Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Ben Vida returns to The Kitchen with Slipping Control (ver.3) which examines the connectivity between machine-derived and spoken rhythms. This new iteration focuses on cycling vocal patterns and psychoacoustics all in the service of a rather broken sort of dance music. With Vida on electronics and Tyondai Braxton and Amirtha Kidambi on vocals.
January 21, 8pm
Music programs are made possible with support from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. Annual program support in part provided by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Join us for an after-hours private viewing of current exhibitions, including ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s which the New York Times calls “an extraordinary accomplishment.” Once the general public has left for the day, the museum’s landmark building will fill with the sounds of a live performance by Ben Vida featuring new compositions of Santeria-inspired rhythms transformed into synthesized music.
Ben Vida is a New York–based artist and composer. He has been an active member of the international experimental music community for two decades with a long list of collaborators, bands, and releases to his credit. In the mid 90ʼs he cofounded the group Town and Country and has since worked as a solo artist with releases on such labels as PAN, Alku, Shelter Press, and Kranky. He has presented works in a range of museums, galleries, and music venues including MoMA, The Kitchen, MCA Chicago, ICA London, Audio Visual Arts, Lisa Cooley Gallery, Leap Gallery Berlin, The Artistʼs Institute, and the Sydney Opera House.
The evening also includes a playlist selected by Zach Layton with songs by artists such as Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Neu!, and more.
Free for members, $20 general admission. Buy tickets online or by credit card at the door.*
Cash bar serves wine and beer. Guests wishing to purchase alcoholic beverages will be asked for a photo ID.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Ben Vida is an experimental musician working with sound frequencies, psychoacoustics and audio illusions. He is also interested in instrument construction and its improvisational or autocompositional capabilities. Vida releases his work on Pan, Shelter Press and Autumn Records, among others. In Krakow, Vida will present “Damaged Particulates”. Commissioned for Unsound Festival New York, this piece makes use of an external sound system as well as SubPacs, a vibrating audio system that directly channels low frequencies to the body.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Ben Vida presents 'Damaged Particulates' in Berlin
Opening: Friday 10.10.2014, 19.00
Artist Talk moderated by Lisa Blanning
+ Subpac Presentation by Thomas Bäz (Subpac Partner Development Germany) 19:00
Plus an exhibition of Ben Vida's video Slipping Control.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Commissioned for Unsound Festival New York and making its worldwide debut at Phill Niblock’s historic downtown loft space Experimental Intermedia is a new exploration of sub bass called Damaged Particulates (undersong edition), created by one the most prolific sound artists and electronic musicians in New York today: Ben Vida. This unique piece makes use of bass frequencies throughout the space and also on the audience's seat-backs through use of SubPac, a high-fidelity tactile audio system that quietly and directly transfers low frequencies to your body.
Seating is extremely limited, advance tickets are necessary.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Monday, December 2, 2013
December 5th, 6th and 7th at NADA Miami. The Previa returns to the Motherland! Come join Ben and Jeff as they present this new edition of Metal Fatigue Music!!
Friday, November 15, 2013
Four81, 481 Broadway, floor 4
November 21, 2013
9:00 p.m. , $5
more here: canopycanopycanopy.com
Thursday, October 17, 2013
FRANÇOIS BAYLE (FR) • BEN VIDA (US) • NICK STORRING (CA) • MARTIN BÉDARD (QC) • DAVID ARANGO-VALENCIA (QC) • SCHOEN/CHIOINI (QC) • FÜNF (QC) • BRUNHILD FERRARI (FR) • MONIQUE JEAN (QC) • LOSCIL (CA) • ADRIAN MOORE (GB)
Since 2005, the AKOUSMA concert series has been exploring the diveristy of electroacoustic music, as today's composers are also doing in this ever expending musical universe.
