I will be giving a talk/performance on interactive technology in live performance as part of IRCAM's ImproTech conference.
ImproTech Paris - Philly will take place at University of Pennsylvania, with concerts at The Rotunda and the Annenberg Center, and musical events at the ICA. Scholars, students, musician, makers will come from all places in europe and the US to talk about their work, demo, teach and perform. IK Paris-Philly will flourish on the explosive encounter of prominent research labs researchers, well established musical figures of Jazz and contemporary music, and the young avant-garde / underground scene of Philadelphia and surroundings.
CSUF New Music Ensemble performs my piece "Parabolae" along with works by Oliveros, Wolff and others, 8PM Clayes Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Pamela Madsen, Director, Eric Dries, Music Technology Director, Charles Sharp, Improvisation Group Director
With Special Guest Artist: Sarah Belle Reid-Composer-Performer
Open Form, Indeterminacy and Sonic Landscapes-Music of Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, Sarah Belle Reid, Eric Dries, Pamela Madsen, Charles Sharp
Clayes Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Mills College Songline
Music by Sarah Belle Reid, Pauline Oliveros, Johanna Beyer + Belinda Lee
Played by Ctrl-Z
saturday oct. 21, 2017, 8:00 pm
1050 river st. #127, santa cruz
New music by Sarah Belle Reid, Belinda Lee, and classics by Pauline Oliveros and Johanna Beyer.
Thursday, October 19 2017 8:00 PM
Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco
8:00pm John Bischoff (electronics)
Works by Sarah Belle Reid, Pauline Oliveros, Belinda Lee, and Johanna Beyer
Ryan Page, Daniel Steffey, Nick Wang (electronics)
Tom Nunn - inventions, Ron Heglin- voice/brass, Doug Carroll - cello
A Cross-Section of Experimental Improvisation in SoCal
A night of sonic hallucinations/alternative realities. Vienna-based La Musa cross the Atlantic for a US cross-country as a trio with San-Diego based cellist T.J. Borden that will bring them to at Automata will bring them to mythic Southern California, where the golden West falls into the Pacific. Aiding them in their performance at Automata will be a variety of treasures: Burnt Dot, a duo featuring Sarah Belle Reid (trumpet/electronics) and Ryan Gaston (modular synth); Matt Barbier, local trombone/euphonium player; and a duo piece from Casey Anderson and San Diego-based Steven Flato, foreshadowing a future release on Erstwhile Records.
Artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle presents Exploring the Nowannago: Kentifrican Modes of Resistance, a provocative performance that abstractly explores the effect of the past on contemporary identities. The performance includes her collaborator Tyler Matthew Oyer and a live score by the Kevin Robinson Ensemble (KREation) with Sarah Belle Reid on trumpet.
Burnt Dot does a telematic performance between Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA as part of the New Media Art and Sound Summit (NMASS) Festival, 2017.
With Sarah Belle Reid on trumpet + electronics, Ryan Gaston on modular synth, and special guest Meason Wiley on interactive visuals.
New and recent work by Ben Richter (NY), Sarah Belle Reid (LA), and Eva Aguila (LA).
Sarah Belle Reid performs Pocket Fig for MIGSI augmented trumpet, composed by Ryan Gastion & Sarah Belle Reid.
and the space for solo trumpet, world premiere
performed by Annie Lemieux at the Center for Advanced Musical Studies (Mary Keane Chapel, Enfield NH)
Part of the New and Unusual Music concert series at Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar.
Burnt Dot (Sarah Belle Reid and Ryan Gaston) play at the CCRMA stage, Stanford University.
The Rare Earth hypothesis states that complex life is the product of an intricate series of coincidental cosmic conditions. The unlikelihood for these precise circumstances to align suggests that intelligent life is rare elsewhere in the universe—if it exists at all. But perhaps complex life is more varied than we know to look for. It might even be all around us, undetected or simply unnoticed.
An audiovisual performance piece inspired by the emergence of organized systems in chaotic environments, Rare Earth for Desert Plant is a ritual plea for interstellar contact. Using augmented trumpet, modular synthesizers, interactive visuals, and ceremonial objects, a beacon for intelligent communication is formed and activated.
A telematic performance with Perry Cook between CalArts and Stanford CCRMA, as part of the CalArts Digital Arts Expo 2017.
Repeal and Replace is a multimedia performance piece that explores multiple perspectives on the idea of control: our struggle to obtain it, our desire to be freed from it, the futility of chasing it, and our fear of losing it. The performers (Perry Cook and Sarah Reid) will play trumpet and vocals, each augmented with extended means of control (Minimally Invasive Gesture Sensing Interface on the trumpet and Chironic Articulatory Singing Controller on Perry). A generative score made in Processing provides an initial visual prompt for the performers. As they play, data is captured in real time and sent back to the visual score, or routed to various audio control parameters, creating a semi-improvised audiovisual feedback loop. At times the relationship between performer and technology is clear, while at others it becomes messy and obfuscated, a constant tug-of-war over who (or what) is in control.
EUREKA! Musical Minds of California Graduate Conference panel discussion that will take place from 3:00-4:15pm on February 25, 2017.
The panelists include: Annie Gosfield, Pam Madsen, Sarah Reid, Adrianne Pope and Linnea Powell of Aperture Duo, Leslie Barre (moderator) and Elisse La Barre (moderator). If there are any topics not listed above that you wish to touch on, please contact us.
The EUREKA! conference aims to create an unprecedented environment to showcase the diverse work created in Californian graduate music institutions, and to forge lasting connections between graduate scholars within the state.
The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet play Sarah Belle Reid's new composition Flux, for amplified objects as part of the CSUF New Music Festival.
Flux is an electroacoustic piece for percussion quartet that explores how infrathin (a concept coined by Marcel Duchamp to describe the smallest perceptible separation between two things) manifests in speech and communication. Both verbal and non-verbal communication play such a fundamental role in our daily lives. Yet often, we find ourselves in situations where our communication methods are imperfect, words become stifling (or are stifled), or something prevents us from truthfully and adequately expressing our thoughts.
This work utilizes unconventional instruments built from everyday sundry items such as plastic combs, pen and paper, and wooden rulers to examine these infrathin separations: things that are neither here nor there, but—by their very existence—are an amalgam of multiple objects, ideas, or moments in time.
the clamor and surge of voiceless thoughts
a body that moves before its mind
words as vibrations—filtered
Performing a work by Ulrich Krieger as part of a concert presenting works from The Experimental Music Yearbook, presented by the Wulf.
Location: Coaxial (Los Angeles, 8PM)