Friday May 05, 2023 | 8:30 pm | 10 sliding scale
Qiujiang (秋江) Levi Lu / Samantha Kochis / Anacapa / Adam Kantz
Please join us at the Red Room for new electronic music composition from the academy!
We are extremely excited recently to (finally?) be in touch with our colleagues from Peabody who make experimental music. Levi Lu contacted us about hosting this work and we enthusiastically said yes!
Please come and listen to the sounds they bring the evening of Friday May 5th. Doors, as usual are at 8:30, sounds begin at 9.
100% of the door (we ask a ten dollar donation CASH ONLY) goes to the performers.
Qiujiang(秋江) Levi Lu is a Beijing-born, Baltimore-based composer, free-improviser, and
experimental vocalist whose work explores the surreal listening environment for improvisers,
audio-visual interactivity between performer and audience, and the phenomenology of sound.
Lu’s works range from acoustic to experimental electronic and incorporate the creative use of
music technology. As a performer, they perform free improvisation with voice and their
self-designed feedback-based electronic instrument in various settings. Lu is also half of the
newly-formed experimental electronics band Warp Duo. As a composer, Lu writes for acoustic
and electronic performers and improvisers.
Lu’s composition Tri is the recipient of theASCAP/SEAMUS Composition Competition 2023. Lu’s works have been performed at New YorkCity Electroacoustic Music Festival, NowNet Arts Conference, The DiMenna Center for ClassicalMusic, Splice Institute, IRCAM Forum, Oberlin MMG, Spencer Museum of Art, Rhizome DC,and NIME conference. Lu is pursuing a Master’s in Computer Music Composition, studying with Sam Pluta.
Anacapa is an electronic producer and composer from Los Angeles. Their work has often been
described as maximalist and visceral, focusing on creating rich and dynamic textures that are
always in flux.
Adam Kantz is an improviser, composer, and creative coder currently based on the east coast of
the United States. His work is rooted in the spirit of musical experimentation across a wide
range of modern musical practices and traditions. By melding together the worlds of electronics,
acoustic instruments, and improvisation, he is committed to the simultaneously self-determining
and collaborative nature of musical improvisation as a compositional tool and works with an
ever-expanding group of musicians and composers in the creation of new music. Through
applying various emerging machine listening and machine learning possibilities, Adam’s
intentions are to transform traditional laptop performance practices and pave a new path for the
relationship between musician and computer.
Samantha Kochis is a New-York-City based flutist, improviser, and composer who
explores various creative environments as a performer of experimental music. Her
creative practice is based on the preservation of the natural world, often incorporating
field recordings and soundscapes into her works. Samantha has led multidisciplinary
collaborations at The Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, and the Barryville
Artist Retreat in Barryville, NY. Samantha holds a BM in K-12 Music Education from
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and will finish her MM in Performance and
Composition from The New School in the spring of 2023.
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