Graduate Lecture Series
Bevin Kelley (Blevin Blectum)
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 8:00pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
Bevin Kelley is an electronic music/multimedia composer-performer. She is half of the e-music duo Blectum from Blechdom (which was awarded the Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction for digital music in 2001) with Kristin Erickson, and was one quarter of the audio-video band Sagan (with Wobbly, Lesser, and Ryan Junell). She is also a participant in Activating the Medium, an annual showcase for innovative sound artists.
Over the past decade, she has released four critically acclaimed solo albums under the Blevin Blectum nom de guerre, and many more in collaboration. A new solo release, EMBLEM ALBUM, is slated for 2012. She continues to perform extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Her sound has been applied to: FurReal toys, the Welsh variant of MTV’s Jackass, videos for Omar Salazar Nike Skateboarding, and theater productions of Providence-based playwright Theo Goodell. Bevin lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where she is a third-year PhD student in Brown University’s Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments (MEME) program.
Blevin Blectum will also be performing at SFAI as part of 23five Incorporated’s fifteenth Activating the Medium festival on April 21 at 8:00 pm.