Thursday April 18th we present Viv Corringham. Please come hear what she does on Thursday night at 9pm, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Beneath this introduction are some facts and reviews that we gathered from her website, which, really you might as well look at yourself! It is here: http://vivcorringham.org
Opening for Ms. Corringham, a first time duet: High Zero Collective member C.K. Barlow performs with long-time Baltimore pleasure-wizard Lexie Mountain. Also beneath this introduction, some further information about them.
Thursday April 18th doors at 8:30, show at 9. The Red Room at Normal’s Books and Records 425 E31st Street, Baltimore, MD.
Viv Corringham is a British singer and soundscape artist , currently based in New York. Her work includes performances, installations, radio works and soundwalks.
Corringham’s preoccupation is with voicing the landscape and her project… offers an engaging glimpse of the emotional archaeology of a city.
Corringham’s eerie, echoing mezzo-soprano takes on the force of an inner voice, infusing the spoken words with pungent emotion. The fragments of personal recollections and observations about Kingston become an otherworldly incantation evoking the mysterious power of memory, suggesting the collective traces left by those who’ve walked the waterfront before us.
Corringham has an impressive mezzo soprano voice and uses electronic treatments and extended vocal techniques to good effect.
(BBC experimental music website)
Technical/artistic information about live sampling artist CK Barlow‘s site http://www.ckbarlow.com/wordpress/experimental-electronics/ :
Over the next several years performing as a soloist and on sampler/live sampling with Out of Context and mJane in and around New Mexico, I settled on a laptop rig centered on LiSa from STEIM plus a custom Max patch. Particularly with OOC, where I was live-sampling 10 or so other performers, each on his/her own input of my first-gen MOTU 828, I’d occasionally route through Live or MainStage for compression on the way in.
“Baltimore’s Lexie Macchi isn’t so much a relentlessly inquisitive sound-shifter as she is a Renaissance Everywoman dynamo. There is, seemingly, nothing she can’t do or hasn’t done. ” – Raymond Cummings in Village Voice blog Sound of the City