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

spring 2014 course offerings

January 5th, 2014

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i’ll be teaching two courses that are open to the public this spring at the minneapolis college of art and design through continuing education, one of which is an original exploratory drawing course i have developed titled drawing possibilities. registration opens on 1/6/14 and there is an early registration discount before 1/20/14. Scholarships that cover 97% of the cost of class are available at http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/scholarships.

drawing possibilities
http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/fine-arts/drawing-possibilities-spring-2014

This course is designed to explore varied perspectives on the act of drawing including experimental approaches to mark-making, material explorations, idea generation, and layering complex pictorial combinations. Class time will be shared between lectures, demonstrations, individual investigation time, and collaborative efforts. Drawing Possibilities is designed to be complementary to last year’s experimental drawing class Drawing as Process. There are no prerequisites, so anyone is welcome who is interested in expanding their definitions of what drawing can be, as well as finding new insight into ideas for their own creative work.

botanical drawing
http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/fine-arts/botanical-drawing-spring-2014

This class provides an introduction to the splendor of historical and contemporary botanical drawing. Students will use a variety of media such as graphite, colored pencils, and watercolor to create their own series of illustrations. This class will also address the basic techniques used to capture both the detail and the beautiful and mysterious qualities of the botanical world. Class sessions will include presentations, demonstrations, and on-location drawing at the Como Conservatory in Saint Paul.

two frames

December 15th, 2013

in anticipation of the release “call, response,” a collaborative album by artists david andree and josh mason, this video piece was made with a dual-frame structure mirroring the working process of the album. each artist created their own sequence to be played back simultaneously to compliment an excerpt of a piece from the album titled “a beacon, peace and a steambath.”

on the right: david andree shot his material along the mississippi river in minnesota, returning to the same location where he shot the album’s cover art photograph.

on the left: josh mason shot his material in various locations in florida.

call, response
david andree + josh mason

own records
ownrecords.com

low river (tree roots)

November 15th, 2013

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returned to the location where i took the photograph that is featured on the upcoming album call, response. the original photography was shot during a flood before any of the actual recording of the album began. it was kind of fitting now that the album is resolved to revisit the location and find the river level at its other extreme.

call, response

November 2nd, 2013

i am pleased to announce that call, response, a collaborative album containing musical conversations between myself and artist josh mason (jacksonville, fl), will be published as a 12″ vinyl lp in early 2014 by own records (luxembourg).

Call, Response was conceived of as a long distance musical conversation between the two artists. A single take of material performed by one artist was recorded to magnetic tape and sent to the other with the restriction that accompaniment be recorded in real time as well, closely simulating a live performance. Over time, as the players learned more about each other and their methods, an overarching quality to the body of work developed from their shared sensibilities. The call and response format allowed the voice of each artist to be present, interacting and intersecting, within a murky atmosphere punctuated by melodic fragments and moments of clarity.

performance at madame of the arts (10/8)

October 7th, 2013

i will be performing an improvised solo set with acoustic instruments and modified cassette machines on 10/8, 8pm at madame of the arts (3401 chicago avenue, minneapolis, mn).

David Andree

Charles Gillett
& Elaine Evans

Paul Metzger
& Davu Seru

estlerot, 3/5 at madame of the arts

March 3rd, 2013

david andree & promethian k frimsk play estlerot, 3/5 8pm at madame of the arts (3401 chicago avenue, minneapolis, mn).

estlerot
[david andree & promethian k frimsk]
(contact microphones, percussion, objects, tape, electronics)

bryce beverlin ii
& mike hallenbeck
(percussion, electronics, laptop & voice)

elaine evans
& john o’brien
(trumpet duo)

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fragility

January 8th, 2013

i will have a suite of graphite drawings on view at the prøve gallery as part of the exhibition fragility through january 26th, 2013. opening reception on friday, january 11th, 7pm.

prøve gallery
21 north lake avenue, duluth, mn 55802

spring 2013 course offerings

January 3rd, 2013

i’ll be teaching four courses open to the public this spring at the minneapolis college of art and design through the continuing education program. registration opens today and there is a $25 early registration discount before january 14th, 2013.

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sound art: location, collection, manipulation http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/photography-and-filmmaking/sound-art-location-collection-and-manipulation

This class is designed for anyone interested in exploring sound. Over the duration of the class, students will build their own contact microphones designed to collect sounds on-location that otherwise might not be audible, as well as recording the results of intentionally manipulating instruments and objects.

This developed library of recorded material will be used as a basis for arrangements and experimentation using accessible hardware and software through in-class demonstrations and hands-on sessions. The class will prepare students with the tools and knowledge necessary to create and present their own sound works, culminating in a sound performance event lead by the instructor.

drawing as process http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/drawing-and-painting/drawing-process-spring-2013

This class examines the act of drawing as a means for research, examination, experimentation, and, ultimately, a record of experience.

Students will explore approaches stemming from basic observational drawing to generative processes based on conceptual prompts in the studio through demonstrations, in-class exercises and discussions. This class is designed for anyone interested in using drawing as a means to generate ideas.

drawing into printmaking http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/drawing-and-painting/drawing-printmaking-spring-2013

How do artists start to generate ideas that may lead to a meaningful body of work? Working in both the drawing and print studios, students in this class will combine the issues of drawing and the processes of printmaking to explore how they work in tandem to encourage expansive imagery creation and idea generation.

Through in-class exercises and demonstrations, students will learn strategies to make dynamic and responsive drawings, and discover how to use printmaking as a method in and of itself for creating further meaning and ideation. Students will also learn the processes involved in producing editions of intaglio prints, providing an opportunity to experiment with using the “finished” print as starting point for creating new drawings and other works. / While printmaking and drawing experience is beneficial, it is not required.

botanical drawing http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/drawing-and-painting/botanical-drawing-spring-2013

This class provides an introduction to the history and splendor of botanical drawing. Students will use a variety of media such as graphite, colored pencils, and watercolor to create their own series of illustrations.

This class will also address the basic techniques used to capture both the detail and the beautiful and mysterious qualities of the botanical world. Class sessions will include presentations, demonstrations, and on-location drawing at the Como Conservatory in Saint Paul. / Basic drawing skills are recommended, but not required.