232 3rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Sunday, October 26 at 8:00 pm

New Electro-Acoustic Practices: Tristan Perich and Ensemble Pamplemousse

Tristan Perich: new compositions for nine strings and nine-channel 1-bit music

In 2004, Tristan Perich began work on 1-Bit Music, combining simple, rhythm-based compositions with primitive, hand-programmed electronics that investigate the foundations of digital sound. The Village Voice, BOMB Magazine, BPM Magazine, Res Magazine, Wired News, Cool Hunting, and Spin Magazine covered the release. Surface Magazine called the boxes "profound throwbacks to the traditional album, a response to the intangibility of iTunes and mp3s in the form hand-held artwork."  Since then, Perich's compositions have connected his electronic impulses with acoustic instruments in the context of more traditional chamber music forms.  Collaborations with Bang on a Can (2008 People's Commissioning Fund), counter)induction, Calder Quartet, New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Due East, Y Trio and Ensemble Pamplemousse have been performed recently at venues including the Whitney Museum, PS1 and Mass MoCA.  His experimental electronic music group, the Loud Objects, has performed in Germany, Japan, Italy (Screen Music 2), Norway (Piksel), England (Evolution) and the USA (including at the NIME festival). He has spoken twice at Dorkbot. Perich studied math, music and computer science at Columbia University after attending Philips Academy, Andover. More recently, he studied art, music and electronics at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.


Scott Wollschleger: Secret Machines (2008)
Natacha Diels: butterfly effect (2008)
Chiyoko Szlavnics: Autonomous Gardens (2008)
Andrew Greenwald: Valve 2.0 (2008)

Ensemble Pamplemousse
Natacha Diels - flute, electronics
Kiku Enomoto - violin
Jessie Marino - cello
Andrew Greenwald - percussion
David Broome - piano

Founded in 2002 as a musical exploration vehicle, Pamplemousse presents concerts of extraordinary focus and clarity. Comprised of virtuosic musicians trained in classical, electronic and improvisational realms, the group consistently delivers fresh, exhilarating new concepts in sound. The members’ eagerness for aural discovery has allowed for ample experimentation processes, where boundaries are non-existent, and from which a strong dialogue has emerged. Among the group’s vernacular resides formerly unfathomable sound landscapes formed by the acute relationships the performers have forged with each other, and with the composers who are an intrinsic part of the ensemble. The product, uncompromising and resolutely beautiful, is created by incredibly innovative, yet-to-be-named approaches to performance and composition.


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.


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

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