitude for the day. A live sound installation creates a backdrop to our chosen space and the creatures of that ecosystem. Please join Alex Keller, Sean O’Neill, Vanessa Gelvin , T Putnam Hill and R Lee Dockery at Lou Neff point at 8 PM on Thursday July 19.