SMFA Anderson Auditorium
Friday, March 15, 2019

Non-Event and SMFA Library Sounds present

SHEER ANXIETY (Andrea Pensado & Chris Strunk)

SMFA Anderson Auditorium
230 The Fenway
8pm / $15 general admission / $10 members + students / FREE for SMFA students

Eventbrite - Sigmarsson + Carey + Anxiety

SIGTRYGGUR SIGMARSSON is a visual, sound and performance artist born in Akureyri, Iceland in 1977. He studied Sonology at the Royal Conservatory Den Haag, Holland in 1997 to 1998, and received MFA at Fachochshcule fur bilende kunst Hannover, Germany in 2004. Sigmarsson exhibits his paintings & drawings internationally but is probably most known for his energetic performances, both solo and as part of STILLUPSTEYPPA, at a wide array of venues. His approach is that of the trembling artist, struggling to make sense and direction out of a creative impulse. Regardless of the medium, there is a continuous search for order and chaos throughout his body of work. With his series of drawings Sigmarsson distorts the normal, daily life by drawing very common objects in an abstract way. For some time he has been releasing solo recordings with albums on Trente Oiseaux, ERS, Helen Scarsdale, Fire Inc., Hanson Records, Bawag Contemporary Vienna, Korm Plastics, Bottrop Boy, Ultra Eczema and De Player.

JEFF CAREY is a Baltimore-based interdisciplinary artist creating radical computer music. He performs electro-instrumental synthetic noise with custom software controlled by a joystick and gamer keypad. His instrument also controls an array of strobe lights making shows totally immersive and visceral. He organizes the Diffusion Festival in Baltimore, which focuses on multi-channel electronic sound works and is presented by the High Zero Foundation.

SHEER ANXIETY is ANDREA PENSADO (computer, electronics, voice) and CHRIS STRUNK (drums, percussion). Andrea Pensado works with sound as a performer and programmer. She studied in Argentina and Poland where she graduated in Composition with honors. However, her music started to gradually move from composition to improvisation. Paradoxically, nowadays, Pensado is deeply rooted in the Boston underground noise scene where she plays solo and collaborates frequently with other musicians. Chris Strunk is a Boston based percussionist and drummer. His work focuses on cymbal overtones, friction, and the vibration and rattle of non traditional objects used as percussion instruments.