Peer Bode, Andrew Deutsch and Rebekkah Palov – A Video Event
Monday 11

Carrier Band: Bode, Deutsch and Palov, with historical recordings by Harald Bode,1949-1986, and Pauline Oliveros,1970-2002; the video “Uber Organ” was made at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY and at Peer Bode’s home studio on his hand-built, custom Dave Jones Design, digital frame buffer – experimental video instrument; much as life moves forward and back, so do the frames of the video frame buffer with its 48 frame digital-memory-chamber used for looking and considering nearly fifty years of Harald Bode’s notebooks; spanning the years 1937 to 1986, the notebooks of pioneering electronic instrument designer Harald Bode are spaces where a new thinking about sound and future electronic instruments evolved and percolated.; a number of new videos as well as “Uber Organ” will be accompanied by the live electroacoustic music of Carrier Band with Peer Bode performing vocoder/language, Rebekkah Palov DJ and real-time processed samples from the Harald Bode Archive and Andrew Deutsch with live mix featuring the unpublished recordings of Pauline Oliveros

Chuck Bettis and Dave Grant (New York)
Tuesday 12

SNAKE UNION is Chuck Bettis (electronics) & David Grant (modular synth). a duo that works in improvisational rhythmic explorations that match analog synths and digital sound processing, modular wires and max patches. By turns psychedelic, delicate, and fuzzed out, the sequenced collides with the freeform as these two soundmakers push into new realms With live video projections by Katherine Liberovskaya

James Fei (Oakland) and Kato Hideki (New York)
Wednesday 13

James (analog electronics) and Kato (bass, electronics) have been working together since 2002; with a shared interest in translating studio recording techniques to live performance and vice versa, the duo’s release Sieves was created with multiple processes where live electronic improvisations were subjected to radical mixing and reverberation in an echo chamber; their performance practice continued to shift over the years through the investigation of feedback, speaker-room interaction and analog circuitry   

Shalom Gorewitz  (New Jersey)   A Video Event
Thursday 14

The poet Wallace Stevens said that art should be abstract, change, and give pleasure; with the addition of risk, this describes recent work by pioneer video artist Shalom Gorewitz; the screening will include Gorewitz’ infamous strip tease to the national anthem from the early 1970s; a new 360 video Goat’s Head recorded on one of the most dangerous beaches in California; DTTV (dystrumpia television) which explores the causes and possible antidotes for this psycho-traumatic disorder; and collaborations with the poet Rachel Hadas; one of their projects, Elegy for Stivenson Magloire, celebrates the work of an extraordinary Haitian artist Gorewitz met in Port au Prince in 1992 who was assassinated shortly after; Arcade Fire member Richard Parry gave permission to use his music for the soundtrack

Shelly Silver (New York) – A Video Event
Friday 15

In Shelly Silver’s frog spider hand horse house, the effort of all things to keep existing has been observed by someone with a camera who seems, as far as personality goes, to be no one; this acutely neutral watcher—curious and patient, pushing very close and holding steady there registers the super-focused effort of all creatures toward the expression of vitality, the stubborn going-on in time of particularly shaped and textured bodies; the first in Silver’s trilogy on our current moment of destabilization, where the animal, vegetable and mineral are jolting into reconfiguration; animals and children are being placed on the frontline of this change and they are the soft and hard focus of frog spider hand horse house

Bull.Miletic (Oslo) – A Video Event
Sunday 17

PROXISTANT VISION – a selection of three videos from the body of work created along Bull.Miletic’s ongoing artistic research project focused on the proliferation of new aerial moving imaging technologies and the emergence of a visual modality they call proxistance; the videos are single-channel versions of the three multi-media artworks realized in collaboration with Holly L. Aaron, Mark Boswell, Tom Gunning, Danielle Jorgens, Christopher Myers, Jan C. Schacher and Phill Niblock, whose music features in one of the videos; the production of the artworks was generously supported by Arts Council Norway, Arts Research Center and Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society at University of California, Berkeley, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Media and Communication at University of Oslo, and Department of Cinema and Media Studies at University of Chicago

SCREEN COMPOSITIONS 15 – curated by Katherine Liberovskaya.  –  A Video Event
Monday 18

Fifteen years! seems like the first edition was only yesterday… for this 15th edition Screen Compositions presents as every year 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: Miah Artola / Hitomi Honda; Pip Chodorov / Charlemagne Palestine; Kostas Chondros / Giovanni Lami; Michael Delia / Al Margolis; Andrew Demirjian / Matthew Gantt; Richard Garet / Michael Waller; Phill Niblock / William Hooker; Anna Pasztor / Žibuoklė Martinaitytė; Andrea Saggiomo aka 70fps. / SEC_ aka Mimmo Napolitano; Guillaume Vallée / Data Slum (Martin Rodriguez & Leon Louder)

Biliana Voutchkova and Al Margolis (If Bwana) (Berlin, New York)
Tuesday  19

a first encounter of bi and al will occur publicly tonight; a phenomena of reaching far beyond the trivia of a first meeting, they will go straight (and deeply) into a musical communication based on devotion, long experience and trust; using strings, reeds, objects, contact mics (or all of the above), listening, responding, conversing; Al describes his most recent work as “quiet wall” or the search for the sounds between: bi’s work focuses on detail and slowly developing textures, but still allowing unexpected surprises; they’ll merge with the flow of the current moment, or perhaps with the edge of nothing    

Catherine Lamb and Phill Niblock
Thursday 21

Ensemble neoN visits Experimental Intermedia on the occasion of the release of the group’s new album NEON: NIBLOCK/LAMB on Hubro; in addition to Niblock’s Two Tea Roses, the group will give the American premiere of Catherine Lamb’s Parallaxis Forma; Ensemble neoN is a Norwegian contemporary music group working across artistic forms, collaborating with visual artists and performers such as Susanna, Phill Niblock, Alvin Lucier, Johannes Kreidler, Oren Ambarchi, Marina Rosenfeld, Jan St. Werner; neoN strives to listen to a world that is constantly changing. It is this attitude that keeps challenging and expanding the ensemble’s musical language  With the friendly support of stikk.no