OSCILLATIONS: Daniel Wyche / Byron Westbrook

Guitarist/composer Daniel Wyche will present a new, ensemble realization of The Fire in the Lacquer House, a 2013 piece composed in collaboration with Madison-based composer Jonathan Lang. The work consists of a descending progression of 19 chords, divided into six 'lines' of consecutive notes which are played independently and simultaneously by the performers. All the while, audience members will use provided CV controllers to modulate various parameters of the sound. The ensemble features some of the most accomplished young instrumentalists in Chicago, including Andrew Clinkman (guitar), Lia Kohl (cello), and Ryan Packard (percussion, vibraphone).

Daniel Wyche is a guitarist, composer and improviser originally from New Jersey, currently living in Chicago after spending several years in Philadelphia. He works primarily with electric guitar and a wide range of filters, pitch-shifters and delay units, such that the entire apparatus is considered an instrument. He is a PhD candidate in the History and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Chicago, and curates the Elastro Series of Acoustic-Electronic collaborations at Elastic Arts in Chicago. He is involved in several ongoing collaborations with artists and ensembles including Ryan Packard, Terratazen (with Michael Nicosia & Jeff Holt), Chicago-based duo Tholian Web (with Eric Hanns), Thylacine (with Drew M. Gibson), Headless Horse Head (with Drew M. Gibson & Jake Acosta), and a trio with Mark Shippy (U.S. Maple, Invisible Things, Miracle Condition) and Ricardo Lagomosino (Many Arms, Joe Lally, Lithuania).

Brooklyn musician Byron Westbrook will present a multichannel live performance, using patchable synthesizer and field recordings as raw materials in an exploration of space and time. Westbrook plays with the phase relationships of the loudspeakers to position sounds within a three-dimensional field, guiding the listener's awareness between a perception of the presentation space and an immersive, external space.

Byron Westbrook (b. 1977) is an artist and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. His sound works play with dynamics of perception of space, presented as multi-channel audio performances or as immersive installations using video or lighting. His work has been shown internationally at venues such as ICA London, Cafe OTO (London), ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, Abrons Arts Center, Fridman Gallery, Diapason Gallery, Pioneer Works (NYC), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Instants Chavirés, ali_fib (Paris), The LAB (San Francisco), International House (Philadelphia), VIVO (Vancouver), O’ (Milan), Colla+eral Festival (Bologna) LOOP Festival (Barce- lona), among many others. He has shared performance bills with Tony Conrad, Phill Niblock, Jandek, Oren Ambarchi, Lawrence English, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Maria Chavez, Alessandro Bosetti, Jon Mueller, Mind Over Mirrors, among many others. Westbrook has performed in the ensembles of Phill Niblock, Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, Duane Pitre and has worked as technical director of Niblock’s Experimental Intermedia Foundation since 2005. He holds an MFA from Bard College and has been an artist in residence at Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Clocktower Gallery, Wassaic Project and will be a fellow with Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2016. His work has been released on Sedimental, Los Discos Enfantasmes, Three:Four Records, Perfect Wave and Root Strata.

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