The composer's newest work, a sonification of calligraphic drawings from ancient Chinese Poems using a Wacom stylus and tablet, plus the latest in his Wounded Man Yo-Shu series where mutilated compact discs release a whirlwind of adulterated alien sound textures. Also, a collaborative work with the Austrian psychoacoustic master and Mego recording artist, Florian Hecker. Tone was awarded the Golden Nica in the Digital Musics category of the 2002 Prix Ars Electonica. He is one of our treasures.
Bired-Of-Prey examines the parallels shared by a falcon, a Native American leader of the 19th century, and a military helicopter. What do they have in common? Through a stylized presentation of compiled historical media elements, the three separate narratives are woven together. At its core, the piece examines predatory behavior and the reverberations of violence and warfare. Lowder has an uncanny knack for translating gesture across media and is known for hiss ingenius custom interfaces.
Downtown diva Norderval and cluster maven Hays join forces in Reconstruction New York, a program of video, electronic sax and synth, and live processing. Footage of Manhattan construction/ building sites in Hays’ video art merge with Norderval’s laptop processing machine sounds. Also on the program are Traveling to the Flea, the fifth Hay’s series of improv journeys with Emulator and sax plus a new solo work by Norderval using wireless triggers to manipulate of her voice.
Pianist/composer Coleman plays new music, old music, scraps, detritus, alternate scraps and improvisations with Doug Wieselman, sax/clarinet; Jim Pugliese, percussion; Okkyung Lee, Cello and perhaps more...well, of course more.
A concept for the sextet, pianist Fujiyama performs the new compositions for the sextet (three horns, piano, bass and drums) with the conception based on the contemporary classical music, free jazz and Japanese traditional music
This duo and while, solemn, rich and hilarious. Hilts plays an organic palette of color and space on piano and voice as richly rebellious as the traditions she draws upon. Sewelson plays the baritone saxophone “with an earthy conviction” (Village Voice) and has been the sonic possibilities of the horn for almost thirty years and continues to surprise.
Denman Maroney, piano and Mark Dresser, contrabass in compositions from their forthcoming cryptogramophone CD, Time Changes with Michael Sarin, percussion and Alexandra Monrano, violin. Pulse fields! Bitones! Even chord changes! and other oddities.
Mr. Schanzer, guitar/composer and Ms. Speach, pianist/composer make a rare appearance after several years off the circuit. There will be old favorites and brand new works. Anney Bonney, video artist and contessa psychedelia fabulosa, joins this fine duo.
The Exploding Piano- Science Fiction for Las Vagas, featuring composer Marita Bolles' piece for Kathleen Supove based on interviews with the mother of Deora Bodley, killed September 11, 2001 on UA Flight 93. Plus Brittle Chain Hope by Gene Pritsker for piano and Samplestra, Rama Broom by Nick Didkovsky for speaking-homicidal pianist; and works by Randall Woolf and Supove.
Chrstain Wolff at 70 in person with The Barton Workshop to mark the release of new double CD, (re):Making Music (Made 133). Plus portraits of Jerry Hunt (Tzadik Record) and James Tenney (Double CD New World Record).
The Conspiracy to Commit Beauty: Flanders/ New York, two Belgians and two American practice the lost art of beauty made audible through the labors of Kubera, pianist extraordinaire. Not a sound in common, not a method, not even a stylistic unity, but collective dedication to beauty. Composition by Michael Sahl, Beth Anderson, Boudewijn Buckinx, and Frank Nuyts.
Somnabulist, the fine line between real and surreal in the space and time between subtle and subversive. With Anthony Coleman, piano/prepare piano; Raoul Bj-rkenheim, guitar/electric viola da gamba; Oscar Noriega, clarinet/bass clarinet; Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet; Reuben Redding, double bass; Michall Attias, Baritone/soprano sax/ethereal theremin; Danny Tunick, vibraphone/percussion; Kyoko Kitamura, vocals/electronics; Julie Kalu, bass trombone; Carl Maguire, accordion; Jamie Baum, flutes; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Ken Yamazaki, gongs/drums.
Percussionist Tom Kolor, clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt, and pianist Anthony de Mare in Kitzke's anti-war pice The Earth Only Endures with texts by Allen Ginsberg, Walt Whiteman, the Tew, and the Lakota; the composer's new meditation on loss, She Left in the Crow-Black Night; and a ferocious and tender setting of Ginsberg's Sunflower Sutra.