5/21/2015

Ten x Ten 2015: Hannah Ireland & Cameron Pfiffner



Hannah Ireland & Cameron Pfiffner (tenor saxophone):
Cameron and Hannah's collaboration explores repetition and the breakdown of structure: in visual and auditory imagery, and through the effects of natural forces and the elements.

5/14/2015

Vinyl has been sent for pressing!




The music segment of the Ten x Ten 2015 Collection has entered the next phase of production with mixing, mastering and record pressing. Over the past few weeks, the musicians, along with curator Paul Giallorenzo and sound recordist Dave Zuchowski, put the final touches on their compositions which were recorded live at Elastic Arts this past March.

After the mixes were completed, they were mastered by local engineer Nick Broste before being sent to our sponsor, Chicago Mastering Service. Mastering increases the clarity and audibility of recordings by removing noise and altering the compression and equalization levels. Chicago Mastering Service has a highly-detailed article about the history and different options of mastering available to read on their website.

Finally, Chicago Mastering Service staff Shelly Steffens cut the music to a lacquer record, which was then sent to Gotta Groove Records in Ohio for vinyl pressing. A limited edition of 200 records will be pressed and paired with a catalog of prints in the complete Ten x Ten 2015 Collection.

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5/05/2015

Ten x Ten 2015: Salvador Andrade Arévalo & Phillip Sudderberg



Salvador Andrade ArĂ©valo & Phillip Sudderberg (percussion):
An experiment in which strict dictation is forfeited for loosely structured physical composition that favors surprise, community, and psychic rantings.

4/30/2015

Ten x Ten Printing Begins



The production of the Ten x Ten 2015 Collection is well underway with the first prints being editioned at Spudnik Press this past week. Artists Hannah Ireland and Jerome Bryerton were the first artists to complete their edition of ten fine art prints.

New this year, artists broke away from the original 10" square format of previous iterations. Working with a larger 18" square canvas, the artists have been able to bring more nuance, movement, and play to their imagery. Each artist will produce an edition of 10 available as limited edition prints. Prints will be released this fall, along with the Ten x Ten 2015 Collection.

In addition to the hand printed serigraphs, we have also been working on the book publishing aspect of the project, which will be paired with the vinyl record and distributed as the collectable compilation. We were excited to visit our sponsor, Cushing Co., a local commercial printer, to learn more about their top of the line digital printers and make plans for the final catalog. 

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4/21/2015

Ten x Ten 2015: Jerome Bryerton & Ryan Packard




Jerome Bryerton & Ryan Packard (percussion):
Asymmetric graphic construction for selected metals.

4/08/2015

Ten x Ten 2015: Alexander Stewart & Peter Maunu



Alexander Stewart & Peter Maunu (guitar, mandolin, violin):
Sharing an affinity for the minimal, sparse, abstract, and often favoring layered textural and ethereal gestures, the collaboration of Peter Maunu and Alexander Stewart will explore connections between their sonic and visual worlds.