Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Upcoming Public Programs


Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Description: Join us for a live virtual performance with composer, improviser and artist, Ben Vida.


His work focuses on the use of electronics and voices as well as compositions for ensembles. Vida also produces electronic pieces that demonstrate his interests in musique concrete and sound syntheses. In the mid-1990s he co-founded the minimalist quartet Town & Country and released solo records under the moniker Bird Show. He has worked with numerous labels including Shelter Press, PAN and Kranky. His videos and works on paper have been exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States and Europe. Since 2018 he has taught at Brooklyn College in their Sonic Arts MFA.

His projects have been presented widely in venues such as the Guggenheim, NYC; Centro Pecci in Prato, Italy; STUK in Leuven, Belgium; the MCA, Chicago; The ICA, London; The Kitchen, NYC; Performa Biennial, NYC; EMPAC, Troy, NY; Leap Gallery, Berlin; Lampo, Chicago; Cricoteka Museum, Kraków, Poland; the Sydney Opera House; Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; Borderline Festival, Athens, Greece; the Royal Festival Hall, London; INA/GRM, Paris and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY.

Vida’s work has been featured in Artforum, Modern Painters, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Art Review, Wire Magazine, The Creators Project, WIRED Magazine among others.

Recent projects include a collaboration with YarnWire and vocalist Nina Dante premiered through Lampo at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago and the release of a new LP by his duo with Marina Rosenfeld.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 S. 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130