IU: Queer Sound Ithaca - claire rousay, Jen Kutler, Travis Johns
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 - 7:30 PM
$7 (tickets on Eventbrite)
claire rousay, Jen Kutler, and Travis Johns perform at The Cherry for Ithaca Underground's Queer Sound Ithaca concert series.
Made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership.
claire rousay - San Antonio, TX
claire rousay is a performer and musician based in San Antonio, Texas. Her work explores queerness, human relationships, and self perception through the use of physical objects and their potential sounds.
rousay has recently performed with Alex Cunningham, Brandon Lopez, Carol Genetti, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Jacob Wick, Ken Vandermark, Lisa Cameron, Lori Goldston, Michael Foster, Sarah Hughes, Tom Carter, and others.
she has toured extensively across North America, booking 220 dates in 2017 alone. In 2018 she participated in the Sonic Transmissions Festival and NMASS Festival as well as performed at venues such as the Tobin Center for Performing Arts, Casa del Popolo, and Issue Project Room. Her work also received support from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. 2019 has rousay participating in various residencies and concert series performances at places such as Experimental Sound Studio, Elastic Arts, RhizomeDC, and Beaubourg (NOLA).
Jen Kutler - Ithaca, NY
Jen Kutler is a multidisciplinary artist and performer. She modifies found objects that are cultural signifiers of power, gender, queerness and intimacy to create atypical instruments and sculptures. Her performances feature many of her instruments incorporated with immersive field recordings to explore common and discrepant experiences of familiar social tones in immersive sound and media environments.
Travis Johns - Ithaca, NY
Travis Johns is a sound artist residing in Ithaca, NY, whose work includes performance, installation and printmaking, often incorporating electronic instruments of his own design. Active in the San Francisco Bay Area experimental music scene for several years, Johns moved to Costa Rica in 2011 where he collaborated extensively with visual artist Paulina Velazquez-Solis on Raro, an immersive sound and sculpture installation that represented Costa Rica in the 2013 Biennial of the Central American Isthmus (BAVIC).
Since returning to the states, first to Baltimore and later to Ithaca, he's continued to apply his trade as a composer, educator, sound artist and builder of esoteric audio devices under the nom de plume of VauxFlores - with clientele and collaborators ranging from improvisers, noise musicians and contemporary artists to winners of multiple Grammy and Academy awards. To date, his instruments, artwork and devices have made their way to four continents and his work has been reviewed by critics as diverse as correspondents for the Guggenheim to Guitar Player Magazine.
7:30 PM - ALL AGES - SAFE SPACE - NO PUNK TIME
The Cherry Artspace
102 Cherry Street
Ithaca, NY 14850