Justin Meyers / Casey Deming / Michael Flora
May 26, 2017
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
Nada is a Minneapolis based organization interested in promoting experimental and subversive musics and sound works. For the spring 2017 season, Nada is pleased to host an evening of quadraphonic surround sound performances from local sound artists Justin Meyers, Casey Deming, and Michael Flora.
About the Artists:
Justin Meyers is an experimental musician and visual artist residing in Minneapolis. His work spans the formats of video, sound, screen, & print, but maintains a strong minimal approach across all mediums while confronting the expectations shared amongst the performer and audience. Instruments and processes used in his sound work include commercial and home-built modular synthesizers, reel-to-reel tape machines, computer algorithms and arrangement, obfuscated natural sound events and field recordings. In an effort to create an outlet for his own work and like minded contemporaries he founded Sympathy Limited in 2014. Michael Terren referred to Meyer’s record “Negative Space (1981-2014)” as “one of the most imaginative and coherent of 2016.”
Casey Deming is a sound artist, printmaker and curator of the long-standing Tuesday Series for improvised and experimental music. His sound work examines the textural and rhythmic possibilities of layered tape loops. Often utilizing everyday sounds and acoustic instruments to create droning soundscapes. Deming is an active member of the improv scene, recording and playing live with “Visions of Christ,” “Squid Fist,” and with John Marks as “Fripp & Budd.” He was a featured musician and curator at The Soap Factory’s 2013 Minnesota Biennial. In the winter of 2015 Casey received the Jerome Foundation’s 416 Commission through the Cedar Cultural Center.
Michael Flora is a Minneapolis based sound artist. His interest is in the exploration of sound via research and artistic practice. Through performance, installation, and recording he creates pieces that examine sonic morphology, spatialization, and human perception. Flora studied media arts at San Francisco State University and graduated with a BA in 2006. In 2010, he traveled to India where he studied Hindustani classical music with Pandit Shivnath Mishra. Flora has exhibited installation work at Stanford University (CA), Tuck Under Projects (MN), Franconia in the City (MN), and in the Grain Belt Keg House building (MN). He has performed regionally at St Cloud State University, the Cedar Cultural Center, Pillsbury Theatre, Gamut Gallery, The White Page, and many other national galleries, clubs, theaters, warehouses, and DIY spaces. Recorded work has appeared on Ripples Recordings, Sympathy Limited, and his own Nada imprint. Currently, Michael is continuing his sound studies as an autodidact while developing new compositions for recording.
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