Summer Shows (2014)

July 9th, 2014

Solo performance, [ Full lineup / details TBA ]

July 18th – July 20th, 2014
Artscape Festival
Sound Nest: Dancing Fire
Baltimore, MD 21201
www.ryansmithart.com/soundnest
www.artscape.org

Alright…  Excited for this upcoming performance.  Timothy Wisniewski and I will be performing together for Artscape’s Sound Nest installation.  We perform on Friday, July 18th around 12 noon.  There’ll be many great performers throughout the weekend.  Check it out!

[ Full List of performers TBA ]

SOUNDNEST is a lavish, interactive, outdoor installaton, created by Dialog+ (a social practice comprised of the artists Alzaruba, Liz Swanson, and ryanSmith), in collaboration with sound artist Justin Miller. It is an environment that blurs the line between audience and performers. The public is invited to walk through, or play upon a feast of handmade instruments led by a series of experimental sound and performance artists. 

All ages are welcome!

Facebook Invite:
www.facebook.com/events/647209348700578/

Spring Shows (2014)

April 13th, 2014
An Epic Evening of ¡NOISE! w/ Embarker, Wiese, Gaybomb, Newton, Wisniewski/Meredith
Normal’s / The Red Room
425 E. 31st St.,
Baltimore, MD 21218
www.redroom.org

EMBARKER : JOHN WIESE : NEWTON : GAYBOMB : WISNIEWSKI/MEREDITH

JOHN WIESE may not need an intro, but we are happy to to see the return of this master of experimental computer music!

Embarker is the solo project of audio visual artist Michael Roy Barker. Currently based in Philadelphia, Mb has also resided along the East Coast in Baltimore and Brooklyn while playing with past / present groups such as Sharks with wings, The George Steeltoe Ensemble, and Hatchers. Mb uses a variety of electronics, modular synthesizer, homemade instruments, voice and processed audio from found videos that are often projected as an accompaniment to his electro acoustic improvisations and compositions. He has been a resident at the Experimental TV Center and STEIM.
www.sendhelp.org

Newton (pronounced: NOO-tÉn) is the moniker of experimental musician and sound artist Mat Rademan (b. 1979), born and based in the Philadelphia major metropolitan area. Rademan has created a prolific and profound catalog of recordings, live performances, films and installations since the project’s inception in 1995. His sound works are a singular blend of electronics, pedals, voice, cassette recorders, contact microphones, and occasional nonmusical devices. Seamlessly incorporating various techniques of musique concrete, performance art, noise music, turntablism, Fluxus, anti-music, and glitch into his work, the result is a tightly composed sonic assault steeped in both theory and practice as can only be achieved by a seasoned veteran. Rademan also runs the prolific Philadelphia sound label Breathmint, founded in 1995.
http://breathmint.net/newton

Andrew Barranca has been performing, recording, and releasing music since the early 90s. His previous bands include: The Attitude Robots, Pukeattack!, and Wake-up Snake. As Gaybomb he uses Caliphone Cardmasters to make music with magnetic tape recordings on paper cards.
http://www.ehserecords.com/gaybomb/

Liz Meredith is a string player, improviser, and composer. Her recent creative projects include her self-titled debut solo LP, an ongoing collaborative project with John Somers, including the recent 5 LP set The Disposition of Vibrant Forms, and her band X|i|O, a group focused on graphic notation, spontaneous composition and visual-acoustic kinetics. She has studied viola performance with Hank Dutt of Kronos Quartet and music composition with Fred Frith. Timothy Wisniewski is a sound artist and archivist. His work combines spontaneous composition, found sound and imagery, archival theory, and media archeology. Tim runs the Spleencoffin music/art releasing entity and performs under various monikers and in various sporadic groups. As a duo, they explore ornithological themes within the context of electroacoustic composition and performance.
http://lizmeredith.com/
http://spleencoffin.blogspot.com/

April 18th, 2014
Jesse Stiles’ Automatic Cloudbuster Room
Ami Dang, Little Flowers, Liz Meredith, & Jesse Stiles
JHU Digital Media Center (DMC)
Baltimore, MD 21218

The JHU Digital Media Center (DMC) presents artist Jesse Stiles’ Automatic Cloudbuster Room with music performances by Ami Dang, Little Flowers Liz Meredith, & Jesse Stiles

Interactive audio/visual installation, 2pm-7pm
Music concert, 9pm-11pm

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Automatic Cloudbuster Room – a multimedia event featuring an audio-visual installation by Jesse Stiles and music performances by Ami Dang, Little Flowers, Liz Meredith, & Jesse Stiles.

