Tuesday October 23rd and October 24th
Keith Rowe and Julien Ottavi meet for a very rare and special two-night program. Rowe has been pointing the way to the future in electro-acoustic improv for more than four decades, from his work in AMM (which he cofounded in 1965) to his recent work with MIMEO, Toshi Nakamura, Christian Fennesz, Oren Ambarchi, and countless others. Ottavi studied sound and photography at the art school of Nantes. He is a founding member of Formanex, an electroacoustic quartet performing graphic scores from the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by Cardew, Cage, Wolff, Feldman, Brown, and Ralf Wehowsky, as well as the founder of the Nantes-based experimental music organization Apo33 (responsible for running the label Fibrr among numerous other activities). Rowe and Ottavi currently live near each other in France, and work together in the N:Q quartet. Tonight each will play solo and then they will play only their second duo set ever.
Added by Josh Carr on October 19, 2007