September 23, 2006

socioanthropological

I have been so busy lately, that I haven't had a chance to post this exciting news that there was an article written about me in last weekend's Sunday Arts and Leisure section of the New York Times. Hopefully lots of people saw it!
In case you have not, you can check it out online here:

Finding Melodies Hidden in the Voices We Speak

Posted by halsey at 05:31 PM

September 19, 2006

video!

As I mentioned last week, aesthetic evidence performed live at the LIzard Lounge last Tuesday. The show went well, though we had some interesting technical challenges dealing with a mono (as opposed to stereo, not appended by nucleosis) club. We got it all worked out and performed for about 40 minutes. It was a bit late on a Tuesday night for many people, but thank you very much to all who showed up and for those who didn't, here are two video teasers to get you to join us next time:

aesthetic evidence performs 'Predictable?' live @ Lizard Lounge

aesthetic evidence performs 'Vessel' (solo marimba) live @ Lizard Lounge

HUGE thanks to Rob Cheyne for the excellent camera work and editing.

Posted by halsey at 01:28 PM

September 13, 2006

just plain surprised

I got an announcement email the other day from Just Plain Folks, a community of people in the music industry who want to work together to survive in this difficult business. Seems that it has gotten pretty popular with over 40,000 members currently. In any case, the email began something like this:

"After 13+ months of work, we are excited to announce the 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards nominations are now posted on our website. After receiving 25,500 albums and 350,000 songs from over 100 countries and territories, we've whittled it all down to nominees in 81 Album genres/categories and 67 Song genres/categories (as well as 4 Video and 1 Lyric categories). Nominees come from over 70 different countries and territories around the world."

I had completely forgotten that I asked CD Baby to enter me in this competition something like a year ago, but now I'm glad I did, as 'Predictable?' has been nominated in the "Experimental Song" Category, and 'words and voices' has been nominated in the "Experimental Album" category. You can check out all the nominations here:

Just Plain Folks website

It feels pretty good that people I have never met and who have no reason to like or dislike my music have found it good enough for a nomination of this sort. Let's hope for the best when they decide the winners!

Posted by halsey at 06:28 PM

September 12, 2006

alive and in public

I want to let you all know that aesthetic evidence will be performing live tonight!

WHEN: Tuesday, September 12th @ 10:30PM
WHERE: Lizard Lounge - 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA (beneath Cambridge Common)
WHAT: 40 minutes of music from 'words and voices' and elsewhere

Thank you to Jordan Carp for putting us on the bill.

Posted by halsey at 07:46 AM

September 11, 2006

Art Radio

As part of my upcoming BYOV event at P.S.1 in NY, I was interviewed for WPS1, the internet radio station of P.S.1 and MoMA. They put together a 30 minute piece of interview snips along with a bunch of my music. You can see their brief intro and link to the audio from here:

Halsey on WPS1

WPS1 is a really cool resource for some interesting and rarely heard types of programming, so you should check out their archives as well as their current media stream for a host of programs you probably never knew existed, but will be glad to discover.

From their website: "WPS1 features talk radio styled discussions and interviews with artists, authors, musicians, actors, filmmakers, critics, curators, poets, educators, journalists, media experts, and other cultural leaders, innovators, and challengers. The station also carries a unique and important collection of music assembled by a team of music curators. This material ranges from live recordings of the widely acclaimed P.S.1 summer Warm Up series of DJ dance sets to rare recordings and surveys of experimental and adventurous music both new and old and from near and far. WPS1 also broadcasts historic recordings from university and private collections and from the audio archives of the Museum of Modern Art; presents live remote programs from festivals including Art Basel Miami Beach, The Armory Show, Performa, and the Venice Biennale; and frequently carries public events hosted by partnering cultural institutions from New York and elsewhere."

You'll never get through it all, but it will be fun and eye-opening to try!

Posted by halsey at 12:13 PM