Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design is pleased to present an evening of sound and music with performances by JAAP BLONK (Netherlands) and SCLOrk (Santa Clara University) Saturday ,April 7th at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm.)
Jaap Blonk: “Dr Voxoid’s Next Move”
SCLOrk: The Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra
Jaap Blonk is a self-taught composer, performer and poet. He went to university for mathematics and musicology but did not finish those studies. In the late 1970s he took up saxophone and started to compose music.
A few years later he discovered his potential as a vocal performer, at first in reciting poetry and later on in improvisations and his own compositions. For almost two decades the voice was his main means for the discovery and development of new sounds. From around the year 2000 on Blonk started work with electronics, at first using samples of his own voice, then extending the field to include pure sound synthesis as well.
As a vocalist, Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He has performed around the world, on all continents. With the use of live electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension.
Blonk's work for radio and television includes several commissioned radio plays. He also makes larger-scale drawings of his scores, as well as visual poetry.
He has his own record label, Kontrans, featuring a total of 25 releases so far. Other Blonk recordings appeared on various labels, such as Staalplaat, Basta, VICTO, Ecstatic Peace, Monotype Records, Terp and Elegua Records.
His book/CD 'Traces of Speech' was published in 2012 by Hybriden-Verlag, Berlin. Forthcoming is a sequel with the title "Traces of Cookery".
A comprehensive collection of his sound poetry came out as a book with 2 CDs in 2013, entitled "KLINKT".
Read more: http://www.jaapblonk.com/
SCLOrk - the Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra
SCLOrk concerts are often full of surprises. That's what it happens when you have a stage full of computers, loudspeakers, cable spaghetti, and humans making sound. SCLOrk, a computer music ensemble dedicated to experimental electronic music composition and performance, was founded in 2013 by Brazilian composer Bruno Ruviaro. SCLOrk’s intrepid performers are interdisciplinary musicians using cutting-edge technology to explore the intersections of music, creative coding, engineering, and computer science.
Read more: https://www.scu.edu/cas/music/ensembles/sclork/
Saturday, April 7th 8pm Performance / Doors open at 7:30pm.
$10. at the door/ $5 for students.
On view in the gallery will be "Notches" by Joseph Loughborough (UK), and "Faces: Raw" by Barron Storey (US).
366 S. 1st St.
downtown San Jose