21st Century Music and Video for Organ, Voice, and Electronics
featuring Wil Smith, organist, Nathan Selikoff, video artist, Corey Dargel, vocalist
de lejos | Omar Surillo
Revelations (revelaciones) | Orlando Jacinto Garcia
Suaimhneas | Irene Buckley
Partch Chimes + Tuned River | Matt Sargent
layerings 1 (for additive organ) | Eric km Clark
of architecture and accumulation | Paula Matthusen
False Comfort | Corey Dargel
Wil Smith is a Brooklyn-based composer and performer whose work embraces a variety of traditional and popular styles, integrating classical techniques with cutting-edge technology, theatrics, and improvisation. He plays piano, keyboards, and organ, and is a founding member of the experimental rock band Passenger Fish.
Smithʼs compositions have been performed by internationally acclaimed ensembles, including Dither, MIVOS String Quartet, and the California Ear Unit. His music has been presented by venues across the US, including REDCAT Theater and The Wulf in Los Angeles, the MATA Interval series at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn and The Stone in New York City, the New Directions Cello Festival in Ithaca, and the Bang On A Can summer music festival at MassMOCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Smith is the founder and curator of the critically acclaimed Brooklyn-based new-music series, Music at First, and is a member of the experimental theater company, Laboratory Theater.
Corey Dargel (b. 1977) is a Texas-born composer and singer-songwriter whom the New York Times calls “one of the more original and consistently provocative artists pushing at the margins of modern classical music and adventurous pop” and whom Minnesota Public Radio describes as “a wonderfully difficult artist to define.” Dargel has shared the stage with artists ranging from Owen Pallett and Joanna Newsom to the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the string quartet ETHEL, and the electric guitar quartet Dither. His latest commercial album is Someone Will Take Care of Me (2010, New Amsterdam Records). He’s on twitter @dargel and on the web at www.automaticheartbreak.com.
Nathan Selikoff’s award-winning artwork has been exhibited in galleries and venues throughout the United States and around the world, including Art Basel in Switzerland; Bridges Conferences in Hungary, Canada and the Netherlands; the Maitland Art Center in Florida; AXIOM Gallery in Boston; the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; and SIGGRAPH Art Galleries. He recently had his first solo exhibition at Palm Beach Community College’s Eissey Campus Gallery. In 2008 Nathan participated in a three week residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, studying under master artist John F. Simon, Jr.
Nathan Selikoff was born in Atlanta in 1980. He received a B.F.A. in Computer Animation and a minor in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he resides with his wife, Amy.