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

Phill Niblock, curator

Tibor Szemzo and László Goz   (Budapest)
Monday 11
Counter/culture Closure Night: Part One – Experimental Intermedia and Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center, New York is co-presenting the first CLOSURE NIGHT of the Center’s COUNTER/CULTURE programming series; to celebrate and wrap-up the events which were focusing on artistic resistance during the era of state Socialism in Hungary around the Sixties and Seventies; founders of the world-renowed Group 180, Tibor Szemzo (visuals, music, narration, flutes) and László Goz (bass trumpet, sea shells) will give a very special  cinematographic music event paying homage to the Hungarian avantgarde film and music scene of the given decades and will prepare for the evening with a specially curated, exclusive program  http://szemzo.org/en/tibor-szemzo-2/


Henry Flynt (New York)
Tuesday 12
“You Are My Everlovin’”, for rock electric violin and amplified tambura; Tambura: C.C. Hennix, playing a Pandit Pran Nath tambura; This is a semi-composed, semi-improvised duet,  it was premiered in SOHO in June 1981, and the recording of that performance has been released three times; the piece is literally an alap in the broad sense of the word, that is, a complete performance without drums; the violin is conventionally tuned and the pedal point is D; the musical material is wide-ranging—all the same, two gats were at the core of the original performance; at times, Flynt alludes to Shuddh Todi by tonicizing f#; for the rest of it, he alludes to various musics outside the European orbit and also to various compositions of his henryflynt.org;  http://www.recorded.com/releases/003.html 


Paula Matthusen and Seth Cluett (Conn, New York)
Wednesday 13
For their first performance together, Paula Matthusen and Seth Cluett will fill a table with transduced tubes, 3D printed shapes, amplified objects, and cassette recorders; feedback will be used to explore spaces large and small while software and hardware instruments capture sound as a material to be sculpted in time; both are composers, artists, and performers in equal and sometime not equal parts, so no particular preference will be given to whether the sounds are loud or soft or short or long but a great deal of attention will almost certainly be paid to listening in the moment


Bernd Klug (New York)
Thursday 14
‘sides-systems under test’ is a live sound work based on ongoing research about the physical impact of societies as acoustic properties; it traces the question of what happens if we temporally, spatially and intellectually feedback our lack of control over the world; maybe void and silence are not too far apart and active listening can be an information session about our inabilities, a benefit for our crumbled actions, a funeral party for lost dreams and a launch of attempts and approaches


David Lee Myers (New York)
Friday 15
CD release party and performance by Myers, who sometimes works under the name Arcane Device; the album “Ether Music” is produced by the new music champion Starkland label; he will be performing his signature “Feedback Music” on decades-evolving matrix-mixed sound processors accompanied by projected lissajou graphics created directly from his sounds; marking the 30th anniversary of Feedback Music, this is Myers’ only performance this year!


Michael Schumacher (New York)
Sunday 17
The Portable Multi-Channel Sound System is a musical instrument designed specifically for Michael J. Schumacher’s spatialized compositions; building on the pioneering work of composers such as Alvin Lucier and Maryanne Amacher, presentations explore the relationship between musical form and architectural space and how this relationship can inform listening; combining installation and performance, algorithmic composition and improvisation, this goes beyond acoustics to the way people inhabit and use spaces, creating paradigms for listening and formal expectations


Lucie Vítková (Czech Republic/New York)
Monday 18
MUSIC DOMESTIC is an album, released on the New York label Bánh Mì Verlag in March 2017; it is a series of performances focused on domestic space; in each piece, an automatic domestic instrument such as vacuum cleaner, kettle, washing machine, toilet, shower, heating and fans is played together with 2 accordions, hichiriki, voice, harmonica, objects and electronics; the music aesthetics are derived from a gentle manipulation of the domestic instruments, followed by my set of instruments; I am going to play four pieces from this album live, with the domestic instruments found at the venue


Yasunao Tone  (New York)
Tuesday 19
He has collaborated with Prof. Tony Myatt, University of Surrey UK, and a team of researchers including Dr. Paul Modler, with the support of the ISSUE Project Room in 2016; a series of performances using Tone’s MP3 Deviation software were captured in a laboratory then used to train Kohoen Neural Networks to develop artificial intelligences that can simulate several of his performance approaches; the AIs are integrated in a software framework and computer performance system that extracts attributes from the audio they generate to “listen” to the output and make performance actions as if they were virtual Tone performers; five versions of Tone AI exist in the performance software, each of which exhibits certain responses modeled on those previously adopted by Tone; in performance, Tone will deviate and control AI versions of himself along with the mechanisms that each AI uses to hear and respond to the audio they generate; deviating and corrupting the technologies designed to simulate his own performances, deviating and interacting live with AI versions of himself as performer; special guest artist, Ami Yamasaki, outstanding voice performance artist

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 Thursday, December 21, from 6pm to midnight – the Winter Solstice at Roulette Intermedium, Inc, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217 http://www.roulette.org

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 (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:ReSpace/ (XI 137); Dan Joseph – Electroacoustic Works (XI 138)

Coming Soon: Releases By Leslie Ross (XI 140), Tom Chiu (XI 141)
Amnon Wolman/Neil Leonard – Security Vehicles Only (XI 139) – Our first digital only release. Recorded live at Experimental Intermedia performance. Available on bandcamp as well as through most digital outlets (iTunes etc). The cover art and full notes for the release will be on the www.experimentalintermedia.org website, and in a form to print and place into a burned CD case

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