1. Roulette TV: MIXOLOGY FESTIVAL 2014 - M. Geddes Gengras, Pete Swanson, Ben Vida, Loud Objects & more...

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    As even consumer electronics move into a “post-PC” era of tablets and smartphones, Roulette’s 2014 Mixology Festival looks at the newest ways electronics are being used to make music. For a while dominated by laptops, the current landscape hold no singular method; co-opting analog and digital synthesizers from the past, exploring the touch screen as a modern performance instrument, and designing open source programming platforms and DIY circuits for personalized music making. Roulette TV documents performances by Pete Swanson, Outer Space, Ben Vida, M. Geddes Gengras, C. Lavender, Loud Objects (Tristan Perich and Kunal Gupta with Greg Fox), and Peter Blasser presenting a workshop on his instrument “The Shnth” and it’s programming front end “Fish” (http://shbobo.net). Produced by Jim Staley Directed by Matt Mehlan Edited by Wolfgang Daniel

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    • Artist-in-Residence: Ben Vida

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      Ben Vida was one of four ISSUE Project Room Artists-in-Residence in 2013. This video features excerpts from his work, a filmed interview with the artist, and performances by Tyondai Braxton, Sarah Magenheimer, and Ben Vida. ISSUE’s Artist-in-Residence program is made possible, in part, through generous support from the Jerome Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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      • Interior Voices - Meredyth Sparks - (8min.)

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        Artist Meredyth Sparks speaks about her work in the studio and it's cross-over into divergent territories. She reflects upon her collaboration with fashion designer Vanessa Bruno, paring down and stripping away in her own work, and the co-creation of record label, Future Audio Graphics, it's first release, her collaboration with composer Ben Vida, and writer Anthony Elms.

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        • Ben Vida – Tztztztzt Î Í Í….

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          • Ben Vida at AVA

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            • Greg Davis & Ben Vida - Working Models (excerpt)

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              http://www.losdiscosenfantasmes.com/ Music : Greg Davis & Ben Vida Video : Charles Barabé

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              • Each scenery

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                Dating back 2013 years from now, the video was taken. Event noise music, contemporary art exhibition, other.

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                • MFM-8-31-12

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                  Ben Vida and Jeff DeGolier Metal Fatigue Music (1992 Toyota Previa) (2012) Site Specific Audio Piece Scored for digitally programmed pure wave oscillators, computer controlled analog synthesizer and boom car. A boom car is a vehicle equipped with an audio system that produces excessive sound pressure levels (SPL) that vibrate the body of both the car and its passengers. Metal Fatigue Music uses pure wave tones, programmed to sweep through low frequency ranges are played through the sound system of a boom car, to physically activate the body of the car and producing a sub-bass and metal fatigue drone. This piece is experienced from both the inside and outside the vehicle. The composition can be presented as a fixed sound installation or as a live performance. 20th century electronic music was often contextualized though the site and method of its audition. Electronic music presentations rely on the sound system as the source of all sound projection. The location of the system functions as a frame for how a composition is received and understood. Housed in locations that are either institutional (such as Francois Bayle’s Acousmonium, built for GRM Radio France) or hyper commercialized (the Wave Front system at Disney’s Epcot Center), these settings, by their nature, create a frame of exclusivity. By utilizing the car stereo for electronic performance my intent is to refocus the source of delivery to a location that is less formalized, to a temporary common space available to all. The car stereo mobilizes the sound, now the place of audition can be anywhere. I envision this work presented in a number of locations and contexts. Even when this sound system is brought off the street and into a formal setting such as a museum or gallery it brings with it its prearticulation of mobility: the promise of recontextualization. Within the boom car community, competitions are held to measure the decibel levels of the audio systems. Pure waves are used to test the amplitude. This is a non-musical sound event – the pure waves function solely to activate the sound system and to reveal its maximum decibel level. Metal Fatigue Music reframes this practice, combining the history of experimental electronic music performance with the test tone materiality of the boom car competition. The sweeping pure waves used in Metal Fatigue Music take a cue from the works of Lucier and Amacher by functioning on the level of architectural activation rather than solely as a discreet musical composition. The audio materials are, in a sense, a secondary property only understood through physically activating the body of the car. The abstract nature of the composition takes the piece away from the framework of musical composition and delivers it to a place of sonic phenomenology and material essentialism. This work recontextualizes the electronic music performance, delivering it to any number of diverse locations and invites a wider audience to take part in an ecstatic public event.

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                  • ASSEMBLE V: MAY 12th at PUBLIC ASSEMBLY

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                    ASSEMBLE--RAFT and friends will be coming together for two sets of solo micro jams, round robin style, in the back room of Public Assembly for a night of intimate, varied and fresh musical expression...this time around: TARAKA LARSON of Prince Rama, SAADI of Janka Nabay, Ben Vida, Sabisha Friedberg, Matthew Caron on Video RAFT followed up by the funnest dance party in Brooklyn, Cold Gettin Dumb w DJ Bobbi Luppo,Robert Rhymin and J. Rivers Please come out and join us...it's an experience you will remember. RAFT: http://raftmusic.tumblr.com/ http://vimeo.com/39953964 http://vimeo.com/31063841 TARAKA: http://princerama.com/ http://now-age.org/ SAADI: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAADI/1452... BEN: http://benvida.blogspot.com/ SABISHA: http://www.sabishafriedberg.net/ MATTHEW: http://www.yrfriendmatthew.com/ COLD GETTING DUMB: http://www.51570.org/ http://www.lateatnite.com/radio.html Live video shot by Joly Macfie http://wwwhatsup.com Visuals and editing by Matthew Caron

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                    • BEN VIDA 'ssseeeeiiiiii' (PAN 23)

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                      'ssseeeeiiiiii' 2012 Music by Ben Vida. Camera by Sara Magenheimer. 'esstends-esstends-esstends' LP (PAN 23) benvida.blogspot.com saramagenheimer.com pan-act.com birdshow ASCAP 2011 © 2012 PAN

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