July 14th beginning at 8pm
Tuesday July 14th 2009 at 8pm, Los Angeles-based composer, Gregory Lenczycki, will present a new evening-length piece for oscillators, electronics and loudspeakers entitled If you are there, I will be here at Eighth Veil in Hollywood, California. The work extends his explorations into the space between physical and imagined sensations and the indeterminacy that animates this realm. In If you are there, I will be here, Lenczycki extracts an indefinite harmonic language from the randomness of pure white noise and constructs sets of specific frequency groupings whose relationship to one another is continuously redefined and altered. The shifting, harmonic groupings couple the space into which they are projected with the listenerâ€™s body, such that the latter oscillates between functioning as input device and output device. The intervallic links that usually serve as the basis of harmony become lost, as does the difference between real and imagined states of harmony. What results is a notion of harmony as possessing the potential to effect moments of elemental transduction and transcendence.
Gregory Lenczycki (b. Greenwich, CT 1965)
Lenczycki received his MFA from the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College where he studied composition with Alvin Curran and Maryanne Amacher. He has presented in North America and Europe, most recently at LACMA with Still Life with Bomb, a collaboration with drummer Ted Byrnes and accordionist Ari DeSano, and, with Ted Byrnes, as accompanist to Fluxus artistâ€™s Jeff Perkins light show in Echo Park. In 2006 he staged the "The Grotto Concert" for High Desert Test Sites No. 5 in Joshua Tree, CA and over the years has worked with Curran, Amacher, Naut Humon, and Eliane Radigue among others. Selected film scores include David Anthony Tattuâ€™s Lost Without
You (2009), Michael Ungerâ€™s Gravity (2005), Michael Gibsonâ€™s Numb (2000), and a soundtrack for Andrea Zittel's exhibition Small Liberties (2006) at the Whitney Museum (NYC). His work with Zittel and Giovanni Jance includes projects at the Trapholt Museum, Denmark (2001) and Little Lamb, Los Angeles (2007). With his group Citizen Band he was selected as part of New Langton Art's Bay Area Awards Show acknowledging new and emerging artists (1996). His work has received support through Meet the Composer and the NEA and he was the recipient of the Elizabeth Mills Crothers Composition Prize (1993). Described as â€œnuminousâ€¦hypnotically oscillating between conscious and subconscious sound worldsâ€¦.â€,â€œalways poeticâ€ and â€œtwittering with
excitable circuitry,â€ Lenczyckiâ€™s music is available on Asphodel Records. Lenczycki is currently a member of the board of directors for SASSAS, the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound â€“ a Los Angeles-based non-profit in its tenth year of presenting new music.