"Fifth Saturdays" @ Diapason presents:
Audio and Video Performances
by Richard Lainhart, Sandy McCroskey / Raha Raissnia, Michael Waller
Saturday, May 29, 8pm
882 Third Avenue (between 32nd and 33rd Street)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Info: 718.499.5070 | http://diapasongallery.org/performances.html
Subway: D, N, R to 36th Street/4th Avenue
Richard Lainhart is an award-winning composer, filmmaker, and author - a digital artisan who works with sonic and visual data. Since childhood, he's been interested in natural processes such as waves, flames and clouds, in harmonics and harmony, and in creative interactions with machines, using them as compositional methods to present sounds and images that are as beautiful as he can make them. His compositions have been performed in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, and recordings of his music have appeared on the Periodic Music, Vacant Lot, XI Records, Electroshock, Tobira Records, Infrequency, VICMOD, and ExOvo labels. Besides performing his own work, he has worked and performed with John Cage, David Tudor, Steve Reich, Phill Niblock, David Berhman, Rhys Chatham, and Jordan Rudess, among many others. Lainhart's animations and short films have been shown at festivals in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and online.
For this performance, Richard will be performing in Quadraphonic Hi-Fi using his Buchla 200e analog modular synthesizer controlled by a Haken Continuum multi-dimensional controller to provide live soundtracks for recent digital films.http://www.otownmedia.com/
Sandy McCroskey, Diapason's most assiduous attendee, was one of the first monitors at La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's current Dream House installation in Tribeca, which began in 1993. Seventeen years later, here he is performing a sine tone composition that explores the aesthetics of "distant consonances" that Young has pioneered, as described in McCroskey's article "Dream Analysis" (http://www.melafoundation.org/mccroske.htm
). In "The Thirteenth Landing," we will be tuning in to the harmonic space between 11 and 13. McCroskey is proud to have his music accompanied by the evocative mysteries of Raha Raissnia's projections.
Raha Raissnia received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1992 and her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2002. In between receiving her degrees, her interest in avant-garde filmmaking led her to take on an internship at Anthology Film Archives (1995-1999) where she also occasionally exhibited. She is represented at Miguel Abreu Gallery in New York and Xippas Gallery in Paris.http://www.miguelabreugallery.com/RahaRaissnia.htm
Michael Vincent Waller
Michael Vincent Waller is a New York City based composer and visual artist, heavily involved with the Dream House over the last five years. His vocal raga and composition studies with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela have provided a beautiful inspiration to his focus on modal, drone, and electronic means. This deep intrinsic experience of involving overtones is the essence of his canvas of acousmatic and spectral composition. Michael endorses the phenomenologist approach to sound as his "central attitude" and manual for being. He has performed/collaborated with Alex Waterman, Yvonne Troxler, Gregor Kitzis, Sabir Mateen, Christine Bard, Erica Dicker, Elizabeth Hoffman - performing at venues Issue Project Room, Tenri Cultural Institute, LMAK Gallery, Zebulon, Resonant Interval Series (Houston, TX), Paris London West Nile, Port d' Or, Death By Audio and The Living Theatre. Michael Vincent Waller has composed new works for violinist Tom Chiu and upright bassist Andrew Lafkas.
Diapason is supported by NYSCA, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Phaedrus Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, MediaThe Foundation, The Trust for Mutual Understanding, Kirk Radke, and by generous individuals. Diapason is a 501(c)3 organization.