LLEAPP is a cross-discipline researcher led project that provides a forum for exploring shared issues around sound, visuals, movement, performance, and technology, and to foster collaborative, practice-based dialogue between faculty and doctoral practitioners at Arizona State University and invited international participants, travelling from the UK, USA, and Mexico.

LLEAPP 2018 offers two public concerts, the first showcases the current practices of the performers involved through a series of short solo and group compositions and improvisations. The second presents the outcome of a three day workshop, focusing on ensemble responses to the theme of interdisciplinary improvisation.

Monday 9th April, 7:30pm (start time), iStage, Matthews Center (free)

Thursday 12th April, 7:30pm (start time), iStage, Matthews Center (free)

LLEAPP is generously supported by an Interdisciplinary Project Collaboration Grant from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, in collaboration with The University of Edinburgh. Thanks also to Synthesis Center for supporting this project.

LLEAPP was started by creative music practitioners and early career researchers at the University of Edinburgh, UK, in 2008. It provides a forum for self-directed creative practice research and has since been hosted at the University of East Anglia (UK), De Montfort University (UK), and Newcastle University/Culture Lab (UK). PARIESA are proud to host its 6th edition within the School of Arts, Media + Engineering, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University.

Participant Biographies (from top left):

Emiddio Vasquez

Born in Dominican Republic and raised in Cyprus, Emiddio Vasquez works at the interstice of media art, continental philosophy and mathematical thinking. He works with sound on both the stage and in the gallery space. www.emiddiovasquez.com

Rosely Conz

Rosely Conz, BFA, MA, MFA: is a Brazilian dancer, choreographer and educator. For the past 15 years, Rosely has been performing and choreographing for dance companies both in Brazil and in the USA. She had her work funded by grants in Brazil such as FICC (Fund for Cultural Investments) and Capes (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel), and supported by Merge Dance Company and by the Atlas Black Box Experimental Studio in Boulder- CO. Rosely also presented her work at conferences such as Women in Dance Leadership (2018), CORD/SDHS (2017), amongst others. Rosely is in a tenure-track position at Alma College in Michigan as Assistant Professor of Dance. Website: roselyconz.wordpress.com

Akiko Hatakeyama

Akiko Hatakeyama is a composer/performer of electroacoustic music and intermedia. She explores the boundaries between written music, improvisation, electronics, real-time computer-based interactivity, and visual media. Storytelling, memories, and nature play an important role in Akiko's work, and she most often finds beauty in simplicity. Her research focuses on realizing her ideas of relations between the body and mind into intermedia composition, often in conjunction with building customized instruments/interfaces. Akiko obtained her B.A. in music from Mills College and M.A. in Experimental Music/Composition at Wesleyan University and completing her Ph.D. at the MEME program at Brown University, and is an assistant professor of Music Technology at the University of Oregon. http://akikohatakeyama.com

Lauren Sarah Hayes

Lauren Sarah Hayes is a Scottish musician and sound artist who builds and performs with hybrid analogue/digital instruments. She is a "positively ferocious improvisor" (Cycling '74), her music refusing to sit nicely between free improv, experimental pop, techno, and noise. Over the last decade she has developed and honed a deliberately challenging and unpredictable performance system that explores the relationships between bodies, sound, environments, and technology. She is currently Assistant Professor of Sound Studies at Arizona State University and a member of the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop. www.laurensarahhayes.com

Marcin Pietrewszewski

marcin pietruszewski (born 1984) a composer and researcher based in Edinburgh.

He is engaged in sound synthesis and composition with computers, exploring specific formal developments in the tradition of electroacoustic music and contemporary sound art, as well as extra-musical domains of auditory design, computational linguistics and psychoacoustics. He works across performance, multimedia installation and radio productions probing the dynamics between formalism of synthetic sound and its material realisation.

He has collaborated extensively with musicians and composers - e.g., Marcus Schmickler (performed and recorded Schmickler's Demos for choir, chamber quintet and electronics), Tristan Clutterbuck, Jules Rawlinson and Lauren Sarah Hayes. Recent projects include a collaboration with Florian Hecker and a graphic design company NORM from Zurich, a philosopher Chris Schambaugh (The New School, New York), choreographer and dancer Agnes Cebere (Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, New York), the Laboria Cubonics Collective (the authors of Xenofeminist Manifesto).

Elizabeth Baker

Eschewing the collection of traditional titles that describe single elements of her body of work, Elizabeth refers to herself as a “New Renaissance Artist” that embraces a constant stream of change and rebirth in practice, which expands into a variety of media, chiefly an exploration of how sonic and spatial worlds can be manipulated to personify a variety of philosophies and principles both tangible as well as intangible. Elizabeth has received recognition from press as well as scholars, for her conceptual compositions and commitment to inclusive programming. In addition to studies of her work, Elizabeth has been awarded several fellowships, grants, and residencies, in addition to sponsorships from Schoenhut Piano Company and Source Audio LLC. As a solo artist, Elizabeth represented by Aerocade Music. She is founder of the Florida International Toy Piano Festival, The New Music Conflagration, Inc., author of two books, and one half of the Baker-Barganier Duo. elizabethabaker.com

Lyn Goeringer

Lyn Goeringer is a sound artist who works with video, sound, and light and she creates video art for gallery installation, improvised live performance, and dance. Her work is often playful but complex, engaging with everyday objects towards abstract results. Her academic research interests engage with sound, power, infrastructure, space, place, and the everyday. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music and the Film Studies Program in the English Department at Michigan State University. http://lyngoeringer.com/portfolio

Jules Rawlinson

Jules Rawlinson designs sounds, visuals and interactions, and performs with live electronics. Jules’ output includes 'A Requiem for Edward Snowden', a collaboration with Matthew Collings which blends live electronics with a chamber trio and realtime visuals. This work was selected for Creative Scotland’s Made In Scotland showcase at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015, and has played at Glasgow’s CCA as part of Cryptic Nights, Aberdeen’s Sound Festival and Utrecht’s Gaudeamus Muziekweek. Other projects include commissions for the BBC, New Media Scotland, Glenmorangie, Cybersonica, Future of Sound / Future of Light and the New Radiophonic Workshop. Jules regularly presents and performs work exploring symbolic notations for live electronics at festivals, conferences and symposia including Sonorities, ICLI, Sines and Squares, Art and Sound, Seeing Sound and INTER/actions. Jules is a founding member of the LLEAPP network which has fostered an ongoing series of events at UK institutions. Jules has a PhD in Composition from Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, where he is a Lecturer in Digital Design. For more information visit http://www.pixelmechanics.com

Adnan Marquez-Borbon

Received his PhD from the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. His research mainly focuses on the development of skill with digital musical interactions and how this process informs the design of new musical devices. His music involves improvisation and electronic manipulation of sounds in real-time. Influenced by jazz, free improvisation, western European concert music, electronic and ethnic musics, his improvisations and compositions attempt to synthesize these diverse elements into a very personal style. His first recording, “The Paradox of Continuity”, was released in 2007 under the Californian label, Circumvention Music. As a producer under the alias duplex helix, he released the “Bonds EP” in 2011. He has participated in numerous projects with musicians from California, Mexico and Northern Ireland. He is a founder of the Mexican improvisation collective Generacion Espontanea and the multimedia collective N0R73 (now OpenL4B.Norte_Hackerspace). As an educator, he has been an instructor of saxophone for almost ten years and has additionally taught digital audio, musical acoustics, music perception and cognition courses. Currently, he is a postdoctoral research fellow working in the interdisciplinary AHRC funded project: Into the Key of Law: Transposing Musical Improvisation. The Case of Child Protection in Northern Ireland.