cover: detail from richard garet's photographic work "x-ray series" - 2015

-richard garet 's approach to working with sound live focuses on creating processes that interact and activate sonic material such as electromagnetic waves, treated tape and audio cassettes, cracked media, sonification of light and data, information noise, and computer processing. over the years his work has evolved from laptop playing to a more hands on type of approach, focusing on sound and material that could encompass a more tactile malleability and less playback. garet 's preparations to working live with sound evolve from studio practice and these developments establish the artistís material and set of possibilities to work and interact with in front of an audience.

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"live recordings"

1-live at microscope gallery -- 11-7-14 (zip - 52.9mb)
direct board recording captured by richard garet at microscope gallery, ny
special thxs to tristan shepherd, elle burchill, and andrea monti

2-live at flux factory -- 09-05-14 (zip - 55.7mb)
direct board recording captured by richard garet during ‘thermosphere station’ at flux factory, ny
special thxs to jung in jung and nat roe

3-live at ct-swam/eyebeam -- 02-17-14 (zip - 37.4mb)
direct board and room recording captured by daniel neumann at ct-swam at eyebeam, ny
special thxs to daniel neumann

4-live at the silent barn -- 03-06-14 (zip - 75.8mb)
direct board recording captured by richard garet at silent barn, ny
special thxs to david schafer, nat roe, and melissa clarke

5-live at maas, mandragoras art space, ny -- 04-06-2013 (zip - 83mb)
direct board recording captured by richard garet at maas / mandragoras art space, ny
special thxs to laura lona and julian navarro

6-live at maas, mandragoras art space, ny -- 03-09-2013 (zip - 74.8mb)
direct board recording captured by richard garet at maas / mandragoras art space, ny
special thxs to laura lona and julian navarro

7-live at sight unseen, baltimore, md -- 12-09-2012 (zip - 93.6mb)
direct board recording captured by richard garet at sight unseen, baltimore, maryland -
special thxs to kate ewald, lorenzo gattorna, and margaret rorison

8-live at harvesworks, ny -- 10-01-12 (zip - 46.7mb)
direct board recording captured by richard garet at harvest works, ny

9- live at dhc-montreal museum of fine arts, montreal, ca -- 04-21-2011 (zip - 75.3mb)
direct board recording captured by richard garet at montreal museum of fine arts, montreal, ca
project created by dhc-art. special thxs to eric mattson and cheryl sim

10-live at sfmoma, san fransico, ca -- 04-07-2011 (zip - 75.1mb)
direct board recording captured by jim haynes at sfmoma during the 14th annual activating the medium festival, san francisco, ca. project in collaboration with 23five. special thxs to jim haynes and randy yau

11-live at tonic, nyc 02-24-2004 (zip - 67.8mb)
direct board recording captured by richard garet at tonic, ny - (venue closed)

   
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  online project: ce.onl_0011
  artist: richard garet
  title: live recordings
  length: 5:52;22
  year: 2015
  format: mp3 download
   
  play 01 / 25'12": live at microscope gallery, ny -- 11-07-14
  play 02 / 26'16": live at flux factory, ny -- 09-05-14
  play 03 / 17'44": live at ct swam - eyebeam, ny -- 02-17-2014
  play 04 / 36'06": live at the silent barn, ny -- 03-06-2014
  play 05 / 39'30": live at maas, mandragoras art space, ny -- 04-06-2013
  play 06 / 35'22": live at maas, mandragoras art space, ny -- 03-09-2013
  play 07 / 44'40": live at sight unseen, baltimore, md -- 12-09-2012
  play 08 / 22'44": live at harvesworks, ny -- 10-01-12
  play 09 / 35'50": live at dhc-montreal museum of fine arts, montreal, ca -- 04-21-2011
  play 10 / 35'22": live at sfmoma, san fransico, ca -- 04-07-2011
  play 11 / 33'36": live at new no york, tonic, ny -- 02-24-2004
   
   
  click to download the entire album 738.6mb
  press release.pdf
  cover zip
   
   

"it is really pointless trying to coin a term for working with sound live. i feel that adjectives and names describing audio art today apply to a certain degree but it does not represent a practice that uses broad methods and techniques. much goes into the mix, and much goes into consideration. there are moments of improvisation but then there is a control-and-memory at play. there is much knowledge involved as well triggering things as much as the desire to run faster than the mind has time to dictate the next move. therefore during a live set there is much space for risk and discovery. there are preselected methods and there are elements of surprise. there is electricity. there is analog and digital but most importantly there is hope and there is optimism! and overall there must be progress. presenting sound live for me has always had a fixation to time, and it involves more than one time, more than one memory, and many approaches to craft-and-media tailoring ideologies for listening that also challenge reception and notions of listening, physicality, and awareness. i like to think that making this work embodies imagination and action that embraces sculpting in time as a dominant understanding of physical space and physicality shifting within space. it is also fascinating how material objects that create sonic energy, shred air, and change and affect a temporal situation. it is like having additional arms and legs for voicing out wordless forms that carry out powerful communication. performing live with audio to me consists of piling efforts that sum up to a temporal temper that interconnects people within a particular environment and time capsule. it can make you as aware of sound as it can of its absence and yet be felt besides being heard. it is a directness that not only produces a faculty to touch others but also a vehicle for experiential transcendence, psychological connections and thought that leaves the room with you. performances become alive inside a space or with the absence of one but most importantly are also collectively lived" .... richard garet, 2015

     
     
   
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