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The Thirty-third Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, the
Thirty-eighth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the
Thirty-eighth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least,

The Seventeenth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B)
Phill Niblock, Curator | March 2007

224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013
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Monday 12   Jason Kahn and Jon Mueller

Kahn uses percussion and analogue synthesizer, Mueller uses percussion and cassettes; both blur the realm of merely using percussion instruments as devices to be struck; as on their recent recording, "Supershells," they take the frequencies and textures of their instruments, and integrate them into one seemless mix; "Percussion is often subsumed within the densely swelling layers of electronic and manipulated sound...to a remarkable degree with the unstable, bottom-heavy, rather threatening electronic sounds which are characteristic of this impressive set." - Brian Marley, The Wire jasonkahn.net and jonmueller.net

Tuesday 13   Katherine Liberovskaya, curator - Screen Compositions 3

This third edition of Screen Compositions is as usual 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: Benton-C Bainbridge / Bobby Previte; Betsey Biggs / Evidence (Scott Smallwood and Stephan Moore); Cedrick Eymenier / Fennesz; Margarida Garcia / Manuel Mota; Kurt Ralske / Micheal Schumacher; Jennifer Reeves / Anthony Burr; Paul Ryan / Annea Lockwood; Shimpei Takeda / Michael Vernusky; Bas Van Koolwijk / Gert-Yan Prins; Ines Wickmann / Ingrid Drese

Wednesday 14   Johannes Sistermanns

electroacoustics - mutli-channel - visual - performance - verbal images - AxIOm /thinking is form/Space leads to sound / cling wrap thinks visible / sonic surroundings / thinking is face/sonic atmosphere / stretched / where to go? See/listen at sistermanns.eu

Thursday 15   Larry Austin

The composer presents six recent pieces: four with performers-plus-octrophonic computer music and two as solo tapes; the program features the world premiere of a new work composed for flutist Jacqueline Martelle, "Les Flutes de Pan: Hommage a Debussy" (2005-6), as well as two works receiving their New York premieres: "Tableaux: Convolutions on a Theme" (2003-4), composed for saxophonist Stephen Duke and "Adagio: Convolutions on a Theme by Mozart" (2004-5), composed for clarinetist F. Gerard Errante; Bass clarinetist Michael Lowenstern will perform Austin's "Threnos" (2001-2), for real and virtual bass clarinets, dedicated to the victims of Sept. 11, 2001; the two solo computer music tapes are his "Williams [re]Mix[ed]" (1997-2000) and "art is self-alteration is Cage is..." (1982, rev., 1993) music.unt.edu/cemi/larry_austin/index.htm

Friday 16   Michael Fahres

"Cetacea" is the Latin term for the group of marine mammals which includes whales; Fahres examines the relationship between the rhythmic structures of the clicking noises of dolphins and the polyrhythms of Senegal, as played by Doudou NiDiaye Rose, the master of the sabar drum and his ensemble; this composition consists of a recording of the ultrasound tones made by dolphins in the Duisburg Dolphinarium and subsequently transformed into audible frequencies; the concert is the tape version in 5.1 surround - following the concert, there will be a film which documents Cetacea; Supported by the Gaudeamus Contemporary Music Center, the Netherlands home.wanadoo.nl/michael.fahres/

Saturday 17   Gerhardt Muller-Goldboom

The premiere of , a Japanese inspired piece for one stringed intrument; the Berlin composer plays the doublebass in this piece and also presents three electronic pieces realized in the Freiburg studio (Germany), in part combined with the doublebass; this program will present a facette of the composer's work reflecting different arts outside the musical terrain; violinist Tom Chiu will play another version of and will join the composer in an improvisation Supported by the Senatskanzlei Berlin - Kulturelle Angelegenheiten; www.mueller-goldboom.de

Thursday 22   Luis Miguel Girao

Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa, a memorial fellowship named for the Portuguese Intermedia Artist, sponsored by the Luso-Americana Foundation and the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, in Lisbon, coordinated by Isabel Alves, presents an intermedia performance:
Is a transdisciplinary artist and researcher in the application of technology as a tool for artistic expression; this, the outcome of his residence at EI, is a performance for a body in space interacting with an audiovisual sensory system; recently developed movement based control interfaces and new ideas about audiovisual expression form the core of his presentation

Sunday 25   hans w koch and Bettina Wenzel

he researches hardware-specific aspects of different powerbook-models, looking for instrumental qualities in uniformed machines; She influences video with extended vocal techniques, creating a play between reality and illusion, turning walls into waves hans-w-koch.net and mynetcologne.de/~nc-wenzelbe2/

Monday 26   Robin Hayward

Acoustic tuba solos; the Berlin-based tuba player presents a song book of noise; the instrument is treated as a labyrinth of tuning in which air may be trapped and redirected, producing sounds reminiscent both of industrial noise and analogue electronics; robinhayward.de

Thursday 29   Adachi Tomomi

Performer, composer, sound poet and visual artist from Tokyo, known for his versatile style; he will present solo improvisations with voice, self-made instruments (electronic/amplified objects) and an original sensor system named "infrared sensor shirt," also introduces some works of Japanese sound poet; his performance is characterized by a sense of humor and a singular intensity with visual pleasure; this will be his first solo performance in the US; adachitomomi.com


Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Aaron Copland Fund For Music, the Phaedrus Foundation and The Amphion Foundation

-------------------- Activities of Experimental Intermedia v.z.w. Gent, Belgium
In 1993, the American artist Phill Niblock opened a house with window gallery at Sassekaai 45, in Gent, Belgium.

