In Downtown Miami, our Focus On Puerto Rico residency program is in full swing. Learn more about our Residents and upcoming FOP program events. 

LEARN MORE

Follow us on:

LISTEN

In Downtown Miami, our Focus On Puerto Rico residency program is in full swing. 

LEARN MORE

Ben Vida and Lawrence Kumpf



Issue Project Room's artistic director Lawrence Kumpf sits down with artist and composer Ben Vida whose Clocktower project takes place during February/March 2013. (Then he moves over to Issue to continue the work.) They discuss Vida's work as a composer and the ideas that he works to address with analog and digital synthesizer technology. The composer says that he is interested in using the musical device as a means to interpret scores. The result can ultimately be realized in different mediums such as LP's and books. By using a synth, Vida is able to create organic patterns and shapes.

The two also discuss Vida's numerous collaborative projects and his upcoming performances with other composers. This includes the video piece that Vida is working on at the Clocktower. The piece involves other performers interpreting an original score, provided by the composer. Several tracks from Vida's previous LP's, including his 2012 album "Esstends Esstends Esstends", are played during the interview.
 

RELATED PROGRAMS

Clocktower Radio Profiles

RADIO SERIES

The hosts of Clocktower Radio interview artists, writers, curators, producers, activists, thinkers and doers.
more

ISSUE Project Room Radio

RADIO SERIES

A series of programs recorded live in performance produced by Brooklyn's ISSUE Project Room, a center for innovation, discovery, development, and presentation of new music, sound, dance, performance, literature, video, and film. ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering performance center, presenting projects by both emerging and established experimental artists that expand the boundaries of artistic practice and stimulate critical dialogue about art and culture in the broader community. A 503 (c) nonprofit founded by Suzanne Fiol in 2003, ISSUE plays a vital role in NYC’s cultural ecology, facilitating the commission and premiere of more than 20 new works each year and presenting a diverse array of artists working across the disciplines of music, sound, dance, performance, literature, video, and film. ISSUE places a special focus on bringing recognition to artists whose important contributions to the creative field have been under-recognized, often as a result of gender, sexuality, or geographic location. Through the incubation of innovative new work, ISSUE performs an essential research and development function that stimulates a constant influx of ideas into the local, national, and international creative landscape.
more