High Zero 2010
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Gary Smith
United Kingdom

Originally working professionally in commercial music, he formed the improvising group, The Acme Quartet in the late 1970's & moved away from the commercial arena. He studied harmony & counterpoint with composer John South. He has worked with, amongst others: John Stevens, God, Rhys Chatham, Mass, Bill Fay, Shoji Hano, Bernhard Gunter, Masayoshi Urabe, Aufgehoben. Known for his dense contrapuntal style, pioneering use of stereo guitar & more recently integrating extra-musical influences (such as birdsong, sound associated with computer generated music etc) into his musical language; these being realised without the aid of effects of any kind. Currently he is recording & performing with Bernhard Gunter (as Klangstaub), Aufgehoben & playing solo.

Musicians from Afar »

Karen Borca (NYC): bassoon

Shayna Dunkelman (NYC): percussion

Ju Suk Reet Meate (Portland): trumpet

Hans Koch (Switzerland): bass clarinet

Andrea Neumann (Germany): inner piano

Tuna Pase (Istanbul): voice, flute, laptop

Juanjosè Rivas (Mexico City): circuit bending

Tomoko Sauvage (Paris): porcelain bowls, water

Gary Smith (United Kingdom): guitar

Keith Fullerton Whitman (Boston): electronics

Wobbly (California): electronics

Musicians from Baltimore »

Shelly Blake-Plock: stringed instruments

Ami Dang: sitar, voice, electronics

Drew Daniel: electronics

Dan Deacon: electronics, tuba

Tiffany Defoe: saxophone

Owen Gardner: strings

Ayako Kataoka: electronics

Liz Meredith: viola

Marc Miller: guitar

Stewart Mostofsky: electronics

Michael Muniak: feedback

M.C. Schmidt: electronics

Special Projects »

Dan Deacon (Baltimore)

Ayako Kataoka (Baltimore)

Dr. Johannes Rosenberg (Australia)

Dragos Tara (Switzerland)

Sound Installations »

Tristan Perich (NYC)

Karl Ekdahl (Baltimore)

Julie Benoit (Baltimore)

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Workshops »

Dragos Tara @ Goucher College (9/22)

Wobbly @ Peabody Conservatory (9/22)

Juanjosè Rivas @ MICA (9/22)

Hans Koch @ UMBC (9/24)

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