Marina Rosenfeld and Ben Vida
LP release March 28, 2020
Fridman Gallery is pleased to announce the forthcoming LP of duo Marina Rosenfeld and Ben Vida. VERTICE is the archival recordings from their free improvisational performances recorded at Fridman Gallery in January 2016 and May 2019.
Vida and Rosenfeld have multifaceted careers as solo artists and composers and have been collaborating since 2014. The duo’s spontaneous electronic performances foreground the mutability of concrete sound and the physical and conceptual dimensions of synthesized and composed material.
VERTICE is the duo’s sophomore album together following Feel Anything (2016).
The album is the second record release from Fridman Gallery following Fridman Variations by Stephen Vitiello and Taylor Deupree (2019).
The album will be released in digital and vinyl press on March 28, 2020.
Marina Rosenfeld is a multidisciplinary artist whose works have probed the intersections of experimental practices in sound with performance, installation and sculpture since the 1990s. As a composer for dance, Rosenfeld has created live improvised music for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company between 2004 and 2008, and composed original scores for choreographers Ralph Lemon and Maria Hassabi. Rosenfeld has been the co-chair of the MFA in Music/Sound at Bard College since 2007, and has been a visiting professor in sound, sculpture and performance at Cooper Union, Harvard, Yale School of Art, and Brooklyn College. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Ben Vida lives and works in New York, where he is a visual artist, composer, and musician working in sound, performance, video, installation, and 2D work. He has been an active member of the international experimental music community for two decades. In the mid-1990s, Vida co-founded the minimalist quartet Town & Country and released solo records under the moniker Bird Show. He has released records on numerous labels including Alku, PAN, Root Strata and Kranky, and his most recent work Reducing the Tempo to Zero was released on Shelter Press. Vida teaches in the MFA program in Sonic Arts, Brooklyn College.