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CT::SWaM Plasticity Office: Kayla Cashetta
CT::SWaM Plasticity Office: Kayla Cashetta

Thu, Aug 17


Fridman Gallery

CT::SWaM Plasticity Office: Kayla Cashetta

Join us for an activation of Plasticity Office with a presentation of "Lilt" by Kayla Cashetta.

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Aug 17, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, USA

About the Event

Lilt by Kayla Cashetta

“Lilt” is a meditation on cyclical time and space. Beginning with a collection of “cells,” these initial elements grow, mutate, and regenerate to create complex structures and textures. The resulting cycles combine and interact to form a living, breathing organism. After reaching states of heightened vitality, all cycles eventually disintegrate.

Kayla Cashetta is a composer and producer who works in the realms of electroacoustic, experimental, and electronic music. Her work has been performed at venues and festivals such as the Center for New Music, the New York Festival of Song, Manifeste, and Festival Empreintes. She has worked with ensembles including the Quince Ensemble, Eco Ensemble, Splinter Reeds, and Longleash. In 2018, she was named a winner of National Sawdust's inaugural Hildegard Competition for female and non-binary composers, where she wrote and performed a new work with Lidiya Yankovskaya and the Refugee Orchestra Project. Kayla holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.M. from the State University of New York at Purchase. She has also participated in IRCAM's Cursus Program on Composition and Computer Music from 2019 to 2020. Current and upcoming projects include a solo EP and the debut release of her experimental pop duo, Little Biche, in collaboration with That Brunette. She currently teaches in the Electronic Production and Design Department at Berklee College of Music.

The CT::SWaM Plasticity Office is a sound installation and temporary spatial sound studio inside Fridman Gallery’s office/showroom, designed by sound engineer/artist Daniel Neumann. The installation-system will feature a rotation of performers who will be activating it as a space for events, presentations, workshops, experiments, talks, discussions, etc. The recordings of these activations will get integrated into the regular, daytime installation as added content, which will accumulate and change over the run of the show.


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