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Will Epstein: Oyster Bay

Floating Feedback Feeling

Will Epstein invited me to image process footage with the FEED video synth studio for the first track from his new album. Oyster Bay is an instant classic: the dreamy tones inspired sound-responsive tube camera feedback takes.

Will plays keys for Gryphon Rue's show at Roulette on March 1; Benton performs a multi-channel video mix.
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Two men perform AV with electronics, seen in soft focus against a wall-size projection of turbulent water
Benton C Bainbridge and Gryphon Rue play Radial at Fridman Gallery, 2022

rue + bainbridge PLAY Roulette

A new chapter for the music and light duo

Gryphon Rue featuring Benton C Bainbridge
Roulette
March 1, 2023

The sounds of artist and composer Gryphon Rue are constructed of complex patterns derived from singing saw, harmonium, and custom synthesizers, disclosing a fascination with electroacoustic mimetic potential—the ability to suggest biological actions, molecular events, possession, nourishment—and is above all, made with people’s pleasure in mind.

Rue has performed for half a decade with Benton C Bainbridge as the duo Rue Bainbridge; at Roulette, Bainbridge joins Rue and guest musicians to create a live video collage of elements from the artists' repertoire, including light drawings which Bainbridge has improvised with Rue.

Rue Bainbridge has performed and presented internationally at venues such as de Young Museum, The Hepworth Wakefield, The Shigeko Kubota Foundation, Hauser & Wirth, Pace Gallery, Roulette Mixology Festival, New Media Art & Sound Summit.

Rue’s latest album, A Spirit Appears to a Pair of Lovers, was released in August on Not Not Fun Records, and features ten videos made by eight intergenerational collaborators, including two by Bainbridge.

“it feels like going on a trip you may have taken before, albeit not in a long, long time … his sense of dynamics and texture revealing a finely honed craftsmanship.” –Pitchfork

Credits:
Benton C Bainbridge: visual performance
Will Epstein: keyboards
Susie Ibarra: percussion

A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch at link above or on Roulette's YouTube account.

Gryphon Rue [music] with Benton C Bainbridge [video]: Watercolor Virus, 2022

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A window display of media art at FEED shows over a dozen self-portraits displayed on multiple screens.
Lonely ROCKS at FEED, installation view, 2023

Lonely rocks

Collective Self-Portraiture

Lonely ROCKS: Season 0
January 1 - March 31, 2023
on view 24/7 from the street at
FEED | Erie, PA

Lonely ROCKS is a curatorial experiment that brings together Patrons and Curators to select the finest self-portrait media artworks. Experience all 110 artworks as ranked by the Patron House, as well as the 13 portraits selected by Curator House. Co-founded by Benton C Bainbridge and James McGirk.

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