CT-SWaM: RAFT (Pat Noecker), P. Spadine and Pedro Sousa

CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music) is Eyebeam’s late night concert series curated by Eyebeam Alumni Daniel Neumann, happening intermittently in Eyebeam’s Main Space.

Art Exhibition previously on at Eyebeam in New York, United States.
From Monday 24 March 2014 to Monday 24 March 2014

CT-SWaM: RAFT (Pat Noecker), P. Spadine and Pedro Sousa image

Published by anonymous on Friday 21 March 2014.
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The series focuses on contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel performance, social relations, improvisation, lowercase artistic presence, and topology – study of place/space with a spatial concept that goes beyond linear, geometrical understandings of space.


RAFT (Pat Noecker)


Using his iPhone as his primary recording, sampling and performance device, RAFT (Pat Noecker) will build an improvised composition that explores the voice of Eyebeam’s Main Space.

Many of his aesthetic choices will focus on lower frequencies and utilize the 21" sub woofer to consume the space with large wave forms, which he envisions as way to reveal the voice of the space.

Noecker will sample the furnace, blowers, doors and many other sounds derived from surfaces and the audience at Eyebeam. To incorporate source material from the audience, he will ask them to walk around the space and record brief samples with their phones. After the audience sends their samples via text, Noecker will add these voice notes to his composition. His exploration of audience-sourced material and the act of listening as performance will lead him to a new exploration of the voice of spaces.

P. Spadine


In this piece, Spadine will play a percussion solo within an acoustic environment while three tape recorders capture the performance. The tapes will be switched between players to cause pitch and timing variations. They will then be rewound, manipulated, and played back through three discreet loudspeakers.

Pedro Sousa


Inspired by Jerry True, an American saxophonist who used an air compressor to play the saxophone after losing his voice box to throat cancer, this composition will use the saxophone as an unusual medium for the creation of drone music, exploring the microtonal, reflective and acoustic properties and differences of these woodwind instruments.