[updated] TOO FAST fotofono fest
March 11, 2015, 12:43 pm
Filed under: news

Here is the updated program of the current series of events. Stay tuned for any upcoming updates…..

(please note the varying start times)

Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 pm
Zach Layton
Shelley Hirsch / Bernd Klug
Phill Niblock

Sunday, March 15 (matinee) at 3:00 pm
Tucker Dulin / Ben Owen
Seth Cluett / Tim Feeney

Tuesday, March 17 at 8:00 pm
Michael Shumacher
Byron Westbrook

Thursday, March 19 at 8:00 pm
Anne Guthrie / Billy Gomberg / Lea Bertucci

Sunday, March 22 at 8:00 pm
Leila Bordreuil / Tristan Shepherd
Kevin Jones / Bruce Tovsky

Monday, March 23 at 8:30 pm
Devin DiSanto
Reed Evan Rosenberg
Bonnie Jones / Richard Kamerman
engaging Eric Laska’s  installation.
With an audio intervention by Corey Larkin.
(see below)

Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 pm
Sarah Halpern
Tim Geraghty

Wednesday, March 25 at 8:30 pm
OptoSonic Variations
Katherine Liberovskaya with Jeff Donaldson and Lea Bertucci / Barbara Held / Shelley Hirsch / David Watson

Thursday, March 26 at 9:00 pm
Delicate Essence (@ the delicatessen)
“The hubbub of preparation leading to an exquisite moment of subtle operation”
Bradley Eros with Optipus &  Étalage, including Wendell Seitz, Haley Hughes, Nicholas Vargelis, Zac Dempster,
Rachael Guma, Laura Ortman, Sarah Halpern, Vanessa McDonnell, Kenneth Zoran Curwood, Katherine Bauer,
Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, & Joel Schlemowitz.

Friday, March 27 at 8:00 pm
Radio Ruido
Marcia Basset / Andrew Lafkas / mpld / Barry Weisblat
Che Chen / Karen Waltuch


From Monday 3/16 to Saturday 3/21 3pm to 6pm
Bryan Eubanks / Catherine Lamb: “Untitled Filter Study”
Richard Garet / Wolfgang Gil /Daniel Neumann: “3 pieces 3 titles”

From Monday 3/23 to Saturday 3/28 3pm to 6pm
Erik Laska “Total Installation for Fotofono”
Gill Arno / Jordan Paul “the way is


From Monday 3/16 to Saturday 3/28 3pm to 6pm
Alessandro Bosetti; Gill Arno / Gudinni Cortina / Rolando Hernandez; Mike Bullock / Linda Aubry Bullock; Aaron S. Davidson/Melissa Dubbins; Jake Davidson; Luba Drozd; Bradley Eros; Tim Geraghty / Matt Wellins; Anton Ginzburg; Masha Godovannaya; Billy Gomberg; Andy Graydon; Shambhavi Kaul; Victoria Keddie; Les LeVeque; Jeanne Liotta; Anthony Jay Ptak; Jeremy Slater; Gil Sansón; Bruce Tovsky / Patrick McGinley


Thanks to Daniel Neumann and Wolfgang Gil for technical assistance and P.A..

This is a free admission series of events in a private studio with limited seating space.
Please do not re-post this announcement on public lists.
Please email for more information.


September Ff
September 9, 2011, 9:08 am
Filed under: Andrew Lafkas, Bryan Eubanks, Catherine Lamb, Jason Kahn, news, Radu Malfatti, Tucker Dulin

Summer is almost over – I am back in town, just in time to announce a fantastic Fotofono event this Monday, September 12. Two sets, with some of the best Ff’s usual suspects: Andrew Lafkas, Bryan Eubanks, and Tucker Dulin, who will be joined by Jason Kahn (with whom Bryan is touring the Southern U.S. and West coast) and Radu Malfatti (in town for the Amplify: stones festival). I am also excited to introduce to the Ff event series Cat Lamb, who is relocating to NY from the West coast. Cat is a woderful addition to this concert and to the NY experimental music community, and I would like to think of this event also as a welcome party in her honor.

In three lines:
Monday, September 12, 9:30 pm
Bryan Eubanks and Jason Kahn duo
Andrew Lafkas, Cat Lamb, Radu Malfatti and Tucker Dulin quartet

As always, this is a free admission, RSVP event. Please email for more information.

