Rupture: Material Landscape consists of a single video channel, presenting a moving image piece originating from treated and processed 16mm film. Accompanying the moving image presentation, Garet prepares an aleatoric sonic system based on sounds recorded from processed and modified audiocassette tapes.
Program includes: Tom Johnson, An Hour For Piano (1971) and Philip Glass, Knee Plays from Einstein on the Beach (1976). Line-up includes: Joseph Kubera (piano); Mary Rowell (violin, arrangements); Geoff Burleson and Joseph Kubera (organs); Eve Beglarian and Ekmeles vocal ensemble (voices).
The S.E.M. Ensemble demonstrates Stockhausen's role and influence in music of the late 50s and 60s, via the performance of three works from the early periods of John Cage, Christian Wolff and Petr Kotik.
Karlheinz Stockhausen's Gesang der Jünglinge (1955-56), in four-channel version prepared by Columbia's Computer Music Center, Kontakte (1958-60), and Mikrophonie (1964-65). Including a pre-concert recorded lecture (from 1960) by Stockhausen on his approach to electronic music.
This year’s Essential Repertoire festival kicks off with an evening of Luciano Berio’s first ten Sequenzas for solo instrument, noted for their virtuosic implementation of extended technique, performed by a generation-defining group of players in New York’s booming new music community.
Interdisciplinary artist Richard Garet presents AREAL, a new work for active listening, with further emphasis on physical reception by utilizing light and fog to activate ISSUE Project Room's environment. This presentation anticipates the publication of Richard Garet's AREAL by the West Coast media label 23Five Inc.
Minor Musics: Finland features a rare live Kemialliset Ystävät performance with New York collaborators Raphael Lyon (aka Mudboy), Samara Lubelski, Marcia Bassett, Michael Bernstein, Taylor Richardson, Tom Carter, Dave Nuss, and Pete Nolan.
The opening of our two-night showcase of experimental music from Finland features Kemialliset Ystävät's Jan Anderzén as Tomutonttu, and the US debut of Kiila, a six-piece psych-tinged folk rock band.
For this performance, Richard Garet presents the latest development of his Light Field video series. These works examine process, color, motion, digital glitches, RGB phenomena, afterimage, and the sensory gaps between the eye and the mind.
The third Artist-in-Residence performance by MV Carbon, featuring a duo with Brian Chase and a solo set with sculptural instrument-- a conceptual piece that explores the fluctuating facets of sentiment and nostalgia.
ISSUE Project Room presents Swans’ first NYC show in more than a decade at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple-- the loudest venue in the city-- in collaboration with Haunting The Chapel and the Blackened Music Series. Performance artist, harpist and accordionist Baby Dee opens.