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

The Nineteenth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B)
Phill Niblock, Curator | March 2009

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  Michael Thieke and Kai Fagaschinski (Berlin)

Friday 6

THE INTERNATIONAL NOTHING is the collective name, both composer / clarinetists are working exclusively on compositions (no improv), where both instruments melt into one sound, which sometimes sounds like more than two instruments through the extensive use of multiphonics and difference tones; their pieces have a delicate and slowed down quality and celebrate a unique and timeless beauty; they will present a collection of pieces developed between 2003 and 2009   www.kylie.klingt.org/    www.michael-thieke.de/
With support by Goethe-Institut San Fransisco and Kulturverwaltung des Landes Berlin

  Andre Goncalves (Lisbon), Margarida Garcia (Lisbon, New York), Barry Weisblat (New York)

Monday 9

Goncalves works across the fields of visual arts, installation, music and performance; for this performance he will be using his semi-d i y analogue synthesizer and custom electronics - Garcia is interested in developing a personal and open language in double bass playing - Weisblat is a sound artist and improviser using electronic devices

  Kato Hideki (USA/Japan) and Ursula Scherrer (USA/Switzerland)    
Tuesday 10

Transforming the space into a labyrinth of sounds and images, Kato (acoustic and electric instruments) and Scherrer (on analog video mixer) use text as a key structure to follow (or not to follow), in order to create a constant dialog between them, the audience and the environment   www.katohideki.com    www.ursulascherrer.com

  Screen compositions 5 

Tuesday 17

Curated by Katherine Liberovskaya - This year marks the 5th anniversary 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: Tali Hinkis / Kyle Lapidus; Katherine Liberovskaya / Al Margolis; Lillevan / Fennesz; Lillevan / Vladislav Delay; Van McElwee / Tom Hamilton; Marie-Helene Parant / Jim Bell; Leah Singer / Lee Ranaldo; Fred
Barney Taylor / Bradley Eros; Els Van Riel / Julia Eckhardt; in addition, to celebrate this anniversary, Filmer la Musique Festival from Paris (www.filmerlamusique.com) has been invited to present a short program of works selected from their previous editions   www.marieheleneparant.com

  Thomas Buckner (U.S.A.) and Matthias Kaul (Germany)

Wednesday 18

This international duo has been performing together for the past few years; singer/improvisor Buckner will perform Kaul's "Silence Is My Voice", (text by Henri Michaux) using custom made low tech electronics; percussionist/composer Kaul will perform a solo work, and the two will present a timbre exploring improvisation    www.thomasbuckner.com    www.matthiaskaul.de

  Zbigniew Karkowski (Poland, Japan)
Thursday 19

Works in the fields of extreme computer music, noise and instrumental composition; in every concert that he performs, he presents a totally new piece   www.myspace.com/zbigniewkarkowski

  Alexei Borisov (Moscow) & Jeffrey Surak (Washington DC)

Friday 20

One of the pioneers of Russian modern glitch-tech electronics - Borisov, meets veteran experimenter (and knighted by Ukrainian MTV "godfather of American noise") - Surak, (also known as *Violet*); as a duo they present a perfectly balanced mixture of deep meditative lo-fi analogue drones, electro-acoustic improvisations, numerous samples and concrete recordings, creating a complete, panoramic, hypnotizing impression, at times surprisingly calm, yet punctuated by sudden intense extremes, but never afraid to veer into slow and beautiful melodies showing an uncommon side of dark and noisy music   www.nbresearchdigest.com - www.myspace.com/alexeiborisov    www.zeromoon.com/violet - www.myspace.com/microk7

  David Daniell (Chicago)

 Saturday 21

The guitarist and minimalist composer will present a slow-moving long-form electroacoustic work of pre-composed textural elements overlaid with live processed guitar improvisation; the performance will include a quadraphonic realization of large portions of Daniell's album "sem", to mark the 10th anniversary of the premiere public performance of that work    www.daviddaniell.com

All of the EI March concerts are being streamed on free103point9 Online Radio, www.free103point9.org
To hear the live stream during the posted events go to

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

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