Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Orchestra
Mon Oct 12, 19, 26 – 8:30 PM
Composer Adam Rudolph returns with another series for Go: Organic Orchestra. In concert he will conduct between 20 – 35 musicians in a spontaneous way, using a newly created score of music/letter grids, language themes, tone rows, traditional and synthetic scales, diadic and intervalic harmonies, The compositions will also utilize Rudolph’s rhythm concept of “Cyclic Verticalism” to generate form and weave what he calls an “audio syncretic music fabric”. The music is “organic” in the sense that the compositions and conducting exist as an inspiration and context for the musicians to express themselves by using their instruments as an amplifier for their inner voice.
LARRY OCHS SAX & DRUMMING CORE featuring SCOTT AMENDOLA, DON ROBINSON, SATOKO FUJII, NATSUKI TAMURA
Tue Oct 13 – 8:30 PM
Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core’s music is a meditation on and a 21st-century distillation of the songs of American and eastern European blues-shouters, and of traditional chant-singers from Asia and Africa. This is the space that this band was inspired by – at first. But then, after all, the end result is strikingly modern. Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core consists of both Scott Amendola and Donald Robinson on drums and is led by Larry Ochs on tenor and sopranino saxophones. As of November 2007, the trio expanded to a quintet, including Satoko Fujii on synthesizers and piano, and Natsuki Tamura on trumpet.
Myra Melford’s Happy Whistlings
Wed Oct 14 – 8:30 PM
Improvising pianist and composer Myra Melford is a sonic explorer whose career has been defined by a restless curiosity and openness to collaborative creativity. Tonight Melford premieres Happy Whistling: a composition for improvisers that can accommodate different players, featuring Mary Halvorson on guitar, Matana Roberts on alto saxophone and Elliot Humberto Kavee on drums, along with the composer, Myra Melford on piano and harmonium. Made up of 12 parts, the work is inspired by and based on Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano’s 1982 book, Memory of Fire Triology: Genesis, the text includes myths of indigenous people and accounts of early European visitors. Sections of text and notated music intermingle with improvised settings for solo, duo, trio and quartet.
INTERPRETATIONS: Daan Vandewalle
Thu Oct 15 – 8:30 PM
Belgian pianist Daan Vandewalle performs selections from his recent recording of piano works by pioneering composer Gordon Mumma dating from 1960-2001, as well as leading postwar Belgian composer Karel Goeyvaerts (1923-1993), emerging Flemish composer Thomas Smetryns, the extremely prolific and unusual composer Boudewijn Buckinx, and American composer Alvin Curran.
New York Electronic Art Festival: Shadow Puppies / Nicolas Collins vs. Nick Collins
Fri Oct 16 – 8:00 PM
A split program featuring the audio-visual trio Shadow Puppies comprised of Hans Tammen (guitar & electronics), Nick Didkovsky (guitar & electronics) and Kurt Ralske (video and live processing); and Nick vs. Nic, a duo performance by American composer, author and media artist Nic Collins and British computer music specialist Nick Collins employing live coding and live circuit building.
New York Electronic Art Festival: Ikue Mori & LEMUR / Miya Masaoka / Peter Blasser / David Galbraith / Laetitia Sonami
Sat Oct 17 – 6:00 PM $20
A quintuple bill with New York-based sound artist Ikue Mori in collaboration with an electronic music robot ensemble provided by LEMUR (League of Electronic Musical; composer and media artist Miya Masaoka will present her LED Kimono Project which features a kimono fabricated from nearly 900 LEDs that interacts with the properties of sound, motion and physical conditions; Baltimore-based sound artist Peter Blasser will perform with his self-invented electronic instrument the din datin dudero; New York-based composer and media artist David Galbraith will present works based on his custom software “lgOpre” that links vintage grid pattern algorithms with vinyl record lock-groove samples; and Laetitia Sonami will perform a new work with her signature instrument, the Lady’s Glove. $20/night
New York Electronic Art Festival: Lucky Dragons / Joker Nies / Triple Point / Andrew Deutsch & Peer Bode / Moritz Wettstein
Sun Oct 18 – 6:00 PM $20
A second quintuple bill with the Los Angeles-based duo Lucky Dragons in a performance combining music, video projection and sound created in collaboration with the audience; German musician Joker Nies will give a solo performance on Omnichord and other bizarre circuit-bent instruments; the improvising trio Triple Point featuring Pauline Oliveros (digital accordion) Jonas Braasch (soprano saxophone) and Doug Van Nort (electronics) will perform music guided by an attentiveness to Deep Listening; Andrew Deutsch and Peer Bode will premiere a live image and sound performance titled Uber Organ / body of life celebrating what would have been the 100th year of electronic pioneer Harald Bode; and Swiss sound artist Moritz Wettstein will perform Answering Machine, a sound performance with a modified analog telephone. $20/night
20 Greene St (between Canal and Grand St)
Admission $15 Students/Seniors/Under 30s $10 MEMBERS FREE
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