FLOATING SOUND GALLERY
Composer and artist Marina Rosenfeld (b. New York, 1968) is based in Brooklyn, NY. Her sound compositions, live performances and music-photography-video installations have been presented at numerous festivals, museums, gal leries and other venues here and abroad, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Kitchen, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Curt Marcus Galllery, Greene Naftali Gallery, Ars Electronica, Donaueschingen, Steirische Herbst, Pro Musica Nova and the Berliner Festspiele.
Marina Rosenfeld is also the creator and director of the critically acclaimed sheer frost orchestra, the 17-woman electric guitar and nail-polish-bottle orchestra she founded in 1994. She is also a frequent improvisor/collaborator, including with Toshia Kajiwara, DJ Olive, Alan Licht, Kim Gordon, lkue Mori, Martin Tetreault, Otomo Yoshihide, Tim Barnes, Christof Kurzmann, Dieb 13, Sonic Youth, Zeena Parkins, Raz Mesinai and Kaffe Mathews, among many others.
Marina's CDs include the sheer frost orchestra drop, hop, drone, scratch, slide & A for anything (Charhizma, 2001), the forestthegardenthesea: music from fragment opera (Charhizma, 1999); and a water's wake with Toshia Kajiwara and Tim Barnes (Quakebasket, 2003). Later in May she will appear at MUTEK festival, in Montreal, Canada, with Philip Jeck, Martin Ng and M. Tetreault.
anti-Warhol movement (in 16 cues), May 2003
Marina Rosenfeld's newest multichannel audio work is the latest in a series of investigations of music as installation. Featuring a cello part performed by Okkyung Lee, anti-Warhol movement explores the ideas of suggestion, reference, nostalgia, abstraction and emotion in music. Like a soundtrack to an imaginary film-part nature documentary, part part "L'annee derniere a Marienbad" - short musical "movements", some as brief as several seconds, are separated by "cue tones" reminiscent of the beeps on an old-fashioned filmstrip audio track.