The Thirty-fourth Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, The
Thirty-ninth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the
Thirty-ninth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least, The Eighteenth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part One (or A)

Phill Niblock, curator December 2007

Els van Riel (Brussels) and Chiyoko Szlavnics (Toronto, Berlin)
Monday 10

“neural activity” – Van Riel (live video) and Szlavnics (sound) work with minute details of perception through a simultaneity of microscopic views through the lens (projected light) and soundwaves (beating frequencies) – both senses are acutely heightened; their work produces a conflict of neural activity as both receptive areas of rays, cones, and the basilar membrane and earDRUM send copious amounts of information to the reacting messengers of the brain – the result is heightened neural activity; unintentional associations are provoked by recognizable material, but abstraction immediately challenges the legitimacy of same associations; an additional level of activity ensues: the activity of thought and the abandonment of thought, as expectation gives way to experience – live video projection; sine tones & Pauline Kim, solo violin – “homage to james tenney”

Audrey Chen (Baltimore) Tuesday 11

Voice/cello/analog electronics – presenting a series of solo improvisations with emphasis on the voice, hearkening back to song, noise and melody; combustible, acrid, sweet, pitted full and potentially beautiful…

Pierre Berthet (Liege, Belgium) Thursday 13

Acoustical extensions of various objects to resonators through steel cables; reversed vacuum cleaner www.pierre.berthet.be

Madelon Hooykaas (Amsterdam) Friday 14

Hooykaas/Stansfield have been creating audio/video installations for over 30 years; since the death of Elsa Stansfield in 2004, Madelon has continued to develop their range of ideas; she will show a new project -‘Haiku, the art of the present moment’, a 2 channel audio/video installation inspired by the Japanese classic book ‘the Narrow Road to the Far North’ – a pilgrimage on foot, written by the haiku poet Basho; projected on a special screen, the combination of video images of the four seasons, sounds of nature and music played by the shakuhachi constantly varies – http://www.stansfield-hooykaas.net

Marcus Schmickler (Cologne) Sunday 16

His latest algorithmic composition, applying different microtonal scales onto various models of granular synthesis and chaotic functions www.piethopraxis.org

Travis Just (New York) Monday 17

The New York-based composer presents recent work for instruments, signal
processing, playback devices, speech and gesture; he is performing with his
ensemble Object Collection www.objectcollection.us

Bernhard Gal (Vienna, Berlin) Tuesday 18

A solo laptop performance, mainly based on works from recent CD publications which he takes apart and reassembles in a quasi-improvised, live context http://www.bernhardgal.com

Jens Brand (Cologne) Wednesday 19

An evening composed of three pieces that have nothing in common … 1: “music” and music video, based on what Madonna (Madonna Louise Ciccone) thinks it is (or a respirator sounds like); 2: A vinyl based topographic scratch around the world on behalf of the one and only TWV – the black beeliner with grooves – and 3: HCAT-MPIGS a piece for trombone, violin and annoying light; at the end of a questionable evening, questions can be asked and products can be bought at discount prices; the concert supported by the Ministerpresident of North-Rhine Westphalia and Harvestworks; with contributions by Dan Evans Farkas, Phill Niblock and Yasunao Tone – www.g-turns.com

Phill Niblock (New York) 6pm until midnight, Friday 21

So what’s new?- well, some things, but with six hours of music and
film/video, who can tell?; 6pm until 12am of the longest night of the year
Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, the
Aaron Copland Fund For Music, the Phaedrus Foundation and The Amphion Foundation 224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013
9pm, $4.99
212 431 5127, 431 6430, www.experimentalintermedia.org and