This afternoon, artist Richard Kamerman played a live set and DJed some of his own releases and those on his label, Copy For Your Records on Radio Heart. Sound sources for his composition included a number of rattling motors, metal pieces, a mic’ed old laptop, springs, bottle caps, and more.
You can listen to an archive of the show here.
More on Richard:
Richard Kamerman (b. 1985, NYC) is a multi-disciplinary artist primarily focused on sound and music (as a composer, improviser, and installation artist) but also developing text-based work, static visuals, and moving image.
His artistic interest is aimed foremost on the task of magnification – both the clarity it can provide and the distortions it can produce – and secondarily, on matters of chance and human error – deliberately and repeatedly placing himself in positions with a high risk of failure to achieving some intended result.
Small sounds, small gestures – made large. Inconsequential events – made important. Basic concepts exploded to discover surprising hidden nuance (that may or may not have existed without being sought by technological means). Format translation errors, bursts of feedback, power supply failures: all embraced as necessary features of the work where they occur.
As a performer, Richard is essentially a percussionist but he rarely sits behind a drum kit, preferring to explore the percussive behaviors of various repurposed electronics, ranging from computer circuit boards to a system of amplification devices and found mechanical parts – fans, motors, etc – that he has been developing since 2006. Frequent collaborators include Reed Evan Rosenberg (as the duo Tandem Electrics), Billy Gomberg & Anne Guthrie (as Delicate Sen), Steven Flato & Corey Larkin (as Fyxzis), Jordan Topiel Paul, Eric Laska, and the quintet Frogwell (with Robert Hardin, Bob Lukomski, Jeremy Slater, and Tamara Yadao).