Automatic Cloudbuster Room a responsive video and sound environment designed by electronic artist & musician Jesse Stiles. The system makes use of 3D scanning cameras to create and project real-time 3-dimensional models of viewers and performers who enter the installation, giving the illusion of multiple moving cameras creating many projections transformed into impressionistic fields of light that shift through space and interact with sound. The result is something like a digital hall of mirrors, with many large high contrast “reflections” of the viewer from multiple perspectives, projected onto giant curtains lining two walls, floor to ceiling.

The piece will be presented in two parts. Firstly, it is presented as an audiovisual installation that is open to the public from 2PM to 7PM, including generative audio composition by Jesse Stiles (an ever-changing and growing soundtrack of samples, field recordings, and electronic music) creating an interactive space for the visitors to explore.

The music concert will take place from 9PM to 11PM. In the concert section of the event, the Automatic Cloudbuster Room scanners will be focused on the performers and will react to the music that is performed. The concert will feature performances by Ami Dang, Little Flowers, Liz Meredith, and Jesse Stiles.

Ami Dang combines dance pop with traditional North Indian classic music. Liz Meredith creates original complex, layered compositions with viola and electronics. Little Flowers combine live drums with electronics to make mutant dance music.

For more information, check out http://digitalmedia.jhu.edu/projects/the-jhu-digital-media-center-dmc-presents-artist-jesse-stiles-automatic-cloudbuster-room/

ARTIST INFORMATION

Jesse Stiles is a new media artist, composer/musician, and designer of electronic instruments. Through the adaptive misuse of emerging digital technologies, Stiles creates works that are entertaining, disorienting, immersive, and transformative. Stiles’ performances and generative installation work engage with and deconstruct a number of populist formats including electronic music, cinema, and the “light show” – pushing these mediums into realms both sublime and subliminal. Stiles has exhibited and performed at nationally and internationally recognized institutions including Carnegie Hall, Ars Electronica, Lincoln Center, Eyebeam, The Park Avenue Armory, and the American Land Museum. His first solo gallery show, “Automatic Speleology,” was at The Warehouse Gallery in Syracuse, NY in 2010. He has worked as a sound designer and composer on a wide variety of IMAX films, feature films, touring exhibitions, and experimental video works. In 2010 Stiles was hired as the Sound Engineer & Music Coordinator for the the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Working with the company during their precedent-setting “Legacy Tour,” he produced and performed in concerts featuring the works of many leading figures of the 20th and 21st century – including John Cage, David Tudor, Brian Eno, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, and John Paul Jones. http://jts3k.com/

Amrita “Ami” Kaur Dang is a vocalist, sitarist, and composer/producer from Baltimore, MD and New Delhi, India. Her sound ranges from North Indian classical fused with noise/ambient electronics to pop that comes together to create a new genre she calls “Bollywave.” Dang studied music from a young age and picked up the sitar when she was twelve years old. After years of North Indian classical music training, she studied Technology in Music and Related Arts at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Her current sound references her musical education as well as the grit of the urban landscapes of both Baltimore and New Delhi. Released in February 2011 on Ehse Records, her debut album “Hukam” was heralded as #7 among top albums of 2011 by Chapel Hill’s WXYC 89.3 FM and one of the best 30 albums of 2011 by Small World Music. http://amidang.com


Liz Meredith is a string player, improviser, and composer originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Her music explores many creative facets, from composing instrumental works to making ambient music, song-oriented pieces, graphic scores, and solo improvisations. Her current creative projects include: The self-titled debut solo album Liz Meredith LP, a collaborative ambient music project with John Somers (brother of Alex Somers), which includes the recently released album The Disposition of Vibrant Forms Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (5 LP set), and her band X|i|O, a group focused on graphic notation, spontaneous composition and visual-acoustic kinetics. In addition to performing her own music, she has premiered new 21st century music by emerging composers. Liz holds degrees from Berklee College of Music (Bachelor’s Degree in String Performance & Film Music), and Mills College (Master’s Degree in Music Composition). “Liz Meredith is a gorgeous plunge into a plaintive mood, a place where rising and falling electronic textures and drawn-out viola lines cast soothing shadow plays on the brain”. – Bret McCabe, Baltimore City Paper (2012). http://lizmeredith.com

Little Flowers performs and records mutant dance music. Little Flowers is Chris Meszler (drums, formerly of Upsilon Acrux, Bad Dudes), and Jesse Stiles (electronics, former Music Supervisor for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company). Their new 45 “Home/Yeah” is out now on Araca Recs. http://littleflowers.biz

