Ben Vida

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The Imprint of the City

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 7:30pm

Van Alen Institute’s Spring 2014 Events launch at ISSUE with a fast-paced medley of music, poetry, personal reflections, conversations, and performances by designers, artists, musicians, writers, social scientists, and others exploring the meaning of well-being, and the effects of the city on our minds and bodies.

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Unsound Festival NY 2014

SOLD OUT! Ben Vida “Damaged Particulates (undersong edition)”

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 2:15pm
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 3:30pm
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 4:45pm

Experimental Intermedia: 224 Centre St, NYC

“Damaged Particulates (undersong edition)” is a new exploration of sub bass created by one the most prolific sound artists and electronic musicians in New York today, Ben Vida. Low frequencies will be transmitted directly to your body through seat-backs equipped with SubPac, a high-fidelity tactile audio system.

An evening of improvised duets featuring Marina Rosenfeld closes electronic composer Ben Vida’s 2013 residency. A leading voice in the increasing hybridization between the domains of visual art and music, Rosenfeld performs on turntables. Vida plays a digital/analog hybrid synth.

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Artists-in-Residence 2013

Ben Vida: Damaged Particulates

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 8:00pm

ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Ben Vida performs the East Coast Premiere of Damages Particulates, an eleven movement solo composition for fixed and live electronics presented in four channel expanded stereo. The program also includes his recent work "Extraction", accompanied by a micro-lecture on the theme of "Extraction" by curator Anthony Elms.

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Nate Wooley: "Seven Storey Mountain"

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 8:00pm

ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE presents Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain IV, a 7 part song cycle for ecstatic instruments and tape. Bringing together all sections of the work for the first time, the concert features an all-star cast of Chris Corsano, Ryan Sawyer, C. Spencer Yeh, Matt Moran, Chris Dingman, and TILT Brass sextet.

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Artists-in-Residence 2013

Ben Vida

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:00pm

ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

For the opening performance of his residency, electronic composer Ben Vida premieres a new solo composition for digital and analog synthesis, followed by a talk with artist Michael Bell-Smith, and a new work for trio with Tyondai Braxton of Battles and Sara Magenheimer.

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Art Lottery & Benefit Party: w. Prince Rama, Ben Vida, Joseph Keckler

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 7:00pm

Three-Legged Dog: 80 Greenwich Street (at Rector Street), NYC

A benefit Art Lottery & party for ISSUE features 75 artworks in all media-- each Art Lottery-ticket holder takes home the artwork of their choice, with order of selection determined in a lottery MC'd by Joseph Keckler. Prince Rama and Ben Vida perform, plus DJ's Marie Karlberg & Jamie Krasner.

For three intimate evenings, Philip Glass comes to ISSUE Project Room-- a rare occasion featuring Glass in duo performances with Laurie Anderson, Jon Gibson, and Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields, as well former ISSUE Artists-in Residence Tristan Perich, Nate Wooley, and Ryan Sawyer with Ben Vida.

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Emerging Artists Commissions 2011

Ben Vida

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 8:00pm

Composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist Ben Vida premieres Piece for Difference Tones (interrupted) & (computer controlled) Analog Sound Objects. The work emphasizes the intersections between analog and digital sound synthesis systems, which produce what Vida calls “non-representational sound objects."

ISSUE’s Emerging Artists Commission program focuses on transdisciplinary practices with an attention to contemporary political, aesthetic, social and technological concerns. 2011 recipients include Alex Chechile, Natacha Diels, Laura Vitale, Doron Sadja, Enda Bates, Ben Vida, Michelle Nagai, and Backbreakerneckbrace.

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