releases + works




J U N E . 2 0 1 2

Tuesday June 19th... Boston, MA
O'Brien's Pub with...
- Area C
- High Aura'd
Eat Cloud
O'Brien's Pub
3 Harvard Ave, Allston, MAI
Begins at 9pm

D E C E M B E R . 2 0 1 1

Friday December 2nd... Providence, RI
SOUNDSCAPE 001 with...
Area C
and <tfo>, Blevin Blectum, Beth Wexler, LaRochelle
The Salon
(downstairs in The Cutting Room)
57 Eddy Street Providence, RI
Begins at 10pm
LINK to more info > > >

S E P T E M B E R . 2 0 1 1

Saturday Sept. 10... San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
AREA C will be performing at this year's.
festival on Saturday 10 September
LINK to MORE INFO > > > >

A U G U S T . 2 0 1 1

Thurs. August 25... Boston, MA
Spectral Rehab presents...
AREA C live at Great Scott with
Pete Swanson, Ben Vida and Reuben Son
1222 Commonwealth Ave Allston, MA
LINK to MORE INFO > > > >

J AN U A R Y + F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 1 :

CD release show > > > > > > > > > > > 

Performances by AREA C, Mem1 and special guest Joe Cantrell performing "Shift Register" for brain wave analysis, computer and hyperdirectional sound.
186 Carpenter St. Providence, RI
(corner of Carpenter + Battey Streets)

Thurs Jan 27... Providence, RI 9:30pm - 1am
AREA C live at
R.K. Projects @ Eastern Butcher Block Bldg.

25 Eagle Street / Providence, RI
with Animal Hospital, Black Thread, & MIT Noise 1, 2 and 3
Special events in a new temporary industrial venues
in conjunction with Partnership for Creative Industrial Space (PCIS). LINK to INFO > > >

N O V E M B E R 2010 : News & Shows

Thurs Nov 18... Providence, RI 7:30 - 10pm
with Frieda Abtan and mem1
711 Westminster Street, Providence, RI

Saturday Nov 6... Providence, RI
Curiouser Exhibit opens at Museum of Natural History
noon - 2pm
Curated by E.Carlson + E.Carpenter

O C T O B E R 2010 : News & Shows

Wed Oct 20... Providence, RI 8pm
AREA C live at AS220
with Eat Cloud, Bird Names, KidVid and Use Other Door
115 Empire Street . Providence RI . 401-831-9327
LINK to AS220 and more info > > >

A U G U S T 2010 : News & Shows

Monday August 23 2010, 9pm
Witness: Katrina on the National Geographic Channel
2-Hour Documentary on Hurricane Katrina
with Original Score by AREA C
LINK to program website and PREVIEWS > > >

N O V E M B E R 2009 : News & Shows

Thursday November 19 2009, 9pm
AREA C live on WBSR Radio 88.1FM
LINK to website and AUDIO > > >

Monday November 9 2009, 8pm
AREA C with High Aura'd
@ Weirdo Records, Cambridge, MA
844 Massachusetts Ave.
MORE INFO: www.weirdorecords.com

S E P T E M B E R 2009 : News & Shows

Friday SEPT. 11th, 8pm
with Death Vessel and the Inclined
@ Machines with Magnets Pawtucket, RI
400 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
MORE INFO: www.machineswithmagnets.com

A U G U S T 2009 : News & Shows

Sat AUG. 29th, 1pm - 1am
14 South Main Street
Haydenville, MA
More info, line-up, and directions > > >

IMEB Bourges Competition:
Erik receives an honorable mention in the 2009 IMEB Bourges Competition for Electroacoustic Music & Electronic Arts. The Low Rez / Hi Fi installation in Washington DC received mention in the 6th Category: Music for Installation or Environment. LINK > > >

alt-SPACE v.2 this fall:
AREA C received a grant to produce another version of the alt-SPACE performance series. This time it will be at the Ladd Observatory in Providence, RI. More info to come...

