This is excerpt (1/6) of Future Dream Transmissions performance 27.11.2011 at APosition 7 festival. St.Petersburg, Russia
Future Dream Transmissions is the collaboration of Masha Gitin (text, voice) and Dok Gregory (live electronics). An exploration/contemplation/communication of dreams from the future through present time exercises in text and sound.
Dok Gregory (Doktor23)
Dok has been composing, performing and recording experimental/electronic music since 1983. His current projects include Zero Gravity Thinkers (NYC, http://zgt.me) with Peter Principle/Zemi 17 and Silence Corporation (NYC/SPb, Russia) with Pavel Mikheev/Alexei Pliousnine/VJ Yuri Elik, and various guests. He has been a member of seminal NYC based audio visual group Amoeba Technology since 1997, toured and performed in festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and South America and had recorded works released in most of the same. Doks’ audio-visual works have been featured in programs at the Forum Des Images in Paris, Basel Art Fair in Switzerland, The Kitchen and Lincoln Center in NYC, to name a few. In 2007 he began work on the ISRS system (a shortwave radio synthesizer) and continues to research, develop and deploy the technology. Dok has also toured and collaborated extensively as a member of Incidence Transmission Network, Psychic TV, Akashic Currency Bureau, Trance Pop Loops and the Ransom Corps. For these performances, a VTOL* modular synthesizer system, theremin and analog synthesizer were used. He is and has been based in Brooklyn, N.Y. for the past 20 years, and is co-director of the 23 Windows Arts Collective with Zemi 17.
Masha Gitin (www.mashagitin.com) is a painter, muralist, and works with mixed media. She has exhibited her work and collaborations in various venues and galleries around NYC including the WAH center, and the Brooklyn museum. She lives in New York City and is a restoration and decorative artist. Some projects include: “Pop Up Pianos 2011″an outdoor installation with 88 pianos around New York City, featured in the New York Times, CBS and various media. The “Third Person Project”, a series of eleven collaborative murals shown in galleries in NYC, and Cologne, Germany.
Recently she began working with found text and phrase samples that explore a visual wall of pattern and information connected together through an exercise of selective association. Excerpts of these collages when read aloud, take on new aspects of meaning and form.
Masha’s collages and texts were the main source of visuals for this performance. Those visuals were prepared and performed by Yuri Elik, Russian visual artist and VJ (http://elik.radionoise.ru). Yuri has a long story of collaboration with Dok Gregory both in Russia and US, beginning with Amoeba Technology’s visit to Russia and Finland in 2005 and Group 2012’s visit to NYC in 2006, playing together in Silence Corporation, doing visuals for Zero Gravity Thinkers, and now for Future Dream Transmissions.