DRONEDISCO (I'm working on it)
Burning Star Core and related on Soundcloud
Burning Star Core on Bandcamp
C. Spencer Yeh on UbuWeb
(below is the most recent update email)
I'm involved in a series of events this week in different roles, a couple curiously wrapped around strands including artist Frank Heath and Norway (including the return of the mighty Lasse Marhaug), as well as being able to collaborate with The Kitchen in presenting a couple of artists in a different and exciting setting. Following that, I am headed to Mexico City for a series of "artist in residence" performances organized by El Nicho in and around the Latin American premiere of TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT at the FICUNAM International Film Festival. The performances are both solo, and in collaboration with a number of artists based in Mexico as a tribute to Tony. No walls.
Thursday Feb 16 - 8 PM The Kitchen NYC I organized an installment of The Kitchen's "Synth Nights" series, featuring Stallone The Reducer and Lucy Lewis. We will be set up and hanging on stage. Should be a great night. Tickets are still in pre-sale price for now. There will be a "donation bar" set up for the event. http://thekitchen.org/event/synth-nights-stallone-the-reducer-and-lucy-lewis Synth Nights presents two artists active in the NYC electronic music underground, working heavily in tradition of “live hardware” moved by a contemporary amalgam of multiple machine music forms.
Monday Feb 20 - 8 PM Blank Forms at Swiss Institute Contemporary Art NYC Please join Blank Forms and Swiss Institute for a concert from experimental musicians Lasse Marhaug and C. Spencer Yeh. Lasse will be presenting a new multi-channel speaker work, and I will be doing a solo performance on strings. http://blankforms.org/events/183
Wednesday Feb 22 - 7 PM Triple Canopy NYC https://www.canopycanopycanopy.com/contents/indefinite-deposits Please join Triple Canopy and Swiss Institute for “Indefinite Deposits,” a status report and screening with artist Frank Heath, whose work scrutinizes the technologies, structures, and fictions we build to preserve humanity in case of cataclysm. Heath will screen “A Prime Condition,” the newest episode in On the Beach, his ongoing, multi-year series commissioned by Triple Canopy. Following the presentation, Heath will be joined in conversation with a Triple Canopy contributing editor, the artist C. Spencer Yeh. The event will be followed by a reception with food and drink, sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York.
Artist in Residence with El Nicho CDMX Excited to be "artist in residence" for a long weekend in Mexico City, with El Nicho. Many thanks to Eric Namour for organizing all of this. Part of the stay will be solo, and the other part with an ensemble of artists which I'm very excited to be working with, tied to screenings of TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT as part of FICUNAM. We will be developing performances in tribute and in the spirit of Tony's life and work, in both a large ensemble with an expanded cinema crew, and in a string quartet formation. http://elnicho.org/ciclo/2017/el-nicho-sesiones-febrero http://www.ficunam.org/tony-conrad-completely-in-the-present/
Fri Feb 24 - 5 PM Plaza Los Ángeles, Guerrero "El Nicho in the Park" Intervention w/ C. Spencer Yeh
Fri Feb 24 - 7:30 PM Ex Teresa Arte Actual C. Spencer Yeh Lê Quan Ninh & Michel Doneda and Ramón Del Buey & Darío Bernal
Sat Feb 25 - 5 to 9 PM Faro de Aragón Tribute to Tony Conrad – large ensemble C. Spencer Yeh, Alexander Bruck, Aimée Thériot, Juan Jose Rivas, Liliana Rodriguez, Natalia Pérez, LEC
Sun Feb 26 - 1 PM Auditorio MUAC Tribute to Tony Conrad– string quartet C. Spencer Yeh, Alexander Bruck, Aimée Thériot, Liliana Rodriguez
Thursday August 11, 8 PM
C. Spencer Yeh
ArtsPlace Lexington, Kentucky
presented by WRFL 88.3FM
Wednesday September 7
Tribute to Tony Conrad
C. Spencer Yeh, solo violin and voice, 60 min.
Atelier Nord ANX Oslo, Norway
curated by Per Platou
presented by Atelier Nord, Ultima, and Nymusikk
Friday September 9
C. Spencer Yeh
Very excited to have my "concert film" 2002 be a part of this year's BFMAF ! It's installed in the Barrels Ale House, and will be running for the length of the festival ––
September 21 - 25
The Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival
We're back for our 12th year! With a festival theme of 'X', BFMAF returns for five days this September bringing together exhibitions and film sceenings in unique historic venues throughout the border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Check the full programme here: http://bit.ly/2cj7iPK
Saturday September 24
Los Angeles CA
The Unwrinkled Ear & Black Editions are bringing you an historic evening of improvisation in an oustanding location overlooking the ocean.
The evening will feature:
C. Spencer Yeh - solo (voice and violin)
C. Spencer Yeh/ Magda Mayas (piano) - duo (Premier)
SK Kakraba - solo (xylophone)
SK Kakraba/ Tony Buck (drums/ percussion) - duo (Premier)
Complimentary refreshments will be served from 7-8pm and the concerts will begin at 8pm.
Parking for this concert is on Los Liones Drive, 90272. Shuttles will begin service at 6:30 p.m. on the corner of Los Liones and Sunset Blvd., 90272.
