Celebrating Sonic Delights

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Lon Bouldin, 917.370.1002, lon@venturespr.com



Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

and ISSUE Project Room



Francisco López , Taylor Deupree, and Stephen Vitiello

JUNE 4, at 8:00pm


Concert Preview of Summer 2014 Sound Art Exhibition


Performances by Sound Artist Duo Taylor Deupree and Stephen Vitiello,

And Acclaimed Sound Artist Francisco López


NY, NY (Summer 2014) – On Wednesday, June 4, 8pm, ISSUE Project Room (22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn) will co-present with Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts a one-night-only concert, CELEBRATING SONIC DELIGHTS, featuring innovative sound artists from the upcoming sound art exhibition In the Garden of Sonic Delights, presented by Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts.  Admission is $10.00; $8.00 for ISSUE Project Room members and for students.


Sound artists and musicians Taylor Deupree and Stephen Vitiello, label-mates and collaborators, perform a rare duo featuring modular synthesizers, field recordings and guitar. This set anticipates the release of a forthcoming LP, Captiva (12k) based on a shared residency at Robert Rauschenberg’s studio compound.


The second portion of the program features a rare appearance by acclaimed sound artist Francisco López.  He creates a distinctive immersive show – an intense and rich sonic experience in the dark, with a multi-channel sound system and blindfolds provided for the audience.


This concert serves as a preview for the summer 2014 large-scale open-air sound art exhibition presented at Caramoor and five other partner organizations throughout Westchester.  For this groundbreaking exhibit, Caramoor commissioned sixteen established and emerging sound artists to create innovative and inventive site-specific artworks, opening Saturday, June 7, and continues through fall 2014.


ABOUT THE ARTISTSTaylor Deupree is an accomplished sound artist whose recordings, rich with abstract atmospherics, have appeared on numerous record labels, and well as in site-specific installations. He started out, in the 1990s, making new noises that edged outward toward the fringes of techno, and in time he found his own path to follow. His music today emphasizes a hybrid of natural sounds and technological mediation.  Deupree dedicates as much time to other people’s music as he does to his own. In 1997 he founded the record label 12k, which since then has released over 100 recordings by some of the most accomplished musicians and modern sound artists of our time.


Stephen Vitiello is an electronic musician and media artist. His sound installations have been presented internationally including at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Cartier Foundation, Paris and the Sydney Biennial. His work is featured in the upcoming exhibition, In The Garden of Sonic Delights at Caramoor in Katonah, NY. Past collaborations have included Pauline Oliveros, Scanner, Steve Roden and Ryuichi Sakamoto. CDs have been published on various labels including 12k, Sub Rosa and New Albion.


Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the sound art and experimental music scene. For more than thirty years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. He has realized hundreds of concerts, projects with field recordings, workshops and sound installations in over seventy countries of the five continents. His extensive catalog of sound pieces (with live and studio collaborations with over 150 international artists) have been released by more than 300 record labels worldwide.


ABOUT ISSUE Project Room

Founded in 2003, ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering nonprofit performance center, presenting projects by more than 200 interdisciplinary artists each year that expand the boundaries of artistic practice and stimulate critical dialogue in the broader community. ISSUE serves as a leading cultural incubator, facilitating the commission and premiere of more than 25 innovative new works each year. To learn more, visit issueprojectroom.org.


ABOUT CaramoorCaramoor is a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality.  Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music. Audiences are invited to come early to explore the beautiful grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens. To learn more, visit caramoor.org.


ABOUT In the Garden of Sonic Delights In the Garden of Sonic Delights will be open Thursday-Sunday, 10:00AM-3:00PM. Admission is $10.00 (children 12 and under are free), including all-day access to the Caramoor grounds for the exhibit, picnics, and walks.



A Concert with Sound Artists Taylor Deupree, Steven Vitiello, and Francisco López

Wednesday, June 4 at 8pm

ISSUE Project Room·22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn 11201

$10 / $8 ISSUE Members + Students · available at issueprojectroom.org




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