Telemetry at the Bridge featuring Anne La Berge, Matthew Burtner, Catherine Monnes

March 24, 2018 - 8:00pm
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

The UVA McIntire Department of Music and The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative present the Telemetry concert series on Saturday March 24th at 8pm at The Bridge PAI. This concert will feature performances by Anne La Berge with Alex Christie and Kevin Davis, Matthew Burtner and Catherine Monnes.


Anne La Berge Bio:

Anne La Berge's passion for the extremes in both composed and improvised music has led her to the fringes of storytelling and sound art as her sources of musical inspiration. Her performances bring together the elements on which her reputation is based: a ferocious and far-reaching virtuosity, a penchant for microtonal textures and melodies, and her unique array of percussive flute effects, all combined with interactive electronic processing and text.

She performs regularly as soloist, with the ensemble MAZE and in the duo Shackle. She is a founding artist of Splendor Amsterdam, a collective of musicians, who have transformed an old bathhouse in Amsterdam into a cultural mecca, where she regularly produces and shares small scale concerts with international guests.

In 1999, together Steve Heather and Cor Fuhler, she founded Kraakgeluiden, a improvisation series based in Amsterdam, exploring combinations of acoustic instruments, electronic instruments and computers, and using real-time interactive performance systems. Many of its musical collaborations that have resulted have taken on a life beyond the Kraakgeluiden series, which ceased in 2006. La Berge’s own music has evolved in parallel, and the flute has become only one element in a sound world that includes computer samples, the use of spoken text and electronic processing.

She works regularly as an improvisation and live electronics coach worldwide in the context of residencies and private coaching.

She can be heard on the Largo, Artifact, Etcetera, Hat Art, Frog Peak, Einstein, X-OR, Unsounds, Canal Street, Rambo, esc.rec., Intackt and Data labels which include recordings with Ensemble Modern, United Noise Toys, Fonville/La Berge, Rasp/Hasp, Bievre/La Berge, Apricot My Lady, Big Zoom, Corkestra, La Berge/Williamson and MAZE.

Her music is published by Frog Peak Music (US) and Donemus (NL) and many of her Max patch based compositions are available as Apps from her privately. She is the Managing Director of the Volsap Foundation that produces innovative music projects.

Matthew Burtner

Matthew Burtner composes and performs human-nature interaction music exploring systems of noise, ecoacoustics, polymetrics and embodiment. Burtner will be performing Catalog of Roughness (2017) for sonic geomorphology and noise generators explores the roughness of rocks expanded through noise mimesis. 

This monthly music series occurs in partnership with The Bridge, and features UVA faculty, students, locals, and renown experimental performers.  They push boundaries of musicianship by offering a unique laboratory to engage new methods of composition and instrumentation. Unlike anything else in the city, Charlottesville artists and audiences connect with new concepts and are continuously inspired towards ingenuity through unique sound experiences.

All events are subject to change.  Please call 434.924.3052 for more information.

Supported by UVA Arts & the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts


McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176