Pages Featuring

James Rushford

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James Rushford

Vito Ricci

Ora Clementi: crys cole & James Rushford / Vito Ricci

Tue 11 Aug, 2015, 8pm,
Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

Ora Clementi play with subtleties of sensory perception, invoking a dreamlike context that hovers between musical performance and pure abstraction. Vito Ricci combines his recordings with live sound, performing on computer, modular, and “wrench guitar” with special guests Lise Vachon and Steve Dalachinsky.

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David Behrman by Mary Lucier

Tectonics Festival New York 2015

David Behrman, James Rushford & Klaus Lang, Julius Eastman, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Barbara Monk Feldman, John McGuire

Fri 08 May, 2015, 8pm,
Abrons Art Center: 466 Grand St., NYC 10002

David Behrman presents his classic "Wave Train" and the ensemble work "Long Throw." James Rushford & Klaus Lang play a first-time duo. A solo program by Joseph Kubera includes works by Julius Eastman, Chiyoko Szlavnics, and Barbara Monk Feldman. Beth Griffith sings work by “postminimalist” John McGuire.

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Nate Young, courtesy artist.

Tectonics Festival New York 2015

Works by Nate Young & Mario Diaz de Leon, Klaus Lang, Morton Feldman & Annea Lockwood

Thu 07 May, 2015, 8pm,
First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn 11201

Tectonics Festival opens at the First Unitarian church, utilizing their pipe organ in works by Klaus Lang, as well as Feldman performed by James Rushford. Yarn/Wire play works of Lang and Annea Lockwood. Nate Young of Wolf Eyes and Mario Diaz de Leon premiere a newly commissioned collaboration for large ensemble.

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Henning Christiansen by York Wegerhoff

Henning Christiansen's "Fluxorum Organum" for pipe organ, performed by James Rushford

Thu 23 Apr, 2015, 8pm,
First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn 11201

James Rushford performs "Fluxorum Organum", an overlooked and mesmerizing durational work for solo organ by late Danish artist Henning Christiansen. Originally composed to accompany Joseph Beuys's 1967 action "Eurasienstab", Rushford interprets the mammoth score in its purest form, as an unaccompanied solo piece.

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Kye Showcase

Ongoing Series

A 2-night spotlight on Graham Lambkin's Kye label features Call Back the Giants, Malcolm Goldstein, Matt Krefting, Vanessa Rossetto, James Rushford and Lambkin— who also presents a tape work by Henning Christiansen. Performances weave together concepts from the sonic and visual arts, as well as sounds of the everyday.

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Henning Christiansen, Aachen, Germany, 1989

Kye Showcase

Malcolm Goldstein, Graham Lambkin & James Rushford, Henning Christiansen

Sun 26 Oct, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Our two-night spotlight on the Kye record label closes with a solo performance by improvising violinist Malcolm Goldstein, and Kye label-head Graham Lambkin duo with James Rushford. Lambkin also presents a tape piece by Henning Christiansen, a Danish composer and an active member of the Fluxus-movement.

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Oren Ambarchi's "Knots"

The US premiere of Oren Ambarchi's "Knots", live at ISSUE Project Room as part of UNSOUND Festival NY, April 2014. With Sinfonietta Cracovia players, Oren Ambarchi, guitar; Joe Talia, drums, Crys Cole, contact mics & spring; James Rushford, viola & conductor; Erkki Veltheim, violin; Judith Hamann, cello.

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Joe Talia and James Rushford by Unremarkable Garden

Unsound Festival NY 2014

Bocian Showcase: Paal Nilssen-Love / James Rushford & Joe Talia / Kapital

Sun 06 Apr, 2014, 6pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Unsound closes with a spotlight on Bocian Records. Kaptial merge electro-acoustics and psychedelic guitar. James Rushford & Joe Talia engage a palette of extended instrumental timbre and submerged synthesizers. Master Norwegian free jazz drummer Paal Nilssen-Love plays solo.

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Oren Ambarchi by Bradley Buehring

Unsound Festival NY 2014

Oren Ambarchi: Knots / EVOL play Hanne Darboven

Wed 02 Apr, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

UNSOUND OPENING NIGHT: Oren Ambarchi presents a live version of “Knots” featuring percussionist Joe Talia and violist James Rushford leading the Sinfonietta Cracovia players. Spanish computer-music outfit EVOL premiere a new reinterpretation of conceptual artist and composer Hanne Darboven's legendary piece "Opus 17a".

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