Amy Knoles (USA) and Richard Hines (USA)

04.11.2003 - 18:00 hod CET, Udolni 19, Brno, CZ


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Multimedia Artist/Percussionist/Composer Amy Knoles tours globaly as a soloist performing computer assisted live electronic music with electronic percussion controllers and linear/interactive video. Amy is the Exe.Dir. of the California E.A.R. Unit, she also works with Natural Plastic, Kronos Quartet, Squint, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, Collage Dance Theater, the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Ensemble Modern of Frankfurt, The Bang On A Can All Stars, and Basso Bongo. Amy has worked with John Cage, Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman, Louis Andriessen, Don Preston, Frank Zappa, Morton Subotnick, Steve Reich, Tod Machover, Flea, Quincy Jones, Milton Babbitt, Charles Wournien, M. Kagel, John Luther Adams, John Adams, and many others.

Recent commissions include a sound environment for the J. Paul Getty Museum , for Dance: SLEEPING WITH THE AMBASSADOR -Collage Dance Theater, BELGO- a piece commissioned by Vicki Ray for solo pianist and electronics, Rachel Rosenthal's final solo piece UR-BOOR.

Amy has recorded nearly 30 CD's of new music and is proud to announce the release of her solo recordings "Men in the Cities" and "2 x 10 x 10 x 10 + 1", on the Echograph Label.

Knoles has recorded for Sony Classics, Echograph, Cold Blue, Barking Pumpkin, CRI, Voyager CD-ROM, New Albion, Nonesuch, New World, O.O. Discs, C.B.S., R.C.A., Relativity, and Crystal Records. Her music has been described as being of "frightening beauty, fascinating, complex" -N.P.R. A "Los Angeles' new music Luminary, infinitely variable, infinitely fascinating" - Los Angeles Times. Amy is a recipient of the "UNESCO International Prize for the Performing Arts-2000", the 2001 Lester Horton Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Original Music for Dance", 1999-2000 "Indiviual Artist Fellowship" Award from C.O.L.A. to create an hour long multi-media work "2 x 10 x 10 x 10 + 1" and she was the 1996 ASCAP Foundation " Composer-in-Residence at the Music Center of Los Angeles".

She has headlined on the "Sacred Rhythm Festival"-Bali and Kyoto, the Audio Art festival- Crakow, Video Topiques-Les Musee des Strasbourg, Oaji Festival, the "Totally Huge New Music Festival"-Australia, "Sunshine on Noir"-Denmark, the Utah Festival and performed on the Helsinki Festival, the Spoleto Festival, Sommer Theater Festival-Hamburg, The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, The Cyber Arts Festival, The Eesti Festival, The Aspen Dance Festival, at Het Stedelijk Museum- Amsterdam, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Yale University, the Julliard Conservatory of Music, and others.

From Interactive video to live dancer controlled audio, optical sensors to two hundred year old cellos, SonicResolution artists are as at home in a club beneath a train station as they are professional enough to open world renowned Festivals. Connecting on a personal level is an important part of being in the consortium. All groups offer lec/dems, and in-depth workshops on issues such as extended instrumental techniques, interactive electronics, interactive dance suit, childrens programs, etc.



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