Belgrade 19-22 April
Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)

22. April

Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)

Lee Ranaldo will have a lecture and a performance “Suspended guitar” within the day program in Kinoteka.

Musician, composer, visual artist, writer, producer. Founding member of Sonic Youth, from debut in 1981 thru demise in 2011 (30 years).

Recent solo albums include:
Between the Times and the Tides (2012) Matador
Last Night On Earth (2013) Matador
Acoustic Dust (2014) El Segell

with contributions from The Dust: Steve Shelley, Alan Licht and Tim Luntzel, as well as Nels Cline, John Medeski, Jim O’Rourke, Kathy Leiesen, Leah Singer, Bob Bert and Irwin Menken. Live dates both with The Dust and solo commenced in early 2012 and have continued in various far-flung spots around the globe since then… Currently working on new album project with Spanish producer Raul Refree Fernandez.

Continued works with partner Leah Singer (Sight Unseen; Contre Jour) have been large scale, multi projection, often quadraphonic sound + light events, w Lee performing ‘suspended guitar phenomena’ in various locations around the world (recently: China, Australia, Iceland, Greece).

Orchestral Composition “Hurricane Transcriptions” based on wind sounds recorded during Hurricane Sandy Oct 2013 performed by Kaleidoskop Ensemble (Berlin) at Holland Festival (June 2013) and by Ensemble Offspring (Sydney) at Sydney Festival (January 2014). A newly-realized quartet version of this work will be performed with Dither Quartet (Brooklyn) in 2015.

Also continued work with Glacial Trio (with David Watson and Tony Buck) and Text of Light Group (with Alan Licht and Ulrich Krieger), which improvises to films by Stan Brakhage. Leeʼs artworks and videos have been on view in the past couple years in gallery and museum shows in Porto, Halifax, Miami, Tampa, Vienna, Prague, Gent, Bratislava, Auckland, Salt Lake City and in Brooklyn and most recently at the VOLTA fair in Manhattan in 2015.

Artist-in-Residence: CNEAI, Paris (2007, 2008); NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2013); Villa Arson, Nice, France (2014).

Sonic Youthʼs most recent recordings:
Simon Werner a Desparu, (a film soundtrack) [SYR9, 2011]
Smart Bar Chicago 1985 (live archive) [Goofin’, 2013].

Most recent books:
Against Refusing [Waterrow Press 2010]
How Not To Get Played On The Radio [SoundBarn 2011].
A compendium of writings 1995-2015 is currently in the works.
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