111 Grand street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Hogar Collection Gallery
111 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

[email protected] www.hogarcollection.com p:718.288.5022
Gallery hours: Thursday - Monday 12:00 - 7:00 pm and by appointment

On Saturday December 17, Hogar Collection and Harsh House.com present an evening of deCompositional duets featuring NY based composer/ improviser Damian Catera with improvising balloonist Judy Dunaway, sound artist Radio Ruido and composer/ improviser/ sound artist Andrea Parkins.
Hogar Collection is located at 111 Grand St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The evening will start with a 7pm reception; the music will start at 8. FREE

Fresh from a busy summer and fall, which included performances at the Prague Biennale, the Adler Planetarium and Free103point9?s White Noise at the Whitebox (Performa Biennale), Catera returns to Hogar for three improvisational duets featuring his deCompositional approach, an algorithmically mediated form of improvisation. Working with performance software which he wrote in the MAX/ MSP programming environment, Catera will sample and process each of his partner?s improvisations, feeding the transformations back to each performer as a basis of further improvisation.
Copies of Catera?s newest cd Radio deComposition (harshhouse.com), which includes a piece recorded at Hogar during a June 2003 performance, will be available.
Hogar Collection, which is owned and operated by artists Cecelia Biagini and Todd Rosenbaum, focuses on painting, sculpture, photography and furniture by emerging artists. The gallery has existed since the early part of 2003 and has hosted several exhibits and cultural events including the Rosenbaum/ Catera curated Crossed Circuits exhibit during spring of this year.

Damian Catera has been active as a composer, performer and media artist for over 15 years. He has toured Europe and the US and is also active as a free103point9 transmission artist. Recent accomplishments include his involvement in free103pint9?s Micro Radio Soundwalk installation at the Ujadowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland and a collaborative multimedia performance with poet Gerald Schwartz at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Catera has also composed interactive works for the NYU New Music Ensemble, and recently collaborated on a multimedia performance at the National Gallery in Prague.

Judy Dunaway has composed over forty works for balloons as instruments and has also made this her main instrument for improvisation. She has presented her compositions and improvisations throughout North American and Europe at many well-known venues and festivals including Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, the Disney Center, the SoHo Arts Festival, the Alternative Museum, the Knitting Factory, P.S. 122, Roulette and Experimental Intermedia.Judy has released albums on the CRI label and has a forthcoming release on Innova.

Andrea Parkins is a New York-based sound artist, composer, and improviser who plays electronically-processed accordion, laptop sampler, electronic keyboards, and piano. Parkins sonically expands her accordion with analog electronics and by fragmenting traditional accordion syntax with noise and other disruptive allusions. Andrea has toured internationally, has worked as a soloist and has also collaborated with Nels Cline, Tom Raimey and David Watson. She has releases out on The Knitting Factory and Atavistic labels.

Radio Ruido is the nom de guerre of Brooklyn artist Thomas Mulligan. In addition to transmitting experimental sound work with free103point9, he has performed live with the audio-visual collective Dimmer and designed sound for the bilingual performance group Teatro Chinampa. He has recently exhibited at Deitch Projects, Participant, Inc., the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, and the Center for Contemporary Art Ujadowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland.
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Added by hogarcollection on November 25, 2005