Sat AUG. 1st, 8pm
Washington DC @ Jersey Cherch
1616 New Jersey Ave NW
five minute walk from the Shaw/Howard Metro stop on the Green/Yellow line
with Collection of Late Howell Bend (Irene Moon, NC)
Secret Boyfriend / M Firestarter (NC)
and TL0741 (DC)
For more info: jersey.cherch@gmail.com

Sun AUG 2nd, 8:30pm
Brooklyn, NY @ the Schoolhouse
with Forma + Kyle Bobby Dunne
330 Ellery St. 3, Brooklyn (Bushwick) New York 11206

JMZ to Flushing Avenue. Continue east on Broadway for several blocks. Take a left onto Ellery Street. The Schoolhouse is the second building on the right. Call 718 710 3095 to enter the building (buzzer does not work.)

M A Y 2 0 0 9

Thu May 21 @ the Sweatshop, Providence, RI
with Animal Hospital (Boston), LIneland (Chicago) + TBD

April + May 2009 [link to photos from tour]:

AREA C will be touring in April on the east coast with mudboy and mem1:

April + May Tour with mem1...

Thu April 30: Burlington, VT @ Monkeyhouse 8pm
Fri May 1: Montreal, Canada @ L'Envers 9:30pm
Sat May 2: Northampton, MA @ King Street Manor
113 King St. Northampton, MA 01060

Thu May 7: Cambridge, MA @ Outpost 186 - 8pm
Sidewalk Tzara Series

Sat May 9: Providence, RI @ 5 Traverse Gallery - 7:30pm
Traverse St. near Wickenden + Benefit
with mem1 + Ashley Paul

April Tour with Mudboy...

Sun April 5:
Amherst, MA @ Hampshire College
Thu April 16
: Albany, NY @ Upstate Artists Guild 7:30pm
Fri April 17: Montague, MA @ The Bookmill @ 8pm
Sat April 18:
Sun April 19: Brooklyn NY @ Death By Audio - 8pm
Mon April 20: Philadelphia, PA @ Marvellous Records
Tue April 21: Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs

with mem1...
Wed April 22: Richmond, VA @ Ghost Print Gallery
with Stephen Vitiello + Molly Berg
Thu April 23: Washington DC @ Pyramid Atlantic 8pm
Fri April 24: Philadelphia PA @ Brickbat Books 8pm
Sat April 25: Brooklyn, NY @ Listen/Space 8pm

March 2009 EVENTS + NEWS:

Sun. March 8... Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
Erik Carlson has a multimedia piece in the juried Fidelity Investments "Greenworks" exhibit.
March 8 - 27, 2009. Gallery hours: 12-4pm
Opening Reception: Sunday March 8, 2-4pm
Providence Art Club
Maxwell Mays Gallery
11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI

February 2009 SHOWS + NEWS:

Fri. Feb. 20... Machines w/ Magnets, Pawtucket, RI
with The Sight Below (Ghostly International) > LINK
and Lusine (Ghostly International) > LINK
Machines with Magnets
400 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI

January 2009 NEWS:

MacColl-Johnson Fellowship Recipient
Erik Carlson was awarded this year's fellowship for music composition by the Rhode Island Foundation. "The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund, established at the Foundation in 2003, provides up to three $25,000 artist fellowships each year... which are awarded to Rhode Island artists whose work demonstrates exceptional creativity, rigorous dedication, and significant artistic merit.
MacColl Johnson Fellowships provide significant financial support to Rhode Island artists to enable them to concentrate time on the creative process, personal development, and expand their body of work. The fellowship honors and enhances public recognition of local artists producing work of high aesthetic quality."

RI State Council on the Arts - 2009 Merit Award
Erik also received this year's Merit Award Fellowship in music composition from the RI State Council on the Arts.

November 2008 SHOWS + EVENTS:

Thurs Nov. 13... WZBC Boston Radio
Rare Frequencies Radio Show - LIVE PERFORMANCE
WZBC - 90.3FM Newton, MA
AREA C will be playing a live set on Susanna Bolle's excellent radio show, Rare Frequencies. The live set will be sometime between 7 - 10pm. Streaming available from WZBC's site...Listen in.

