Fridman Gallery presents two solo sets from performer-composers Byron Westbrook (Los Angeles) and Eve Essex (NYC). Eve Essex presents new and recent songs, combining avant-pop vocals with open-ended combinations of synthesizer and woodwinds. Byron Westbrook performs new works in just intonation for laptop and electronics.
Byron Westbrook has been presenting experimental sound work internationally in contemporary music and art venues since 2008. His music releases on Umor Rex, Root Strata and Hands in the Dark take a sculptural approach to electronic composition shaped by visual art studies and a history of working with multi-channel sound installation. Recent projects have included a commission for the Walker Art Center, performances at MoMA PS1, Akousma Festival, Berlin Atonal, and residencies with ISSUE Project Room, EMS Stockholm, Civitella Ranieri Foundation and Banff Centre for the Arts. A new cassette/digital release Voice Damage, is out March 2019 on Psychic Troubles Tapes. Westbrook is currently based in Los Angeles.
Eve Essex is a Brooklyn-based musician who performs with alto saxophone, piccolo, voice and electronics, harnessing elements of classical, drone, free jazz, and distorted pop. Her first solo album, Here Appear, was released by Soap Library (cassette) and Sky Walking (LP) in 2018. Select solo performances include Artists Space, Commend, Outpost Artists Resources, Safe Gallery, and Signal in New York, Meakusma Festival in Eupen, Belgium, ACUD Macht Neu in Berlin, Germany, and the PUFFERSS Festival in Providence, RI. Since 2015 she has performed as Das Audit with guitarist Craig Kalpakjian and other collaborators.https://eveessex.comhttps://soundcloud.com/eveessexhttps://eveessex.bandcamp.com/
Performance begins 8 pm
Tickets: $15, Students $10 (use promocode: student19 at checkout)