For the past twenty years, JUDY DUNAWAY has created free improvisations and compositions on latex balloons as serious musical instruments. Judy will premiere her new interactive work for balloon and live electronics (programmed with MaxMSP) at WSAC as part of a set of live improvisations on balloons of various sizes and shapes. Due to the extensive and fragile nature of her set-up, she will be performing first in the evening's acts.
Dunaway has presented her balloon works at many important venues, festivals, museums and galleries including the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Germany), Alternative Museum (NYC), Bang on a Can Festival (NYC), Everson Art Museum (Syracuse), Frau Musica Nova Festival (Germany), the Guelph Jazz Festival (Canada), GEIGER Festival (Sweden), Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors (NYC), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC), Performance Space 122 (NYC), Podewil (Berlin), Roulette (NYC), the CEAIT Festival at REDCAT (Los Angeles), Seltsame Musik Festival (Austria), the SoHo Arts Festival (NYC) and STEIM (Netherlands). Her discography includes CDs on the CRI and Innova labels, among others. Her awards/grants/residencies include the New York State Music Fund, the Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant, the American Composers Forum's Composers Commissioning Fund, Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) and Harvestworks AIR. She has a Ph.D. in music composition from Stony Brook University. She has been Visiting Faculty at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston since 2005.
ENSEMBLE INEDIT is an ever-changing group of improvisers working with sound and movement. Their work is a collective realization of structured score materials: graphic, relational, conceptual, imperative and emergent. Their process strives to integrate the spontaneity of improvisation with the compositional integrity of set pieces. Performing on September 13 are Terina-Jasmine Alladin, Iris Cutler, Kara Fili, Emilio Gonzalez, Joshua Hahn, Jesse Kenas Collins, Andrea Pensado, and Gabriella Silva. The group is led by Joe Burgio, and appeared this summer at the Providence Fringe Festival in Plans for Shrinking Cities, Part I.
PARTY WATERS AND THE COLLEGE TOUR is Nick Neuberg (percussion), Ethan Parcell (clarinet), and Angela Sawyer (electronics) The trio started playing in May of 2014. Their first show (recorded at the about-to-be-defunct 119 Gallery in Lowell) can be heard on the Yldmier 050 3x cassette box. “Studies in how to make a woman scream.”