NonSeq: Lara Grant / Julia Santoli / Chari Glogovac-Smith

Please note that our building’s only elevator is still out of service, so the only way to access the Chapel is via a couple flights of stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Lara Grant (Portland) is a designer, educator, and fabricator of interactive works that often include e-textiles and wearable electronics. Her past adventures include being part of the Instructables Design Studio, teaching a studio class called Wearable and Soft Interactions at California College of Arts, and co-authoring a chapter on soft and musical circuit projects in the 3rd edition of Handmade Electronic Music, by Nicolas Collins. She is currently a co-organizer of the electronic textile camp. The sewing machine has been a chosen tool of Lara’s for many years, so it made sense to explore one sonically while looking for interesting ways to create sounds. During the night Lara will perform with some of her latest sewing machine instruments in conjunction with her modular synth setup.

Julia Santoli (Brooklyn) is a multi-disciplinary artist and experimental musician who creates immersive and precarious environments with voice, feedback, electronics, and installation. Her approach to vocalization integrates embodied practice with an attention to close listening and empathetic response, in electroacoustic compositions and structured improvisations often tipping the scales between resonant clarity and extreme sonic states. Currently, she is pursuing doctoral studies in music and social practices in the Ethnomusicology program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is also a part of the Feedback Ensemble alongside Luke Stewart, Leila Bordreuil, Chris Corsano, John McCowen, C. Spencer Yeh, and Nate Wooley. This evening, Julia will construct a system of feedback sources throughout the space, enacting a site of deep listening and improvisation. Songs will emerge from her current work traversing dream stages through frequency patterns.

Chari Glogovac-Smith (Seattle) is an Emmy-nominated composer, performer, and intermedia artist. Using an evolving mixture of traditional and experimental techniques, Chari is dynamically exploring and illustrating various counterpoints between the human experience and society. Chari’s recent works have posed questions about empathy, conflict, landscapes and cultural connections, the archive, social justice, healing, listening, and time.

Curated for Nonsequitur‘s NonSeq series by Afroditi Psarra.