VIDEO BAR: Music for Lamps + Music for Internet + Music for Furniture
Josh Hite, Ross Birdwise
Music for Lamps Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, Max Stein
Music for Internet Josh Hite
Music for Furniture Kristen Roos, Ross Birdwise
Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for sound and light emitting lamps performed live by Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, Max Stein. The lamps are arranged to both surround and permeate audience members, creating a multi channel light and sound performance. The work investigates the potential of domestic objects, both to recall their quotidian functions and – through aesthetic transformation – transcend them.
Kristen’s live performance will involve using his voice and small percussive instruments manipulated with looping, delay, pitch and filtering pedals, to create a kind of psychedelic wallpaper, as background music for conversation at the bar.
Josh Hite’s work is primarily concerned with human movement through local spaces. He is inspired by the potential for the creation of subjective pathways and the myriad results that occur when movers decidedly confront obstacles. Recent work focuses on the technological alteration of action and memory relative to the uploading of backyard behavior onto YouTube. He has collaborated on site-specific projects, dance and sound performances, and work in public space. Josh has a BA in Philosophy, an MFA in Visual Art and teaches at the University of British Columbia and in Continuing Studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Ross Birdwise is an artist and musician originally from Ottawa. His artistic practice includes electronic music, vocal music, curation, non-idiomatic improvisation, performance art, photography and video. He has performed at the Mutek Festival in Montreal, with Anthony Braxton in Vancouver (Sonic Genome – The Roundhouse) and has shown visual art in a variety of contexts including Gallery 101 (Ottawa) and Vancouver New Music (Theatre for the Ears – Scotiabank Dance Centre). He obtained a BFA from Ottawa University in 2005 and an MAA from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2008. He has trouble separating his hobbies from his creative practices.