news archives: December 2014

  • december 3-6, 2014

    four performances of neil greenberg’s “this” at new york live arts (nyla), december 3-7, 7:30 each evening. i have created the sound and videos.

    “This”, a new work by Neil Greenberg (dance), Steve Roden (sound/video), Joe Levasseur (lighting) and James Kidd Studio (costumes), will continue Greenberg’s ongoing investigation of meaning-making, exploring the specificity of performance and the seemingly inescapable human desire to make meaning. Five dancers (Greenberg along with Molly Lieber, Mina Nishimura, Omagbitse Omagbemi and Connor Voss) will engage with complex and idiosyncratic movement—culled from videotaped improvisations and learned verbatim—that, along with lighting and musical materials, will be continually recast, reconfigured and recoded. A related focus will be placed on Greenberg, Roden and Levasseur’s new working relationships, looking at the materials onstage as performing (rather than representing) these relationships. This unfolds not as finite content, but rather suggests other kinds of meaningfulness and arenas in which that meaning might be found.

  • december 2 – 7, 2014

    Context MIAMI – context-ing / listening as a context:
    Listening as CONTEXT will be premiered on the VIP opening night in the 2600sq.ft Sound Positions Pavilion at the miami art fair – in a dedicated space annexed to the main CONTEXT pavilion featuring 12 individual sound stations – including richard chartier, tania candiani, france jobin, jana winderen, and others… open during fair hours from December 3rd – 7th.  – See more here

  • september 22 – 0ctober 16, 2014

    almond horizon
    recent drawings, paintings and a film/sound installation

    biola university art gallery 
    opening reception tuesday sept. 23, 6-9pm

    a new group of paintings related to comic artist neal adams and hebrew letters, a series of drawings done in conversation with my grandfather’s brother’s childhood notebook of spelling and math exercises. a collaborative installation: film (steve roden) and sound (jeffrey roden).  

  • september – october 2014

    AXS (axis) festival, pasadena california
    festival site and ticket purchases here 

    on saturday sept. 20, i will do an improvised set with the modular, and a new video work, related to harry martinson’s book aniara.
    also performing: william basinski/richard chartier, and yann novak. 

    on wednesday october 2, i’ll do another improvised set using mostly cassettes, with video, and similarly conversing with martinson’s aniara. also performing: lucky dragons, richard chartier and yann novak.

  • february 2014

    steve roden & stephen vitiello
    bricks and mortar

    february 20, musees de strasbourg
    strasbourg, france

    february 22, monoquini
    bordeaux france
    performance & film screenings

  • february 7 – april 7, 2014

    The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias
    #1: Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

    a collaborative sound installation – “the spaces contained in each”  – with stephen vitiello

  • january 18 – march 8, 2014

    torrance art museum
    opening reception: january 18, 6-9 pm
    3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503

    a new group of collages made from sheet music

  • january 12 – march 30, 2014

    portraits of the garden
    stuart haaga gallery
    descanso gardens
    la canada, california

    a new site specific sound and drawing installation:
    “now, in yellow bloom”