After 9 Evenings: Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida

From September 25 to October 1, 2016 ISSUE Project Room presents After 9 Evenings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, a dynamic series of performances, talks, screenings, and workshops to mark the 50th anniversary of 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering (1966).

The duo of composer and turntable artist Marina Rosenfeld and analog synth innovator Ben Vida reprise their improvisational collaboration first presented during Vida’s 2013 ISSUE residency.

Marina Rosenfeld is a New York-based artist and composer. Her work has been widely presented, including by the Museum of Modern Art, the Park Avenue Armory, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney, Liverpool and PERFORMA biennials, and festivals including Borealis, Wien Modern, Holland, Ultima and Vancouver New Music, among many others. Rosenfeld has also performed as a turntablist since the late '90s, working with an ever-expanding palette of hand-crafted dub plates, alongside collaborators including Christian Marclay, Warrior Queen, Ralph Lemon, Merce Cunningham Dance Company and many others. In October she will premiere a new work for a hybrid ensemble of military band members and civilian experimental musicians as part of the Biennale de Montreal.

Ben Vida lives and works in New York. In the mid-1990s he co-founded the group Town and Country and has since worked as a solo artist with releases on such labels as PAN, Alku, Shelter Press, Future Audio Graphics and Kranky. Recent exhibitions include [Smile on.] . . . [Pause.] . . . [Smile off.], Lisa Cooley, New York (2016); Slipping Control (West), 356 Mission, Los Angeles, California (2015). His work has been presented extensively throughout N. America, Japan, Australia and Europe at such institutions as the Guggenheim, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Audio Visual Arts, New York; Leap Gallery, Berlin; The Artist’s Institute, New York; the Sydney Opera House; Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; Cricoteka Museum, Kraków, Poland and the Royal Festival Hall, London.