January 7, 2005

Seth Nehil & Bethany Wright

Friday, January 7, 2005
7:30 pm
at The Mitzpah
2458 SE Tamarack Ave.
(just off Division between 18th and 20th)
suggested donation $5

Bethany Wright is poet, performer & other artist, currently completing her MFA from Bard College. Forthcoming publications: "Indeed, Insist (a mystery)", (Ugly Duckling Presse), & in Bird Dog, Arson, & (online) Matter magazines. She co-founded & continues FO A RM magazine and frequently collaborates w/ sound artist, Seth Nehil.

Bethany's performance will include the multi-media presentation of "Warning/Animal Nightmare": a poem with pictures embedded, and new work-in-progress, "Verisimilitudes": a theatre of memory.

Seth Nehil (*1973) is a composer and visual artist living in Brooklyn, NY and currently completing an MFA in music/sound at Bard College. In 1994 he co-founded the electro-acoustic ensemble Alial Straa with John Grzinich and Olivia Block and was a member of the Orogenetics Collective with Michael Northam. From 1995-99 he was a contributing editor of N D magazine, a journal of experimental music and performance. He currently co-edits and designs FO A RM, an interdisciplinary magazine of arts and culture.

Seth is the author of many solo recordings, including Tracing the Skins of Clouds [Kaon, France], Uva [20City, Japan] and Umbra [Edition..., US] as well as collaborations with John Grzinich, Stria [Erewhon, Belgium] and Confluence [Intransitive, US] and Olivia Block, Sunder, Unite [Sedimental, US]. Reviews have described his compositions as "active sound fields (of) resonant tonalities... incredibly strong work" (Jim Haynes, The Wire) and "boundless imaginary landscapes (Chris Rice, Halana). He has performed throughout the
United States, Japan and Eastern Europe.