13 January | 20:00
SCOPE presents: Matt Burnett / Samuel Hertz & Jack Samels #250
Matt Burnett lives in Berlin, Germany. Presently his interests center on the musicality of textured sound, and the composition and performance possibilities presented by the quadraphonic listening space. Prior to moving to Berlin, he lived in Austin, Texas, where among many other things he created and curated a quadraphonic multimedia event series titled Immersion. He studied Electronic Music and Composition at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with honors. He then studied at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College with Maggi Payne and Anthony Braxton. He has also worked odd jobs in software development and television. In the US, he has done things with sound in San Francisco, California; Richmond, Virginia; Washington, DC; and Austin, Texas. In Europe he has performed at several venues in Berlin, and also in Slovenia, Denmark, France and Italy. Some of this is documented at these links. He is the developer of The QuadTool, a software system that provides the basis for synthesis, composition and performance within the quad listening space.
Samuel Hertz, composer and performer, received his MFA at Mills College, where he studied composition and electronic music with Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, and Zeena Parkins. He continually collaborates with numerous dance companies and performers throughout the United States, and his work has been seen/heard at ACUD MACHT NEU (Berlin, Germany), Bains::Connective (Brussels, Belgium), Apiary Studios (London, UK), Center for New Music (San Francisco, CA), Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, CA), Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (San Francisco, CA), ACRE-TV (Chicago, IL), Jack Straw New Media Gallery (Seattle, WA), Harvestworks (New York, NY), The Uncreativity Festival (Minneapolis, MN), and WBEZ Radio (Chicago, IL), among others. Samuel has worked as lead technical assistant to, and performed with Morton Subotnick, Alvin Curran, and John Driscoll. He was in residence at Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm, Sweden in late June. Samuel is currently part of two working groups as an artist-researcher for the Anthropocene Curriculum in association with Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and co-organizes at Liebig12 (Berlin). His work is released on the Nebularosa record label (London, UK). http://www.samhertzsound.com
This piece is performed in collaboration with video by Amsterdam-based video and visual artist Jack Samels, an Amsterdam-based artist and designer. He is a maker of things and composer of forms. www.jsamels.com