12/16 performance (with todd harper)

December 14th, 2014

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i’ll be performing a duet with todd harper for piano and tape machines at studio z on 12/16 at 7pm as part of the new ruckus composer series. a short discussion with the audience will follow the performance.

the performed composition will be continuing a musical conversation between artists david andree and todd harper that began as an improvised session at the black dog in august.

piano is fed into an ecosystem of tape machines that consume, layer, recycle and otherwise transform the instrument into new sonic atmospheres in real-time. shifting melodies and rhythmic structures emerge out of loops of magnetic tape and live piano which are either cultivated or contradicted.

the 12/16 performance will be a further iteration of the composition ‘brambles at night’ building from components of the previous generation, while adding new accompanyment and seeking further metamorphosis.

david andree – modified tape machines, electronics, tape loops
todd harper – piano

12/16/2014, 7pm

Studio Z
275 East Fourth St. Suite 200
St. Paul, MN

(651) 755-1600

land harps (artist talk)

November 6th, 2014

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I will be giving an artist talk about my recent project Land Harps on Thursday, November 13th at 7pm. I would like to invite you to attend if you are interested in hearing more about the project and its process. It would be good timing as well since the Rochester Art Center is free on Thursdays. The exhibition is on view now through December 7th, 2014.

The Land Harps project revolves around sculptures that enable the landscape to create sound compositions. Originating from pictorial ideas cultivated in drawings and paintings, the project has always been simultaneously thought of as an installation as well as an instrument. Secured to a sturdy form in the landscape, the walnut body of the instrument is outfitted with tuning machines and an internal piezo contact microphone. Piano wire is strung from the body of the instrument and secured to the bottom of a creek bed where the current of the water vibrates the strings at different pitches depending on the line tension, speed of the water and if anything happens to come in contact with the wires. As recordings progress, the current of the creek gradually alters the tuning of the instrument, producing subtle variations in tone and results in an overall composition. The resulting work is a contemplation within the constant flux of landscape, a study of its pacing and intervals.

Opening reception: Friday, October 17 | 7 – 9 pm
Artist talk: Thursday, November 13 | 7 pm

Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 282-8629
info@rochesterartcenter.org

http://www.rochesterartcenter.org/exhibition/david-andree/

land harps (exhibition)

October 10th, 2014

landharps

You are cordially invited to the exhibition of my recent project – Land Harps. The exhibition at the Rochester Art Center will be on view from October 17 – December 7th, 2014.

The Land Harps project revolves around sculptures that enable the landscape to create sound compositions. Originating from pictorial ideas cultivated in drawings and paintings, the project has always been simultaneously thought of as an installation as well as an instrument. Secured to a sturdy form in the landscape, the walnut body of the instrument is outfitted with tuning machines and an internal piezo contact microphone. Piano wire is strung from the body of the instrument and secured to the bottom of a creek bed where the current of the water vibrates the strings at different pitches depending on the line tension, speed of the water and if anything happens to come in contact with the wires. As recordings progress, the current of the creek gradually alters the tuning of the instrument, producing subtle variations in tone and results in an overall composition. The resulting work is a contemplation within the constant flux of landscape, a study of its pacing and intervals.

Opening reception: Friday, October 17 | 7 – 9 pm
Artist talk: Thursday, November 13 | 7 pm

Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 282-8629
info@rochesterartcenter.org

http://www.rochesterartcenter.org/exhibition/david-andree/

8/22 performance (with todd harper)

August 20th, 2014

piano

i’ll be performing at the black dog on 8/22 from 5:30-7:30pm collaborating with pianist and composer todd harper. we will be improvising together using the piano as source to feed my modified tape machines to layer and manipulate the instrument.

308 E Prince St, St Paul, MN

mia drawing project, 7/31

July 7th, 2014

mia

i will be orchestrating a collaborative drawing project at the minneapolis institute of art on 7/31 from 6-9pm. you are invited to participate, as the event is open to the public as part of their “the artist is in” series.

During the event, participants will be encouraged to explore various approaches to perceptually-based drawing, ranging from gesturally-based strategies, experimental mark-making, and other various approaches to the materials. Drawings will be made on semi-transparent media which will enable participants to layer their drawings with other visitor’s explorations. As drawings accumulate from the evening, the works will then be superimposed to create new compositional structures. Images of the resulting layered drawings will be posted online throughout the evening.

http://new.artsmia.org/event/david-andree-ǀ-the-artist-is-in/

http://artsmia.org/

composer night, performance 4/17

June 16th, 2014

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i’ll be performing a short composition for acoustic guitar and modified tape machines as part of the new ruckus, composer night at studio z on 4/17 at 7pm.

Featuring the music of:
Catherine Dalton
David Andree
Todd Harper

Studio Z
275 E 4th Street, St. Paul

performance at heliotrope x, 4/7

May 28th, 2014

heliotropex

i’ll be performing improvised experimental sound works between sets on saturday 4/7 at the heliotrope festival. full information on the festival at http://heliotrope-festival.com/

emulsion manipulation

April 21st, 2014

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emulsion manipulation 04

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images from recent photographic manipulations investigating various processes to lift the emulsion in order to decay and transform them by rearranging their elements organically. during the process of exploring the techniques, cody yantis asked me to work on artwork for a collaborative 7″ lathe cut and dvd release. in turn, the above images originated from stills in the dvd which were then manipulated and rephotographed.

more information on the release and ordering information can be found at fet-press.com

Saguache – Permadepth/Sky Island
7″ Lathe Cut & DVD
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April 15th,2014

4/5 performance + screening

April 4th, 2014

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stills from a new video work that will be screened along with a live sound performance for acoustic instruments and modified tape machines on 4/5, 10pm at the seward (2129 e franklin ave).

experimental music + video night 4/5

March 27th, 2014

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david andree: acoustic instruments and modified tape machines

.mf: live programming and digital processing

bryce breverlin ii: percussion and voice

10pm at the seward, 2129 e franklin ave