telephone by ariana reines  music and sound design by mike vernusky photo: khristián méndez  news below:

telephone by ariana reines

music and sound design by mike vernusky
photo: khristián méndez

news below:

|  2018 |   

  • 06/01: Vernusky is a featured composer at the 11th Sonic Arts Summer Festival in Corfu, Greece. Details forthcoming.
  • 05/15: Inaugural workshop for The Holy Sea: Live, for 4 actors and electronic sound at Central Presbyterian Church.
  • 03/17: Phonography session #132: the sights, sounds, and culture of Nagano and Tokyo, Japan.
  • 02/23-26: Mike Vernusky is sound designing Adam R. Burnett's Mammoth, showing at SAC Blackbox at The University of Texas at Austin.
  • 02/13-16: Big Iron Fires chosen for Best of the Week at FronteraFest Austin and has received two additional performances.
  • 02/10: Big Iron Fires chosen for Best of the Night at FronteraFest Austin and will receive an additional performance.
  • 02/09: Premiere: sound design for Greg Romero's play Big Iron Fires, showing at FronteraFest Austin at Hyde Park Theater.
  • 01/21: A new collaborative work for field sound from South Africa and live clarinet featuring Vicki Hallet (Melbourne), has been released on FMA. Link here.

|  2017 |   

  • 11/16: Mike Vernusky is joining Francisco López for the 2017 Sonic Mmabolela field listening expedition in Limpopo, South Africa.
  • 11/14: Phonography session #131: the sights, sounds, and culture of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 10/09: Vernusky is performing sounds of The Holy Sea with live electronics with Abinadi Meza at the Me-Mer-Mo series at The Volstead in Austin.
  • 10/06: Music & sound design for Ariana Reines' play Telephone, directed by Khristian Méndez, showing October 6-8 at The University of Texas at Austin. 
  • 09/23: H.O.M.E. is screening at the Georgia Latino Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 09/02: Vernusky is performing sounds of The Holy Sea with live electronics with Abinadi Meza, at the Museum of Human Achievement in Austin.
  • 6/04: H.O.M.E. is screening at the Festival Int'l de Cine Cuenca, Ecuador.
  • 6/01: Phonography session #130: The sights, sounds, and culture of Oslo & rural Norway.
  • 5/18: H.O.M.E. receives its spotlight screening at The Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
  • 4/19: H.O.M.E. is being screened at the Festival Int'l de Cine de Gibara, Holguín, Cuba.
  • 3/26: H.O.M.E. is screening at The North Hollywood CineFest, Laemmle Noho Theater.
  • 2/24: Mike is a guest composer at the Sound and Music in Documentary Film Symposium at The Univ. of Huddersfield, UK.
  • 2/24: U.K. premiere of Dallas on the 48-channel HISS Loudspeaker Orchestra at The University of Huddersfield, UK.
  • 2/17: Mike is a guest composer at the TransX Transmission Art Symposium, Toronto, Canada. 
  • 2/17: Excerpts of The Holy Sea will be presented at the TransX Transmission Art Symposium, Geary Lane, Toronto 

|  2016 |

  • 12/03: Premiere of new a/v work Carnivale (video by D. Maldonado) at Art for Progress showcase: Miami Art Basel.
  • 11/11: Vernusky is an invited artist at The National Arts Marketing Project in Austin, Texas.
  • 10/24: H.O.M.E. is screening at the Violet Crown Cinema in Austin.
  • 10/2: Sant Andreu de la Barcelona Film Festival: H.O.M.E. - sound design & music by Vernusky.
  • 9/29: Thou was performed at the 2016 MUSLAB Int'l Music Festival of Mexico City.
  • 9/18: San Francisco Latino Film Festival: H.O.M.E.
  • 8/12: Queens World Film Festival Encore Series: H.O.M.E.
  • 7/04: Becomes Wing Life officially released on iTunes and other online channels. Listen here
  • 6/16: New Jersey International Film Festival: H.O.M.E.
  • 6/01: Radio Ghosts is the monthly feature on The Cutty Strange radio show, on WGXC 90.7-FM in upstate NY.
  • 5/14: Vernusky is a guest on the DriveTime Underground radio show on Resonance FM, London.
  • 5/13: AudibleVisions: Episode 21: The Hidden is screening at St James Hatcham Church, Goldsmiths, London.
  • 5/11: Invited composer and presenter at the AudibleVisions conference at Goldsmiths University of London, England.
  • 5/8: H.O.M.E. received the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at Cine Las Americas IFF.
  • 5/7: Cine Las Americas Film Fest, H.O.M.E., musical sound design by Vernusky, Salvage Vanguard Theater.
  • 5/6: Echofluxx 15 Festival of experimental digital art, Paralelní Polis, Prague, Czech Republic, Episode #21: The Hidden.
  • 4/15: Manhattan Film Festival, Cinema Village Theater, NYC - H.O.M.E.
  • 4/13: Rome Media Art Festival at MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts. Episode #21: The Hidden.
  • 4/14-17: CollaborAction in Chicago: Installation of ekphrastic works for electronic sound featured at Mozawa's Y-Portraits 2.0 showcase.
  • 4/01-10: Location sound and field recording of the sites, sounds, and culture of southern Brazil: Morretes, Foz do Iguaçu, and Tupassí.
  • 3/20: Queens World Film Festival, NYC -  H.O.M.E. - Winner, Best Narrative Feature. 
  • 3/19: Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NYC, Official World Premiere of the film H.O.M.E.
  • January - Vernusky is an invited composer for the Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Contemporary Music Residency on the island of Madeira:
        - Performance of work Tanah for flutes and electronic sound, by Richard Craig (Scotland) at the John dos Passos Cultural Centre.
        - World Premiere of the violin solo Drawn into the Sea by Karin Hellqvist (Sweden/Norway) also at the Passos Cultural Centre.
        - Phonography Session #130: the sights, sounds and culture of Funchal and Ponta do Sol, Madeira.

