Artist Presentation: Laurie Amat
The acclaimed vocalist, improvisational performer, experimental composer and teacher Laurie Amat will visit BEK and do an artist presentation on Friday February 9th. Amat has called her presentation “Laurie Amat: Muse, Collaborator, Beta tester – Finding my true voice through a life of collaborative music making”.
The presentation starts at 15.00, and refreshments will be served from 14.30 The event is free and you are all invited. Welcome!
About Laurie Amat
Laurie Amat (US) explores the vast possibilities of human sound, using the power of pure voice, breath and body to express visceral human emotion and story. She performs and records site-specific architectural and electronic improvisational works in cisterns, concrete overpasses, and venues such as Museo di Santa Giulia (IT), Bergen Arkitektskole (NO), DeYoung Museum (SF), and the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel.
Amat also continues to break even more boundaries with her use of simple electronics to create angelic choirs and voice based industrial sound pieces. Her reputation for fearless exploration in sound and performance has resulted in many equally adventurous collaboration projects, such as her work with computer music pioneer Max Mathews at Stanford CCRMA and San Francisco, where from 1995 until his death in 2011 she worked with established tech such as the Radio Baton, and also collaborated and performed in the development of his experimental Tunable Phaser Filter System. Amat has also appeared on multiple recording and performing projects with San Francisco Avant-Garde legends The Residents.
Amat’s present collaborators include Bergen based Sonisk Blodbad, the DaDa duo Shores of Latency w/Emmanuel Reveneau (FR), and Flos (IT). She is a curating artist at Providence’s AS220, the Artistic Director of the Providence Y2K International Live Looping Festival (PVD Loop).
Learn more about Laurie Amat on her website here, and on Soundcloud here.