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Charmaine Lee + id m theft able
July 23 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: online | CCRMA Live
CCRMA Live presents a double-bill livestream concert with Charmaine Lee in New York City, NY and id m theft able in Portland, ME.
Charmaine Lee is a New York-based vocalist from Sydney, Australia. Her music is predominantly improvised, favoring a uniquely personal approach to vocal expression concerned with spontaneity, playfulness, and risk-taking. Beyond extended vocal technique, Charmaine uses amplification, feedback, and microphones to augment and distort the voice. She has performed with leading improvisers id m theft able, Ikue Mori, Sam Pluta, Tyshawn Sorey, Nate Wooley, and C. Spencer Yeh, and maintains ongoing collaborations with Conrad Tao, Victoria Shen, Zach Rowden, and Eric Wubbels. Charmaine has performed at ISSUE Project Room, the Kitchen, Roulette, The Poetry Project, and MoMA PS1, and participated in festivals including Resonant Bodies, Huddersfield Contemporary, and Ende Tymes. She has been featured in group exhibitions including The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging at the Museum of Chinese in America (2019). As a composer, Charmaine has been commissioned by the Wet Ink Ensemble (2018) and Spektral Quartet (2018). In 2019, she was an Artist-in-Residence at ISSUE Project Room and is an upcoming 2021 Van Lier Fellow at Roulette. Charmaine is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Sound American.
id m theft able performs within and without the realms of noise, avant-improvisation, sound poetry, performance, etc., using voice, found objects, electronics, and whatever else is available. He has given over a thousand performances across 4 continents, in 40 countries in settings ranging from the scummiest of squats to the fanciest of festivals. Known for his insubordinate and virtuosic improvisational approach to electroacoustic music, id m theft able’s performances consist of stream-of-consciousness vocal technique, performative manipulations and gestures with collected objects, as well as the use of an amplified wire and wood sculpture that amasses echoes, shrieks, crashes, and creaks — assembling all manner of media sources. His works fit into an expansive visual universe and release history collected in mangdisc, an audiovisual label that serves as a vehicle for distribution (including a “found” series) that releases modest quantities of individualized works presented in whatever medium is available at the time. Recent releases have included A ♥ named Spooky (released as a cassette and OKcupid profile), Paying $10/hour to dig a hole in Monroe, and Jewel case for a Pussycat Dolls CD, sans disc, sits patiently in the dirt.