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MDSE has now released a third live recorded CD. David Schafer and MeKaniKdolls’s sound collaboration performed at Lumenhouse in Bushwick, Brooklyn as part of Arts in Bushwick’s “Site Fest”. .

The recording is now available on iTunes.

David Schafer, MeKaniKdolls and their collaboration MDSE have just released their second live recorded CD.

The recording took place at {SØNiK} Fest 2.0 at BronxArtSpace, with performances by Schafer and just recently formed MDSE. The CD has two lengthy tracks that include “Jackhammer”, the full-length version by DSE, and “Triadic Irruption”, by collaboration MDSE.

The recording is now available on iTunes.

MDSE poster
2011
11″ x 17″

On March 5, 2011, MDSE performed at Lumenhouse as part of Arts in Bushwick’s Site Fest.

Video, Sound, Performance at Lumenhouse was curated by Nicholas Shifrin and Andrew Brennan, who described the event as “physical instruments and kinetic performance/sound art, re-enacted YouTube sensations and ethereal vocal works.”

MDSE, comprised of electronic noise duo MeKaniKdolls and artist David Schafer performed a 35 minute set of live noise and voice improvisation.

The 6 participants include:

Aaron Berman
Andrew Brennan
Ryan Brewer
Lesley Flanigan
MDSE
Nicholas Shifrin

View all clips here

David Schafer, MeKaniKdolls and their collaboration MDSE are proud to announce the release of two live recorded CDs.

Their “Sad Pavilion” performance from Mildred’s Lane and Schafer’s own “What Should a Museum Sound Like?” are now available through iTunes and their websites.

{SØNiK} Fest and Synthetic Zero put on a joint event at BronxArtSpace (July 3-17), curating together a variety of artists who work in all mediums.

The evenings of July 3rd and 7th included film screenings and performances by some of the artists.

David Schafer performed a 30-min sound piece titled “Jackhammer”. MeKaniKdolls later joined in to perform as the newly collaborated MDSE.

photo credit: Rebecca Curry

“Sad Pavilion” was curated by Bret Schneider for Mildred’s Lane, Scranton, PA. June 2010.

Eight sound artists performed audio material simultaneously in various outdoor sites around the grounds of Mildred’s Lane. Listeners were to walk around the grounds visiting the array of sound stations, while hearing the overlapping of the divergent sounds. The performances lasted from 9pm til midnight.

This year, I collaborated with the electronic noise duo, “MeKaniKdolls”, made up of artists Jess Ramsay and Seyhan Musaoglu. We set up our sound stations adjacent to one another, and alternated performances during the event. The 3 hour-long set included an hour performance from each of us separately, and concluded the program by playing the last hour together.

photo credit: Rebecca Curry