Sergei Tcherepnin w/ Lucy Dodd: “Tropical Year Zero”

Thu, December 20, 2012 - 8:00pm
Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew, 520 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn

Artist and musician Sergei Tcherepnin constructs temporary architectural interventions that push phenomena of the sonorous towards the haptic. Through performance, composition, and installation, he explores the materiality of sound and its physical and psychological effects on the listener. For the final installment of his residency at ISSUE Project Room, Tcherepnin and artist Lucy Dodd present Tropical Year Zero, a sonic dramaturgy marking the end of the Mayan k’atun cycles.

the night of b'ak'tun 13

on the surface of Nibiru we will massage the planet with our feet

welcome to the age of aquarius with a peace treaty for the new era

come feel the tickle of the serpents' sonic tongues in your rear

Sergei Tcherepnin is a Brooklyn-based artist who uses performance, composition, and installation to explore the materiality of sound and its physical and psychological effects on the listener. He has performed throughout NYC as an improviser with piano and modular synthesizer at venues such as the Stone, Roulette, Abrons Art Center, the Whitney Museum, the Tank, Douglas Street Music Collective, Paris London West Nile, and i-Beam Brooklyn. His compositions have been performed by ensembles such as Transit, Da Capo Chamber Players, St Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, American Wind Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, at spaces such as Merkin Hall, Cami Hall, Dia:Beacon, Chelsea Art Museum, Diapason Gallery, Louis Kahn’s “Point Counterpoint II,” National Youth Olympic Stadium (Tokyo), Moscow Composers Union Concert Hall, St. Petersburg Composers Union Concert Hall, and the Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College. His multi-channel performances and installations have been mounted at Audio Visual Arts, Societé (Berlin), Casey Kaplan Gallery, 47 Canal, and Recess Art.

Lucy Dodd was born in 1981 in Garden City, New York. Dodd received her BFA from Art Center College of Design in 2004 and her MFA from Bard College in 2011. Dodd has been featured in numerous group shows both nationally and internationally, including Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Meyer Kainer, Vienna; and Balice Hertling & Lewis, New York. Dodd had her first solo show at ProChoice in Vienna in 2010, and, together with Sergei Tcherepnin, she was part of Performa 11 in New York in 2011.

Established in 2006, ISSUE's AIR program provides emerging artists with a 3-month residency including rehearsal space, production, curatorial, and pr/marketing support to create new works, to reach the next stage in their artistic development, and gain exposure to a broad public audience. ISSUE’s Artist-in-Residence program is made possible, in part, through generous support from the Jerome Foundation, the Suzanne Fiol Memorial Fund, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York’s 62 counties.