SONIC PERIPHERIES#1
Mem1
2008-12-05

Mem1 seamlessly blends the sounds of cello and electronics to create a limitless palette of sonic possibilities. Their improvisational performances move beyond melody, lyricism, and traditional structural confines, resulting in organically revealed narrative.

Mem1 has performed at Roulette, REDCAT (Disney Hall), the Orange County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival and numerous venues throughout Southern California and the East Coast. In 2007, they were awarded an artist residency at Harvestworks in New York for the creation of a new surround sound piece, Sonodendron. In Summer 2007, they traveled to Tel-Aviv to create a visual component for this work with video artist Liora Belford. Throughout the next year, they will travel throughout Europe, Scandanavia, and the Middle East to take part in residencies at STEIM (NL), Kunstenaarslogies (NL) and USF Verftet (Norway), and to perform and create a sound installation for the Museums of Bat Yam (Israel).

Their third album, entitled Mem1 +1, consists of collaborations between Mem1 and artists such as Steve Roden, Jan Jelenik, and Frank Bretschneider. It will be released this winter by Interval Recordings.

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