Falling marbles, live electronics, a motion-sensing glove, transducers on a piano soundboard, no-input mixers, and an interactive light installation... Julie Herndon and Chris Lortie collaborate to curate an evening of cross-modality, process, and interactivity. Invited Bay Area performers Tony Gennaro, John Ivers, Michelle Lee, Michiko Theurer, and Julie Zhu perform recent works by Herndon and Lortie. Chris Lortie (b.1993) is a composer and sound artist. His compositions regularly involve the use of live electronics as a means of augmenting and disrupting both sonic and visual cues; as such, Chris’s music often explores the subjects of trickery, deceit, and illusion in the electroacoustic domain. His pieces are informed by his interests in psychoacoustics, binaural audio, ambisonics, performance art, theatre, installation art, and improvisation. Chris’s music has been performed nationally and internationally at festivals and conferences such as SEAMUS, N_SEME, Electroacoustic Barndance, SPLICE, soundSCAPE, and the Matera Intermedia Festival.


Chris Lortie began his musical studies at Bowling Green State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition. His primary teachers at BGSU included Drs. Christopher Dietz, Mikel Kuehn, Elainie Lillios, and Marilyn Shrude. He is currently studying with Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and Mark Applebaum as a doctoral student at Stanford University.


Julie Herndon is a San Francisco-based composer and performer working with internal/external space through song, electronics, text, graphics, and improvisation. Her compositions have been performed by ensembles including JACK Quartet, Ensemble Proton Bern, Line Upon Line Percussion, Retro Disco, Elevate and Left Coast Chamber Ensemble at festivals and venues including Artistry Space and Hotel Vagabond in Singapore, soundSCAPE in Italy, MIS-EN_PLACE Bushwick, in New York, Megapolis Audio Art Festival in Oakland, and Hot Air Festival in San Francisco. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Stanford University. 



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Friday, February 22, 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
1750 Arch St.
Berkeley, CA
This Event is Free and Open to the Public