MV Carbon

M.V. Carbon is a Brooklyn based composer and sound artist who is recognized for her non-traditional approach to music. She plays cello and other stringed instruments through electronics, and uses tape machines, vocals, electronic processes, analog synthesis, frequency, tone and imagery to induce physical commotion. Her current work references magic, interchangeability, and  telekinesis.

She started her music career in Chicago with projects such as the electronic noise duo, Metalux (Hanson, Load, Rampage, 5RC) and the mysterious shrouded 4 piece known as Bride of No No. (Atavistic Records). She relocated to the New York City area in 2005 and has continued writing and performing with Metalux (MV Carbon and Jenny Gräf Sheppard), while focusing on her solo work.

Carbon has collaborated with artists including Tony Conrad, Aki Onda, Henrik Rylander, Evan Parker, Nick Zinner, Brian Chase, Okkyung Lee, C. Spencer Yeh, Audrey Chen and many more.

She has received commissions, grants, and residencies from The Jerome Foundation, Roulette (NY), Issue Project Room (NY),  The Clocktower Gallery (NY), and The City of Chicago Cultural Affairs (IL). She has performed and exhibited her work in the U.S. and internationally in venues including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), PS1 Moma (NY), The Guggenheim BMW Lab (NY), The Copenhagen Music Theater (DK), ULU (UK), Nefertiti Jazz Club (SE), Socrates Sculpture Park (NY), The Stone (NY), Performa 2011(NY), The Sage (UK), Casa Des Artes, (PT), Worm (NL).


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Upcoming Events:

2015

July 16

Fridman Gallery

NYC

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August 12th

The Stone

New York, NY

with Mario Diaz DeLeon

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Recent Past Events:

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June 8th at 19:00

Koloni 8/6 på Studio Chanslös

METALUX [dk/us] + MUNNEN + HANNA CHAWKI / A LADY´S TRIAL + Dj: LOUISE WAITE mf

Studio Chanslös in Gothenburg

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June 10th at 20:00

The Student Paleizenstraat – Rue des Palais 76 Bruxelles – Brussel

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June 12th

 Metalux and The Verboden Boys (De Urne) + DJ All On K,

 Stadslimiet

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Antwerp, Belgium

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May 25-June 6

Stockholm, Sweden

composer residency

May 13

Long Range- Order and the Telekinesisynth

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue BrooklynNY

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May 15

Ende Tymes Festival- Metalux

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May 28th

Kägelbanan

Mosebacke Torg 1 116 46 Stockholm Sweden 

with Liturgy

http://bit.ly/1NbOuY4

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2015
March 6, Fridman Gallery,
Permeable Rites-collaboration with Richard Garet
March 7, Greene Naftali Gallery,
Tony Conrad’s 75th Birthday-collaboration with Dan Conrad
2014
November 30-December 21 Invisible Exports,
Botanica,-group show
November 19
Film-Maker’s Coop Benefit, 96 Lafayette St, New York, NY
October 19th Sound/Source, Moma PS1, NY, NY
w/ Lesley Flannigan, Maria Chavez and MV Carbon
October 24th Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
ESP TV
August 23rd Fields Festival, Baltimore, MD
Metalux
June 21st Socrates Sculpture Park
w/ Lesley Flannigan, Maria Chavez and MV Carbon
April 22 Leeds, UK
Wharf Chambers
25 Wharf Street LS2 7EQ Leeds
April 24 Sheffield, UK
Audacious Space
April 25 Bradford, UK
Fuse Art Space
April 26
The Hotspur Press Gloucester Street M1 5QR Manchester, UK
April 27
Edinburgh, UK The Drippy Cave 39 Niddry Street
April 30
New Castle, UK
May 1st Treize, Paris, France
May 3rd and 4th “Which 7″
Cafe Oto, London
May 6th Mayhem, Copenhagen, Denmark
Metalux
May 9th
Ende Tymes Festival, Brooklyn, NY
MV Carbon and Bill Nace
March 14th Silent Barn
Brooklyn, NY
MV Carbon Phillip White duo
March 8th
Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY
Mick Barr || Vampillia (Japan) || Kevin Hufnagel || MV Carbon
February 21st Grace Exhibition Space, 840 broadway, BK, NY
February 15 “Eighth White Columns Annual”, NY, NY
w/ Maria Chavez, Lesley Flannigan/Stefan Tcherepnin/New Humans
January 18, 285 Kent Ave
w/ Wolf Eyes, Noveller, Alberich, MV Carbon, Lussuria, Sugarm
2013
Clocktower Gallery, NY, NY
“Beyond the Dimensional Slope”