    |  2015  |
  • Online premiere of A Christmas Gathering, new work for found vinyl and electronics. 
  • Episode #21: The Hidden is a finalist in the Audience Award's Super 8mm Filmmaker challenge. 
  • Phonography Session #129: sites, sounds and audio-cultural landscapes of Mexico City.
  • A new large-scale work in development, A Christmas Gathering, for turntable, found Christmas sound objects, and electronic sound.
  • Vernusky is a resident artist and presenter for The Episodes at the Festival Internacional de Música Experimental in São Paolo, Brazil.
  • Premiere of a new work, 'Tuning the Moment' at Open Secret Studios, at the Y-Portraits gallery showcase in Chicago.
  • Mike is an invited composer for the Mise-En Music festival in June in NYC, where my piece Thou will be performed.
  • Mike has been invited to create a sonic portrait for the Mozawa group's upcoming gallery installation, Y-Portraits, debuting this Spring in Chicago.  
  • Recording classical guitar, piano, moog and harmonium for Cory Allen's latest iteration in The Great Order album series. 
  • HOME pt. 1 is screening at the 30th FICG Festival Internacional de Cine in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • Vernusky's collaborative work The Episodes (with Daniel Maldonado) is featured in Creative Capital's "On Our Radar" program. 
  • Final film scoring & sound design sessions for HOME, directed by Daniel Maldonado. 
  • Phonography Session #128: Subways of New York City and the streets of Queens. 

          |  2014  |

  • October - Mike is performing live electronics alongside Yumi Kurosawa (koto) for Fallen, presented by the Mozawa group in Chicago. 
  • November - Thou is being performed at the Escucha Errante festival in Bilbao, Spain. 
  • Mastering sessions for MEDINA at Altered Ear Studios. 
  • Phonography Session #127: the sounds, culture & sonic landscape of Tokyo.
  • September - Phonography session #126: the sounds, culture & sonic landscape of Hong Kong and Kowloon Bay. 
  • August - Novo Fogo audio mastering sessions. 
  • Early music recording sessions with soprano Meredith Ruduski and Stephanie Prewitt, alto. 
  • July - Early music recording sessions with Meredith Ruduski, soprano. 
  • June - Phonography Session #126: Gray Wolf Ranch, Boerne, TX 
  • May - Studio session with gambaist Jane Leggiero for upcoming project for viola de gamba and early instruments. 
  • April - Creative sessions in music branding with Novo Fogo. 
  • Phonography Session #125: the sounds, culture & landscape of Marrakech. 
  • February - Soundscape work, Nanzen-ji Gate, is being installed in the taxis of the Marrakech Biennale. 
  • January -Vernusky will be performing electronic sound alongside koto player Yumi Kurasawa in Mozawa's adaptation of Roshomon: FALLEN. Outerspace, Chicago 

         |  2013  |

  • Theatre collaboration with Greg Romero, The Babel Project for 10 actors and electronic sound is being performed at Towson University. 
  • Thou will be performed at the 47th Edition of the Autumn Contemporary Music Festival in Cluj, Romania. 
  • Becomes Wing Life is a featured track on the Wire Tapper CD, included with every issue of Wire Magazine this month.
  • Mastering sessions for the upcoming album Becomes Wing Life at Altered Ear Studios. 
  • Vernusky's phonographic work The Holy Sea has been featured in Creative Capital's "On Our Radar" program. 
  • Phonography session #122: the rain forests, sites, and sounds of San Juan, Puerto Rico. 
  • Episode #22: Missing  is being performed at the Sonic Circuits Festival in DC. 
  • The Hidden is a featured installation at the Qubit Noise Festival at CSV in NY. 
  • A sneak peak of HOME: Part 1, is screening at Culturefix in NYC.
  • Means and Meditations is a finalist in the Fresh Minds Music Festival at Texas A&M.
  • Cory Allen's new ensemble work, The Great Order, is released on Quiet Design. Limited edition clear vinyl which features Vernusky on bowed classical guitar. 
  • The latest work with playwright Greg Romero, The Babel Project, is a finalist in the 2013 Source Festival in DC. 
  • Film score and sound design sessions with the feature film H.O.M.E. Part 1, directed by Daniel Maldonado.