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[Archive: Infringement Special, Part 2 ft. Wooden Cities]

1) Improv Ork, “Graphic Music,” Live at Hallwall’s for Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011
2) Wooden Cities, Live in-studio performance of Will Redman’s Book, part 1
3) Interivew
4) Wooden Cities, Live in-studio performance of Will Redman’s Book, part 2
5) Interview
6) Wooden Cities, Live in-studio performance of Will Redman’s Book, part 3
7) Wooden Cities, Cobra, Live at Hallwall’s January 2012

[Preview: Infringement Special, Part 2 ft. Wooden Cities]

A page from Will Redman’s graphic composition ‘The Book’

The Infringement Festival insanity continues tonight on The Upstate Soundscape when Wooden Cities stops by to give us a live in-studio performance.  The ensemble that brought us the memorable performance of John Zorn’s Corbra earlier this year at Hallwalls will perform from the graphic composition Book by University at Buffalo alumni Will Redman.

Book is a is a “collection of 98 graphic compositions.  Each is rendered in black ink on a sheet of white 8.5×11 inch paper.  The compositions represent extensions and extrapolations of conventional music notation.  Book is available for interpretation (however radical) by any performer(s) in any place at any time in any part for any duration.” See the video below for a taste of what Book is all about.

Tonight’s Wooden cities line up will include Ethan Hayden, voice/performer, Evan Courtin, violin, Brendan Fitzgerald, guitar, and Michael McNeill, keyboard.

Show starts at 9pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.


[Archive: Infringement Festival Special, Part 1]


1) Sound Without, Live in-studio performance
2) interview
3) Ay Fast, Live in-studio performance
4) Interview
5) Ay Fast, Live-in studio performance, part 2

[Preview 07.25.12: Infringement Fest Special Pt. 1]

Tonight on the Upstate Soundscape is the first installment of a two-part 2012 Buffalo Infringement Festival special. This week, two artists from the Festival will be in studio to perform, play some music, and talk about their upcoming shows at the festival.

At 9:00, percussionist Liz Holland will stop by to discuss her Sound Without project and her scheduled performances at this year’s fest.

Then at 10:00, electronic weirdo and Schematic recording artist Ay Fast will be in studio to give us a live sneak peek at some new songs he’s been working on and talk about his upcoming performances at the festival.

And for the second part of our Infringement Festival special (scheduled for next week’s show), Wooden Cities will swing by to do a special in-studio performance. Stay tuned for more info on that.

Show starts at 9pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.

[Soundcloud Group Featured Track: Improv Ork, ‘Graphic Music’]

As the 2012 edition of Infringement Festival nears, how about we take a look back at a great performance from last year’s fest?

Here is one that Buffalo’s John Bacon, percussionist  and member of Improv Ork, uploaded to our Soundcloud group. “Graphic Music” features an all-star cast, including J.T. Rinker, Jonathan Golove, Dan Bassin, Steve Baczkowski, Joe Rozler, and of course Mr. Bacon.

You can catch Improv Ork again this year on Thursday, August 2 at Hallwall’s.

Remember the Upstate Soundscape is an Infringement “venue” and will feature in-studio performances on tomorrow’s show and next week’s. Stay tuned for more info.

From Bacon’s Soundcloud site: [“Graphic Music” was] performed by Improv Ork as part of the Buffalo Infringement Festival July 2011 at Soundlab Buffalo, NY. Electronic, percussion, wind and string instruments coexist, combine, conflict, collaborate all with the intent to create a new sonic landscape that is environmentally freindly. Featuring J.T. Rinker, Jonatahn Golove, Dan Bassin, Steve Baczkowski, Joe Rozler, John Bacon.

[Read: Buffalo Infringement Fest Application Deadline is Tomorrow]

The 2012 Buffalo Infringement Festival is accepting applications from artists of all types until tomorrow (May 1). Go HERE to fill out the application.

From the BIF website:

Thank you for considering joining us at Infringement 2012. The Buffalo Infringement Festival is an entirely volunteer operation that provides YOU with the opportunity to present your work free of entry fees, dues, or rental costs. The only way the Festival can afford to do this is by keeping the infrastructure extremely simple. Therefore, what The Festival is able to offer you is very limited. What we will do is to publicize the festival as a whole, locate venues interested in hosting your events, and coordinate the scheduling of all your performances during 11 days of infringement in Buffalo.

We are excited to see what flavors of performance you come up with. We encourage non-traditional performance, socially and politically relevant work, avant-garde productions, and street theater. At this point we don’t know what venues are offered for this summer but typically we have very few traditional theaters, and remind you to consider non-traditional performance spaces as you develop your project. For those of you developing your performance with a venue in mind we hope you encourage the venue owner to allow infringement to schedule other performances in their venue.

The proposal deadline is May 1, 2012.

NOTE: Due to the overwhelming number of musical submissions in previous years, we have had to set a cap of 125 bands that will be accepted + a waiting list of 25, all on a first-come-first-served basis.

All proposals for Infringement Festival events are stored in an online database. You can return here at any time to edit or complete your proposal.

To edit an existing proposal, log in with your e-mail address and password.

[Visually Sound Sunday: 2012 Buffalo Infringement Fest Call for Work]

 The 2012 edition of the Buffalo Infringement Festival is now accepting applications from artists of all kinds to be included in the week-long celebration of underground, grassroots art. Applications will be accepted until May 1st. Check out the festival’s promo video below for more info.