LAMPO Matt Carlson
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8:00 PM (CDT)
Lampo and the Graham Foundation are pleased to present Matt Carlson in his Chicago debut. Carlson, a member of the duo Golden Retriever and former member of the Parenthetical Girls, will premiere new compositions for analog modular and digital synthasizers and voice with an array of time-lag devices and effects. Here, he promises a burbling landscape punctuated with tweaked percussives and schizophrenic FM drops. The performance will be Carlson’s first four channel work.
Matt Carlson (b. 1983, Seattle) is a composer and musician, and an active participant in Portland’s underground and experimental music scene. In his recent music, he uses his body and voice to interact with a large analog modular synthesizer, conjuring dense clouds of sound. Current collaborations include modal electro-acoustic compositions and improv with bass clarinetist Jonathan Sielaff as Golden Retriever, and sound installations, videos and performances in Oregon Painting Society, a five-person Portland artist collective. He has released a number of solo recordings, including the well-received LP “Particle Language” (Draft) and cassette “Gecko Dream Levels” (Gift Tapes). He has performed at the Tate Modern in London, Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival, Seattle's Bumbershoot festival and in Portland's Time-Based Art festival. Carlson studied composition and electronic music at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
This performance is presented in partnership with Lampo. Founded in 1997, Lampo is a non-profit organization for experimental music, sound art and intermedia projects.
Please note: Seating will be first come first served. Doors will open at 7:30PM.
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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.