E XPERIMENTAL I NTERMEDIA | 40th Anniversary

The Fortieth Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, The Forty-fifth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Forty-fifth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least, The Twenty-fourth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B)

Phill Niblock, curator

March 2014

Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa, a memorial fellowship named for the Portuguese Intermedia Artist, sponsored by the Luso-Americana Foundation and the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, in Lisbon, coordinated by Isabel Alves, presents an intermedia performance by:

Pedro Sousa (Portugal) Friday 7

A Song for True: Performance for Plural Larynx: "Using as an inspiration - Jerry True, an American saxophonist who used an air compressor to be able to play saxophone following a throat cancer operation, this composition aims at the experimentation of the saxophone as an unusual medium for the creation of drone music - exploring the microtonal, reflective and acoustic properties or differences that are characteristic of these woodwind instruments

www.facebook.com/Pedro.Sousa.Musician
soundcloud.com/pedro-sousa-a-carajillo

Benjamin Thigpen and Stefano Bassanese (USA/Italy/France) Sunday 9

Les Frères Bobine - Paris-based electroacoustic composers working regularly at GRM and fascinated by electromagnetism and gesturality; they collaborate on sonic research experiments and perform instant collective compositions based on newly-invented instruments and (silent) magnetic feedback loops; they will perform Les Aimants by Stefano Bassanese, malfunction30931 by Benjamin Thigpen, and a new collective work, Induction

www.benjaminthigpen.net
www.stefanobassanese.eu/
soundcloud.com/benjamin-thigpen/sets
soundcloud.com/user4482641

Sarah Halpern (New York) A Video Presentation Monday 10
A series of collages made with printed text, found images and discarded film, mounted onto 35mm leader and projected frame by frame through a film strip projector; each of these new compositions presents the viewer with suggestive language and imagery, as an experiment in the perception of meaning

www.sarahhalpern.com

Marica Radojčić Prešić (Belgrade, Serbia) A Video Presentation Tuesday 11

BRANCHING: - DIGITAL AMBIENT: diffracted projections of 3D animations and video, digital sound, sound effects; the artist was inspired by the tree; experts and public have found the project as a kind of mathematical poetic ambience through which public can walk - the tree is one of the oldest symbols with layers of meanings developed through history; old meanings culminated in the twentieth century with the mathematical theory of trees; and the branching itself, so much more powerful than the human step-by-step traveling through the crags of its own existence, has a power of growing-up, but also the power of disappearance – fatal power of Death

youtube/Hi82udn6Nr4
youtube/1e8p3D4JNdU

Marco Donnarumma (UK) Wednesday 12

Biophysical Music: This concert includes two music performances, Music for Flesh II and Ominous both for the Xth Sense, a biophysical musical instrument I perform with since 4 years; in these pieces I create music by literally composing in real time the sounds emitted by my body muscular tissues; by performing physical, whole-body gestures, muscle sounds are produced by my limbs, amplified, live sampled, and diffused through loudspeakers; the natural sound of my flesh and its virtual counterpart blend together into an unstable sonic object; this is what I call biophysical music, music that is a joint result of bioacoustic body mechanisms and physical performance

marcodonnarumma.com
res.marcodonnarumma.com/xth-sense/

Hallveig Agustsdottir (Belgium, Iceland) Thursday 13
From Graphic Score To Sound Drawing - her performances are purified reflections on sound and image, finding their roots in the 'graphic score' as it started to appear in the 1950s in the works of composers such as J. Cage, E. Brown, and M. Feldman; each drawing leads towards and is at the same time the immediate result of a new composition; the improvised communication between artist, computer and musician creates an environment where sound and image combine and conduct each other - what remains is a witness; a drawing / a video composition capturing the gesture of drawing, melody and rhythm; with David Watson, collaboration

www.hallveiggkagustsdottir.com/

SCREEN COMPOSITIONS 10 curated by Katherine Liberovskaya Saturday 22

A Video Presentation

Screen Compositions celebrates its 10th edition this year! as always a collection of intersections of moving image with sonic art; a program of screen works representing dynamic two-way collaborations between video/ film artists and sound/ music artists specifically intended for single-channel projection with no live or performance component; featuring collaborations by: Carlos Casas / Ghedalia Tazartes; Bradley Eros / Rachael Guma; Kit Fitzgerald / Peter Gordon; Richard Garet / Wolfgang Gil; Sarah Halpern / Matt Wellins; Victoria Keddie / Scott Kiernan; Hedya Klein / Bulbul; Carole Kim / Toshimaru Nakamura + Lewis Keller; Katherine Liberovskaya / Al Margolis (If,Bwana); Marie Verry / Yvan Etienne

Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, The David & Sylvia Teitelbaum Fund, Inc, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Phaedrus Foundation
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013
9pm
212 431 5127, 431 6430
www.experimentalintermedia.org and www.XIrecords.org

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January to March 2014

Jan 15 , Klub Katarakt Festival 37
A premier of a new piece for three orchestras, commisioned by the Katarakt Festival
"Three Petals" for the ensembles - Nelly Boyd, Hamburg; Trio Scordatura +, Amsterdam; Neon Ensemble, Oslo

Three Petals is originally conceived to be performed by three ensembles plus pre-recorded playback. The first performance (by the commissioners - Klub Katarakt Festival in Hamburg) will take place in separate but contiguous halls. The audience can only hear the complete work by walking through the spaces. The piece could also be performed by three separated ensembles in one common space (e.g., a concert hall). The first and third ensemble move up a semitone through the piece (one from F to F#, the other from C to C#), while the second ensemble remains « stationary » around A. This, theoretically, results in a move, over 24 minutes, from major to minor, albeit blurred by the microtonal character of the totality.
D i e Ö f f n u n g d e s R a u m s
Kampnagel Hamburg
www.klubkatarakt.net
www.facebook.com/klub.katarakt

Jan 27 - A set in a concert at Club Transmediale, Hebbel Theater 2, Berlin
Featuring a new performance and recording of the orchestra piece - "Baobab" by the Zinc and CopperWorks brass quartet, plus a performance of "Vlada" for viola d'amore, with Elisabeth Smalt; AshEli, with Eli Keszler, percussion

Jan 30 - Thursday - A concert by Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit - at KörberForum,
produced by Elbe Philharmonie, Hamburg, Germany
www.elbphilharmonie.de

Feb 5, Wednesday - A concert at the Logos Foundation in Gent Belgium, playing a piece realized for the Logos Robot Orchestra, "One Blue Rose", Vlada BC, with Elisabeth Smalt, viola d'amore; and others
www.logosfoundation.org

Feb 24 - 28, a series of lectures and concerts by Phill Niblock at Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, with Carlos Casas and Neil Leonard + students from Berklee College of Music, Boston

March 25 - 30 - University of Maine, campuses at Orono and Farmington, a series of lectures and concerts, with Katherine Liberovskaya, Alan Margolis, Neil Leonard, produced by Gustavo Aguilar

 

Touch Five [Touch # TO:91]

You can read reviews of Phill's latest album for Touch here and order copies from TouchShop here.

 

A January event to start the new year

E XPERIMENTAL I NTERMEDIA

Isaac Diego
9pm, Monday, January 6th 2014

Isaac Diego, Ferrer-Molina and Miguel Alvarez-Fernandez (Spain); with Jan Rohwedder and Stine Hertel as Rotterdam Presenta (Germany)

The three Spanish sound artists will propose an event incorporating audio and video projections, harmonic chant and musical performances created from everyday objects; Rotterdam Presenta will join them with their mobile, massive spatial object - they plant a room into the space that allows them to import and play with concrete auditive and visual realities

www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5WISYDEz70
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGf1Y8mfiGw
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx--GgSEmeI
vimeo.com/59757849

Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, The David & Sylvia Teitelbaum Fund, Inc, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Phaedrus Foundation
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013

212 431 5127, 431 6430

www.experimentalintermedia.org
www.XIrecords.org

 

The Fortieth Anniversary of EI performances

EXPERIMENTAL INTERMEDIA

The Fortieth Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, The Forty-fifth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Forty-fifth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least, The Twenty-fourth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part One (or A)
Phill Niblock, curator
December 2013


Tom Chiu (New York) Wednesday 11
Ping pong effects, angular amplitudes, registral retrogrades, timbral topology, and emotive extremes all mesh into one in the blender of sonic ideas; varied velocities throughout; violin and other sound-producing accessories included
www.fluxquartet.com


Michael Evans and Susan Hefner (New York) Friday 13
Round Square: Escapees from the usual musician/dancer roles improvise duets moving objects through space - using a washing machine guts drum, wood, skins, aluminum bowls, the back of a dryer, random sheet metal, pots and pans, and various motorized homemade instruments, sound makes movement make sound; video collaborator Nelson Simon
www.michaelevanssounds.com www.susanhefner.com


