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

December 2012

Wednesday 12th
David Linton, David First, David Watson (NYC)

Why would three veteran musicians, with back-stories crossing the last three decades of New York experimental music, undertake a joint event at Experimental Intermedia – welcome to the Creepy Triangle Variety Show: Ex Post Facto: David First, David Linton, & David Watson: guitars, video, feedback, drones, bagpipes, percussion, voice, electronics and distended cinema; reshuffling their decks, dealing a fresh round and waiting to take you away


Thursday 13th
Zach Layton (NYC)
New works for bowed electric guitar and electronics…a series of improvised and composed works exploring non-standard tunings and aperiodic rhythmic structures derived from autonomic nervous system activity

Friday 14th
Al Margolis and Doug Van Nort (USA)
For this laptop duo project, the musicians utilize acoustic materials and capture/transform one another’s sound in an endless loop; both use digital means – Van Nort tends to favor sculpting/ stretching from small sound fragments, while Margolis often likes to make collages out of larger sound segments; they will be joined by Katherine Liberovskaya providing live video; you can hear them:

Saturday 15th
Jon Abbey (USA) DJing continuously from 3-11 PM
Erstwhile Records programs a very special day/night of electroacoustic music created from 2009-2012, including work from Keith Rowe, Jason Lescalleet, Toshiya Tsunoda, Michael Pisaro, Taku Unami, Toshimaru Nakamura, Antoine Beuger, and many more.

Sunday 16th
Frédéric Acquaviva (FR / Berlin)
A three hour concert with four pieces mixing texts sounds and instruments into both a conceptual and physical sound by one of the radical french experimental acousmatic composers; world creations of “Lore Ipsum”, a voices + electronic composition and ” {…} ” (2010), the total compression of his sounds works since 1990; his new CD-DVD “Aatie” (2011-2012 with videos) and “Le Disque”(2009-2010), with sounds recorded in a BDSM dungeon and psychiatric hospital, partly created in NY last year; with Frédéric Acquaviva, spatialization and Loré Lixenberg (UK), mezzo-soprano
Monday 17th
Rie Nakajima and Miki Yui (J, GB; J, De)
Accompaniment for A-O-I-E-U
Rie Nakajima meets Miki Yui
found objects, toy-instruments playing with small sounds;
real sounds playing with acoustic memories
Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa, a memorial fellowship named for the Portuguese Intermedia Artist, sponsored by the Luso-Americana Foundation and the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, in Lisbon, coordinated by Isabel Alves, presents an intermedia performance by:

Wednesday 19th
Ana Carvalho (Portugal)
with Andrea Parkins and Ben Owen – “Refractive composition for live video and sound in two parts” develops from multiple experiments with refraction, where chance is essential in the connection between process and performance, and between structures of collaboration and of creation
Personal blog: http://ephemeral-expanded.tumblr.com; Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/visualagency
Long term project: www.vjtheory.net
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
On December 20, 5 – 7pm, at White Box, 329 Broome Street, NYC – there will be a book launch for a new book of articles about Phill Niblock, which will include 4 DVDs of video, entitled “Working Title”.
The event will be part of: Ear to the Earth, in collaboration with MA.P.S at White Box: 100 x John – A festival of sound and image
In the spirit of the 100th anniversary year of his birth, this festival salutes John Cage for his leadership in what Joel Chadabe called “the great opening up of music to all sounds”.

Thursday December 20th
5-10pm: opening party
5-7: Meet Phill Niblock: Working Title, a book release reception
7-10: Cageian mix

Friday, December 21th
8pm: multimedia introduction; performances

Saturday, December 22th
Noon-10pm: sounds and images

Sunday, December 23
Noon-10pm: sounds and images and Christmas party
And for the second time in history, Phill Niblock will be at Roulette in Brooklyn on Friday December 21st, the Winter Solstice, for six hours of Music and Film/Video – 6pm to 12am
ROULETTE, 509 Atlantic Ave (and 3rd Ave), Brooklyn, (917) 267-0363
For $10 tickets for this concert, you can book online and use the coupon code – Niblock2012 (it’s not case sensitive). You can book until 4pm the day of the concert, and you cannot have this price at the door.
Please respond to pniblock@compuserve.com

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