My new work Carly A.I. will be included on this sound art show at Harvestworks from July 7th through July 13th. The show focuses around a digital revival of the famous Tellus Tape project, featuring established and upcoming sound artists in the LA area. All of the pieces on the show will also be included on the online release of Tellus Tape #28 which I will share later. Many thanks to Tom Leeser for inviting me to participate and organizing such an interesting show.
Carly A.I. (2017) is a attempt by my new A.I. (artificial intelligence or automated improviser), mrutssamohT, to recreate Carly Rae Jepsen's 2015 smash album E.M.O.T.I.O.N.
A little bit about the show:
Envisaged back in 1981 as an audiocassette publication, The Tellus Project, produced and curated by Carol Parkinson, Joseph Nechvatal and Claudia Gould, is now considered a historic and significant archive of New York’s leading “downtown” experimental sound, noise, performance and spoken word artists. The tapes included works by Sonic Youth, Louise Lawler, Elliot Sharp, Glenn Branca, Tom Cora, Fred Frith, and Spalding Gray among others. Assembled as a series of twenty-seven audiotapes, each tape was titled with a number and a theme that reflected their sequential release and the curator’s research and intention. The tapes were compiled and distributed to their subscribers, bimonthly through the mail.
Imagining Tellus # 28 references and pays homage to this important project as an imagined twenty-eighth tape titled: Heard in LA. As curator, Tom Leeser reaches beyond the tapes’ original geographical limits of New York to current artists working within the vibrant and active experimental soundscape of Los Angeles.