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After Hours, Corporeal-Symphonics

In this collaboration, Jason Akira Somma and Adriano Clemente explore how the body can generate audio and video frequencies directly through muscle contraction. By using bio-sensors attached to FLEX dancers on stage, the duo generate sound and video in real time. The video is projected on the big screen in the AMC Theater, accompanied by the state of the art sound system. Free.

Starting at 10 pm, listen to the entire event on our LIVE RADIO STREAMCAST at Clocktower.org.

Jason Akira Somma is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in New York City. Somma's work defies categorization, exploring the merging of engineering new technology, science, performance, and kinesthetics into new, autonomous media. He refers to this fusion of cross-disciplines as “Past-Modernism.” His solo gallery show entitled Phosphene Variations premiered at the Location 1 Gallery (SoHo) in 2013, and featured the very first free-floating-interactive-holograph-film installation. Spectators were invited to use the motion of their hands to control the image of floating holographs.

Somma’s work has been featured in The Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, MoMA, Deitch Project (SoHo), Location 1 Gallery (SoHo), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, CCA (Center of Contemporary Art, Glasgow), Aichi Triennale (Japan), Museum de Lakenhal (Netherlands), Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, VA), Anderson Gallery (Richmond, VA), The New York Times, LA Times, Vogue Italia, V magazine, Interview magazine, Dazed & Confused magazine, Complex magazine, SPEX magazine (Germany), The Village Voice, Time Out NY, Sundance Channel, Independent Film Channel, PBS, NY Dance Film Festival, MTV Europe, American Dance Festival, Seoul (Korea) Film Festival, Cinedans Festival (Amsterdam), and the Performatica Festival (Mexico). http://vimeo.com/jasonsomma

Adriano Clemente trained as a concert pianist at the Music Conservatoire in Rome. Clemente shifted his focus from the traditional piano to exploring the possibilities of interface and design within electronic music. Ever since making that shift he has moved beyond such parameters to exploring the multiple ways in which sound can interact with all facets of the body itself, from attachable electrodes, to motion sensors, to simple and fun computer programming.

Clemente has worked with MGMT and RCA Records but is best known for his unique approach and pioneering of interactive sound installations with the Kin-Hact Project in which a body's movement orchestrates the composition. His work has been featured in Rolling Stones Magazine, and in numerous publications in Europe and the States. He is a frequent consultant on new musical technology including such prestigious companies as Korg, Ableton Live, Dubspot, and Google. http://www.adrianoclemente.com/.