TOITURE (Canada) Saturday 14
Toiture is a Montreal-based duo collaboration that presents a sound performance for bass clarinet, percussions and an installation of small motors fixed on different instruments; between a composed and an improvised playing, their work creates an interaction between the human and motorized feel that melds together in a surprising orchestration; they will invite the live video artist Katherine Liberovskaya as a guest to join them for the second half
www.toituremusic.com/


Chris McIntyre (New York) Sunday 15
Brooklyn-based composer/performer Chris McIntyre brings together two current projects, UllU and TILT Brass, for a special evening of collaborative music making; the first half features UllU, the ecstatic noise duo project of McIntyre and percussionist Dave Shively (Either/Or); for the second half, a 6-piece compliment of TILT Brass joins the duo to perform works composed by McIntyre in collaboration with Shively (featuring the latter's innovative use of drums and metal as feedback instruments); UllU is Chris McIntyre (trombone, Nord Lead 2, percussion) and David Shively (feed back percussion, analog organ); TILT Brass at EI is Gareth Flowers, Tim Leopold on trumpet, Jen Baker and Will Lang on trombone, and James Rogers on contrabass trombone
cmcintyre.com / tiltbrass.org / ullumusic.com


Lea Bertucci (New York) Monday 16
A composer, improvisor and sound artist who works with the Bass Clarinet in an electro-acoustic context; her preparation of the instrument hinges on sustained tones created by pitched feedback from two mics placed inside the chamber of the horn; through the use of extended technique, she is able to create a dense yet diverse sonic palette with sounds generated from creative misuse of her tools; a harsh tape collage of prepared piano, vibraphone and metal objects augments the two improvisational compositions she will present this evening
brokendiorama.com/Sounds.html
www.soundcloud.com/lea-bertucci
www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9kVXHfPVDA


Bob Bellerue (New York) Tuesday 17
Performs improvised free-noise within resonating/feedback systems, using most of the following: amplified whisk, janky wind organ, ultra-slack'd hollow body guitar, buzina, apito, gambuh suling, voice, radio, cassette tape, Supercollider programming, and electronics 

bobbellerue.net


Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, The David & Sylvia Teitelbaum Fund, Inc, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Phaedrus Foundation
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013
9pm 212 431 5127, 431 6430
www.experimentalintermedia.org
www.XIrecords.org


And for the third year, Phill Niblock will be at Roulette in Brooklyn on Wednesday December 21, the Winter Solstice, for six hours of Music and Film/Video – 6pm to 12am

ROULETTE, 509 Atlantic Ave (and 3rd Ave), Brooklyn, (917) 267-0363
www.roulette.org
A special offer, all tickets for this event are $10

 

Autumn 2013 Events

I have been remiss in sending this current events out. But this festival in Koln (Cologne), produced by Georg Dietzler, prompts me to do it. And the issue of a new double CD on Touch.


Current Events:


"Touch Five", a new double CD on Touch, is published on October 14.

Music by Phill Niblock

CD One:

FeedCorn Ear - Arne Deforce, cello (2012, 29:48)
A Cage of Stars - Rhodri Davies, electric harp (2012, 28:18)
CD Two:

Two Lips - Zwerm Guitar Quartet (2011, 23 minutes)
Two Lips - Dither Guitar Quartet (2011, 23 minutes)
Two Lips - Coh Da Guitar Quartet (2011, 23 minutes)

(available from Touch, Metamkine Fr and ForcedExposure.com US)

Sept 28 - 30, Anthology Film Archives, NY - environments films, etc.
at anthology, i'll show the three screens films from two of the Environments series - Hundred Mile Radius and Ten Hundred Inch Radii, on the 28. not shown since 1970 and 1972- www.anthologyfilmarchives.org

October 5 - Eybeam (540 W 21st St. New York, NY 1001; 9pm)
Daniel Neumann, producer. On the occasion of renowned experimental composer and filmmaker, Phill Niblock's 80th birthday, CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works and Music), Eyebeam’s late night concert series, presents the artist's intermedia works in three constellations. Including the world premier of a new piece for two violins performed by Pauline Kim and Conrad Harris, and live video dedicated to and performed by Katherine Liberovskaya. The performances will include:World premiere of UNIPOLAR DANCE (an anagram of Pauline Conrad). Music by Phill Niblock, Live Video by Katherine Liberovskaya. This piece is dedicated to Katherine Liberovskaya.
Live sound collage in a duo with Katherine Liberovskaya on live video.
And A CAGE OF STARS with Rhodri Davies, electric harp (28 minutes), and
TWO LIPS, a version with the Coh Da guitar quartet (Robert Poss and David First play live in this concert; Susan Stenger, Seth Josel also on the recording) (23 minutes) and the premiere of the new video transfer of the film BRASIL83.
These pieces are to be published on a new double CD on Touch - Touch Five, on October 14 2013, at the Kontraste Festival in Krems Austria.