AKOUSMA is a place for young local artists as well as a place for well established international composers, and this makes for some stimulating programs.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
SAT OCT 12 8pm
4 West Burton Place
Admission FREE; RSVP here
|Ben Vida, of Brooklyn, formerly from Chicago, returns to screen a new video piece and premiere a 4-channel electronics work that the artist and traitor made for the occasion. We joke, Ben.|
|More info here: lampo|
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
In the new issue of BOMB Magazine:
ARTISTS ON ARTISTS
Florian Hecker by Ben Vida
MUSIC — JULIA HOLTER
by Ben Vida
Upon the release of her new album, Loud City Song, the singer and composer on her interests in the poetry of Frank O’Hara, the operas of Robert Ashley, and Colette’s novella Gigi.
Friday, August 30, 2013
The European debut of Tyondai Braxton/Ben Vida electronic duo.
Julia Wolfe – Reeling
Florent Ghys – An Open Cage
Christian Marclay – Fade to Slide
Todd Reynolds – Seven Sundays
Bryce Dessner – new work [commission with Edinburg Festival]
Steve Reich – The Cave [commission with Edinburg Festival]
Tyondai Braxton/Ben Vida [duo set]
Mira Calix – Meeting you seemed easy [feat. Mira Calix]
Michael Gordon – Gene takes a drink
David Lang – Unused Swan
Tyondai Braxton – Casino Trem
Anna Clyne – A Wonderful Day
Nick Zammuto – Real Beauty Turns
|Place||The Małopolska Garden of Arts|
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
As part of the June PAN_ACT festival, Resident Advisor teams up with ISSUE Project Room and Goethe-Institut New York to present an evening with 2013 ISSUE Artist-In-Residence Ben Vida, London-based sound artist Helm, and composer / Root Strata label founder Jefre Cantu-Ledesma in a performance with his longtime collaborator, filmmaker Paul Clipson.
Ben Vida has worked with artists Siebren Versteeg, Meredyth Sparks, Marina Rosenfeld, Luke Fowler, Hisham Bharoocha, Nadia Hironaka, and Mathew Suib and has played in ensembles led by Tony Conrad, Rhys Chattam, and Werner Dafeldecker. He has performed with with David Behrman, Tyondai Braxton, Nate Wooley, Ryan Sawyer, Chad Taylor, Eli Keszler, Yamatsuka Eye, and C. Spencer Yeh, among many others. He has released over twenty records on such labels as Thrill Jockey, Drag City, PAN, Amish, Bottrop-Boy, Hapna, and Kranky. In 2011 Vida was Composer in Residency at Diapason Space, NYC and at EMS Studios, Stockholm and was awarded a Swedish Arts Committee Travel Grant, ISSUE Project Room Emerging Artists Commission and Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona "Composing with Process" Exclusive Works Commission. 2012 he premiered a new composition for fixed electronics and small ensemble commissioned by the ACM/Palomar Ensemble in Chicago. In the spring of 2013 he was an Artist in Residence at Clocktower, NYC and is a 2013 resident at ISSUE Project Room. Vida’s first solo exhibition, “Slipping Control” opened at Audio Visual Arts Gallery in Manhattan in April 2013. As both a solo artist and in collaboration Vida has presented his work in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, South Korea, and Japan.
Helm is a sound artist and experimental musician based in London, working with a vast array of revolving instrumentation and abstract sound sources. Helm's compositions build a dense aural landscape that touches on musique concrete, uncomfortable sound poetry, noise, and hallucinatory drones. His latest LP Cryptography presented a five-part suite of expertly rendered electro-acoustic study which uses processed piano, Casio MT-40, cymbal, and broken guitar strings. Helm creates a world where these instruments morph into spectral rust, a shimmering klang swims alongside passive noise and the relationship between acoustic and electronic derived sounds forms a solid foundation. This sound is steered through a melange of fringe territories: glacial drone meditations, reconfigured gamelan clusters, and howling walls of organized feedback, all coalesced in a post-industrial fashion with a commitment to homemade exploratory zeal. For the past ten years, Helm has also performed extensively in Europe and the US with Steven Warwick as pioneering avant-drone duo Birds of Delay.
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Paul Clipson have collaborated for over 10 years on live sound / film performances and installations. Their work is intuitive and focuses on a spontaneous coming together of the two mediums. They have performed nationally and internationally at the New York Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, 25FPS in Zagreb, SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts & The San Francisco Exploratorium. They were Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in the Spring of 2013.