Interpretations presents two collective art-making ventures at the crossroads of sound and action, from artists based in New York and Miami.
Opening the night, composer Gustavo Matamoros and the Miami-based sound art collective Frozen Music (with David Dunn and Rene Barge) present the New York premiere of their multichannel performance piece March in NY. Using custom-designed audio technology to activate and stimulate indoor and outdoor spaces, the Frozen Music collective engages otherwise inaudible phenomena in the fields of science, nature and architecture.
Closing the evening, composer and experimenter Ben Manley— instrumental in the construction and realization of sonic environments in New York and beyond—presents solos, duos with Julia Santoli (voice & electronics) and Jason McMahon (acoustic guitar), and a trio with David Watson and David First (electric guitars).
Solo / Duo / Trio:
Ben Manley – Electronics & Objects
Julia Santoli – Voice & Electronics
David First – Electric Guitar
David Watson – Electric Guitar
Jason McMahon – Acoustic Guitar
The Interpretations series is a New York-based concert series focusing on the relationship between contemporary composers and their interpreters. Sometimes the interpreters are the composers themselves; more often, the series features performers who specialize in the interpretation of new music. Since its inception in 1989, Interpretations has featured leading figures in contemporary music and multimedia, including Muhal Richard Abrams, Robert Ashley, Anthony Braxton, Thomas Buckner, FLUX Quartet, Joseph Kubera, Annea Lockwood, and Alvin Lucier, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, Ursula Oppens, and Morton Subotnick.
Interpretations began as a collaboration with Robert and Helene Browning and the World Music Institute, presenting concerts at Merkin Concert Hall, then at Roulette, at its Greene Street location in Soho. When Roulette moved to the current space in Brooklyn, Interpretations moved with it. Interpretations is thrilled to co-produce at Roulette, which has developed into a premiere venue for new and innovative music, with excellent acoustics and world-class technical facilities.