Satellite music series: C. Spencer Yeh

March 7, 2019 00:29:19

Sanna Almajedi speaks with C. Spencer Yeh following his Satellite music series performance at Bar Laika. 

C. Spencer Yeh is recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as an artist, improviser, and composer, as well his music project Burning Star Core. Originally conceived in 1993 in Cincinnati, the project was known for its unique blend of musique concrète, ambient, drone, and psychedelic music. His recent solo albums Solo Voice I-X (2015) and The RCA Mark II (2018) were published by Primary Information. His video works are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix. Recent exhibitions and presentations of his work include Shocking Asia at Empty Gallery, Hong Kong; Two Workaround Works Around Calder at the Whitney Museum, New York; Modern Mondays at MoMA, New York; and Tony Conrad Tribute at Atelier Nord/Ultima Festival, Oslo. 


Satellite is a monthly experimental music series organized by Sanna Almajedi at Bar Laika by e-flux.

Music clips in order heard:

(1) C. Spencer Yeh, “SOLO VOICE LIVE,” from a performance of the album, December 2015 in Chicago at the Option series, Experimental Sound Studios.

(2) CS Yeh, “I Can Read Your Mind,” from the album “Transitions” (on De Stijl label).

(3) Burning Star Core, “Benjamin,” from the album “The Very Heart of the World.”

Also mentioned: 

Spectacle Theatre, a collectively run screening space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)’s exhibition, The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging, is on view May 2–September 15, 2019 in New York.


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