October 6 - Silent Barn, Brooklyn, with Bob Bellerue
Silent Bomb :: experimental music events at Silent Barn, produced by the folks who bring you Ende Tymes Fest
Phill Niblock
Katherine Liberovskaya + Al Margolis + Leslie Ross
Marcia Bassett + Barry Weisblat
Bob Bellerue + Philip White + Jeff Donaldson
$7 Oct 6 8pm doors, 9pm music
Silent Barn 603 Bushwick Ave J/M Myrtle Broadway
https://www.facebook.com/events/862356473851913/876496802437880/

Oct 10 , Riga Latvia , Skanu Mez and CTM (Berlin) collaboration - PN, Stephan Mathieu, KTL - www.skanumezs.lv/‎

Oct 13 (arrive 11th) - Kontraste Festival, Krems Austria - guest-curated by the sonic acts team from amsterdam., with Thomas Ankersmit
It's also a Touch artists event, and the new PN Double CD "Touch Five" will be released on October 14 - www.kontraste.at

October 25 @ Beirut Art Center on the opening day of the Dream Machine Festival, Beirut Lebanon, with Katherine Liberovskaya and Thomas Ankersmit, and Magda Mayas playing N+M - http://www.beirut.com/l/28890

October 27 - Katherine Liberovskaya and Al Margolis opening at the EI house in Gent Belgium - www.experimentalintermedia.be

Oct 17 - Nov 10 , Koln PN festival, Georg Dietzler, producer; this festival is long, with many events - www.gerngesehen.de

November 15 - Arnolfini, Bristol, UK - Phill Niblock & Thomas Ankersmit

Nov 18 - Huddersfield Music Festival, Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit

Nov 20 - Manca Festival, Villa Arson, Nice Fr, with Thomas Ankersmit

November 23 - Audio Art Festival, Krakow, Poland, with Thomas Ankersmit

Nov 24 - Wroclaw (not confirmed)

Nov 26 - Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden,with Thomas Ankersmit

Nov 29, 30 - Mexx, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany (PN installation)


other events of my work, but where i will not be present:

Nuit Blanche, Paris France
La Maison des Métallos in the Nuit Blanche, Paris Fr, October 5 2013
A twelve hour exhibition of the Movement of People Working films and music by Phill Niblock (six images and immersive sound). 7pm to 7am

Meudrone
Two huge videos, 30 hours of sound, two huge red sofas in André Bloc’s Habitacle, Meudon. An original space where the galerist Natalie Seroussi presents an unique multimedia performance of the world famous artist, Phill Niblock : Meudrone THIR. The spectator is deeply immersed in a both visual and sonorous experience. Creating a place of meditation.

These works, realized especially for this exhibition space by Phill Niblock, are directly inspired by the flora surrounding the site, and demonstrate the artist capacity to use and to mix music, videos and photography.

Born in Indiana in 1933, Phill Niblock, since the middle of the sixties, is specialized in the realization of multimedia performances. Mostly known for his minimalist compositor talents, he presents simultaneously during his concerts movies showing the movement of working persons or abstract pictures.

Phill Niblock is the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation since 1985. During his carreer, he realized more than 1000 performances, was the conservator of the novative XI Records label, and launched a second EI Space in Ghent, Belgium.
This installation on Sunday afternoons, can be visited by appointement during the year. Click here to contact the Galerie Natalie Seroussi.



I wrote a short preview of your Eyebeam show in the Wall Street Journal today (Oct 2), in print in the section "Greater New York" and online here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303918804579109702848623952.html?mod=WSJ_NY_Culture_LEFTTopStories
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Phill Niblock Radio Special | resonance104.4fm

Long Wave
8th October - Phill Niblock


Interview with Phill Niblock conducted by Mike Harding over a dodgy Skype connection from Phill's hotel room in Japan, September 2013

Intros and outros recorded by Jana Winderen in Glasgow, 28th September and Pascal Wyse in London, 18th September; with thanks to Brains & Hunch.

