As part of our New Works/Ancient Forms winter concert series: Aldrich’s work uses material culled from the media and electronic recordings of both audio and video with custom written computer programs to create patterns or “models” of the source material based on biological, geographical, or cognitive systems of organization. These models produce a rich aesthetic experience and a chance to contemplate the logic of the information age.
Performance by Aldrich will be preceded by some new works from Elle Azul, a primarily visual artist who is also an emerging singer-songwriter. She lives in Deer Isle now, having returned to Maine after four years at Grinnell College and then three more living in Los Angeles. She mixes her singing with electronic and recorded acoustic instrumentation, creating modern pop songs from start to finish on her laptop.