Ben Vida (b. 1974, Dubuque, IA) is a Brooklyn based artist and composer. He has been an active member of the international experimental music community for the past seventeen years with a long list of collaborations, bands and releases to his credit. In the mid 90’s he co-founded the group Town and Country and has worked as a solo artist under his own name and as Bird Show with releases on such labels as PAN, Alku, Thrill Jockey, Drag City, Amish, Bottrop-Boy, Hapna and Kranky. He has presented his work in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, South Korea and Japan. Recent activates include performances at the Kitchen, NYC with David Behrman, the debut of the Tyondai Braxton/Ben Vida Duo at the Sacrum Profamun festival in Krakow, solo performances at Electrónica en Abril festival in Madrid and Akousma Festival in Montreal. Ben exhibition, Slipping Control, was presented at Audio Visual Arts in Manhattan, NY this past spring. He is a 2013 Artist In Residency at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn and at The Clocktower in Manhattan.
- Thu. Nov 21, 9:00 pm