April 26th


Presented with CRANE ARTS
ICEBox @ Crane Arts
1400 North American St
Philadelphia, PA
Doors at 7pm; Concert at 7:30; $10
In an intimate concert focused on the intersection of electronic and acoustic sound, Crane Arts and Bowerbird present Tristan Perich with Lesley Flanigan.

Tristan Perich’s ensemble will perform his /Elevation Maps/, a glacially slow composition combining long, pure tones from five accordions with cascading electronic frequencies. By juxtaposing 1-bit sound—the most primitive digital waveform—with traditional classical instruments, Perich’s compositions explore the foundations of electronic and acoustic sound. Originally premiered at the Noguchi Museum, /Elevation Maps/ is Perich’s longest composition, a contemplative tapestry of slowly moving layers of sound, which will resonate within Crane Art’s cavernous Ice Box performance hall.

Lesley Flanigan introduces /Pare/, an intimate new work dissecting the scale of sound between a single handmade speaker feedback instrument and double bass. Performed by Flanigan with Eleonoire Oppenheim (of Victoire), /Pare/ unfolds as a magnifying lens, exploring the choreographed resonance between electric and acoustic sound.

TRISTAN PERICH New York-based composer and artist Tristan Perich works are inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics and code. The WIRE Magazine describes his compositions as “an austere meeting of electronic and organic.” /1-Bit Music/, his 2004 release, was the first album ever released as a microchip, programmed to synthesize his electronic composition live. His latest circuit album, /1-Bit Symphony/ (Cantaloupe, 2010) was called “sublime” (New York Press), and the Wall Street Journal said “[its] oscillations have an intense, hypnotic force and a surprising emotional depth.” His music and art have been performed and exhibited around the world, from Sonár and Ars Electronica to the Whitney Museum and bitforms gallery. More info at

LESLEY FLANIGAN Lesley Flanigan is a New York-based artist and vocalist whose work with speaker feedback explores the physical acoustics of electronic sound by turning basic loudspeakers into musical instruments. ArtsCriticATL writes, “Flanigan’s performance comes loaded with philosophical ideas, often blurring the boundaries among music, noise, sculpture and performance art.” Her 2009 CD release of /Amplifcations/ was called a “snow storm of a record” by New Music Box. Flanigan’s work has been presented at notable venues and festivals internationally including Sonár Festival, Guggenheim Museum, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Gray Area, and Rhiz. More info at


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