Ian M. Fraser is a computer musician working in free improvisation and algorithmic based composition. His primary focus is generative structures, pseudo-artificial intelligence, stochastic processes and networking systems for audio/visual output. With Reed Evan Rosenberg, he works with the continual development of Keroaän, a musical Artificial Intelligence designed to perform without any human intervention what-so-ever. In live performance they combine live generative works with real-time visualizations utilizing high intensity strobe lights and lasers. Other recent collaborations include an on going improvised duo with Jesse Kudler, and an audio visual collaboration with AP Vague. Ian is the co-director of the Philadelphia Sound Forum.
Mark Baechtle and Richard Marcus are two seasoned avant garde musicians who have been familiar faces in the electronic music scene. Both have worked extensively in designing sound and live compositions for theater companies, video production teams and modern dance choreographers. These artists have performed live at museums, galleries and festivals locally and abroad in solo and in collaborative projects. Using the newest technology and keeping true to their analog roots, this electronic improvisational duo has a vibrant spirited approach to the sound they create, exploring the new and redefining the old.
The past couple of years in the studio have opened up some new ideas for these two artists in collaboration. They have moved the boundaries of improv/electronic/ambient to a new level of sonic textures and rhythms evoking sound collages in the mind’s eye.
This project started out as an experiment and has now come to the “horizon” and hopefully will flourish to be witnessed in the mind’s eye of the audience. If you hear you will see.
Loud and Sad is the long running collaboration of Joe Houpert & Nathan McLaughlin, currently based out of Philadelphia, PA and Hudson, NY. Both individually in their solo work and together in this duo, Houpert and McLaughlin explore the vocabulary of the reel to reel tape machine as a partner in accompaniment. They have built up this tape machine vocabulary through various phases of their work, utilizing a variety of instrument sources and trying to ground those in social concepts and ideas. The current focus is adding folk instrumentation to that vocabulary, with renewed emphasis being put into the energy of live performance. They have a number of releases that chronicle their various incarnations on labels such as cae-sur-a, FET Press, Digitalis, Greenup Industries and an upcoming release on Tranquility Tapes. You can also hear their work as part of the trio Tilth, with Cody Yantis. ..
The Event Horizon concert series is a Philadelphia based concert series featuring Ambient, Electronic, Experimental and Space Music.
Admission is FREE