Tickets $15 General, $10 Friends of Villa Aurora members
Buy tickets online: http://reheat-and-shiver.bpt.me/
Sunday September 25
8:30 PM, 18+
The Dead C
Burning Star Core
Los Angeles, California
presented by The Echo and Black Editions
Wednesday, September 28th
Work 00: three trios, organized by David Watson
Tony Buck/David Watson/Nate Wooley
David Grubbs/Eli Keszler/C. Spencer Yeh
Laura Ortman/Ego Sensation/Nina Sobell
Wednesday, October 12th
Gunwale (Dave Rempis, Ryan Packard, Albert Wildeman)
Josh Sinton/Brandon Lopez/C. Spencer Yeh
Jaimie Breezy Branch
LIVE AT LYLES & KING, OCTOBER 20-22, 6-10PM
OCTOBER 20, THURSDAY
ANDREA MERKX 6PM
JOE DENARDO & BEN GREENBERG 7PM
NASTIE BAND 8PM
OCTOBER 21, FRIDAY
BELL & CLIXBY 6PM
PHILLIP BIRCH 7PM
VICTORIA KEDDIE 8PM
ROSE KALLAL 9PM
OCTOBER 22, SATURDAY
TOM THAYER 6PM
C. SPENCER YEH 7PM
MV CARBON 8PM
Thursday April 28
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN
The Sound Horizon 2016 series Exploring the interstitial spaces between live sound and visual art, the in-gallery music series Sound Horizon returns ... Intended for both close listening and moments of happenstance for gallery-goers, this free, aurally eclectic series features multiple short sets throughout the evening by each artist.
Solo voice, violin, electronics Performances at 6, 7, and 8 PM
An accompanying interview with Marvin Lin of Tiny Mix Tapes is here: http://blogs.walkerart.org/performingarts/2016/04/22/alternate-senses-of-tone-and-pulse-an-interview-with-c-spencer-yeh/
Saturday April 30, 7 PM
NO//THING BUT NOISE, Brooklyn NY
no//thing but noise is presented as part of a festival of final projects curated by the inaugural class of SVA MA Curatorial Practice.
Venue to be disclosed the day of the event. To receive the location, please contact: Maya Castro Gutierrez at email@example.com with no//thing but noise in the subject.
Curator: Maya Castro Gutierrez
Artists: Ian Hatcher, C. Spencer Yeh, Blanko + Noiry, Copán
no//thing but noise will be a live performance event that explores the idea of noise through four different arts, specifically looking at poetry, sound art, performance and music as avenues in which noise is present, given the varied mediums used by each artist. Technology, the voice and its possibilities of abstraction, and performance, both through transmission and collaboration, will be key ways in which noise is found in the show. In conjunction with the live event, a vinyl record will be made with tracks from each artist, giving a new form to the live physical aspect. http://macp.sva.edu/events
Sunday May 1, 7 PM
Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Akio Suzuki's pa chin ko exhibition, curated by Aki Onda
Dawn Kasper & Aki Onda
Meg Clixby & C. Spencer Yeh
Performances in response to Suzuki's works
Tuesday May 10, 8 PM
The Stone NYC Improv Benefit Night w/ Okkyung Lee, John Zorn, C. Spencer Yeh, and other guests
This is the night that helps pay for our upkeep so come on down and help The Stone stay afloat! $20
Thursday May 12, 8 PM
The Stone NYC
Okkyung Lee & C. Spencer Yeh
As part of Okkyung's weeklong residency at the Stone (5/10 - 5/15) $15
Saturday May 14, 2 - 3:50 PM
The Kitchen NYC
Ed Atkins' Performance Capture
Durational solo performance along/inside of Atkins' video work.
Under the equivocal rubric "Performance Capture," Ed Atkins will present an expansive new work explicitly concerned with how contemporary technologies of representation mediate our lives – to say nothing of our own willingness to be captured and rendered. Corralling live bodies, animated surrogates, and departed performances, the gallery will act as both screening room and venue for performances and public programs. By ceding control to other authors in order to create multiple iterations of one work, the exhibition will ultimately act, according to Atkins, as "a document whose data is yet to be uncovered, let alone indexed."
Curated by Tim Griffin and Lumi Tan as part of “From Minimalism into Algorithm." Free
Thursday May 19, 8 PM
Magic Lantern Cinema, Providence RI
at Cable Car Cinema & Cafe
"Eclipse" is screening in the program FROM MOUTH TO HAND, curated by Seth Watter
"What is the mouth? It is that which ingests, drawing external objects into the body’s interior. And because it initiates this process of metabolism, transforming edible matter and finally extruding it as waste, the mouth looms large in our unconscious life as primordial dungeon or, worse yet, as gateway to Gehenna..."
SOME SPECTACLE THEATER-RELATED BUSINESS:
Two presentations at Spectacle Theater that I've been involved in developing –
Tuesday April 26
KURUTTA IPPEIJI with live accompaniment by Aaron Moore
Performances at 8 and 10 PM
Aaron Moore (of Volcano The Bear) live scores an edit of the Japanese silent film classic
Thursday May 5
DETOURNEMENT: OUTER BODY FRAGMENTED FEMME WINDOWS TRANSLATE WELL CURRENTS
Screenings at 7:30 and 10 PM; special live score by Meridians & Eric Bayless-Hall at 9 PM only
New works by multidisciplinary artists from Eugene Lang College at The New School as part of an experimental seminar I co-taught with Dr. Julie Beth Napolin (who will also be performing as Meridians).
The live score is accompanied by a sketch RED DESERT (SD PAN & SCAN EDIT), approx 15 min.
PRESS AND MORE PEDAGOGY:
The April issue of ART IN AMERICA contains an "In the Studio" feature (print only) by Ross Simonini, with flattering portrait of Pinhead mask by Boru O'Brien O'Connell
The Columbia University Sound Arts MFA students I've been mentoring this past year have their thesis and first-year shows up, at Central Booking in NYC (til May 2), a silo in Middleburgh NY (May 7 only), and Basilica Hudson in Hudson NY (til May 7).
All details here! http://music.columbia.edu/sound_arts_mfa_shows