May 3rd/4th, 2014
THE VIGIL
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Cohen Plaza (6PM-6AM)
1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

Celebrate sound and space at the 5th annual all-night music festival, THE VIGIL, hosted by Sound Art at MICA (Interactive Arts department) in collaboration with the Animation department. Spanning from experimental chamber music to live electronics: sample-based remixes, musique concréte and field recordings, modular and other analog synthesizers in voltage-controlled bliss, downtempo and ambient soundscapes), brought together with projected animations and graphic scores…

This event is FREE and outdoors on the Cohen Plaza at MICA (rain space- Brown Center atrium). Sleeping bags are welcome.

Featuring:
-DJ Spooky
-Lunar Ensemble
-Tendrills
-Tom Boram
-un[KNWN]
-Jonathan Badger
-TheMetaBeing
-Beth Brown & Liz Meredith
-Jason. Sloan & Erik Spangler
-MICA students from Remix As Performance, Sound Art classes, and Sound Project Studio at CMMAS (program in Morelia, Mexico)
-others TBA

Winter Shows (2014)

January 25th, 2014
Sonic Circuits: Andrea Parkins, Janel Leppin, Liz Meredith
The Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD

Andrea Parkins
Andrea Parkins is composer, sound/installation artist and electroacoustic musician who engages with interactive electronics as a compositional/performative process, and explores strategies related to Fluxus’ ordered, yet ephemeral activities. An integral participant of the New York sound art and experimental music scene, and worldwide – she is especially known for her pioneering gestural/textural approach to her electronically-processed accordion and customized live sound processing. Described as a “sound-ist,” of “protean,” talent by The New York Times music critic Steve Smith, her laptop electronics and Fender-amped accordion create sonic fields of lush harmonics, noisy concretized disruption, and sculpted/soaring electronic feedback. Parkins’ works include electroacoustic and electronic music compositions, multi-diffusion sound installations, and sound for dance, video and intermedia performance. This work has been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen, Diapason sound gallery, and Experimental Intermedia; and arts spaces/festivals worldwide, including Mexico City’s First International Sound Art festival; Museet Samtidskunst in Roskilde; Unsound in Krakow; q-02 in Brussels, NEXT in Bratislava; and Cyberfest in St. Petersburg. Parkins also records and performs internationally as a solo artist and has collaborated with innovators such as Otomo Yoshihide, David Watson, John Butcher, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, and Lê Quan Ninh, among many others. Her recordings have been published by Important Records, Atavistic, and Creative Sources, and others. On an ongoing basis, Parkins develops and performs her primary project, a series of live audiovisual works inspired by Rube Goldberg’s circuitous machines. Parkins has received support for her work from American Composers Forum, NYSCA, the French-American Cultural Exchange, Meet the Composer, Harvestworks, and the Frei und Hanseastadt Hamburg Kulturbehoerde in Germany.
https://soundcloud.com/andreaparkins

Janel Leppin
Avant garde cellist Janel Leppin crosses genre boundaries in her approach with her work and the many musical projects she adds her voice to. Adapting her sound with electronics Leppin winds through territory showing where she has been in her extensive musical training as well as where she is going. Her forthcoming solo album brings out her versatile interests where she composes for analog equipment alongside acoustic and electric instruments to create soundscapes interwoven with jagged contemporary jaunts, includes dream pop vocal works, persian classical glimpses and psychedelic reveries. With her recent release Where is Home on avant jazz label Cuneiform Records by her duo Janel and Anthony this is sure to be an exciting record. Leppin lives in Seattle, Washington where she works with phenomenal figures of the underground music world. She divides her time touring in her group Janel and Anthony around the world.
http://www.janelleppin.com/

Liz Meredith
Liz Meredith is a string player, improviser, and composer originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Her music explores many creative facets, from composing instrumental works to making ambient music, song-oriented pieces, graphic scores, and solo improvisations. “Liz Meredith is a gorgeous plunge into a plaintive mood, a place where rising and falling electronic textures and drawn-out viola lines cast soothing shadow plays on the brain”. – Bret McCabe, Baltimore City Paper (2012). Her current creative projects include: The self-titled debut solo album Liz Meredith LP, a collaborative ambient music project with John Somers (brother of Alex Somers), which includes the recently released album The Disposition of Vibrant Forms Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (5 LP set), and her band X|i|O, a group focused on graphic notation, spontaneous composition and visual-acoustic kinetics. In addition to performing her own music, she has premiered new 21st century music by emerging composers. Liz holds degrees from Berklee College of Music (Bachelor’s Degree in String Performance & Film Music), and Mills College (Master’s Degree in Music Composition). She has studied viola performance with Hank Dutt of Kronos Quartet and music composition with Fred Frith. Liz is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland.
http://lizmeredith.com/

