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Sound by artists at Film: Art Basel in Miami Beach

In Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Artprojx, David Gryn, Jennie C. Jones, Larry Achiampong, Raed Yassin, Stephen Vitiello on 16/11/2014 at 4:49 pm

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Sound by artists

Larry Achiampong, Jennie C. Jones, Stephen Vitiello, Raed Yassin

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Film: Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. Curated by David Gryn.

From December 3 through 6, 2014, Art Basel’s Film sector will include over 80 films and videos. Outdoor Screenings are in SoundScape Park on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry designed New World Center.

Every evening, sound works by different artists are presented from 6pm to the start of the first film screening in SoundScape Park: Wednesday (Stephen Vitiello, Scraped and Bowed, 2013-2014), Thursday (Larry Achiampong, The Mogya Project, 2014), Friday (Jennie C. Jones, From the Low to Higher Resonance, 2011-2014, Sikkema Jenkins), Saturday (Raed Yassin, The Deaf Oud, 2010, Kalfayan). The sound works are selected by David Gryn, Director of Artprojx worldwide, utilising the park’s fantastic surround sound system of over 160 speakers.

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Stephen Vitiello,

Scraped and Bowed, 2013-2014,

Duration: 9:47

Performed by Stephen Vitiello and John Priestley at University of Richmond

A gently played recording, featuring instruments treated in a way beyond their normal tradition or culture. The primary sounds are of bowed gangsa from a university’s gamelan. Additional bowls and gongs are bowed, tapped and bounced off of a drum head. The ringing and beating of overtones creates an ethereal experience – perhaps like that of objects hovering in and out of focus.

In Scraped and Bowed 2013-2014, an ethereal and hovering multi-channel piece by Stephen i (performed by Vitiello and John Priestley), instruments are treated in a way beyond their normal tradition or culture. The instruments used in the performance where built by Gongsmith, Pandé Madé Sukerta of Blahbatu Village, Bali. Special thanks go to Andy McGraw at University of Richmond and American Contemporary.

from the split 7” record Sense Objects, published by Textual Records (http://www.textualrecords.com/Main/News)

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Larry Achiampong

The Mogya Project (2014)

Larry Achiampong’s practice uses live performance, imagery and sound to explore representations of identity in the post digital age and the dichotomies found within a world dominated by cut-copy-paste facebook/tumblr/youtube-based cultures.

The Mogya Project represents years of research and art production in which Larry explores his audible heritage via his Ghanaian roots that resulted in the following audio projects; ‘Meh Mogya’ (2011) and ‘More Mogya’ (2012/13). For the first time these projects will be presented, one after the other in 5.1 surround sound.

https://soundcloud.com/blackph03nix

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Jennie C. Jones

From the Low to Higher Resonance

Audio Works:

From the Low is an audio re-composition in two movements investigating low frequency and the psychological / emotional effect of the ‘low end’. Metaphorically, addressing darkness and the notion of the ominous. Samples and ‘micro’ samples used are co-opted range from orchestral cinematic moments, to digital bass beats as well as tempo altered bass solos, from jazz legends of the sub-tonal: Charles Mingus and Ray Brown.

My intention is to carry forward the inherent emotion of the ‘Low’, the ideal of some discomfort and to include its varied forms outside of DJ culture, toward a more expansive dialogue and listening experience.

Re-mastered for Art Basel, originally at the Kitchen, NYC 2011.

From The Low (1st Movement) 1 min 44 seconds

From The Low (2nd  Movement) 1 min 47 seconds

Muhal: Slow Flute & Bells 2 min 16 seconds

http://www.jenniecjones.com/

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Raed Yassin

“The Deaf Oud”, 2010

Duration: 9 minutes

“The Deaf Oud’ is based on rare 7-inch records found by the artist, Raed Yassin, in Cairo, Egypt. The sound material of the found records has been mixed, deconstructed, reconstructed and manipulated through different effects and electronic means, to create a new Arabic minimalist piece.

https://soundcloud.com/raedyassin/the-deaf-oud

http://raedyassin.com/music.13

Other Links

https://davidgryn.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/film-art-basel-announces-2014-program-for-miami-beach/

https://www.artbasel.com/en/Miami-Beach/About-the-Show/Sectors/Film

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http://facebook.com/artbasel

http://artbasel.com/miamibeach

https://davidgryn.wordpress.com

http://www.artprojx.com

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  1. […] 6pm-8pm: Art Basel Film Sector begins with Scraped and Bowed, a sound project by Stephen Vitiello. Fresh Talk: Stephen Vitiello is an episode in our 2013 podcast series. The 3-7 Dec film series curated by David Gryn, Director of Londonʼs Artprojx, features short films by and about artists. On view from 8-11pm nightly. @ SoundScape Park, Miami Beach […]

  2. […] 6pm-8pm: Art Basel Film Sector begins with Scraped and Bowed, a sound project by Stephen Vitiello. Fresh Talk: Stephen Vitiello is an episode in our 2013 podcast series. The 3-7 Dec film series curated by David Gryn, Director of Londonʼs Artprojx, features short films by and about artists. On view from 8-11pm nightly. @ SoundScape Park, Miami Beach […]

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