Be Here Now: Defragmented: A Concert of Emergent Systems @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany 4/10/10

April 9th, 2010, 10:44 am by Sara

thenumber46: Philip White and Suzanne Thorpe

thenumber46: Philip White and Suzanne Thorpe


The Albany Sonic Arts Collective just keeps hitting ’em the out of the ballpark: Saturday at Upstate Artists Guild in Albany, they’re hosting “Defragmented: A Concert of Emergent Systems,” featuring the Finnish based composer/sound artist Marko Timlin and thenumber46. Both acts use improvisation and non-linear analog systems to create music that teeters on the edge between control and chaos.

Helsinki-based Marko Timlin has invented a variety of virtual and analog instruments and his music focuses on real-time interactions with electronic media with often unpredictable and surprising results. thenumber46, a duo comprised of electro-acoustic flutist (and former Nippertown resident) Suzanne Thorpe and electronic musician Philip White, improvise volatile and explosive soundscapes by pushing and coaxing feedback systems to their limits.

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Here’s a video of Timlin performing live with his custom-made Sensor-Soundmachine in August, 2009:

Defragmented: A Concert of Emergent Systems
Saturday April 10, 8pm
Upstate Artists Guild, 247 Lark Street, Albany
Suggested Donation $5 (all proceeds go to touring performers)