Merche Blasco | Concert and Q&A
Music Mondays from the Carriage Barn | Fall 2020
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Bennington College’s virtual concert & lecture series, Music Mondays from the Carriage Barn, presents a performance and Q&A with interdisciplinary artist and composer Merche Blasco.
Merche Blasco is an interdisciplinary artist and composer based in New York.
Her work involves designing and building imprecise technological assemblages that catalyze new listening modes and embodied forms of live composition in electroacoustic sounds. Through these devices, Blasco attempts to establish a more horizontal relationship with audio technologies, distancing herself from parameters of precision, power, and control. She instead explores collaborative spaces where these instruments render audible unheard energetic forces, and offer a composition methodology in which her body and the live exploration of alternative materials are central elements.
She has presented her performances and installations at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Sonar Festival in Barcelona, La Biennale di Venezia, NIME conferences, Tsonami International Sound Art Festival in Chile, The High Line in New York, SONIC Festival, Mapping Festival (Geneva), Queens Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile, among others. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Wire magazine.
Concert (7pm): link here.
Q&A (7:30pm): to RSVP and request link, email Senem Pirler.
More details at Music Mondays from the Carriage Barn.
Photo credit: Lívia Sá