The Fortieth 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-eight Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B) Phill Niblock, curator

December 2019

Walter Branchi (Rome) and Kristin Jones (New York) Monday 9

Images of Time by Jones and music from Intero by Branchi; alternating filmic work by Jones and individual compositions by Branchi; video editing by Jacob Nelson; sound engineer Daniel Neumann; Images of Time are an evolving series of filmic works composed independently and woven together with the music of Roman composer Walter Branchi; the works frame the world from a single position so as to slow down and magnify the most fundamental daily phenomena: the cycle of light, wind and weather; the images are intended as quiet meditations on the nuances and subtle events perpetually occurring in nature; composed of thousands of individual instances photographed seconds apart, the images are then reassembled at different tempos into lyrical sequences, then intricately interwoven with the ethereal musical compositions by Branchi; the compositions that coexist with the Images of Time are pieces of his lifelong work: Intero
http://www.kristinandreajones.com http://www.walter-branchi.com

David First (NYC) Tuesday 10

Choir Practice: New works for current and outmoded technologies, just intonation video and correlated waveforms, two- way causations inspired by a third, gestural improvisations through safe-cracked spelunking; featuring Sam Kulik, trombone and Ian Douglas-Moore, guitar
http://www.davidfirst.com https://davidfirst.bandcamp.com

Ritwik Banerji (USA) Wednesday 11

An astromusicological encounter with the Maxineans; whereas it would seem tonight’s event falls into the canonical, traditional genre of audiovisual performance, it’s better understood as a bridging of social science, interstellar ethnography, and the arts; we will engage in a collaborative exercise in understanding the culturally-specific sonic motion practices of beings living in a distant region of space called M9, ruled by the spirit of Maxine, a brainchild who has fled earth and declared that all sound was already motion; in this region of space, Maxineans have developed a wide variety of expressive — or really just practical — practices which allow them to deal with Maxine’s whims; on screen we see a live feed sent back to earth from a remote exploration vehicle in deep space; on earth, live sound from EI is sent back to M9, thereby allowing navigation and interaction according to the bizarre laws of physics of M9. Live performers are Hamilton Berry, cello, and Tony Malaby, saxophone

Aki Onda (USA, Japan) Thursday 12

“Reflections and Repercussions” 2018, a multi-media performance exploring the interplay among luminosity, acoustic, and architectural relationships within the space.; performing with various types of lighting equipment such as theater lights, flashlights, bare light bulb, mirrors and other objects, I arrange and rearrange the tools composing the visual and aural as a total environment; the complex relationship between the concrete and the ephemeral is explored https://akionda.net/

Paul Devens (Maastricht Netherlands) Friday 13

An artist working in the field of composed sounds, architecture, acoustics and he researches history and social structures; he will perform a couple of new pieces, based upon improvisation and experimental technologies; electro- magnetic and conductive fields will be used to mix pre-recorded synthesized sounds into a new composition, recorded noises of air conditioning systems and fans in public space will feature in a soundscape and other experiments will be performed live at the concert; also another new work will be performed: with artist Eline Kersten, Devens developed a work featuring found coral skeletons from the Caribbean island of Curacao; with digital imageprocessing- and sonification techniques, the work addresses the collision between ecology and economy, Supported by IBB Curacao and the Mondriaan Fund
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Devens https://www.pauldevens.com

Gudinni Cortina (Mexico) and Mario De Vega (Mexico, Berlin) Sunday 15

Overtones, interruptions and concrete sounds melted as an audio-visual setup; a dialog executed by two players with different vocabularies and intentions, including a third role: A messenger; present, admiring devotion and commitment http://mariodevega.info http://gudinni-cortina.com/

João Castro Pinto and Sofia A. Carvalho (Portugal) Monday 16

SPECTRUM EXTENSO is an audiovisual intermedia performance, which is a work-in-progress, that consists in a reflection centered on the work of the Portuguese poet Teixeira de Pascoaes (1877-1952); João Castro Pinto will process sounds and images, in real time, and also excerpts of several of the more impressive and profound poems, interpreted live by Sofia A. Carvalho; the sound and visual landscapes will be juxtaposed with words, phrases and variable duration vocal utterances, that will wander through the live electroacoustic processes, turning the primary meaning of the poet1s words into new levels of signification and therefore creating impromptu audiovisual scenery
http://www.agnosia.me https://lisboa.academia.edu/SofiaAlexandraCarvalho
Andrea Parkins (New York, Berlin)
https://soundcloud.com/jcastropinto https://grimaceseditions.org/hiante-2/

Wednesday 18

presents a new long-form work for multi-diffusion fixed media, incorporating her live interventions on electronically- processed accordion, amplified objects, and electronic processing; her works feature subtle sonic examination of everyday objects and surfaces, the layering of extended accordion techniques with multi-pitched electronic feedbacks, and the investigation of embodiment and chance with her custom-designed virtual instruments; this new project addresses her sonic materials both past and present: amplified drawing tools, electronic and acoustic instruments, the- body-as-foley, objects, images, gesture-presence-absence https://soundcloud.com/andreaparkins

Annabelle Playe (France) Thursday 19

Sound is a physical experience: density, intensity, variations and saturation; GEYSER, composed in three parts, deploys an energy with strong contrasts around sound shots sometimes stripped, sometimes massive; clear sounds, pure timbres switch to distortion evoking the subterranean eruption and the release of tension; her live music is based on a device made of analog synthesizers; sound is weaving between electronic and electroacoustic music, some of them made from different sources (voices, concrete sounds) are processed, put into spaces and mixed to analog http://www.annabelleplaye.comhttps://vimeo.com/201441665 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NKZaaF0tKc

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.org9pm

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); Amnon Wolman/Neil Leonard – Security Vehicles Only (XI 139) digital only release; Cecilia Lopez – Red/Machinic Fantasies (XI 140); Leslie Ross – drop by drop, suddenly (XI 141) Coming Soon: Tom Chiu (XI 142)

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