Events in December 2022

The Forty-Ninth Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, The Fifty-Fourth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Fifty-Fourth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least, The Forty–Second Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part One (or A) Phill Niblock, curator

December 2022

Shift, 411 Kent Ave, Brooklyn – 12/12 and 12/15 –
Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, NYC – 12/19 and 12/20 –
WhiteBox, 9 Ave B, NYC – 12/13, 14, 16 –
All concerts at 8PM in all places

Tom Hamilton (New York) and Thessia Machado (Brazil/New York) at Shift Monday 12
A first-time collaboration reflecting parallel and divergent journeys and experiences. Uncertainty and physicality explored through autonomous, yet simultaneous relationships. Electronics and other stuff.

Cleek Schrey (USA) at WhiteBox Tuesday 13
The composer and fiddler will present new work for vibrating strings and playback, including new field recordings from an ongoing project in Kentucky

Lee Gilboa (Israel, based in Providence RI) at WhiteBox Wednesday 14
Will present two multichannel fixed media compositions centered around the speaking voice, the first piece – Through The Halls, was created in collaboration with, and features vocalist Chanan Ben Simone, the second piece – Halves of a Story, features a speaking chorus and the rapper SAMMUS

Pauline Kim Harris (New York City) at Shift Thursday 15
Music to include a NEW WORK dedicated to Phill Niblock with violin duo String Noise in collaboration with Katherine Liberovskaya, video

Gryphon Rue (New York City) at WhiteBox Friday 16
His music is constructed of complex patterns derived from instruments such as bowed hand saws, harmonium, and custom synthesizers, the music discloses a fascination with mimetic potential—the ability to suggest biological actions, molecular events, possession, nourishment—and is above all, made with people’s pleasure in mind; joined by Will Epstein on piano, synthesizer, and soprano saxophone Instagram: 4n_objx

Frédéric Acquaviva and Loré Lixenberg (London) at Fridman Gallery Monday 19
His “ANTIPODES” (69′), for live mezzo (Loré Lixenberg), dead electronics, video and the recorded voices of the artists Joël Hubaut and Dorothy Iannone, was composed in 2019 at EMS, Stockholm, described by Olaf Nicolaï as “a provocative sign against the background of today’s listening environment”, “ANTIPODES” was awarded the prestigious Karl Sczuka Prize in 2020 and was premiered at Donaueschingen Festival in 2021

Laurie Schwartz (Berlin) at Fridman Gallery Tuesday 20
with Anna Clementi (Berlin) and Risa Mickenberg (New York) + special guests: presenting tuned-in/tuned-out works and mash-ups interrogating the space between music composition, theater, performance art, and
absurdist spectacle; materials integrate the operatic voice, field recordings, conversations, images, and wooden cell phones; Dangerous Women and Dada; DIVAS DESVIANTES meets THE HERMETTES. With support from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.