Quickly the EI Huis became a meeting place for many local and international artists and art lovers. In 1997, the co-ordinating committee - Phill Niblock, Maria Blondeel, Zjuul Devens, Lieve D'hondt and Ludo Engels - founded a Belgium organization, the Experimental Intermedia v.z.w. Gent. EI presents 4 or more installations a year in the windows. The installations can be seen from the street through two large windows: pedestrians, car drivers, bikers and people on the tram cannot help but give attention to the curved front with its two windows, bringing the art (often literally) onto the street. By exploring the space and the environment, the artist can surprise passers-by .EI has produced several projects in collaboration with other international artists' organizations like Kunstcentrum Sittard, Sittard (NL), MeX, Dortmund (D), ICAEE, Tokyo (JP), Voorkamer, Lier (B) and Logos Foundation, Gent (B). The artists who have made installations, listed in chronological order, are: Maria Evelein, the Netherlands; Sigrid Lange, Germany; Michael Timpson, USA; Michael Vorfeld, Germany; Uli Vonbank-Schedler, Austria; Harald Kubiczak, Germany; Alexandru Patatics, Romania and Gerd Schmedes, Germany; Mike Metz, USA and Penelope Wehrli, USA/ Germany (in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts, Gent); Beverly Piersol, USA/ Austria and Gertrude Moser-Wagner, Austria; Juana Valdes, Cuba/USA; Adri Huismann, The Netherlands; Kjell Bjoergeengen, Norway; Claudia Wissman, Germany; Claudia Schmacke, Germany; Marica Presic, Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Doris Koch, Germany; Esther Ferrer, France/Spain; Ludwika Ogorzelec, France/Poland; Peter Schoutsen, Netherlands; Jozef Cseres and Michael Murin, Slovakia; Steffen Muck, Germany; Maria Friberg and John Oivind Eggesboe, of Sweden and Denmark; Mirjam Berloth, The Netherlands; Beate Maria Woerz, Germany; Heike Kern, Germany ; Renate Hoffman Korth, Germany, and Sonia Rodrigues, Portugal/ England; Leonidas Martin Saura (Spain); Ursula Scherrer, Switzerland/USA; Jio Shimizu, Japan; Minoru Sato, Japan; Nina Kovacheva and Valentin Stefanoff, Bulgaria / France; An Seebach, Germany; Anna Best, England; Paul Devens, The Netherlands; ts Beall, USA and Glasgow; Ivan Smith, England; Sara Hornbacher, USA; Yoshito Ikeda, Japan; Almut Rink and Christof Schlegel, Austria; Sophie Nys, Belgium; Jurgita Remeikyte, Vilnius, Lithuania; Juul Sadee, Netherlands; Doris Kuwert, Germany; Bruce Allan, England ; Carlos Andrade, Colombia and Todd Ayoung, USA; Takahiko Iimura, Japan; Patrick Beaulieu, Canada; Marieke De Munck, Belgium; Tim Vets & Erki De Vries, Belgium; Adam Geczy, Australia; Katherine Liberovskaya, Canada; John Luther Adams, USA

Please visit the EI Gent website: www.experimentalintermedia.be XI Compact Disks currently available, check the website: www.XIrecords.org Phill Niblock, Four Full Flutes, XI 101; Lois V Vierk, Simoom, XI 102; Guy Klucevsek, Flying Vegetables of the Apocalypse, XI 104; David Behrman, Unforeseen Events, XI 105; Tom Johnson, Music for 88, XI 106; Mary Jane Leach, Celestial Fires, XI 107; Fast Forward, Same Same, XI 108; Ellen Fullman, Body Music, XI 109; Jackson Mac Low, Open Secrets, XI 110; Phill Niblock, Music by, XI 111; Allison Cameron, Raw Sangudo, XI 112; Daniel Goode, Clarinet Songs, XI 113; Mary Ellen Childs, Kilter, XI 114; Peter Zummo, Experimenting With Household Chemicals, XI 116; The Logos Duo, Godfried-Willem Raes and Moniek Darge, Logos Works, XI 117; Annea Lockwood and Ruth Anderson, Sinopah, XI 118; Eliane Radigue, Trilogie de la Mort, XI 119 (3 CDs for the price of two); Malcolm Goldstein, The Seasons:Vermont , XI 120; Paul Panhuysen, Partitas for Long Strings, XI 122; Tom Johnson, The Chord Catalogue, XI 123; Ellen Band, 90% Post Consumer Sound, XI 124; Philip Corner, 40 years and one, XI 125; Recent releases in our new two CDs for the price of one series -- Richard Lainhart, Ten Thousand Shades of Blue, XI 115; Phill Niblock, YPGPN, XI 121; Gen Ken Montgomery, Pondfloorsample, XI 126; Michael J. Schumacher, Room Pieces, XI 127; Alan Licht, A New York Minute, XI 128; David Behrman, My Dear Siegfried, XI 129, Warren Burt, The Animation Of Lists And The Archytan Transpositions, XI 130; Matt Rogalsky, Memory Like Water, XI 131; more to come, of course

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