MATA's Interval 7.1, co-curated by composer Ray Evanoff and pianist Mabel Kwan, presents a concert of adventurous solo works by six young composers exploring the keyboardist's tactile engagement with a wide range of instruments and compositions, negotiating the quirks, challenges, and limitations of each.
Yarn/Wire/Currents, a new collaboration of ISSUE and the acclaimed piano and percussion quartet Yarn/Wire, is initiated with the premiere of newly commissioned works for the ensemble by Berlin-based composers Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri and Thomas Meadowcroft.
Artist-In-Residence Jules Rosskam premieres a new collaboration with Madsen Minax, GHOST TRIP. A series of short videos features live musical accompaniment as both structured and improvisational responses to the visuals. Minax performs on a range of instruments, and facilitates the emergence of a makeshift chorus.
James Hoff debuts two new compositions for tuba and French horn exploring the concept of involuntary musical imagery, or earworms. Manipulated disco and pop songs are pitched, cut, and re-arranged into new works reflecting the cinematic character of the earworm phenomena in the original songs.
Ensemble Pamplemousse open their decennary season with a program focused on works by composers Alvin Lucier and Klaus Lang, who each use fabrics of heightened minimalism to create musical tapestries that invite the listener to rediscover the acoustic mechanics taken for granted in everyday experience.
The third Swedish Energies festival closes with more of Sweden's most progressive performers. With debut collaborations by Mats Lindström & Marina Rosenfeld, and Henrik Rylander & MV Carbon, plus the hypnotic Hanna Hartman, saxaphonist Mats Gustafsson, audio-visual duo The Space in Between, & DJ Lary 7.
The third Swedish Energies festival opens with a night of Sweden's fiercest experimental musicians. Featuring free improv by Drof Feiler, a first-ever collaboration of Kevin Drumm & Joachim Nordwall, avant-pop by Mariam Wallentin, composer Louise Magnusson, a tape piece by Rune Linblad, and DJ Genesis P-Orridge.
Now in its ninth year, Darmstadt's annual birthday concert has become a time-honored tradition. Terry Riley's 1964 masterwork is performed by new music legends including Joan La Barbara, Matana Roberts, Elliott Sharp, Joshua Rubin, Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim Harris, and members of So Percussion and Iktus percussion.
ISSUE and The Drawing Center present works by artists William Engelen and Aki Onda. Celebrated percussion ensemble Talujon perform Engelen’s recent work "Falten", a hybrid of score and sculpture. Percussionist Eli Keszler and the Ashcan Orchestra’s Pat Spadine perform Aki Onda’s "Damaged".
Tony Martin’s sturdy roots in light media go back to his compositions of the 60’s, with arrays of projection equipment as his instruments. Tonight ISSUE presents three works concentrating on Martin's signature real-time interactive conditions spanning 1966–present, featuring Lea Bertucci, Tom Artin, and Steve Cohn.
In celebration of the publication of STUDY, a collection of “poems on art” written from the 1980s to the present, ISSUE hosts an evening of readings by Yuko Otomo. The author is joined by members of the Ugly Duckling Press collective, past and present, and those who partook in the making of the book.
ISSUE’s benefit series honoring Kim Gordon closes in a night of two collaborative performances pairing Gordon with the acclaimed artist Jutta Koether and the fierce female industrial unit I.U.D., a power duo of Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) and Sadie Laska (Growing, Extreme Violence).