Station IDs: BJNilsen

 

Phill Niblock & Thomas Ankersmit 10th Anniversary Japan Tour | September 2013

September 5 - Dommune, NHK Special - interview & performance for internet TV with PN, TA & Jörg Hiller

September 6 - SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, Japan - triple concert with PN, TA & Jim O'Rourke

September 8 - Club ADD, Sendai, Japan - double concert with PN & TA

September 14 - Metro, Kyoto, Japan - double concert with PN & TA

September 15 - Conpass, Osaka, Japan - double concert with PN & TA

September 16 - IAMAS, Ogaki, Japan - double concert with PN & TA

September 17 - Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan - lecture with PN & TA

September 19 - Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan - concert/lecture with PN & TA

September 20 - Geidai, Tokyo, Japan - concert/lecture with PN & TA

 

Interview in Audiovisual Salvage

can be read here:

audiovisualsalvage.blogspot.co.uk

 

The Fortieth Anniversary of EI performances

EXPERIMENTAL INTERMEDIA

The Fortieth Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, The Forty-fifth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Forty-fifth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least,

The Twenty-fourth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B)

Phill Niblock, curator

March 2013

Thursday 14

Walter Branchi (Italy)

I think of music in a systemic way; I think of my music as a single, great composition formed of parts that can be performed separately but are not isolated from one another; I think of my music as a whole (as an “Intero”), which will take my entire life to compose and which will never be completed; “Un grande canto,” where every part includes the whole and is included by it; what I am going to present tonight are three recent parts of Intero - In memoriam György Ligeti - Sensibile - Behold.; and a time lapse video: Blue Mountain Lake that Kristin Jones has been working on that is set to my music

www.walter-branchi.com


Friday 15

Krzysztof Knittel and Andrei Smirnov (Poland and Russia)

Smirnov, playing 3D Theremin + MaxMSP; Knittel, playing interactive monochord (based on infra-red beams), iPhone and iPad - will perform three pieces: Brain Jazz 2, El. Free improv 2, Free for(m) Macwin 3 (Brain Jazz 2 is a performance/installation based on interactive brain-wave biofeedback system - all processes depend on mimics of the face of the performer)

asmir.info
knittel.wizya.net
https://vimeo.com/16889938
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6B6s8Ctjcs


Sunday 17

Cat Lamb (USA)

shade/gradient - viola, voice, formant/filtered oscillators

http://sacredrealism.org/catlamb/


Tuesday 19

Dan Joseph (USA)

The Brooklyn-based composer performs works for electro-acoustic hammer dulcimer and field recordings with guest artist Andrea Williams

http://www.danjoseph.org


Sunday 24

Grahame Weinbren (USA)

Letters consists of an indeterminate number of films, each one minute in duration, and connected―in one way or another―with a letter of the alphabet. It is a kind of test-ground for ideas about cinema, both technical and conceptual, but also for another kind of idea, the externalization of an inner life, inasmuch as that tired phrase describes anything

grahameweinbren.net


Monday 25

Screen Compositions 9 - Curated by Katherine Liberovskaya

The ninth edition of Screen Compositions is once again a collection of intersections of moving image with sonic art; a program of screen works representing dynamic two-way collaborations between video/ film artists and sound/ music artists specifically intended for single-channel projection with no live or performance component; featuring collaborations by: Nathalie Bujold / Gerard Leckey + Lary 7; Nisi Jacobs / Michael Schumacher; Chris Jordan / Dok Gregory; Katherine Liberovskaya / Guy de Bievre; Diane T Tremblay / Sylvie Chenard; Ursula Scherrer / Brian Chase; Joel Schlemowitz / Rebecca Moore; Elaine Wood / Rick Breault; Erik Z / Brian Chase


Tuesday 26

Carlos Casas (Spain)

A selection of Fieldworks films from his award winning trilogy End, these fieldworks are video notes in between field recordings and radio frequencies captured in locations in some of the most extreme environments on the planet - Patagonia, Aral, Siberia; these single channel films will be followed by a two screen projection and live soundtrack of Tundra, a film about a day in the life of a reindeer herder community in Siberia

carloscasas.net


Friday 29

Kristin Norderval and Kevin Norton (USA)

KN2 - an evening of improvisations - Kevin on percussion and vibes, and Kristin on acoustic vocals, pre-recorded sounds of prepared pianos, and live audio processing of all of the above; they are joined by Katherine Liberovskaya working her magic with live video processing

www.myspace.com/kristinnorderval
www.kevinnorton.com


Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Poland and the Phaedrus Foundation


224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, NY 10013

9pm Tel: 212 431 5127, 431 6430

www.experimentalintermedia.org and www.XIrecords.org

 



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