Boston City Hall Mezzanine
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109
Musicians Ernst Karel & Bhob Rainey (duo) and Caroline Park (solo) perform original multichannel works within the enormous mezzanine of Boston City Hall. Taking their cues from the unusual raw concrete forms and cavernous space of this icon of Brutalist architecture, the musicians will use the room's fantastic, complex acoustics to shape and diffuse the sounds.
Who it’s for: Musicians, experimental artists, creatives
Vibe: Unexpected, experimental, creative
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Ernst Karel makes electroacoustic music and experimental nonfiction sound works for multichannel installation and performance. His recent projects are edited/composed using unprocessed location recordings; in performance he sometimes combines these with analog electronics to create pieces which move between the abstract and the documentary. Recent sound projections have been presented at Oboro, Montreal; EMPAC, Troy NY; Arsenal, Berlin; and the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Further info: Ernst Karel http://ek.klingt.org
Bhob Rainey is an award-winning composer / performer, saxophonist, and sound designer. He holds a Masters in Music Composition from New England Conservatory ('97), where he studied with iconoclastic microtonalist Joe Maneri, jazz legends Paul Bley and Ran Blake, and the mathematically gifted composer Pozzi Escot. Throughout his career, Rainey has sought out cross-discipline collaborations, working especially with theater makers and choreographers. To date, Rainey has over 30 releases as a leader or co-leader.
Further info: Bhob Rainey https://bhobrainey.com
Caroline Park is a composer, musician, and artist working within the minimum in experimental electronic music. Her 2015 digital release "less than human" was called "transportive ... a hissing, humid approximation of summer and wet earth to surround" (The Wire) and "luminous and droning ... best experienced in full body"(Disquiet). Caroline is a founding member of OPENSIGNAL, a group of artists concerned with the state of gender and race within electronic and computer-based art practices. She lives and works in Providence, RI.
Further info: Caroline Park http://www.blanksound.org