Artists Keith Rowe and Kjell Bjørgeengen to be artists in residence at the Institute for Electronic Arts September 26th-30th, 2011

Keith Rowe, who comes from jazz music and who started his career in the 1960s around Mike Westbrook and Lou Gare, has more and more turned to free jazz and today is seen as one of the masters of improvisation in the fields of new electronics.

In numerous projects the Norwegian video artist Kjell Bjørgeengen dedicates himself to electronically generated video and improvisational music. In his video works he has become known through his space-related media installations. Kjell is noted for his work in flicker video.

Live on stage Bjørgeengen collaborates with the guitarist and electronics artist Keith Rowe, their common focus lying in the attempt of generating video images and music in exchange with each other.

Rowe and Bjørgeengen will be artists in residence at the Institute for Electronic Arts of the NYSCC, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, September 26-30, 2011. Their work will include digital prints of scores as well as sound and performance work at the IEA facilities. Rowe and Bjørgeengen will be doing a live performance in the Harder Hall main lobby space on September 29 from around 8:00-9:00 pm involving use of their electronic instruments. This is a free and open event and all are welcome to attend.

A performance of the work “Composite Visions” can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHmJMLiQMy0

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