Maria Chavez, Charles Fambro, Salmak Khaledi, and Carlos Vela-Prado
Saturday 01.10.2015 | 8pm
Listening Room is a focused aural event where four presenters share music and/or sound recordings from their collection in a controlled high quality sound environment to a group of astute listeners. The possibilities of a private intimate experience within a public environment allows one to be present in the moment, uninterrupted.
Maria Chavez, born in Lima, Peru. Chavez is mainly known as an abstract turntablist & sound artist.Influenced by improvisation in contemporary art, her sound installations, visual objects and live turntable performances focus on the values of accidents and chance. Chavez DJs regularly for museums (MoMA, MoMA PS1, Haus für elektronische Künste- Basel), arts organizations, various fashion houses, radio (NTS, Concepto Radio, Radio Comeme) and clubs. She was recently awarded the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble commission 2015 and is currently a research fellow for the Sound Arts department at Goldsmith’s University of London. She was an artist in residence at INKONST Arts in Malmö, Sweden, curator in residence with Cafe OTO, OTO Projects & Electra Productionsin London, UK. In 2015, Maria will be artist in residence for Kunstmeile Krems, Austria & EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, Sweden.
Charles Edward Fambro is a Sound Composer and visual artist. He has received numerous awards, grants and commissions for his work, notable among these is the 10channel sound installation "Alien Stingers," composed for the New York Aquarium and commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. Charles' latest commission was the sound installation for "Medicine," part of Creativetime's Black Radical Brooklyn project. Charles also founded and developed the "teaching ecology," for the Cooper Union School of Art's Saturday Program "Sound Composition" course; one of the first sound composition courses in the country for highschool students. Charles is a graduate of Yale University and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Salmak Khaledi is a Trombonist, Composer and Producer. He has performed and recorded internationally with artists and orchestras such as Tehran Philharmonics, Brooklyn symphonic, Phillip Glass ensemble, Amanda Palmer, Gogol Bordello and Beirut, alongside his band 127. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Carlos Vela-Prado was born in 1984 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He received his BA from State University of New York at Albany and his MFA from Yale University School of Art in Sculpture. Reconfiguring technologies and found objects, Carlos transforms the history and function of his materials to exist with an alternate narrative. Using photography, sculpture, video, and sound Carlos creates work that demarcates different notes of a human experience. His recent exhibitions include a sound installation at Madison Square Park, Quality of Life at BOSI Contemporary and Salvajes at Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY. Carlos has exhibited throughout the US, Germany, and South America.