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Multiply will offer three performances of refractive, polyphonic, polyrhythmic and recursive sound, utilizing both material and informational algorithm. Throat singing by Eliot Stone, vocal music composed by Meara O'Reilly, and a solo set by sensory percussionist Greg Fox.
Curated by Tauba Auerbach as part of "From Minimalism into Algorithm."
April 29, 8pm
Greg Fox is a New York City born-and bred drummer, multidisciplinary artist, and teacher. He has played on and released 49 records since 2008, including his work with Liturgy, ZS, Ben Frost, Colin Stetson, Skeletons, Hieroglyphic Being, Man Forever, and others, as well as with his own solo work and his projects GDFX and Guardian Alien. Fox has toured worldwide with various groups and collaborations, held residencies at The Clocktower NYC and Pioneer Works, and was awarded "Best Drummer in NYC" by the Village Voice in 2011.
Meara O'Reilly is a sound artist and composer, most recently in residence at the Exploratorium. She is co-creator of the Rhythm Necklace app, a musical sequencer that uses geometry to create rhythms. She is the author of Illusion Songs, an online collection of auditory illusions as found in indigenous folk music traditions. In 2013 she completed her first permanent exhibit at the Exploratorium, entitled Chladni Singing. Her sound-based 'cymatic' concert visuals for Björk's Biophilia album were included in the world tour. Selected past performances include Davies Symphony Hall, SFMOMA, the Berkeley Art Museum, Deitch Projects, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Eliot Stone is a social anthropologist and musician. Based on a long standing interest in Tuvan music, Eliot conducted fieldwork in Tuva in 2011 and 2013, and is the author of a forthcoming ethnography exploring the lives and careers of Tuvan musicians, artists, cultural leaders, and government officials. During his fieldwork, Eliot became a skilled Tuvan vocalist, receiving multiple awards in Tuva for his performances. Eliot lives in Austin, Texas.
Multiply is made possible with endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and National Endowment for the Arts.
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