MV Carbon

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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

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 25-June 6

Stockholm, Sweden

composer residency

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May 28th

Kägelbanan

Mosebacke Torg 1 116 46 Stockholm Sweden 

with Liturgy

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June 7th

Skånes konstförening

Malmo, Sweden

Metalux

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August 12th

The Stone

New York, NY

with Mario Diaz DeLeon

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PAST EVENTS

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THE BRIDGE

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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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THE RAILROAD RUNS FOR FREE

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Roulette

Swedish Energies

The Drone People

ArtForum

SoundSpill

Clocktower Gallery Residency A.I.R -press release

interview_Metalux

review-Dislodged Perihelion

review –Dislodged Perihelion

review –Dislodged Perihelion

review-Dislodged Perihelion

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 –

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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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