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 Twentieth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B)

Phill Niblock, curator

March 2010

Jon Rose (Australia) Friday 5

In 1987 Jon Rose brought the interactive MIDI violin bow into the world; since then there have been three more prototypes of bow powered digital systems using ultra sound, accelerometers, bow pressure sensors, etc.; the latest development in this technology is Keith McMillan’s K-bow, and, in a rare New York performance, Jon will use this brand new bow and his considerable virtuosity on the tenor violin in a new surround sound, multi-media work –
P A L I M P O L I N; for everything radical on, about, and with violins, strings, and fences www.jonroseweb.com

Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa, a memorial fellowship named for the Portuguese Intermedia Artist, sponsored by the Luso-Americana Foundation and the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, in Lisbon, coordinated by Isabel Alves, presents an intermedia performance:
Sergio Cruz (Portugal /England) Tuesday 16

Drawing on notions of difference, diversity, pluralism and even hybridism as inherent to contemporary cities, Cruz will present “United”, a multiple screen film installation (triptych in loop) made through the re-processing of existing footage from his residencies in New York (USA 2009), Maputo (Mozambique 2008) and Beijing (China 2007) http://www.rhiz.eu/person-37213-en.html

Jennifer Walshe (Ireland) Wednesday 17
is an Irish composer and performer, performing works for solo voice with various gadgets and instruments, and screening a DVD of her opera for Barbie dolls “XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!!” this St Patrick’s Day concert coincides with the release of Walshe’s new solo CD nature data on Interval Recordings www.milker.org

Seth Cluett (USA) Thursday 18

will present a new long-form sound work: ‘forms of forgetting;’ the culmination of a series of performances over the last year, it explores the role of in-attention and re-attending in listening; using found objects, altered consumer electronics, home-made instruments, sine tone oscillators, the acoustics of the space and a host of psycho-physical phenomena, this new work aims to construct a focused, attentive perceptual space and an elastic, malleable experience of time


Bonnie Jones (Baltimore) and Richard Garet (New York City) Friday 19
will create an evolving, undulating, shifting terrain of live video, text, voice, and electronic sounds; the performance will combine both improvised collaboration as well as areas guided by the video and/or text projections; the project explores the creation of environments that explore the real and artificial / the material and ephemeral – in effect, short circuiting the senses www.bonniejones.wordpress.com / www.richardgaret.com
Screen Compositions 6, curated by Katherine Liberovskaya Monday 22
The sixth edition of Screen Compositions is as always 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: Paola Boioli / Sonia Megias Lopez; Defasten (Patrick Doan) / Tim Hecker; Hedya Klein / Bettina Wenzel + Heimo Wallner; Justin Lincoln / Ben Owen; Kate Matson / Forrest Larson; Atsuko Nojiri / Zbigniew Karkowski; Stadtmusik (Sam Auinger/ Dietmar Offenhuber / Hannes Strobl); Heimo Wallner / Raumschiff Engelmayr; Heimo Wallner / Martin Zrost; Alessandra Zucchi / Antonio Della Marina

Tom Johnson (Paris) Tuesday 23

He was one of the first composers to present his work at the EI loft; his now well known “Nine Bells” was premiered there, as were some of the first examples of his “counting music” series, the lectures with audience participation, and other things; after 15 years in New York, he left the big apple and the Village Voice and settled in Europe, where he has continued writing operas and radio pieces, and where his pure music has become more and more mathematical; the evening will include “Music and Questions” (1988), excerpts from very recent pieces, and probably, for old times sake, the “Lecture with Repetition” (1975) www.tom.johnson.org

Ignaz Schick and Margareth Kammerer (Berlin) Wednesday 24

Two solo sets and one collaborative set: Kammerer – electric guitar and voice and Schick: turntables; Kammerer workfield is the song : in her solo she will present a selection of them where she investigates the sound of the voice in different languages and songforms in combination with minimalistic melodies and texts; Schick plays turntables without vinyls creating a vast palette of sounds by only using objects directly on the metal plate of the turntable; he calls the set-up “Rotating Surfaces”; the friction sounds are simply amplified with a condenser microphone; various objects (wood, plastic, metal) create rich textures from tonal drones to thick layers of harsh noise and are sometimes sampled and slightly pitched in realtime; in their duo, they explore the creation of a sound form combining both improvised and composed material, with electroacoustic soundscapes and songs www.zangimusic.de www.myspace.com/margarethkammerer www.myspace.com/ignazschick

Taka Iimura and Haruyuki Suzuki (Japan) Friday 26

Part one – videos by Iimura with electronic music by Suzuki, “A Rock In The Light,” (1985/2008) a landscape video shot in Australia which was structured along the axis of light and – “Eye For Eye, Ear For Ear” (1967-70/2008); part two, solo performance by Suzuki, using only electric equipment www.takaiimura.com http://japanesecomposers.info/eng/modules/tinyd0/index.php?id=5

Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Aaron Copland Fund, and the Phaedrus Foundation
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013 9pm $4.99
212 431 5127, 431 6430, www.experimentalintermedia.org and www.XIrecords.org
All of the EI March concerts are being streamed on free103point9 Online Radio; to hear the live stream during the posted events: www.free103point9.org (we start at about 9:30, to stream)