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

Phill Niblock, curator             December 2016

Mia Zabelka and Katherine Liberovskaya              Tuesday 13

Zabelka’s solo work is an ongoing process of de- and re-construction of the violin’s sonic possibilities, expanding the range of the instrument using live electronic devices and preparing it through the insertion of alien objects between or on the strings; she is continuously exploring sound and music as physical phenomena, always pushing back the boundaries in experimental performances and compositions that question established notions, improving the available techniques and given structures; Liberovskaya has been exploring improvised live visuals in the context of live music/sound concert situations since the early 2000s, collaborating with numerous music and sound artists; her live visuals seek to create improvisatory “music” for the eyes; they span a wide variety of approaches from straightforward real-time montage and processing of pre-recorded material to the use of diverse kinds of live cameras to capture live “events” on the concert stage and integrate them to the image mix; at EI, MZ and KL will continue an on-going collaboration where gesture and image dialogue through surveillance technology



Mimmo Napolitano (SEC_) & Mario Gabiola  (Italy)
Wednesday 14

Italian duo known as Aspec(t), appreciated for their original mix of electro-acoustic detailed improvisation and power electronics/noise visceral attitude; they use reel-to-reel tape machine, feedback systems, self-built synthesizers and audio samples to produce frenetic structures, twisted rhythms, noise explosions, ancestral cries, an unceasing perversion of the soundscape and the time stream


– “Con il sostegno del progetto – With the support of the project DE.MO/MOVIN’UP I sess. 2016” – Promoted by: Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism; General Directorate for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Suburbs; General Directorate for Performing Arts; and GAI – Association for the Circuit of the Young Italian Artists


Biliana Voutchkova (Bulgaria, Berlin) and Michael Thieke (Berlin)
Thursday 15

The violin and clarinet duo’s  new program works with the theme of blur in the field of music, on the level of formal composition as well as in the details of the musical material; the music’s structure creates a blur; improvised parts alternate with fields of pre-structured material in which tape-recordings of the duo are duplicated by live performance


Supported by the Trust for Mutual Understanding
In cooperation with the Goethe-Institute Chicago


Christina Wheeler (Los Angeles/Berlin)
Friday 16

Tres Es un Número Mágico: Kaleidoscopic Triptychs: A three-part, solo composition in audience-generated, chance order and direction, for voice, electric mbira, electric autoharp, Q-Chord, delay loops, and electronic effects processing



Amnon Wolman (Israel) and Neil Leonard (Boston)
Saturday 17 

A new collaboration between Neil Leonard and Amnon Wolman called Security Vehicles Only that employs two poems by John Ashbery; the piece is scheduled for premiere at the Tectonics Festival in Tel Aviv in November; at EI, Security Vehicles Only will be performed together with Amnon’s Flagger Ahead for visual live performers that will be presented by a group of student-artists from Boston



Jenny Pickett & Julien Ottavi (UK/France)
Sunday 18

Solar Return – Nantes based artists Jenny Pickett and Julien Ottavi created Solar Return in 2009; taking electromagnetic phenomena as a starting point for their audio creations; they have produced various scores for dual audio synths/oscillators/DIY electronics etc…which reflect patterns and electromagnetic events such as solar flares and inner city mobile phone masts as well as the unfathomable audio world of kitchen appliances; through their performances the duo tunnel deep into the world of frequency, static and sound as a physical experience




Junko Wada and Hans Peter Kuhn (Berlin)
Monday 19

3 Dreams – These dreams are not necessarily what you dream of, they are rather these kind of dreams one really dreams, a bit between nightmare and Alice’s Wonderland; not really bad dreams but also not the dreams of the best worlds; the first dream is this dream where your body is too slow for reaching the aim, everybody knows that; the second is a wild story where all kind of connections and happenings are possible and the third one is the one that is rather relaxing and meditative




Johan Vandermaelen (Belgium)   
Tuesday 20

About the weather – a spatial installation about the unremarkable slow processes and sounds that surround us; Objects, fileplayers, singing stones



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 Andrew Cuomo 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   

 Phill Niblock at Roulette for Six Hours of Music and Film on Wednesday, December 21, from 6pm to midnight – the Winter Solstice 

Roulette Intermedium, Inc, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217, www.roulette.org

A list of the CDs available on the XI Records label:

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 (XI 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); Ulrich Krieger – Raw/Re: Space (XI 137) 

Coming Soon: Releases by Dan Joseph (XI 138) and Leslie Ross (XI 139) 

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, XI 137; The Following Releases Are 3 CDs For The Price Of 2: XI 119, XI 134, XI 135 

 All of the XI CDs are available for sale from our website (www.xirecords.org), as well as from Forced Exposure (USA) (www.forcedexposure.com) and Amazon.com. Titles are also available through Metamkine (France) (www.metamkine.com) and Soundohm (Italy) (www.soundohm.com). All releases are also available digitally through outlets such as iTunes, Spotify.comAmazon.comemusic.comboomkat.com and others.