Bevin Kelley

Art Discipline: 
Providence, RI
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Aug 25, 2008 to Sep 5, 2008

Blevin Blectum (born Bevin Kelley) is an electronic musician, composer and sound designer. Recently relocated from industrial Oakland, California, to the humid lovecraftian greenery of Providence, Rhode Island, Blevin releases her fourth solo album, GULAR FLUTTER, on an unsuspecting public via the AAGOO label (New York) on July 2nd 2008. Live performances of GULAR FLUTTER incorporate live electronic music (Blevin Blectum) and accompanying video (Blevin Blectum and Ryan Junell). 

Bevin also performs and composes as one half of the recently reunited groundbreaking digital duo Blectum From Blechdom (with Kristin Erickson), recipients of the 2001 Ars Electronica Award of Distinction in Digital Musics (for their album "The Messy Jesse Fiesta"). She moonlights with audio/video band SAGAN alongside her husband and fellow e-musician Lesser, keyboardist Wobbly, and video artiste Ryan Junell. She has released numerous CDs/DVDs/Vinyl with Blectum from Blechdom and with Sagan. 

Bevin produces continued electronics "with a more oblique slant on the basic BFB sensation of things-not-quite-right-here, clanking, creaking grooves and anti-grooves as a coal-powered spacecraft from some sonic-space steampunk parallel universe potentiality, puffing and straining as it struggles to reach escape velocity, chopped, noise-reduced and timed/diluted/stretched to the breaking/boiling point". 

Bevin holds degrees in English and Violin from Oberlin College/Conservatory, and a masters in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College. She is a licensed and registered veterinary nurse specializing in avian medicine. She was the recipient of a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, California. She has toured extensively through the USA and Europe since 1998. In 1999 she was the winner of the 1999 New Langton Arts Music award for her first solo CD "Pirate Planets" on the Phthalo label (Los Angeles). Her second and third albums, "Talon Slalom" (2004) on Deluxe Records, and "Magic Maple" (2006) on the Praemedia label, were greeted with much critical acclaim.