swissnex Boston and Non-Event present
String Quartet No. 1 Isomorph
featuring Kate Outterbridge, Josie Davis, Ashley Frith, and Laura Cetilia
Pulse Geometries for solo electronics
performed by Marcel Zaes
There will be a post-concert reception with wine and food
MARCEL ZAES is a Swiss artist and composer. His radical reductionist interest for the inner materiality of sound leads him to manifold activities that are equally at home in the art gallery as the concert space or club. With his sounds, he has traveled and lived in Zurich, Rome, Cairo, Budapest and is now based in Providence, Rhode Island. The emptiness of the desert, the Roman baroque lyricism, theory skills of oriental music, the geometry of Zurich graphic design and conceptual approaches of the New York Downtown Scene - all these influences become audible in Zaes’ sonic landscapes and installations.
He holds an M.A. in Music & Media Arts from Berne University of the Arts, a second M.A. in Music Composition from Zurich University of the Arts and has additionally completed private composition studies with Alvin Curran in Rome and with Peter Ablinger in Berlin. Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer Music and Multimedia at Brown University. He has albums, both solo and as one half of the duo Sjö, on Tonus Music Records.