Eve Essex, Matthew Higgs, Tommy Kha, Matt Werth
Friday 07.24.2015 | 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.
Eve Essex is a Brooklyn-based artist, musician and producer. As a soloist on alto sax and flute she has appeared at venues including Harlekin/Mathew Gallery, Berlin, Trans Pecos, NY, and PUFFERSS, Providence. She also performs regularly with improv quartet Das Audit, recent New York appearances include Pioneer Works/ISSUE Project Room, SculptureCenter, Greene Naftali, Baby's All Right, and Trans Pecos, among others. Since 2012 she has been part of the artist duo Essex Olivares with Juan Antonio Olivares; their performances and installations have been presented at Cell Project Space, London, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, and in New York at SculptureCenter, Lisa Cooley, Shoot the Lobster, Chuchifrutos, Present Company, and the Standard High Line as part of NY Fashion Week. She is Marketing & Outreach Director at the Brooklyn experimental performance venue ISSUE Project Room.
Matthew Higgs is an artist and curator based in New York. Since 2004 he has been the director of White Columns. At White Columns he launched the record label 'The Sound of White Columns' which releases vinyl-only recordings by artist-muscians and musician-artists. Releases include works by Kim Gordon, Karl Holmqvist, Meredith Monk, Malcolm Mooney, and David Robbins among others. The next release - in fall 2016 - will be by Richard Hell. As a teenager in the late 1970s and very early 1980s Higgs published a music fanzine in his native England entitled 'Photophobia' for which he interviewed bands such as The Fall, Section 25, and The Cure. Recent curatorial projects include a solo exhibition of Bill Lynch's work at Tanya Leighton, Berlin, 2015; and a survey exhibition of Judith Scott's work at the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, 2014/15 (co-curated with Catherine Morris.) He will have an exhibition of his own work at Murray Guy, New York in 2016.
Tommy Kha is a photographer/artist based in New York City and Memphis, Tennessee. Currently, he is writing a comic and appearing in some films.
Matt Werth is the owner operator of RVNG Intl., a Brooklyn-based music institution that operates on few but heavily fortified principals dealing with forward-reaching artists sometimes categorized as electronic, avant, free, fried, fucked, etc. Werth also serves a committee member for the MoMA PS1 Warm Up series and Krakow, Poland’s Unsound Festival.