World premiere of the new trio ENOUGH!!!: CM von Hausswolff, Jason Lescalleet and Joachim Nordwall.
The first performance of Robert Ashley’s Vidas Perfectas, the Spanish-language version of the ground-breaking opera Perfect Lives (1983) directed by Alex Waterman, premieres at the Irondale Theater in Brooklyn. Starring Ned Sublette with Elio Villafranca and music produced by Peter Gordon.
Okkyung Lee has developed her own voice in a contemporary cello performance, improvisation and composition. Using her solid classical training as a springboard, she incorporates jazz, sounds, Korean traditional and pop music, and noise with extended techniques to create her unique blend of music.
Darmstadt: Essential Repertoire closes with the seventh annual performance of Terry Riley's minimalist classic, and instigator of a musical movement, "In C." The piece will be performed in true Darmstadt fashion, amplified and backed by former Swans drummer and La Monte Young collaborator Jonathan Kane.
Karlheinz Stockhausen's last piece of electronic music, Cosmic Pulses, will have its NY premiere as part of the fourth annual Darmstadt: Essential Repertoire Festival. With an 8-channel sound system surrounding the audience, Cosmic Pulses is a behemoth, more sonic roller coaster than traditional concert piece.
Ensemble Sospeso plays Morton Feldman’s three-hour duet for flute and keyboards, For Christian Wolff. An “extended waking dream,” it is generally regarded as the most austere of Feldman’s late works, fantastically quiet, full of pitches and yet somehow never quite emerging from a perpetual state of almost-being.
This two-night program feature a huge lineup of some of Sweden’s most exciting experimental musicians. Performances will include collaborations between U.S. and Swedish artists. This night features The Skull Defekts, Mats Gustafsson, Ikue Mori + Ida Lunden, CM von Hausswolff, and Mats Lindström + Anna Koch.
This two-night program feature a huge lineup of some of Sweden’s most exciting experimental musicians. Performances will include collaborations between U.S. and Swedish artists. The first night features The Magic State, Sewer Election, Hanna Hartmann, Altar of Flies, Kathy Hinde + Daniel Skoglund, and Leif Elggren.
Backbreakerneckbrace is a collaborative effort between video artist Dawn Bendick and audio/visual artist Michael Haleta. Timing and synchronization are key elements in their work placing the audio and visuals in a constant exchange of information within pre-composed time constraints.
A multi-sensory film+art+science extravaganza, based on the work of neuro-philosopher Dan Lloyd's research converting brain activity into musical scores. A collaboration between Lloyd, composer Aaron Einbond, filmmaker Elisa Da Prato, and neuroscientist Zoran Josipovic. Yarn/Wire and Maria Chavez perform.
Come celebrate the spirit of literary independence with The Old American Can Factory indie presses. The event will feature Akashic Books, Archipelago Books, Habitus, One Story, and Ugly Duckling Presse. Enjoy drinks, refreshments, and music.
Performed by performed by Lois Svard and Olivia Block, Ear-Walking Woman, for prepared piano and adventurous pianist, is an open-ended exploration; the piece determines which “tools” are used in each section, and the pianist is asked to listen closely to the sounds created by each action.