Concerts

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Anna Friz + Afroditi Psarra

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Anna Friz is a sound and media artist who specializes in multichannel radio transmission systems for installation, performance, and broadcast. Since 1998, she has created and presented new audio art and radiophonic works internationally in which radio is often the source, subject, and medium of the work. She also composes atmospheric sound works and sonic installations for theater, dance, film, and solo performance that reflect upon public media culture, political landscapes and infrastructure, time perception, the intimacy of signal space, and speculative fictions. Friz is Assistant Professor in the Film and Digital Media Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Presentations of her work in the past year include Ars Electronica Big Concert Night (Linz, Austria), the Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Tsonami Festival de Arte Sonoro (Valparaíso and Santiago, Chile), the City Art Gallery of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Il suono in mostra sound art festival (Udine, Italy), Technosonics XVII: Transmission festival (University of Virginia), Radiophrenia (Glasgow, Scotland), Ausland (Berlin), and Kunstradio on the cultural channel of Austria’s national radio. She was one of the core curatorial team for Radio Revolten International Radio Art Festival in Halle (Saale) Germany in 2016, and is currently a steering member of Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music based in East Iceland.

Afroditi Psarra is a multidisciplinary artist working in the intersection of electronic textiles and physical computing with sound art. Her research focuses on the merge of science fiction ideas with poetic representations and performative practices, traditional crafting methodologies with engineering and electronics, the art and science interaction with a critical discourse in the creation of artifacts. She is an assistant professor in the Center for Digital Arts & Experimental Media (DXARTS) of the University of Washington in Seattle, and an occasional noise-maker who loves being immersed in textural drony soundscapes.

Presented by Nonsequitur.