$10 | $5 students and poor folk

January 31st 2014 
Warm & Comfy (CD release show) w/ Liz Meredith, Patrick Mcminn, Special People, Fevers @Club K
Patrick Mcminn
https://soundcloud.com/patrickmcminn

Special People
https://soundcloud.com/specialpeoplemusic

Warm & Comfy
2nd show
(CD + T-shirt release show)
https://www.facebook.com/warmandcomfy

Liz Meredith
http://lizmeredith.bandcamp.com/

Fevers
http://feversbaltimore.bandcamp.com/

7$
8 doors
9 live
Club K
2101 Maryland ave
Baltimore, MD

Liz Meredith featured artist/designer for Vauxflores Gold Standard

gs_002

{{Gold Standard}}

Introducing the newest addition to the VauxFlores family of devices tailored for the adventurous, creative and brave sonic champions among us – the Gold Standard. Produced in collaboration with composer, violist, and visual artist Liz Meredith, the Gold Standard is a stripped-down, blown-out, gated “racing-fuzz” based off our very own Number 24, but adapted for those that crave high-octane spontaneity with just a pinch of soul. This particular number, housed in a decorative gold enclosure accenting artwork derived from an original graphic score prepared special to be played using this pedal (meaning for all you shoe gaze experimenters out there, you don’t even need to look up from your pedal to check your charts) is a true pleasure to behold, conjuring a symphony of resonant buzz saws backed by a choir of bees in SATB formation. Colorful language aside, it’s pretty killer – totally wooly, but responsive, gated yet able to really carry a note and harmonically rich while equally destructive. As a bonus, it feeds back when you pull your volume knob back and in certain situations the tone control acts as a fairly decent resonant filter. I can’t guarantee that this box is for everyone, but for those willing to take a plunge into a fairly versatile sound-palate with a familiar interface, what’s there to lose?

{{Ordering}}

Price is $119, not including shipping and handling. All orders ship from Baltimore, Md. via Priority Mail. Please contact us prior to ordering for international orders or to make other shipping arrangements. At the moment, we build in small batches and handle all online ordering through Etsy. If you’re interested in picking up one of these boxes, we invite you to visit our shop – if it’s there, it’s available. If not, either give us a few days or drop us a line.

{{About Liz}}

Liz Meredith is a string player, improviser, and composer originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Her music explores many creative facets, from composing instrumental works to making ambient music, song-oriented pieces, graphic scores, and solo improvisations. “Liz Meredith is a gorgeous plunge into a plaintive mood, a place where rising and falling electronic textures and drawn-out viola lines cast soothing shadow plays on the brain”. – Bret McCabe, Baltimore City Paper (2012). Her current creative projects include: The self-titled debut solo album Liz Meredith LP, a collaborative ambient music project with John Somers (brother of Alex Somers), which includes the recently released album The Disposition of Vibrant Forms Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (5 LP set), and her band X|i|O, a group focused on graphic notation, spontaneous composition and visual-acoustic kinetics. In addition to performing her own music, she has premiered new 21st century music by emerging composers. Liz holds degrees from Berklee College of Music (Bachelor’s Degree in String Performance & Film Music), and Mills College (Master’s Degree in Music Composition). She has studied viola performance with Hank Dutt of Kronos Quartet and music composition with Fred Frith. Liz is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland.

{{The Score}}

Here’s the score that this pedal is based off of, btw. Get it. Got it? Good, now let it roll. Coincidentally, each Gold Standard comes with a hard-copy if the score as well. Interested in jamming this thing in a concert hall? Drop Liz a line for her official blessing.

VF_GS_1234

*Text/images from the Vauxflores website. Check out the complete listing here.

Gold Standards (The Story)

Liz Meredith:

Liz Meredith featured artist/designer for Vauxflores Golden Standard. It’s compete! Check it out.

Originally posted on :

 

This might be a long one. For anyone interested in the basic facts, separated by informative bullet-points, it might be best to skip ahead to the actual page. For those interested in how this all came to be, hey now, read on.

