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Saturday, August 8 8:00pm

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Limited capacity, first-come first-served seating


This event is supported by the The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Erie County (Arts & Cultural Funding), M&T Bank / M&T Charitable Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

 

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SOS Sound Series

Kevin Greenspon: To Leave a Mark

Live audio-visual performance by visiting artist, Kevin Greenspon. Opening act features local artists Frankie NP & Nick Gordon. Photo image credit to Justin Goetz, taken during a 2013 performance of Kevin Greenspon at the Foundry in Buffalo, NY.

 

“[His] interaction is made up of an almost solipsistic communication with compositional structures, evolving abstract spaces of sound and melody the listener may get lost in until the construction occasionally collapses by means of sudden, unexpected interference of tape manipulation or other noise production… exactly the musical category where he has established a position among the most outstanding contemporary artists.
– No Fear Of Pop

Kevin Greenspon’s history as a mindful and concise composer of graceful ambient compositions for guitar, synthesizer and cassette tape reach for new horizons on his newest release. “To Leave A Mark” stitches the ethereal atmosphere of previous work with rhythmic elements of techno, noise and pop music. On his 2015 U.S. tour, each song’s performance is synchronized to rapid-cut video projections that melt into abstract pools, coaxing the viewer into a state of self-reflection.

A veteran of the oft-fragmented DIY scene that stretches from Los Angeles into parts unknown and overlooked, Greenspon has performed an average of 100 shows annually on national tours over the past 5 years in venues ranging from art museums to abandoned naval bases. Rarely slowing the pace when at home, he also runs the Bridgetown Records label, releasing sizable batches of albums for like-minded peers from the deep reaches of the underground each season.


This live performance is part of Squeaky Wheel’s <SOS> Sound Series, which showcases sound-based media artists and toolmakers and provides a forum for artists to share and demystify their techniques with audiences.

Squeaky Wheel’s media arts programming is generously supported in part by grants and awards received from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), City of Buffalo Cultural Funding, Erie County Arts & Cultural Funding, and individual members, businesses, and supporters.