Mark Fell and Keith Fullerton Whitman

Saturday, February 21, 2015
MUSIC / SOUND

The US premiere of a new duo project from two of the most restless innovators in electronic music. Mark Fell and Keith Fullerton Whitman are each known for their fluid approaches to electronic music making. Born of the techno generation, both have infused, deconstructed, and transcended their early mastery of vernacular dance styles with a more academic ear toward the legacy and promise of computer music. Exploring the technical, conceptual, and aesthetic notions of music synthesis, the duo is extending their shared approach to the project after an inaugural run of European performances in fall 2014.

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Curator:: 
Argeo Ascani

Keith Fullerton Whitman is a musician currently based in Cambridge, MA. Starting in the mid-1990s, while working on a music synthesis degree at Boston's Berklee College of Music, he began exploring electronic music's many facets, eventually yielding dozens of full length albums, singles, remixes, and compilation appearances for labels such as Kranky, and Carpark. Committed to developing truly live electronic music, he incorporates an ever-changing hardware-based modular system that allows for complexity previously only available via software solutions.

Mark Fell is a multidisciplinary artist based in Sheffield, UK. He is widely known for combining popular music styles such as electronica and techno with more academic approaches to computer-based composition, with a particular emphasis on algorithmic and mathematical systems. As well as recorded works, he produces installation pieces, often using multiple speaker systems. Fell completed a series of site-specific works in fall 2013 and is currently in residence to develop a piece for sound and dance.

Dates: 
Music/Sound
Mark Fell and Keith Fullerton Whitman
Studio 1—Goodman
February 21, 2015, 8PM

EMPAC 2014-2015 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, the Boeing Company Charitable Trust, and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks extended to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for continued support of artist commissions.

National Endowment for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA
MAPFUND