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“Swedish Energies”, Issue Project Room
BK, NY. with Henrik Rylander

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Volumes for Sound
Zabludowicz Collection, New York, NY
with Lesley Flannigan and Maria Chavez

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2012
“String Theories”
Issue Project Room and The String Orchestra of Brooklyn Composer

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Dia Art Center, NYC
Tony Conrad’s composition

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Knockdown Center, NYC
“Obelisk”

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New York University, ITP Winter Show
“Precognition”

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The Swiss Institute, NYC
“Lettered Address”
with MPA

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Harvestworks, NYC
with Lesley Flanigan and Maria Chavez

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The Kitchen, NYC
with Bradley Eros and friends

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The Stone, NYC

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Roulette, NYC

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2011
“Performa 2011″

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Clemente Soto Velez, NYC Guggenheim BMW Lab, NYC

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Cinema 16
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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2010
Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
3 month Artist in Residence

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PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NYC
“Shattered Patterns”

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2009
“The Drone People”
Nefertiti Jazz Club, Sweden

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Kulturbolaget,Sweden
w/ Sonic Youth and Skull Defects

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2008
Maritime Building, NYC
“Play the Building”
David Byrne’s installation

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The Tate Modern, London, UK
“Tony Conrad: Unprojectable: Projection and Perspective”

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Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA
with Tony Conrad

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 High Zero Festival, Baltimore, MD
with Tony Conrad

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Café Oto, London, UK
with Sarah’s Charity

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2007
Copenhagen Music Theater, DK
with Tony Conrad

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RIXC, Latvia, Riga
with Tony Conrad

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
with Tony Conrad

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Tony Conrad’s Forty Five years on the Infinite Plain (1972-2007) Tesla, Berlin, Germany

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Tony Conrad’s Forty Five years on the Infinite Plain, Argos/ Bozar, Belgium, Brussels

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Sonic Circuits, Washington, DC
with Tony Conrad

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Tryptych Festival, UK
with Free Noise

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The Point, Cardiff, UK
with Free Noise

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The Sage, Gateshead
with Free Noise

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The Wardrobe, UK
with Free Noise

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Leeds, UK
with Free Noise

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Arnolfi, Bristol, UK
Free Noise

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ULU, London
Free Noise

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2006
Extrapool, Nimegen, Holland
Metalux

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Worm, Rotterdam, Holland
Metalux
2005
Zedosbois, Lisbon, Portugal
Metalux
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FEAR IMPLANTATION VAPOR THEORY

Emerald Fix’s paranoia, mistrust and fear drive her into a mental feedback loop where she is forced to confront the Bandit who occupies her mind.

16 MM FILM SHOT IN CHICAGO…

stills from 16 mm FEAR IMPLANTATION VAPOR THEORY

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Clocktower Gallery Residency A.I.R -press release

interview_Metalux

review-Dislodged Perihelion

review –Dislodged Perihelion

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Issue Project Room Residency 

article- Cinema 16 show at Metropolitan Museum of Art

review Metalux-Victim of Space

MV Carbon interviews David Lynch

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BEYOND THE DIMENSIONAL SLOPE

at Clocktower Gallery July-August 2013

Beyond the Dimensional Slope –

installation

http://artonair.org/residency/mv-carbon-beyond-the-dimensional-slope

Live recording of flute and the Clocktower bell from the upstairs gallery became an ongoing, changing component to the receiving space.

The “helmets”offer a different composition  to each – based on how they are approached by the explorer.

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In this work, the participants play a detrimental role in the formation of the piece. Their touch determines what sounds are drawn from a database of 1000 pre-recorded words. state is determined when tongue is touched.
Special thanks to Clocktower Gallery, Dan O’Sullivan, Red Burns, ITP, Brendan Reilly

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TV CELLO

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  Colored video feeds through the monitor and affects oscillations based on color and light .  Magnets are used to manipulate the electromagnetic waves on the television forming a vibrant visual / audio effect.  Photocells with RGB gels are used to read the color on the monitor.  

 

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THE HUMAN WISHING WELL

a chain around her waist lifts and lowers with each twist of the body

amplified objects within the wishing well form heavy metallic soundscapes

MV Carbon is joined with frequent collaborator Aki Onda during this 2010 artist in residency

Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY


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SPIRAL STABILIMENTA

the  audio on the reel to reel tape –gathered from chatboards on the web. subject matter of  chats revolved around arachnophobia.  Collected dialog, translated it into spoken text –  manipulated and recorded— conversations on magnetic tape. …

weave a tangled web

the piece is a homage to the spiders that were used in experiments that explored their  ability to fine tune the frequency of a the web.

CLICK HERE TO READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT THESE EXPERIMENTS

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