Sergei Tcherepnin constructs temporary architectural interventions that push phenomena of the sonorous towards the haptic. 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 k’atun cycles.
"Nervous Magic Lantern" unravels an unexpected film before our eyes, without actors, without a plot, without celluloid or video. Ken and Flo Jacobs present live projections in a hallucinatory three-dimensional watching experience, with sound by Artist-in-Residence Aki Onda.
The second night of Swedish Energies includes Anastasia Ax, Erik Bünger, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Trepaneringsritualen, The Gagmen featuring Aaron Dilloway, Nate Young, and Joachim Nordwall, as well as a film by Lars Siltberg.
The first night of Swedish Energies features Christine Ödlund, Mats Lindström, Vinyl Terror & Horror with guest JG Thirlwell, Rolf Enström, and a duo performance by Aki Onda, and Lise-Lotte Norelius.
"In the Wan Light of Napalm and Moon" presents new research into the intersection of two old and ever-renewing histories: horror and capital. A collaboration w/ Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe AKA Lichens and an armoire, Williams sketches a secret hell of production and circulation, inspired by a Restoration Hardware catalog.
Hailing from Chicago, Zelienople have been etching out a place for themselves in the Windy City for fourteen years. In a rare New York appearance Zelienople teams up with Mind Over Mirrors to perform a live soundtrack to Donald Prokop’s film Gone. P. Spadine's Ashcan Orchestra open the evening.
Mind Over Mirrors, AKA harmoniumist/electronicist Jaime Fennelly, performs with dancer and musician Miguel Gutierrez. After four years of constant collaboration, trans-continental performance, cohabitation and detritus as Sabotage and The Powerful People, this evening marks their first duo performance in eight years.
Chimeras are integrated bodies that synthesize incompatible modalities, surpassing their respective particularities without fusing them, finding common ground, or reducing one to the other. In this performance Florian Hecker uses psychoacoustics to compose such creatures from readings of a libretto by Reza Negarestani.
For his final performance of the 2012 AIR series, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix will present selections from the ever-in-progress libretto for the opera "OIOION", including the poem "Stations of the Arkwork", which follows in the wake of his controversial 2009 essay "Transcendental Black Metal: A Vision of Apocalyptic Humanism".
Over the last few years, Sébastien Roux has worked with the principle of translation, using a pre-existent artworks as scores for a new works. For his installation at REVERSE, Roux presents a 9-channel collection of pieces based on Sol LeWitt's wall drawings.
Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fundraiser! Ed Osborn's "Albedo Prospect" is video installation considering the polar imaginary and its characteristic spatial and geographic disorientation. Projected as a video triptych, the work is a study of glacial landscapes in the Svalbard archipelago with 8 channel sound.
Composer and pianist Lubomyr Melnyk is the pioneer of Continuous Music— a piano technique he has developed since the 70s. Using extremely rapid notes and note-series to create a tapestry of sound, Continuous Muisic is based in the innovations of the minimalist composers, with its roots deeply planted in harmony.