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Dafne Vicente-Sandoval & Bonnie Jones
22/04/2014 - 20:30 - free

Dafne Vicente-Sandoval (*1979 Paris / France)

Dafne explores sound through improvisation, contemporary music performance and sound installations. Her main medium is the bassoon.

Her personal approach is centred on the fragility of sound and its emergence within a given space. She considers music more as a punctuation of the preexisting silence, rather than an out of context, autonomous discourse.

The deconstructed usage of her instrument is a central aspect of her practice. She amplifies fragments through miniature microphones distributed within the instrument. This exploded version of her sound sometimes meets traditional bassoon playing to generate aural discontinuities between the exterior and the interior, the whole and the parts – a reverse- engineered emergence.

She currently plays in duo with Klaus Filip, Bonnie Jones, Angélica Castelló and Xavier Lopez.

Recent collaborations with composers include Peter Ablinger, Richard Barrett, Hanna Hartman, Klaus Lang, Michael Maierhof and Éliane Radigue.

She has played in festivals such as Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf/Austria), Salzburger Festspiele (Austria), Sounding-D (Germany), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (England), No Idea Festival (Texas/US) and Visiones Sonoras (Morelia/Mexico).

She has recorded «Solo II» and «Praha», two compositions of Jakob Ullmann released by Edition RZ in April 2012 as part of the cd box «Fremde zeit addendum».

Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American writer, improvising musician, and performer working primarily with electronic music and text. Born in 1977 in South Korea she was raised by dairy farmers in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, MD. Bonnie creates improvised and composed text-sound performances that explore the fluidity and function of electronic noise (field recordings, circuit bending) and text (poetry, found, spoken, visual). She is interested in how people perceive, “read” and interact with these sounds and texts given our current technological moment.As an improviser she re-purposes digital delay pedals as circuit-bent electronic instruments, directly playing the exposed circuit boards with her hands to produce raw, often chaotic electronic sounds. Her multimedia performances (in collaboration or solo) incorporate recorded, spoken, and visual text , field recordings, and electronic sound. The work draws heavily on her background as a poet and uses improvisation to explore new forms of writing “off-the-page.” Jones has performed in the US, Europe and Asia, and has appeared in the Christian Marclay Festival at the Whitney (NYC,) ErstQuake Festival (NYC), No Idea Festival (TX), Cha’ ak’ ab Paaxil Festival (Mexico), and High Zero Festival (MD). Jones has received several awards and recognitions including a Fulbright Fellowship, Grants from Meet the Composer , and artist residencies at STEIM (Amsterdam, NL) and Q02 (Brussels, BE.) She has been a visiting artist at Wesleyan College, University of Maryland, Dartington College at the University of Falmouth (UK), and has conducted workshops on electronic music, improvisation, and technology. She was also curator and co-founder of the Transmodern Festival, and curator / organizer of the Los Solos Series (a performance series presenting solo works of female artists). Jones is currently an MFA candidate at Bard College’s Milton Avery School for Fine Arts

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