The Forty-first Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, NYC
The Forty-sixth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Forty-sixth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least, The Twenty-fifth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B)

Phill Niblock, curator

March 2015

Joe Diebes (New York) Saturday 7

Diebes and members of the BOTCH ensemble perform scenes and studies that constitute the next illogical steps in the newly minted genre of broken-word opera http://vimeo.com/47378201

Andrew Lafkas (New York) Sunday 8

Two Paths with Active Shadows Under Three Moons and Surveillance
(Third Phase); an ongoing ensemble piece organized by Andrew Lafkas; developed and realized by Rick Brown, Todd Capp, Sandy Gordon, Sean Meehan, Leif Sundstrom, Marcia Bassett, Barry Weisblat, Gill Arno, Wolfgang Gil, Daniel Neumann, Ben Owen, Patrick Holmes, Kurt Ralske, Che Chen, Laura Ortman, Michael Bullock, Karen Waltuch, Ryan Sawyer and Andrew Lafkas http://www.sacredrealism.org/andrewlafkas/index.html

Volkmar Klien (Austria) Monday 9

Variations in Air Pressure – Weiping Lin, violin; Volkmar Klien, composition, electronics; music – to all intents and purposes – is a rather ephemeral affair; mere changes in air pressure lacking meteorological significance; etymology of the German words ‘Rausch’ (inebriation) and ‘Rauschen’ (noise, as in: white noise) reveals an intricate linkage between concepts of acoustic noise, intoxication, and intense pleasure; nnd it is not without reason that the meanings of these words connect www.volkmarklien.com www.weipinglin.com

Anna Homler and Michael Delia (LA and NY,Prague) Wednesday 11

Idiosyncratic improvisers, Anna Homler sings in alternative languages and plays toys and devices, while Michael Delia plays an array of homemade instruments and sound sculptures; together with special guests Al Margolis (live electronics, laptop and acoustic) and Katherine Liberovskya (improvised live video) they will create a unique bricolage evening of sound and video www.annahomler.com mad.node9.org

Cecilia Lopez (Argentina) and Carrie Schneider (New York) Thursday 12

The collaborators will present new works along with Burning House (2013), a film installation with score composed and performed by Lopez´s Música Mecánica para Chapas and with image by Schneider; Música Mecánica para Chapas is a device that consists of amplified sheets of metal played by a variable number of performers; these large sheets of stainless steel, rigged with piezoelectric contact microphones, are used as resonant materials to generate acoustic feedback and filter sound; as a gesture against entropy, over the course of two and half years, Schneider built a dozen identical wooden houses on an island in the middle of a lake in rural Wisconsin, and burned each of them down, all while filming from the same vantage point on land www.cecilia-lopez.com www.carrieschneider.net

Madelon Hooykaas (Netherlands) A Video Event Friday 13

This evening will consist of live drawing in combination with video projection and sound of several new works; the second part will be a dual screen piece of my newest project about blind female shamans in Japan; my work deals with the relation between nature, spirituality and the invisible http://www.madelonhooykaas.net

Lovid (New York) A Video Event Sunday 15

Will perform with a combination of handmade analog and digital instruments; the performance will center on an audiovisual composition where the video and sound are translated from the same electric signal; LoVid’s work explores the translation of the electric signal into visible and audible compositions; in recent works, they have been expanding their practice to think of the space of the performance, as well as the space between performers and audiences, as part of the instrument itself; for this performance LoVid will incorporate infrared LED light-beams that will be used to trigger video and sound clips; they will be joined by an ensemble of MFA in Sound-Art students from Columbia University www.lovid.org

SCREEN COMPOSITIONS 11, curated by Katherine Liberovskaya Monday 16

The eleventh edition of Screen Compositions is as ever 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:

Gill Arno / Gudinni Cortina + Rolando Hernandez; Sten Backman / Daniel Rozenhall; Lea Bertucci / Carver Audain; Jean Bourbonnais / Blake Hargreaves + Katherine Kline (a.k.a. Dreamcatcher); Jeff Donaldson / Bob Bellerue; Phill Niblock / Rhodri Davies; Sabrina Ratte / Roger Tellier-Craig; Billy Roisz / Toshimaru Nakamura; Sofia von Bustorff / Guy de Bievre

Michael Vincent Waller (New York) and Phill Niblock (New York) Wednesday 18

A dual record release event:

