Marina Rosenfeld und Ben Vida veröffentlichen Aufnahmen aus ihren 2016 und 2019 in der New Yorker Fridman Gallery aufgeführten Liveshows im Zeichen improvisierter Elektronik. Die beiden Performances, denen man einen gewissen akusmatischen Sinn für Humor nicht absprechen kann, waren Teil der SO⅃ OS-Konzertreihe (gesprochen SOLOS), die in Kürze fortgesetzt werden soll – am 9. Juli mit dem Duo Rosenfeld und Vida, am 30. Juli mit Diamanda Galas. Das Album erscheint unter dem Titel “Vertice” auf dem hauseigenen Label der Galerie.“Vertice, the forthcoming LP from duo Marina Rosenfeld and Ben Vida is the archival recordings from their free improvisational performances recorded at Fridman Gallery in January 2016 and May 2019. Vida and Rosenfeld have multifaceted careers as solo artists and composers and have been collaborating since 2014. The duo’s spontaneous electronic performances foreground the mutability of concrete sound and the physical and conceptual dimensions of synthesized and composed material. Vertice is the duo’s sophomore album together following Feel Anything (2016). The album includes an accompanying essay by composer, visual artist and recording artist François J. Bonnet, translated from French.
Marina Rosenfeld is a multidisciplinary artist whose works have probed the intersections of experimental practices in sound with performance, installation and sculpture since the 1990s. As a composer for dance, Rosenfeld has created live improvised music for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company between 2004 and 2008, and composed original scores for choreographers Ralph Lemon and Maria Hassabi. In the contemporary music field, she has created works for the Holland, Borealis, Wien Modern, Time:Spans, Maerz Musik, Vancouver, Pro Musica Nova, Donaueschingen and Ultima festivals, among many others. Rosenfeld has also performed as an experimental turntablist since the late 1990s. Her collaborators have included Christian Marclay, George Lewis, Okkyung Lee, Ikue Mori, Annette Henry aka Warrior Queen, Ben Vida, DJ Olive, and Christoph Kurzmann, among many others too numerous to list. Rosenfeld has been the co-chair of the MFA in Music/Sound at Bard College since 2007, and has been a visiting professor in sound, sculpture and performance at Cooper Union, Harvard, Yale School of Art, and Brooklyn College. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.Ben Vida lives and works in New York, where he is a visual artist, composer, and musician working in sound, performance, video, installation, and 2D work. He has been an active member of the international experimental music community for two decades. In the mid-1990s, Vida co-founded the minimalist quartet Town & Country and released solo records under the moniker Bird Show. He has released records on numerous labels including Alku, PAN, Root Strata and Kranky, and his most recent work Reducing the Tempo to Zero was released on Shelter Press. Vida teaches in the MFA program in Sonic Arts, Brooklyn College. Performances include Festival MADEIRADiG, Museu De Arte Contemporanea, Madeira; PRESENCES électronique, GRM/INA, Paris and New Ear Festival at Fridman Gallery, NYC” (Fridman Gallery)