Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Melanie Jamison: Index For The Molecular Inevitable

Opening: Saturday, August 14, 8pm to 10pm, through September 18, 2010.

Melanie Jamison observes concepts of singularity through experimental music. She builds sonic indexes of field recordings, found sound, and improvised material which are then treated as an informational database. From these aural reserves, she creates textural layers of sonic collage and integrate the final compositions into multidisciplinary settings for performance and listening.

“Index For The Molecular Inevitable” addresses the recent discovery of a Tiger Electronics Talkboy corroded by a decade of battery acid. Her solution for this loss: a tricked out motorcycle helmet should transport to compositions of retro cassette tape excerpts. This visceral installation should facilitate the elemental components of destination, intention, memory, and the solitary experience.

"Index For The Molecular Inevitable" can be found in the bathroom behind the bookcase.


Melanie Jamison is an aesthetician certified by the SuperColliding Introspective Review. She recently graduated from the Illustration program at Parsons School of Design. As a student in New York, Jamison studied Indian classical vocal training in the Kirana tradition with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. She now independently composes electronic music and participates as an experimental vocalist and sound texture contributor as a member of the female improvisational band last referred to as Pear Prickley Pear.

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