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Generator Series looked inward, considering the ways that long and short-term memory impact our listening experience. On March 8, we hosted a unique performance featuring multimedia performers, The Afield and Alejandro T. Acierto.
About The Afield
The Afield is a multidisciplinary collaboration between violinist Rebecca Fischer (Chiara String Quartet) and visual artist Anthony Hawley. Combining new and original compositions for violin, voice, and electronics with video and other media, The Afield is dedicated to exploring the space between sound and sight. The Afield has commissioned works by composers such as Nico Muhly, Paola Prestini, Lisa Bielawa, Augusta Read Thomas and others, and has premiered work at National Sawdust in New York, the HIFA festival for the Arts in Zimbabwe, and Bay Chamber Concerts in Maine.
We like the idea of being “afield,”–off the usual track and beaten path; wandering farther afield, beyond borders, beyond the area of one’s “subject.”
About Alejandro T. Acierto
Alejandro T. Acierto is an artist and musician whose work is largely informed by the breath, the voice, and the processes that enable them. He has exhibited artworks at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Issue Project Room, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Salisbury University, SOMArts and presented performance works at Rapid Pulse, the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Center for Performance Research, and Center for New Music and Technology. Noted for his “insatiable” performance by the New York Times, Acierto has performed extensively throughout the US and abroad and can be heard on Carrier, Albany, New Focus, Parlour Tapes+, and Avant Media Records and has issued a solo record on Prom Night Records. He was also a recipient of the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the Darmstadt Festival for New Music with Ensemble Dal Niente, with whom he is a founding member.
Acierto has also held residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Banff Centre, High Concept Laboratories, Chicago Artists’ Coalition and was recently an FT/FN/FG Consortium Fellow and a Center Program Artist at the Hyde Park Art Center. He received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University, an MM from Manhattan School of Music, an MFA in New Media Arts from University Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and is currently Artist-in-Residence for Creative Practice in Critical Race Studies. Learn More ->
Upcoming Generator Series Performances:
Sound and Sensor: Obelus and tbd Dance Collective – June 21, 2018
About the Generator Series
Presented by KANEKO and Omaha Under the Radar, the Generator Series will present events that investigate music’s relationship to our physical world, seeking the connections between sound and architecture, sound and natural landscapes, sound and the human body, and more. Focusing on music by living composers, including sound improvisation and experimental composition, the Generator Series will be an outlet for non-commercial music that asks questions about how we listen, and how we interact with sound in the 21st century. Learn More ->
About Omaha Under the Radar
Omaha Under the Radar is an annual experimental performance festival in the Midwest. We celebrate cultural innovators with performances throughout the city of Omaha. The festival emerged from a desire to support innovative performers and creators living and working in the Midwest, and to connect this community to other performance communities throughout the United States. Since the first festival, held in 2014, Omaha Under the Radar has presented over 200 artists from more than a dozen cities throughout the United States. We work to represent a multiplicity of genres, ideas, and identities through performances, talks, group discussions and educational opportunities. Omaha Under the Radar is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization. Learn More ->
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