The South Shore on XI Records // Brazil 84 on Mode Records, Double-Release Party; Michael Vincent Waller’s debut full-length album release with chamber works from the last four years; this 2-CD release features album art photography by Phill Niblock, and liner notes by “Blue” Gene Tyranny; performances for the evening will include string quartet, trio, viola and piano duo, and cello solos; with Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim-Harris, Christine Kim, Daniel Panner, and Marija Illic http://michaelvincentwaller.com
A DVD of film to video and music, on Mode Records, Brazil 84 is from Niblock’s series “The Movement of People Working;” with a booklet of essays by Niblock, the late Bob Gilmore (music), Carlos Casas (film) and Johan Vandermaelen (the recordings)

Memorial for Elaine Summers (1925 – 2014) Friday 20

Video / film co-curated by Taketo Shimada and Phill Niblock – Three finished film pieces, and screening of video clips of not well known work; People may speak of Elaine, if they like

Elodie Lauten (1950 – 2014) and John Scherman Saturday 21

A Wake for composer Elodie Lauten and songwriter/guitarist John Scherman (founding members of Arthur’s Landing, who worked with Arthur Russell) – curated by Steven Hall and Ernie Brooks https://soundcloud.com/elodie-lauten https://soundcloud.com/arthurs-landing

Our programs are supported by The David & Sylvia Teitelbaum Fund, Inc, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Phaedrus Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor AndrewCuomo and the New York State Legislature
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013 212 431 5127, 431 6430
www.experimentalintermedia.org and www.XIrecords.org 9pm

Elaine Summers (1925 – 2014) was the founder of Experimental Intermedia in 1968 (officially, The Elaine Summers Experimental Intermedia Foundation); there will be a memorial for her at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, on

February 28, from 6 – 10pm

XI CDs are now available for sale on the www.XI Records.org website

Phill Niblock – Four Full Flutes (XI 101); Lois V Vierk – Simoom (XI 102); Guy Klucevsek – Flying Vegetables Of The Apocalypse (XI 104); David Behrman – Unforeseen Events (XI 105); Tom Johnson – Music For 88 (Xi 106); Mary Jane Leach – Celestial Fires (Xi 107); Fast Forward – Same Same (XI 108); Ellen Fullman – Body Music (XI 109); Jackson Mac Low – Open Secrets (XI 110); Phill Niblock – Music By Phill Niblock (XI 111); Allison Cameron – Raw Sangudo (XI 112); Daniel Goode – Clarinet Songs (XI 113); Mary Ellen Childs – Kilter (XI 114); Richard Lainhart – Ten Thousand Shades Of Blue (XI 115); Peter Zummo – Experimenting With Household Chemicals (XI 116); Logos Duo – Logos Works (XI 117); Annea Lockwood/Ruth Anderson – Sinopah (XI 118); Eliane Radigue – Trilogie De La Mort (XI 119); Malcolm Goldstein – The Seasons: Vermont (XI 120); Phill Niblock – YPGPN (XI 121); Paul Panhuysen – Partitas For Long Strings (XI 122); Tom Johnson – The Chord Catalogue (XiI 123); Ellen Band – 90% Post Consumer Sound (Xi 124); Philip Corner – 40 Years And One (Xi 125); Gen Ken Montgomery – Pondfloorsample (XI 126); Michael J. Schumacher – Room Pieces (Xi 127); Alan Licht – A New York Minute (XI 128); David Behrman – My Dear Siegfried (XI 129); Warren Burt – The Animation Of Lists And The Archytan Transpositions (XI 130); Matt Rogalsky – Memory Like Water (XI 131); David Watson – Fingering An Idea (XI 132); Michael J. Schumacher – Five Sound Installations (XI 133) (Dvd-Rom); David First – Privacy Issue (XI 134); Charlie Morrow – Toot! (XI 135); Michael Vincent Waller – The South Shore (XI 136);
Coming Soon: Releases By Ulrich Krieger (XI 137) And Leslie Ross (XI 138)
The Following Releases Are 2 Cds For The Price Of 1: XI 115, XI 121, XI 126, XI 127, XI 128, XI 129, XI 130, XI 131, XI 132, XI 136; The Following Releases Are 3 Cds For The Price Of 2: XI 119, XI 134, XI 135