Matt Wellins (b. 1983) builds analog electronic instruments. This work is influenced by the materially contumacious practices of David Tudor and Michael Johnsen and emphasizes the particularities of electronic components, the snafus of live performance, and general ambivalence toward commercial equipment. Concurrently, Wellins fosters interests in the experimental loft theater of 1970s New York, early American shape-note singing, and magnetic recording for reasons not altogether unrelated from the above. Wellins has presented his work–most notably in collaboration with 16mm filmmaker Sarah Halpern–at venues such as Anthology Film Archives and EMPAC. Along with Johnsen, he maintains the Electronic Music Resource at Ubu.com.
Margaret Rorison is a filmmaker and visual artist from Baltimore. She works primarily with 16mm film and often projects her films and collaborates with sound artists in a live or improvised setting. She will premiere a new film, Lichtenberg Skies (2017) with a soundtrack by Berlin sound artist, Joke Lanz and another film, Dark Logic (2015) which is an ode to the restricted space and surveillance in the skies.
Field recordings and melody. Sit down music.
The Red Room at
Normals Books and Records
425 E. 31st Street
Baltimore, MD 21218