February 12, 2010


Here is the press release and info about Matt's slash White/Lights MCA month long gig next month:

Experimental music duo White/Light -- musician Matt Clark and sound engineer Jeremy Lemos -- create an interactive music installation. Two tape machines loop drone sounds and minimal electric guitar samples in the darkened gallery, while a glowing microphone entices visitors into the space which triggers a sensor that alters the sound frequencies. Twelve tracks of looped recordings are created by an analog synthesizer and a shruti box, a wooden instrument that originated in India. Clark periodically visits the gallery to create new electric guitar samples for the loops.

Acclaimed musicians -- including Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth, Disappears, Tim Kinsella of Joan of Arc, and Lucky Dragons from Los Angeles -- join White/Light for special performances throughout the duration of the exhibition, that opens on the evening of March 5, 2010 during First Fridays.

White/Light discuss their work at an Artists' Talk on Tuesday, March 9, at 6 pm, followed by a performance in the gallery. White/Light began in 2003 as a recording project with Lemos layering analog electronics, synthesizers, electric bass, and shruti box underneath Clark's electric guitar. The duo began performing live in 2004 and they have played various venues in the U.S. and Europe. They have recorded two full-length albums and are currently working on a collaborative album with Disappears and Steve Shelley.


* White/Light accompanies all of the artists, except Roman Mars.

Roman Mars: Saturday, March 6, 3 pm, Free with suggested museum admission
Roman Mars' performance coincides with the Third Coast Filmless Festival that takes place in the MCA Theater. Mars is an audio producer, sound designer, and writer.

Disappears: Tuesday, March 9, 7 pm, Free
Disappears is a minimalist rock group comprised of members from Chicago's The Ponys, 90 Day Men, and Boas. They played at the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival. Drummer Graeme Gibson will not be at this performance.

Tim Kinsella: Saturday,March 13, 3 pm, Free with suggested museum admission
Tim Kinsella is the founder of the longstanding Chicago band, Joan of Arc, and has been a member of Cap'n Jazz, Owls, and Make Believe.

John McEntire: Tuesday, March 16, 7 pm Free
John McEntire is the drummer for both Tortoise and The Sea and Cake. He is also joining Broken Social Scene for their upcoming LP album and owns and operates Soma Electronic Music Studios in Chicago.

Steve Shelley: Saturday, March 20, 3 pm, Free with suggested museum admission
Steve Shelley is the drummer of Sonic Youth.

Lucky Dragons: Tuesday, March 23, 7 pm, Free
Los Angeles-based trance group Lucky Dragons consist of Luke Fischbeck and Sara Rara.

Félicia Atkinson: Saturday, March 27, 3 pm, Free with suggested museum admission
French sound and visual artist Félicia Atkinson currently resides in Belgium and she recorded two solo albums.
White/Light: Sunday, March 28, 3 pm, Free with suggested museum admission

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