DARMSTADT "ESSENTIAL REPERTOIRE"
Thursday, October 23 at 8:00 pm
10.23 Fluxus scores interpreted by Bradley Eros, Lary 7 and others
Tony Conrad: Three Loops for Performers and Tape Recorders (1961) interpreted by Lary 7
Yoko Ono: Cut Piece (1964) interpreted by Bradley Eros
Nam June Paik: Concerto for TV Cello and Videotapes (1971) interpreted by M.V. Carbon
Emmett Williams: Duet for Performer and Audience (1961) interpreted by Ryan Tracy
Joseph Byrd: Fish: A Ballet for Woodwinds (1961) interpreted by Natacha Diels, Evan Rapport, Josh Rubin, and Katie Young
Other performances TBA
Bradley Eros's art practice includes expanded cinema, sound collage, performance, photography, writing, curating, mediamystics, subterranean science, and archival investigation. He is the co-founder of the Robert/a Beck Memorial Cinema and has presented work at the Whitney, MoMA, The Kitchen, Millennium, and Anthology Film Archives among countless others.
Lary 7 is an audio explorer using self-invented sound-producing objects involving the detritus of the twentieth century. He founded the Analog Society and was co-founder of the legendary Directart Productions Ltd. He has released work on Touch, Diskono, Ectoplasm, and his own Plastikville and Plastiktray imprints.
M.V. Carbon is a cellist, composer and improviser who plays and sings through tape loops, pedals and circuits. She occasionally incorporates film imagery into her performances. She is part of the electronic duo, Metalux. Her work has been released on 5RC, Load, No-Fi, and Atavistic, among others.
Ryan Tracy is a composer, writer, and performer with degrees in conducting and composition. He has fulfilled residencies at Yaddo and The Edward Albee Foundation. He is the founder of Collective Opera Company and blogs at CounterCritic.com.
Darmstadt "Classics of the Avant Garde" music series is proud to announce its first-ever multi-performance curation at ISSUE Project Room from October 22 through the 26th. Entitled "Essential Repertoire," its six performances are an initial attempt to accumulate a unique and expanding collection of cherished experimental music: from the New York School through the Minimalists, European approaches, and a number of electronic practices, alongside music's connectivity to art, performance, and multimedia. Darmstadt's curators encourage vivid interpretations of their favorite avant-garde works from the city's liveliest composers and musicians. Our final day of programming focuses on new work by emerging artists.
Darmstadt "Classics of the Avant Garde" is the Brooklyn-based contemporary music series led by composer-musicians Zach Layton and Nick Hallett which presents the best of New York City's live experimental music and multimedia. Darmstadt will celebrate its fifth anniversary this November with an annual performance of Terry Riley's In C, which Alan Kozinn described in the New York TImes as "the most vital, audacious and energizing performance of the score I’ve ever heard." Darmstadt regularly hosts its concerts and DJ sets at Galapagos Art Space, while its founders both create and curate work for such institutions as PS1, The Kitchen, Spiegeltent, and The Stone. Darmstadt began as a "listening party" of avant-garde recordings before quickly evolving into a live performance series, and in 2007 was included in the New York TImes Best of New Music rundown. Darmstadt's memorable DJ sets have been requested at Brooklyn Academy of Music for Steve Reich's 70th birthday and at the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival in collaboration with filmmakers Jonas Mekas, Virginie Marchand, and Butoh dance master Kazuo Ohno.
DARMSTADT presents ESSENTIAL REPERTOIRE
October 22 - 26
ISSUE Project Room
in the (OA) Can Factory
232 3rd Street (at 3rd Ave), Brooklyn
performances at 8pm unless noted otherwise
tickets: $10 advance (available at Other Music and online) / $15 at door
F, M, R to 9th Street-4th Ave
Official Website: http://darmstadtnewmusic.org
Added by nicklcat on October 3, 2008