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

Phill Niblock, curator

December 2011

Marko Ciciliani (Vienna) 6pm until 10:30pm Sunday Sunday 11
In the 4.5 hour long sound-art composition “Pop Wall Alphabet” Ciciliani explores the sound characteristics of 26 pop artists, by working with dense superimposing of songs and their spectral extractions, searching for “the sound” which has gained an almost mythical criteria in pop production; different degrees between abstraction and recognizability, combined with subtle psychoacoustic effects, turn this piece into a personal, immersive and sensual listening experience

Katherine Liberovskaya (Canada), Chantal Dumas (Canada), Shelley Hirsch (NY)

Monday 12
“9-9-18”; Liberovskaya (live video) invites Dumas (field recordings, laptop) and Hirsch (voice, words) to join forces for an evening where disparate fragments of life, scenes, stories, compositions, sounds and images come together and apart as they form a series of ever-changing fleeting audio-visual worlds
Stefano Pilia (Italy) Tuesday Tuesday 13
Will present his electric guitar solo set: a music percourse between textural melodies and sound relations with space, memory and time suspension

Hans Tammen (New York) Wednesday 14
With the Third Eye Orchestra, Hans uses Earle Brown’s open form composition idea as a starting point to create a large multi-movement piece for a 15-piece ensemble + live sound
processing. The music is inspired by West African roots of Jazz, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, Steve Coleman, and Stravinsky’s layering or Steve Reich’s phase techniques; with Mari Kimura, Jason Hwang, Stephanie Griffin, Tomas Ullrich, Briggan Kraus, Marty Ehrlich, Robert Dick, Detlef Landeck, Dafna Naphtali, Ursel Schlicht, Denman Maroney, Nick Didkovsky and Satoshi Takeishi

John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Tom Hamilton (New York) Thursday 15
Composers Inside Electronics, a group known for its pioneering home-built electronics and early “Circuit Bending,” will present an evening of new and classic electronic works including

“Speaking in Tongues” (2011) by John Driscoll for ultrasonic instruments, “Rainforest I” (1968) by David Tudor for amplified table-top resonant objects, and a collaborative improvisation

Maria Chavez (New York) Friday16

As a continuation of Chavez’s interest in removing the turntable from her practice, this performance will take place as 2 short pieces; the first piece will represent the diminishment of the turntable as a tool with Chavez using a portable turntable and a single record; the second piece will shift the focus away from the tool and solo performance setting; the piece then becomes a collaboration with Daniel Neumann in an ongoing study on sound placement and individual perspective within a space
www.mariachavez.org www.danielneumann.wordpress.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 by:

Laetitia Morais (Portugal) Sunday 18
“Missing for 10 years” – this performance articulates concepts like the anxiety caused by the lack of bonds when crossing an ocean, with 10 years of absence defined by law to the term of a life existence; sea salt is the most relevant element in this piece, as it shapes the sound, according to its density
Dani Ploeger (United Kingdom / Netherlands) Monday 19
Body Surveillance #1 (Ruhrpott Boogie) is a performance installation with three chairs (I sit on one of them) a television (I watch it), plastic bag (I breathe into it), a fan (sometimes it switches on), loudspeakers and some other things
www.danielploeger.org www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/211305

Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Phaedrus Foundation
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013
9pm, unless otherwise advised 212 431 5127, 431 6430
www.experimentalintermedia.org and www.XIrecords.org

And for the first time in history, Phill Niblock will be at Roulette in Brooklyn on Wednesday December 21, the Winter Solstice, for six hours of Music and Film/Video – 6pm to 12am
ROULETTE, 509 Atlantic Ave (At the Corner of 3rd Ave), Brooklyn, (917) 267-0363