kbdnr

About

BIO

Kevin Bednar is an experimental sound artist and programmer whose output ranges from ambient soundscapes to mangled percussion. As a software engineer by trade, Spednar performances are comprised primarily of live-coded concepts using the tidalcycles system. Other FOSS software such as puredata, DIN is Noise, and other experimental software packages are often known to make appearances.

In 2018, he began developing and performing with a custom software package ‘Audiot’ along with Danielle Rager. Kevin is a co-founder of Cosmic Sound, a Pittsburgh-based online radio station and event production collective. He has recently helped to create the BXC Collective and Live Code Pittsburgh groups.

RELEASES

ALBUMS/EPS

COMPILATIONS

REMIXES

CURATION

  • COSMIC SOUND (2014 -)
  • BXC COLLECTIVE (2017 -)
  • SEP 16 2017 - PITTSBURGH ALGORAVE (PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST, PIERCE STUDIOS, PGH)
  • MAR 31 2017 - MUSICSPACE (PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST, SPACE GALLERIES, PGH)
  • NOV 12 2016 - ERRATA//DATA (PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST, WOOD STREET GALLERIES, PGH)
  • OCT 7 2016 - VIA FESTIVAL NOISE SHOWCASE (BUNKER PROJECTS, PGH)

INSTALLATION

TALKS/SEMINARS

  • MAY 13 2019 - Tidalcycles Overview with Pittsburgh Functional Programming Meetup (Code & Supply, PGH)
  • APR 19 2017 - LIVE CODING PERFORMANCE & PERCEPTION (CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, PGH)
  • DEC 10 2014 - PITTSBURGH PRODUCERS MEETUP (BRILLOBOX, PGH)

PRESS