Jason Kahn’s U.S. tour is partially supported by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council. Radu Malfatti’s participation would not have been possible without Erstwile Records and the Amplify 2011: Stones Festival. Fotofono and Unframed Recordings are supported by a few anonymous donors in the U.S., Europe and Oceania. All other participants to this event are supporting themselves autonomously. Our deepest gratitude goes out to each and all.

3 x 2 and 2 x 3

Once again, time has run awfully short on me, so this post will have to be a little masterpiece of conciseness. Two Fotofono events are joined here, twelve artists in total out of which four were visiting from various parts of Europe. Except for the duo Fraufraulein, which has been around for some time, the other encounters were first-off, or at least pretty new combos.

February 27, 2011 – three duos
Fraufraulein: Anne Guthrie (french horn), Billy Gomberg (synthesizers and computer) [29 min. 39 sec.].
Maria Chavez (turntable), Daniel Neumann (piano soundboard, microphone, computer) [9 min. 40 sec.].
Chuck Bettis (computer), Berangère Maximin (computer) [43 min. 34 sec.].

March 22, 2011 – two trios
mpld (Gill Arno) (modified and amplified slide projectors, computer), Ben Owen (objects, electronics), Ignaz Schick (turntable, objects, electronics) [42 min. 18 sec.].
Andrea Belfi (drums, percussion, electronics), Attila Faravelli (computer through speakers), Byron Westbrook (Korg MS-10 Synthesizer) [32 min. 20 sec.].

Download zipped files:
February 27 (3 duos) – ogg [273.9 MB]; 320 kbps mp3 [182.9 MB]
March 22 (2 trios) – ogg [254.4 MB]; 320 kbps mp3 [164.1 MB].

February 27 recorded by Richard Kamerman, March 22 recorded by Byron Westbrook. All mastered by Gill Arno. Thanks to Richard, Byron, and everyone else who played, attended the performances, made pizza, brought wine, shot photos and in any way took part in the events. Additional thanks to Ben Owen for the photo just above. Finally, a special praise to those who during the March event made a donation to the Japan Tsunami Relief Fund (via Keiko Uenishi and Japan Society).

March 9, 2010, 11:01 am
Filed under: binaural, Bruce Tovsky, events, news, Shimpei Takeda

Ok – here it is, at last. This video needed to be posted a long time ago, but my ineptitude with web video delivery made it impossible to have it any sooner. Now sit back and take your time to enjoy it in full…. will need a 31 minutes stretch, and a good headphone set, as it has a binaural sound recording, and it is full of sub bass-heavy stuff. And sorry for the silly title of this post… it may be that a ray of spring sun just fried a few of my residual neurons (btw, no Wikipedia needed: ΓΕΝΗΘΗΤΩ ΦΩΣ = genetheto fos = “let there be light”).

Shimpei Takeda/Bruce Tovsky, from the performance of last December 17, 2009


Also, I am happy to announce that the next event at Fotofono will be in the old ‘open doors’ style! Organized by Bryan Eubanks, this concert will kick off the Lucre trio’s tour. Just come early because space is limited, and doors will be closed the moment we reach full capacity.

Saturday March 13th, 2010
studio door opens at 9:00
first set at 9:30

A new, yet familiar, trio grouping of Vic Rawlings (amplified cello, electronics, from Boston, MA.), Chris Cogburn (percussion, Austin, TX.), and Bryan Eubanks (electronics, Brooklyn, NY).

Daniel Neumann
“The Sound of 500 Speer 9 mm. Luger Shells & O Between Fans plus Modular Extensions”.

091212, all acoustic
December 16, 2009, 1:58 am
Filed under: Andrew Lafkas, Dave Gross, events, news, Tucker Dulin

December 12, 2009. Three all-acoustic solo sets, arranged by Tucker Dulin.  One of the coziest, most intimate sessions ever as far as I can remember, which certainly comes across well from the quietly balanced gestures and tones of this post.

Play the recordings with the flash player below, or click on the links to download zipped ogg files and zipped mp3 files.

Tucker Dulin – solo trombone

Andrew Lafkas – solo double bass

Dave Gross – solo alto sax

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Finally, an announcement – next to come is the last planned session for 2009 – Paul Devens will meet with Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat) and Richard Garet, plus the sound-video duo of Bruce Tovsky and Shimpei Takeda – hopefully we will also post a video recording. Highly recommended!

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