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Jeff Carey

Jeff Carey

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Artist Work

ctrlKey electro-instrument
2019
Music
EXT
2019
Music
Precursor to Hypercube
2017
Visual music installation

Precursor to Hypercube by Jeff Carey

Jeff Carey, EXT

Artist Information

County
Anne Arundel County
Artistic Category

Performing Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
2020

Artist Statement

The compositions submitted use the latest generation of my custom developed physically controlled software instrument design. He has been composing and performing music using variations of this instrument for just over a decade and is interested in creating immediate and flexible sound production with virtuosity. Focusing on the connection of physical effort to computational processes, he explores the use of timbre and gesture as the basis for material development in compositional frameworks. His recent work incorporates lighting and laser projection to explore the space between visceral and external embodiment of sound.

Artist Bio

Jeff Carey is an electronic music composer, performer and curator from Anne Arundel County, Maryland. His music is abstract and sculptural, full of shapes and gesture, colored by noise bursts, percussive glitches and shifting resonance. In performance he incorporates lighting and laser projection to explore the space between visceral and external embodiment of sound. He builds physically controllable custom software synthesis instruments and is interested in exploring immediate and flexible sound production with virtuosity. He collaborates with acoustic musicians, dancers and visual artists to create multidisciplinary performances, multi-performer instrumental systems, installation art works and in improvisational settings.

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