Travis tells a story in his typical rambling fashion:

This is how this all happened. Three things went down in January 2013. First, Pau and I went to Panama on an art thing. Second, we got married. And third, I began contemplating a return to the United States, taking into account such factors as location, occupation and minimal income needed to sponsor Pau’s immigration proceedings. A few months earlier, I’d applied to a few positions in anticipation, but inevitably learned the hard way that regardless of how internationally well-versed you seem and what biennial’s you’ve shown at, a knock of opportunity isn’t necessarily a guaranteed…

View original 1,162 more words

Fall Shows (2013)

Club K – Thursday, November 21st, 2013 (9 PM)

JUICE MACHINE (EUGENE, OR)
Analog electronics duo of Roger Smith + Heather Chessman.

https://www.facebook.com/machinejuice

RADIATOR GREYS (DC)

https://www.facebook.com/RadiatorGreys

LIZ MEREDITH

http://lizmeredith.bandcamp.com/

MOLD OMEN

Nov. 21st @ Club K
2101 Maryland Ave.
9PM

The Windup Space – Friday, October 25th (8:30 PM) $12

Wendel Patrick’s tribute to 40 years of Hip Hop: Featuring The Wendel Patrick Orchestra Deluxe – Halloween themed!

The Windup Space – Tuesday, October 8th (9 PM) $5

Sound Art at MICA Presents:

|An Evening of Electronic Texture and Space|

Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN [Italy/Amsterdam]

Plus:
Liz Meredith [Baltimore]
Brune [Baltimore]

Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN is a scientist, composer, sound and video artist born in Udine (Italy) in 1977. He studied piano and double bass at the Conservatory of Udine, and played electric bass with several Italian bands. In 2002, he graduated in Physics at the University of Trieste (Italy), he then joined his passion for music experimentation and science completing in 2004 the master “Art, Science and Technologies” at the Institut National Polytechnique of Grenoble (France), under the guidance of J.C. Risset, J.B. Barriere, and C. Cadoz. He was teacher of electronic music composition at the Conservatory Ghedini of Cuneo form 2004 to 2006. From 2004 to 2009 he worked at the Philips Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands in the field of Music Perception and Music Information Retrieval with several publications in international conferences and journals. In 2009 he received a PhD degree at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (The Netherlands) with A. Kohlrausch. In 2012 he graduate in electroacoustic music composition at the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory of Den Haag with P. Berg, J. Ryan, and R. Barret. Since 2004 he produced several electronic audio visual pieces that can be found on his website.
His works have been presented in international festivals and institutes such as Rewire Festival, ToolKit Festival, NIME Conference, ICMC and CCMAS.

http://www.jestern.com/
http://soundcloud.com/jestern
http://vimeo.com/jestern

Liz Meredith is a string player, improviser, and composer originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Her music explores many creative facets, from composing instrumental works to making ambient music, song-oriented pieces, graphic scores, and solo improvisations. “Liz Meredith is a gorgeous plunge into a plaintive mood, a place where rising and falling electronic textures and drawn-out viola lines cast soothing shadow plays on the brain”. – Bret McCabe, Baltimore City Paper (2012). Her current creative projects include: The self-titled debut solo album Liz Meredith LP, a collaborative ambient music project with John Somers (brother of Alex Somers), which includes the recently released album The Disposition of Vibrant Forms Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (5 LP set), and her band X|i|O, a group focused on graphic notation, spontaneous composition and visual-acoustic kinetics. In addition to performing her own music, she has premiered new 21st century music by emerging composers. Liz holds degrees from Berklee College of Music (Bachelor’s Degree in String Performance & Film Music), and Mills College (Master’s Degree in Music Composition). She has studied viola performance with Hank Dutt of Kronos Quartet and music composition with Fred Frith. Liz is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland.

http://lizmeredith.com/
http://soundcloud.com/liz-meredith

Brune [Beth Brown] is a draftswoman, composer, and experimental phonographer who works and practices in Baltimore, MD. Her intricate ink drawings and euphonic processed field recordings share a conceptual common thread of accumulating texture as a means for creating complex systems. These abstract arrangements provide the signifiers needed to understand her personal lexicon of nuance she has been developing throughout her bodies of work.

Since her graduation from MICA, she produced her first album, has begun working on a second under the moniker “Brune”, and won a grant for her experimental sound work. She has played numerous live shows including performances at The Red Room, 2640 Space and the Vigil at MICA. Her visual work is featured in publications including Juxtapoz and Boooom! where her viewers have described her ink drawings as “enveloping”, “nightmarish”, and “seductive.” She plans to attend an interdisciplinary MFA program to further her craft and research.

http://www.bethbrownart.com/
http://soundcloud.com/bethbrownart