Julia Santoli in performance with Leila Bordreuil and Tamio Shiraishi at The Drawing Center this Thursday, September 13th at 6:30 pm

VCS alumna Julia Santoli just sent us an announcement of a performance she’s doing in collaboration with Leila Bordreuil and Tamio Shiraishi at The Drawing Center this Thursday evening. Here’s a full description from The Drawing Center’s website:



with Leila Bordreuil, Julia Santoli, and Tamio Shiraishi



Tickets $10 via Eventbrite here.

Cellist Leila Bordreuil, sound-artist Julia Santoli, and alto-saxophonist Tamio Shiraishi are longtime collaborators in duo and trio forms, pushing the boundaries of compositional structure and the sonic possibilities arising from voice, cello, and saxophone. Driven by a fierce interest in pure tone, inherent timbre, and the relationship between sound and space, the trio will deliver a piece in constant motion and in which musicality is founded upon architecture.

This event is part of a series at the intersection of music and performance, organized by Rosario Güiraldes, Assistant Curator.

Leila Bordreuil is a cellist and composer based in New York. She works in the realm of Noise music, improvisation, New Music, and sound-art. Her cello playing is often improvised, and mainly focuses on texture variations and a collage of phantom overtones and pitched utterances. Her composed works draw from a texture-based musical aesthetic, but also focus on the relationship between sound and space. In her site-specific electro-acoustic compositions, architecture is the foundation of the piece and musicality arises from an organized spacialization of sound.

Julia Santoli is a multimedia artist based in New York. Her work synthesizes image, gesture, and sound while navigating memory and presence—how past experience manifests in the present as ruins, and how these traces transform through mediation to/from the body within the ghost-nature of sound. Her explorations take the form of vocal performance and body-generated audio feedback, sonic installation, video, and prints. She completed her BFA from the School of Visual Arts (Visual and Critical Studies), and has presented performative and visual work throughout New York.

Tamio Shiraishi is a Japanese sax player based in New York. Tamio is an active participant in the avant-garde movement in Japan. He took part in the first generation of Fushitusha, the trio of Keiji Haino on guitar and voice, Chiyo Kamekawa on bass, and Ryosuke Kiyasu on drums. Tamio’s sax improvisation is quite different from jazz or “free” musical performance. His play is not as loud as typical avant-garde playing, rather, it emulates natural “noise” sounds, like those of wind and water.

Image: Leila Bordreuil, Void and Dismissal (created by Leila Bordreuil and Austin Julian), Issue Project Room, 2017, Photo by Cameron Kelly.

Visual & Critical Studies