Sonic Delights: Francisco López / Taylor Deupree & Stephen Vitiello

ISSUE and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts present performances by innovative experimental musicians Francisco López, Taylor Deupree and Stephen Vitiello, in advance of their participation in Caramoor’s sound art exhibition In the Garden of Sonic Delights.

Taylor Deupree and Stephen Vitiello, label-mates and collaborators, perform a unique duo featuring modular synthesizers, field recordings and guitar. This set anticipates the release of a forthcoming LP, Captiva (12k) based on a shared residency at Robert Rauschenberg’s studio compound.

Acclaimed sound artist Francisco López makes a rare New York appearance— his first since two sold-out shows at ISSUE in 2012. He creates a distinctive immersive show: an intense and rich sonic experience in the dark, with a multi-channel sound system and blindfolds provided for the audience.

Taylor Deupree is an accomplished sound artist whose recordings, rich with abstract atmospherics, have appeared on numerous record labels, and well as in site-specific installations. He started out, in the 1990s, making new noises that edged outward toward the fringes of techno, and in time he found his own path to follow. His music today emphasizes a hybrid of natural sounds and technological mediation. Deupree dedicates as much time to other people’s music as he does to his own. In 1997 he founded the record label 12k, which since then has released over 100 recordings by some of the most accomplished musicians and modern sound artists of our time.

Stephen Vitiello is an electronic musician and media artist. His sound installations have been presented internationally including at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Cartier Foundation, Paris and the Sydney Biennial. His work is featured in the upcoming exhibition, In the Garden of Sonic Delights at Caramoor in Katonah, NY. Past collaborations have included Pauline Oliveros, Scanner, Steve Roden and Ryuichi Sakamoto. CDs have been published on various labels including 12k, Sub Rosa and New Albion.

Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the sound art and experimental music scene. For more than thirty years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. He has realized hundreds of concerts, projects with field recordings, workshops and sound installations in over seventy countries of the five continents. His extensive catalog of sound pieces (with live and studio collaborations with over 150 international artists) have been released by more than 300 record labels worldwide.

This concert serves as a preview for the summer 2014 large-scale open-air sound art exhibition In the Garden of Sonic Delights, presented at Caramoor and five other partner organizations throughout Westchester. Caramoor has commissioned sixteen established and emerging sound artists to create innovative and inventive site-specific artworks, opening Saturday, June 7, and continuing through fall 2014.