APRIL 7th, 2022 SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL
Submissions for scores and applications for guest artists are open on our website! Click here if you have a score you'd like us to play for our New Music Festival on October 15th-16th, 2022, and click here if you're interested in performing a 30-minute set on one of the concerts. The Festival will feature three concerts in downtown Eugene, from the Park Blocks to the First Christian Church and the New Zone Gallery. The Light and Art show in the Park Blocks will draw on the energy of ArtCity's BEAM, with amplified music and an interactive light exhibit for audience members. Our audience participation concert draws trained and untrained musicians alike into a collective sound-making space at the First Christian Church, and our concert at New Zone will set pieces for the ensemble in an inviting visual atmosphere. The Call for Scores closes June 1st, and the Guest Artist Application closes July 1st.
March 4th, 2022 FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES LAUNCH
We are proud to announce the start of First Friday Concert Series! We will perform each month as part of Lane Art's Council's First Friday Artwalks in downtown Eugene. Hosted in partnership with ArtCity, we will invite guests into their studios with a rotating set of experimental works, including original commissions. To hear our performances, come see the work of the ArtCity visual artists on the First Friday of every month at the Quackenbush Building on 160 E Broadway!
October 7th, 2021 BEAM
The ensemble continues the success of their Eugene Garbage Project by bringing it to ArtCity's annual BEAM showcase. We transformed the solo performance into an interactive installation that attendees could control. Participants used a yellow and blue ball to control a palette of sounds created from locally donated trash. They also selected visuals made out of the same trash.
June 9th-16th, 2021 DIMENSIONS BETWEEN
EDME creates music to accompany a video installation project at the Gordon Hotel in Downtown Eugene. The artwork, The Corporeal Anti-Plaster Nouveau Chic, features the piece Myoosik 4 Hotels, a graphic score recorded by the ensemble members Rebecca Keller, Morgan Bates, Kathie Hsieh, and Lee Sparks Pembleton. Their serene and often subtle sounds accompany the odd visuals of JP Lempke, which mix keyframe, stop-motion, algorithmic, and frame-by-frame animation together in unique ways.
See the video here.
May 7th, 2021 EUGENE GARBAGE PROJECT PREMIERE
EDME, in collaboration with Emma Rose Lynn and Eugene Contemporary Art, premieres the Eugene Garbage Project live to an international audience over YouTube. In this concert-length work, Emma controls electronic sounds through color-capture technology. Together with her soprano vocals, she creates an intense sonic atmosphere to accompany a bizarre and intriguing set of animations. All sounds and visuals are made by the ensemble with garbage collected from the Eugene community.
Check out the performance here.