The November Telemetry at the Bridge features Dave Watkins, Becky Brown and Live Text Scores.
Dave Watkins is an audio/visual artist living in Richmond, Virginia. He has focused his studies primarily on music and the performing arts and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Theatrical Design and Technology in 2007. As a musician, he has performed all around the country, coaxing any number of sounds out of an electric dulcitar he designed and built, in conjunction with assorted effects and loop pedals, and sometimes augments his performances with live sound reactive video projections. He has shared stages with artists such as William Tyler, Sir Richard Bishop, Dan Deacon, Tim Barry, Des Ark, and Christopher Tignor. Watkins has also engineered and produced albums for other Richmond artists such as Dumb Waiter, Night Idea, and Lobo Marino in addition to his own solo work.
As a multimedia artist, Watkins has mainly experimented with interactive art, most notably having created a motion controlled video installation for Gallery5’s 10 year anniversary in 2015, and collaborated with Nelly Kate in 2012 to produce Interstitial Transduction, an interactive audio/visual installation that earned the people’s choice award at 1708 Gallery’s InLight festival. Watkins currently works for Richmond Ballet as A/V supervisor, where he oversees all of the audio and video needs for the company and occasionally composes music and does sound and projection design work for the company’s new works.
Becky Brown is a composer, harpist, artist, and web designer, interested in producing intensely personal works. She focuses on narrative, emotional exposure, and catharsis, with a vested interest in using technology and the voice to deeply connect with an audience, wherever they are. Depending on who you talk to, her music is “honest, direct and communicative,” “personal and raw,” or “took me to a place I didn’t want to go.” She is a 3rd year graduate student in composition at UVA.
Live Text Scores led by composer/performer Heather Frasch
HEATHER FRASCH, is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic concert music, performer/composer (flute, laptop/electronics & sonic objects), and creator of interactive sound installations and digital instruments. Through the creation of complex timbres, the usage of unstable notation systems, and electronics her work explores notions of fragility and stillness within an intermedia sonic arts practice. Influenced by the dis-embodiment of acousmatic music practices, she investigates the re-embodiment of sound and the intimacy between humans and their technological objects.
She co-runs mumei publishing which publishes online journals and monographs that concern text-sound perceptions. She is co-director of vibrant matter, who curate events, investigating the blurred boundaries between text/object and sound.
She is interested in asking questions and finding the unexpected through a creative practice. By using different mediums, she is able to look at her investigations through various lenses. She is excited when previous notions are challenged and broken, making room for new ideas to emerge.
She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and further degrees from IRCAM, CNR de Lyon, and Temple University. Frasch was composer-in-residence at the IEM (Institüt für Musik und Akustik) in Graz, Austria (2015) and at the Villa Ruffieux, in Sierre, Switzerland (2017). Other honors include: artist residency at the EMS in Stockholm (2014), the George Ladd Prix de Paris in Composition (2008), International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition Prize (2012), and the Nicol DeLorernzo Prize in Composition (2010 and 2008). Her work has been performed at Moscow Autumn Festival, San Francisco Tape Festival, NYCEMF, Mixtur Festival, hcmf//, Akademie Schloss Solitude; and by the Ensemble SurPlus, sfSound, Vertixe Sonora, Adapter Ensemble, BCMP, among others. She is currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Virginia in the department of Composition and Computer Technologies.
Music begins at 8pm on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at The Bridge, located at 209 Monticello Road. The Telemetry Series, supported by UVA Arts and the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts is always free and open to the public.
This monthly music series occurs in partnership with The Bridge, and features UVA faculty, students, locals, and renown experimental performers. They push boundaries of musicianship by offering a unique laboratory to engage new methods of composition and instrumentation. Unlike anything else in the city, Charlottesville artists and audiences connect with new concepts and are continuously inspired towards ingenuity through unique sound experiences.This monthly music series occurs in partnership with The Bridge, and features UVA faculty, students, locals, and renown experimental performers. They push boundaries of musicianship by offering a unique laboratory to engage new methods of composition and instrumentation. Unlike anything else in the city, Charlottesville artists and audiences connect with new concepts and are continuously inspired towards ingenuity through unique sound experiences.
All events are subject to change.
Please call 434.924.3052 for more information.
The Bridge PAI
The Bridge is located at 209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA
Supported by UVA Arts & the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts