Asymmetric graphic construction for selected metals.
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.
On March 19th, the Ten x Ten musicians gathered at the all new Elastic Arts to record their pieces in front of a live audience. It was unique experience to watch the musicians fine-tune their compositions while sound engineer David Zuchowski recorded the performed compositions, adjusting microphones and levels as needed. The recordings will eventually pressed to vinyl and released with a full-color publication featuring the visual components.
Look through the Ten x Ten Recording Performance photo album, and stay tuned as we release in-depth interviews of each artist & musician pair.
Colin and Paul will be on Vocalo radio tonight, March 16th, at 5pm. If you're in the Chicago area, tune in to 90.7, 91.1, 89.5fm or stream online at vocalo.org.
Never having performed before a live audience before, visual artist Vesna Jovanovic recently blogged about her Ten x Ten collaboration with clarinetist Jason Stein and how they planned their working performance at Constellation.
"With no expectations of the outcome and still no idea what we were going to do, we discussed our shared interests in the human body and how it relates to music. He mentioned the scalene “stress” muscles in the neck, and how the nerves that pass through them are linked to both breathing and finger movement: two important ways in which he manipulates his instrument, the bass clarinet. This led to a discussion of ways in which movement could be mapped – in particular regarding the fingers, arms, chest, neck, and head. I imagined a photograph: a long exposure that might record all of the movement into one image with trails of light marking important points on the body. This could involve bike lights, some sort of spelunking lights, Christmas lights… I was excited at the prospect of breaking out my old homemade 4×5 pinhole camera, an instrument that I spent years studying and absorbing during an earlier period in my life."For the full post and more images of the work in progress, visit www.vesnaonline.com.