Michael Flora / J. Soliday / eXU-9 / gin hell

∆ Michael Flora (http://michaelmasaruflora.com/https://nadarecs.bandcamp.com/album/mu-wmsq)

Michael Masaru Flora is a multidisciplinary artist and composer. He holds an MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University and lives and works in Ben Lomond, California. Working within the intersections of art, science, music, and mathematics, he is interested in the emergent phenomena that occurs through non-deterministic and autopoietic processes. Informed by architecture, systems, perceptual psychology, visual art, and computer music, his works often take the form of multimedia installation and performance.
Flora has exhibited and performed internationally. In 2019, his sound installation “Dynamical Systems for Twelve Loudspeakers” was commissioned by the Minnesota State Arts Board. His collaborations with Butoh artist / choreographer Gadu Doushin have been supported by the Jerome Foundation and presented at various theaters including Minnesota’s Cedar Cultural Center (MN), Southern Theater (MN), and St Cloud State University (MN). Additionally, he has presented work in: School of Design Nanjing University of Arts (China), Shanxi University School of Fine Arts (China), Alberta University of the Arts (Canada), Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Luggage Store Gallery (San Francisco), Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (CA), Alfred University (NY), Indexical (Santa Cruz, CA), the Fuse Factory (OH) as well as clubs, galleries, theaters, warehouses, and universities internationally.
Flora also co-runs Nada, a platform for the promotion of subversive musics and contemporary sound works. In March 2022, he curated “Sound Systems and Psychoacoustics” at Indexical- a 2 day mini-festival of contemporary electronic music and video art. In 2019 he co-curated “In Situ – Festival for Electronic Music and Sound Art,” a series of performances, installations, and talks exploring the boundaries of sound and music.

∆ J. Soliday (jsoliday.com / cranksatori.bandcamp.com) is an electronic musician. A member of neural goldberg, Cleav’d Cleaver, xTAL fSCK, LORD MUTE, and various ad-hoc ensembles to numerous to mention. He can usually be found traversing the boundaries between free improvisation, concrete composition, and aleatoric noise.

∆ eXU-9 (https://exu-9.bandcamp.com/album/exu-9) This is noise. This is eXU-9, a machine for making art in neo-fascist America. Post-Industrial magickal urban realism.

∆ gin hell makes music and sound, among other things, and loves to have fun doing it! his recent work applies a deconstructive approach based on absurdity and impossibility to elements of both sonic and digital culture. ongoing projects include building javascript-based performance web apps: a sheet-music-generating Firefox browser extension, a MIDI-controlled YouTube player, and an EtchASketch that plays piano.

Saturday, June 4, 2022
8:30p doors, 9:00 start
$10 suggested donation

1550 N Milwaukee Ave Fl3
Chicago, IL 60622

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