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

The Twenty-first Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B)
Phill Niblock, curator

Kevin Norton and Morgan O'Hara (New York)

Thursday 3

KN vibraphone and percussion - MO'H performative drawing: vibraphone polished and shining ... pencils sharpened to razor points ... a dynamic duel with art, balance, chaos and logic, teasing out the known and unknown. Time, real and unreal is shredded and kneaded with ferocity, curiosity and love ... energetic sounds, manual dexterity, in the service of art ... kevinnorton.com      morganohara.com

Rafael Toral (Lisbon) Friday 4
Melodic without notes, rhythmic but without a beat, familiar but strange, meticulous but radically free, Toral plays "Space Studies", exercises in "post-free jazz electronic music" - riddled with paradox, yet full of clarity and space, it's been described as "a brand of electronic music far more visceral and emotive than that of his cerebral peers" - celebrating his first ever performance in the US at the loft where it all started back in 1994 rafaeltoral.net

Chris Kubick (San Francisco)  Sunday 6
In my recent work as a composer I've been interested in the transformations and slippages that occur when a large number of similar sounds are presented together, in dense layers; a thousand different 60Hz hums; ten thousand different distant airplanes droning; a hundred thousand different versions of two hands clapping - each unique, each the same, resonant
doublearchive.com     socalledsound.com    languageremoval.com

Simon Whetham (England) Wednesday 9
Will play a composition featuring specially selected recordings gathered through 2010 from Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, England and Madeira Island; he is joined by special guests Gill Arno and Ben Owen     simonwhetham.co.uk

Ricardo Arias (Bogota Colombia) Thursday 10
Colombian born, honorary New Yorker, he presents Mirando hacia arriba (Looking upwards), a composition using balloon-resonated vibrating electric motors, contact microphones, hydrophones, selected recordings, and images of the New York sky, along with the playing of a group of very special guests: Tucker Dulin, trombone; Miguel Frasconi, glass instruments; Andrew Lafkas, double bass; David Watson, electric guitar, bagpipe; and Barry Weisblat, home-made electronics; funded by the Departamento de Arte, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia     vimeo.com/8741333     vimeo.com/8723193

Andrea Belfi and Attila Faravelli (Italy) Friday 11
"Tumble" creates their own sound world through instant composition / improvisation; the results of their compositional process is a chaotic as well as rational music where rhythms created by drums and electroacoustic devices melts together with magmatic movement of sounds diffused by broken and modified speakers; Tumble is "Organic sound mass both delicate and wild, digital pulses diffused through a pile of modified woofers, sound cycles which create oneiric landscapes, primitive polyrhythms, feedbacks and pure sine waves, tangled up pattern"     fortumbling.wordpress.com   

Nikolaus Gerszewski and Gustavo Aguilar (Germany, US)      Sunday 13
"sonic update" is a project initiated by composers/performers, in which the utilization of an instrument's full sound-producing capacity mimics and informs the duo's interest in the joy and inspiration of playing creative music in a collective setting; featuring a select number of Gerszewski's and Aguilar's open-structure compositions for instruments and electronics; joining them will be Steven Pane, Philip Carlsen, Dan Smith, Andrew Wright, and Matt Houston    ordinary-art.com/frameset.htm
zeromoon.com/?p=365      gustavoaguilar.com/biography.htm
tugcollective.org      spvi.umf.maine.edu/music/faculty-biographies

Screen Compositions 7 - curated by Katherine Liberovskaya Monday 14
The seventh edition of Screen Compositions is as every year 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: BBNB (Dawn+Michael Haleta); Chika / Fabrizio Nocci; Pierre Hebert / Bob Ostertag; Katherine Liberovskaya / Al Margolis; Ursula Scherrer / Kato Hideki; M.C. Schmidt / John Berndt; Shimpei Takeda / Melissa Clarke; Beth Warshafsky / Gerry Hemingway; Hana Zelezna / Lenka Kozderkova
Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, 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, experimentalintermedia.org and XIrecords.org

There have been some problems with the building, so there are some changes:
the downstairs door will be open from 8:30 to 10:30, and there is no intercom or buzzer system; the audience can not be more than 75 people, so we have to stop admitting people at that number; we will not serve wine



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