Fri Nov 14... Providence, RI
with Brendan Murray (from Boston > > > LINK)
and Hills & Valley ( > > > LINK)
7:30 - 10pm @ WHITE ELECTRIC Coffee
711 Westminster Street, Providence, RI
> > > LINK to Brendan's site

Fri Nov. 21... Pawtucket, RI
Museum of Small Finds - CLOSING Reception
7 - 9pm @ Machines w/ Magnets
400 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI
E.Carlson has a multimedia piece in this group exhibit, which will be up through Nov. 22 > > > LINK

October 2008 SHOWS + EVENTS:

Fri Oct 10... Pawtucket, RI
Museum of Small Finds - Opening Reception
7 - 9pm @ Machines w/ Magnets
400 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI
E.Carlson has a multimedia piece in this group exhibit, which will be up through October 31 > > > LINK

Thurs Oct 16... Providence, RI
The Stairwell Gallery
504 Broadway Providence, RI
AREA C will be playing with Quakey Gum (Alec Thibodeau)
during the closing party for Alec's print show. Party stars at 6pm. Music starts around 7:30pm til 9pm.

Sun Oct 19... Boston, MA
Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media
141 Green Street
Boston, MA 02130

September 2008 SHOWS + EVENTS:

Fri Sept 12... Northampton, MA
The King St. Manor
113 King St.
Northampton, Ma 01060
8PM / $5 suggested donation
Area C with Teeth Mountain and TBD

Thurs - Sun 18 - 21 Sept... Providence, RI
FOUND . GROUND Installation in various vacant lots in downtown Providence during the evenings...
More info on the Found Ground page > > >

July 2008 SHOWS + EVENTS:

Sat 26 July... Montreal, CANADA

Sun 20 July... New York, NY @ Bowery Poetry Club
A special collaborative performance with M. Peters
Sounds provided by AREA C and M.Peters while he reads portions of his book, "Vaast Bin." An experience...
6:00pm - 7:30pm
LINK to Bowery Poetry Club INFO > > >

Sat 19 July... Providence, RI @ IndieArts Fest
day-long outdoor event in Burnside Park / Kennedy Plaza
Vendors, food, theater, film, etc, etc.
AREA C plays around 1pm

April 2008 SHOWS + EVENTS:

Fri 9 May... Providence, RI @ White Electric Coffee
w/ mem1, Shawn Greenlee + Freida Abtan
Special live video show.  Come early.
7pm EARLY SHOW / $donation$

Mission Moon: past, present, future
at the Museum of Natural History, Providence, RI
w/ new music composed by AREA C
April 12 – September 29, 2008 10am - 5pm daily
CD available at museum + on works page > > >

December 2007 SHOWS:

Fri 14 Dec... Providence, RI @ AS220
w/ the Glass Shivers & Nonloc
9pm / $6

Sat 1 Dec... Albany, NY
w/ Michael Peters @ the Behind the Egg Series
The Capital District Federation of Ideas
383.5 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY

November 2007 SHOWS:
Fri 9 Nov... alt-SPACE @ Cormack Planetarium with MEM1
Sat 17 Nov... alt-SPACE @ Cormack Planetarium with Black Forest / Black Sea

September 2007:
8 Saturday 1pm...Machines with Magnets...Pawtucket, RI
All day music/art fest for MWM 1st year anniversary

F Sept 28 ... Pixilerations Fest. - 10pm w/ video by E.Gould
S Sept 29 ... Pixilerations Festival - 10pm

July 2007:
East Coast tour dates w/Eyes Like Saucers

S July 7 ... Boston, MA live radio show on WMBR
M July 9 ... Somerville, MA @ PAs Lounge
T July 10 ... Providence, RI @ White Electric Coffee
W July 11 ... Brooklyn, NY @ Monkeytown
T July 12 ... Brooklyn, NY @ the Schoolhouse
F July 13 ... Philadelphia, PA @ Big Jar Books
S July 14 ... Baltimore, MD - TBD

M July 16 ... Portland, ME - Strange Maine
T July 17 ... Need a show!!! Please contact us (below)
W July 18 ... East Hampton, MA @ Time Machine Rec.
T July 19 ... Ithaca, NY @ No Radio Records
F July 20 ... Rochester, NY @ A/V Space

June 2007:
11...AS220 w/ Shawn Greenee...Providence, RI

May 2007:
07...Cormack Planetarium...Providence, RI
15...Cormack Planetarium...Providence, RI
26...Eye Ear Nose Throat Fest...AS220...Providence, RI

April 2007:
19...Cormack Planetarium...Providence, RI
21...Cormack Planetarium...Providence, RI

March 2007:
28...AS220...Providence, RI
30...Eagles Nest...Northampton, MA

If you are interested in booking AREA C, please email: info [at] areacmusic.com