Philip White (US)
Philip White + Taylor Levine
Philip White and Taylor Levine collaborate on new works for electronics and guitar. With an array of homemade feedback circuits, distortion pedals, sequencers and ring mods, Levine and White produce visceral minimalist noise.
Taylor Levine is a guitarist in the NYC area. He is the founder & co-director of Dither, an electric guitar quartet.
He has worked with Bang On A Can, Signal Ensemble, Tyondai Braxton, Ethel, Blarvuster, New York City Opera, New World Symphony, Ridge Theater, Wordless Music, Newband, Meredith Monk, Elliott Sharp, Mark Stewart, and the Dutch dance company Emio Greco-PC.
Levine’s performances have opened him to an international community, which includes the United Kingdom, China, Italy, Netherlands and France. He also pursues an active role as an educator in the NYC area. He studied at The Manhattan School of Music and The Amsterdam Conservatory. Taylor currently resides in Manhattan.
Philip White‘s performances center on a non-linear feedback system, which consists of a mixer and several homemade circuits. In addition to his work with analog and digital electronics, White has written extensively for chamber ensembles and created a large body of intermedia pieces that explore meaning in information transmission.
Currrent projects include thenumber46 (with Suzanne Thorpe), with chuck johnson with philip white and collaborations with Ted Hearne, Taylor Levine and Phil Stearns. Recent performances/exhibitions include Diapason (NYC), ISSUE Project Room (NYC), The Stone (NYC), Sonic Circuits (DC), Redux New Media Festival (Charleston, SC), Galerie Neurotitan (Berlin), Princeton University, Bent Festival 2010, NYCEMF 2010, Floating Points Festival 2010 and a featured spot on free103.9.org. He has performed with Toshimaru Nakamura, Gene Coleman, Kenta Nagai, ADACHI Tomomi, MV Carbon, Michael Schumacher and Nisi Jacobs. He has received grants form Meet The Composer and Electronic Music Foundation.
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