ISSUE & Representing NYC host an evening of innovative performance by New Yorkers ages 5 to 75. Students hailing from Bedstuy, Bushwick, Corona, and Elmhurst, present performance works developed at the Arts and Literacy after school program, joined by Charles Gayle, Mantra Percussion, Nuit Blanche, and ESP TV.
Guitarist Alan Licht and percussionist Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) celebrate the release of their debut album "We Thought We Could Do Anything". Outstanding improvisors and guitarists Mary Halvorson and Joe Morris perform duo.
An evening exploring relationships of wind and electronics: Chicago's Coppice uncover sonic textures and compositional ideas peculiar to their unique setup of bellows and electronics. They are joined by Anne Guthrie and Richard Kamerman, a compositional collaborative whose long-form works emerged recently via ErstAEU.
ISSUE Project Room hosts a very special benefit party and concert to support 3 Operas by legendary American composer Robert Ashley, to premiere this April at the Whitney Biennial. Peter Gordon, Ned Sublette, Elio Villafranca and Alex Waterman perform solo sets.
Chris Brown, piano, Suzanne Thorpe, flute, and Nate Wooley, trumpet, perform improvised electroacoustic music using timbres and textures that emerge from extended instrumental techniques and live electronic transformation. Composer Alexandra Gardner presents two compositions for solo instruments and electronics.
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn performs the World Premiere of four new works by young composers at the forefront of composition and improvisation: Eli Keszler, Catherine Lamb, Zach Layton, and Doron Sadja. Now in its third edition, this year's "String Theories" is presented in collaboration with Roulette.
UNSOUND OPENING NIGHT: Oren Ambarchi presents a live version of “Knots” featuring percussionist Joe Talia and violist James Rushford leading the Sinfonietta Cracovia players. Spanish computer-music outfit EVOL premiere a new reinterpretation of conceptual artist and composer Hanne Darboven's legendary piece "Opus 17a".
Unsound continues with a special presentation of Demdike Stare’s audio-visual work “Concealed”, as well as solo sets by Phill Niblock, one of the most preeminent composers of the American musical avantgarde, and Stara Rzeka, a key player in Poland’s experimental scene.
Unsound continues with an afternoon of unshrinking percussion music. Sean Meehan & Ben Manely, veterans of the NY scene since the 80s, improvise duo. Warsaw-based Hubert Zemler plays solo, crossing new music, world music and improvisation. Norway’s Håkon Stene performs works by Lars Petter Hagen and Michael Pisaro.
Unsound closes with a spotlight on Bocian Records. Kaptial merge electro-acoustics and psychedelic guitar. James Rushford & Joe Talia engage a palette of extended instrumental timbre and submerged synthesizers. Modular synth specialist Robert Piotrowicz and master drummer Paal Nilssen-Love play their first duo set.
David Grubbs reads from "Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording", his long-awaited study of the role of sound recordings in representing experimental music of the 1960s. Grubbs is joined in discussion by a "jukebox jury" including Branden W. Joseph, Lisa Kahlden, and Marina Rosenfeld.
ISSUE & Antholgy team up for an eclectic/electric evening with Jason Lescalleet, one of America’s most dedicated sound artists. Lescalleet commissioned 13 artists to create videos for the 13 tracks on the first disc of "Songs About Nothing", tonight features the audio-visual album plus shorts by collaborators.