Live Stage: Freek2Geeks IV [us Boston, MA]

gasp.jpgSonic Arts @ GASP proudly presents: Freek2Geeks IV (Transatlantic Edition) :: July 11, 2009; 8:00 pm :: GASP Gallery, 362-4 Boylston St., Brookline, MA.

Beat de-constructions, circuit bent sound alterations and algorithmically generated video by wizards of the Music Synthesis Department at Berklee College of Music. Plus Neil Leonard/David Clark Duo. In collaboration with BEE Records.

Works by: Pierce Warnecke, David Clark, Edward Loveall, Aaron Cherof, Andrew Johanson, and Neil Leonard

PIERCE WARNECKE is a musician, programmer and visual artist whose focus is split between interrelated media (work) and electronic music and video (play). He works as a multimedia programmer, creating unique solutions for interactive mulitmedia installations. His work focuses on the audio-video relationship, intra/interactivity and data recycling. Past projects have dealt with video analysis software, alternate controllers, multi-point sound diffusion, machine/lighting control or modulation routing systems for artists such as Groupe Dunes ( and XLR project (

Pierce releases music and video on BEE records in Lyon with duo Nth Synthesis, and alone under his own name. His audio/video/installation projects have been a part of international festivals, including Sguardi Sonori 2008 (Italy), Boston CyberArts Festival (US), American Composers Forum, Sonic Circuits (US), Optica (ES), Nuits Blanches (FR), Ososphere (FR), IMAF Osnabrueck (GER), and Mal au Pixel (FR).

DAVID CLARK grew up playing music in the rich musical environment of Philadelphia. He studied with classical with Henry Scott of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Jazz with Richard Davis, Rufus Reid, Michael Moore, and Eddie Gomez. He finished out the decade as the resident Jazz instructor at the International School for the Double Bass in Cincinnati during which time he was twice recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Study Grant.

He has appeared with Mose Allison, Nat Adderly, John Abercrombie, George Adams, Gary Bartz, Lois Bellson, George Benson, Jerry Bergonzie, Joanne Brackeen, Randy Brecker, Donald Brown, Gary Burton, Cyrus Chestnut, Sonny Fortune, Slide Hampton, Donald Harrison, Billy Hart, Jimmy Heath, Lee Konitz, Howard Levy, Dave Liebman, Clark Terry, Shiela Jordan, Bill Pierce, John Scofield, Gunther Schuller, Bennie Wallace, Claudio Roditi, Danilo Perez, Mick Goodrick, Ellis Marsalis, Lyle Mays, Danny Richmond, Rosemary Clooney, James Williams, the Boston Pops under both John Williams and Keith Lockhart, The American Jazz Philharmonic, The British Rock and Roll Symphony, Emily Remmler, Orange then Blue, Strange but Trio, Tierney Sutton, Phil Woods, Atilla Zoller and many others.

Clark is a Professor at the Berklee College of Music where he teaches bass and Jazz Improvisation and travels internationally for the school as a clinician and a performer with the Berklee All-Stars.

NEIL LEONARD works as a sound artist, composer and saxophonist. His ensemble has featured Marshall Allen, Bruce Barth, Don Byron, Robin Eubanks, Uri Caine and Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Leonard performed and recorded with Boston Ballet, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Orlando ‘Cachaito’ Lopez, John Medeski, Butch Morris, Phill Niblock, Dave Samuels, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Steve Swallow, Evan Ziporyn.

Leonard’s Dreaming of an Island, (for orchestra, electronics and live-video) was premiered by Kirk Trevor and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Leonard’s composition Totems was premiered at Carnegie Hall by Byron and Caine. His Echoes and Footsteps was featured by the Tel Aviv Biennial for New Music, Issue Project Room (NYC) and the Auditorium di Roma. Leonard’s collaborative work with visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons was featured by the 49th Venice Biennial, Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Leonard composed the music for Relatives, by Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong featured by the Whitney Biennial. Leonard compositions were featured by festivals in Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Sweden.

Leonard is co-owner of Gallery Artist Studio Project in Boston. Leonard is a Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He taught sound installation at the University of Padova and the C. Pollini Conservatory, Italy.

GASP attempts to create a space for artistic exchange where artists will explore and propose new possibilities for contemporary practices, a site for collaboration between disciplines and fields in the contemporary cultural landscape.

The Sonic Arts at GASP performance/installation series has featured: Phill Niblock, Pamela Z, Amnon Wolman, Ron Kuivila, io casino, Stephen Lehman, Jessica Feldman, Erdem Helvacioglu, Callithumpian Consort, Interensemble, Allan Chase/Bruno Raberg, Gary Chang, Richard Boulanger, Anthony Baldino, Pierce Warnecke, DREV, Mem1, Bruxism (Anne Rhodes/Carl Testa), Landon Rose, Jonathan Chen, Julia Campbell, Joe Sexton, the Jitter class @ Berklee (Joe Branciforte, Daniel Patterson, Zachary Kramer, Ben ‘Encanti’ Cantil, Carson Whitley, Alex Molina), Max Ables, members of the Wesleyan University graduate composition seminar … and many more.

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