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

The Eighteenth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B)
Phill Niblock, Curator | March 2008

224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013
212.431.5127 | 431.6430 :  :    9pm

All of the EI March concerts are being streamed on free103point9 Online Radio, www.free103point9.org

Tuesday 11   Miya Masaoka (New York)

will perform interactive koto and video pieces, also using Super 8 loop and projector; this work will be inspired by a quasi-documentary of the quest for the 'Minetta Creek,' the impassioned search for the last living natural stream of water in Lower Manhattan; she has recently created pieces where ordinary plant activity derails a model train, and insect movement and plane flight schedules create the structure and the formal design of audio compositions
www.miyamasaoka.com www.myspace.com/miyamasaoka

Wednesday 12   Pierre Marietan (Paris and Switzerland)

BLACK OR WHITE': existing sounds - collected sounds - small instruments - voices; usually, the listener follows the musical path previously taken by the composer; the latter may also give a shape to an existing acoustic material in such a way that this process preserves the listener's freedom of interpretation; the four sequences proposed for the evening can be perceived through either listening mode; in 'WITHOUT ANYTHING', the existing acoustic structure that is revealed creates the music of the place; 'CAPTIVE VOICES' qualifies the space as a place of music; in 'RUMEUR / EMERGENCES', the sounds from elsewhere transferred into the place, take us off to other worlds; 'RYTHMUS 21-23' is a movie by Hans Richter associated with 'EMPREINTES', a musical piece for strings, piccolo, side-drum and saxophones
www.pierremarietan.com www.music-environment.com

Friday 14   Christian Kesten (Berlin)

performs works for breathing sounds (in-/exhaling) in monochrome textures, for tongue (acoustically and visually), for jokes in five languages with leaving out the punch lines while building up an installation on a table made out of mundane things, and works for video and voice

Sunday 16   Manuel Rocha Iturbide (Mexico City)

Some of his compositions have been involved with daily sounds and their transformation through electroacoustic means, as well as with their spacialization; he will present various pieces composed in the last 4 years, most of them created in a multichannel format; with Margot Leverett, clarinet

Monday 17   Esther Venrooy (Gent, Belgium)

The Spiral Staircase is a suite of short electronic vignettes that constitute two vertical movements; the piece was partly composed with the EMS Synthi 100 analogue modular synthesizer at the IPEM (Institute for Psycho-acoustics and Electronic Music) in Ghent
www.esthervenrooy.com ww.myspace.com/esthervenrooy

Tuesday 18   Screen Compositions

The fourth edition of Screen Compositions, the yearly evening dedicated to 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: Liora Belford / Ido Govrin; Kjell Bjorgeengen / Marc Ribot; Yan Breuleux / Alain Thibault; Alexandra Dementieva / Aernoudt Jacobs; Richard Garet / Wolfgang R. von Stuermer; Katherine Liberovskaya / Phill Niblock; Francesca Llopis / Barbara Held; Marlena Novak / Jay Alan Yim; Billy Roisz / Toshimaru Nakamura; Billy Roisz / dieb13

Wednesday 19   Folke Rabe (Sweden)

Composer of vocal and instrumental music with some emphasis on brass; but this will be a retrospective with tape pieces - ARGH!, Cyclone, What?? - and Ship of Fools, a video with the New Culture Quartet; works composed in the 1960s thru 80s

Thursday 20   Jean Piche (Montreal)

Three triple-channel videomusic works are presented, forming a suite that has helped define a particular genre of pluridisciplinary work: the composer as visual artist; fabricating color and sound, stream and movement, shape and timbre, the artist articulates a highly kinetic discourse at the juncture of abstraction and documentary

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

Two special events in March
at EI, 224 Centre Street:

Friday, March 7, 2008, 9pm

Not Just String Quartets
Petr Kotik, Solos and Incidental Harmonies (1982/83)
Mary Bellamy: quartet (2007/08)
Elliott Sharp: Light in Fog (2002)
Elliott Sharp: Homage James Tenney (2007)
Petr Kotik, String Quartet (2007/08)
For full details - www.semensemble.org

Monday, March 10, 8:30pm  

OptoSonic Tea
Live sets by:
- Kjell Bjorgeengen & Okkyung Lee
- Leah Singer & Lee Ranaldo
Invited respondent/moderator - Kathleen Forde
Organized by Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer
For full details - www.diapasongallery.org


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