Musical Ecologies continues Thursday, February 16th with New York-based multi-disciplinary artist Marcia Bassett.
Working with analog modular synthesizer, guitar, handmade instruments, contact microphones, field sounds, and vocal experimentation, she approaches sound making through experimentalism, activating a heady sonic interplay of noise, drone, and otherworldly narratives that are equal parts trance and critique.
For tonight’s event she will be joined by musician and musicologist Ted Gordon for a duo performance using the Buchla Music Easel. Taking inspiration from Pauline Oliveros who once asked, after John C. Lilly, “how have I programmed my human bio-computer?” Bassett and Gordon will ask this question of each other, smudging distinctions between analog, digital, body, and instrument, and positing not-yet-legible connections between electronic sonic events in real time.
The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.