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Experimental Intermedia Concerts for March 2014
 
Pedro Sousa (Lisbon, Portugal)     Friday 7
 
Stefano Bassanese and Ben Thigpen (Paris)     Sunday 9
 
Sarah Halpern (New York)     Monday 10 (A Video Presentation)
 
Marica Radojcic (Belgrade, Serbia)     Tuesday 11
(A Video Presentation)
 
Marco Donnarumma (UK)     Wednesday 12


Hallveig Agustsdottir (Gent and Iceland)    Thursday 13
 
Screen Compositions, Curated by Katherine Liberovskaya      Saturday 22
(A Video Presentation)


EXPERIMENTAL  INTERMEDIA
The Fortieth Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, The Forty-fifth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Forty-fifth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least, The Twenty-fourth Annual Festival  with no fancy name, Part Two (or B)               
Phill Niblock, curator    
      
March 2014
Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa, a memorial fellowship named for the Portuguese Intermedia Artist, sponsored by the Luso-Americana Foundation and the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, in Lisbon, coordinated by Isabel Alves, presents an intermedia performance by: 
Pedro Sousa (Portugal)  
Friday  7
A Song for True: Performance for Plural Larynx: "Using as an inspiration - Jerry True, an American saxophonist who used an air compressor to be able to play saxophone following a throat cancer operation, this composition aims at the experimentation of the saxophone as an unusual medium for the creation of drone music - exploring the microtonal, reflective and acoustic properties or differences that are characteristic of these woodwind instruments      www.facebook.com/Pedro.Sousa.Musician
soundcloud.com/pedro-sousa-a-carajillo

Benjamin Thigpen and Stefano Bassanese (USA/Italy/France)
Sunday 9
Les Frères Bobine - Paris-based electroacoustic composers working regularly at GRM and fascinated by electromagnetism and gesturality; they collaborate on sonic research experiments and perform instant collective compositions based on newly-invented instruments and (silent) magnetic feedback loops; they will perform Les Aimants by Stefano Bassanese, malfunction30931 by Benjamin Thigpen, and a new collective work, Induction
www.benjaminthigpen.net      www.stefanobassanese.eu/
soundcloud.com/benjamin-thigpen/sets      soundcloud.com/user4482641

Sarah Halpern (New York) A Video Presentation
Monday 10
A series of collages made with printed text, found images and discarded film, mounted onto 35mm leader and projected frame by frame through a film strip projector; each of these new compositions presents the viewer with suggestive language and imagery, as an experiment in the perception of meaning           sarahhalpern.com 

Marica Radojčić Prešić (Belgrade, Serbia)  A Video Presentation
Tuesday 11
BRANCHING: - DIGITAL AMBIENT: diffracted projections of 3D animations and video, digital sound, sound effects; the artist was inspired by the tree; experts and public have found the project as a kind of mathematical poetic ambience through which public can walk - the tree is one of the oldest symbols with layers of meanings developed through history; old meanings culminated in the twentieth century with the mathematical theory of trees; and the branching itself, so much more powerful than the human step-by-step traveling through the crags of its own existence, has a power of growing-up, but also the power of disappearance – fatal power of Death         youtu.be/Hi82udn6Nr4       youtu.be/1e8p3D4JNdU

Marco Donnarumma and Jaime Oliver (UK/PE/NYC)
Wednesday 12
n this concert, Marco will play two solo performances for the Xth sense, and Jaime will join in for a duo with his custom gestural instruments; Marco creates music by literally composing in real time the sounds emitted by his body muscular tissues; by performing physical and whole-body gestures, bioacoustic sounds are produced by his limbs, and then amplified, live sampled and diffused through loudspeakers; the natural sound of the flesh and its virtual counterpart blend together into an unstable sonic object; this is called 'biophysical music', music that is a joint result of bioacoustic body mechanisms and physical performance; Jaime improvises and composes with his open source Silent Drum and MANO controllers that use computer vision techniques to continuously track and classify hand gestures to interact with complex sound forms
marcodonnarumma.com     res.marcodonnarumma.com/xth-sense/     jaimeoliver.pe

Hallveig Agustsdottir (Belgium, Iceland) 
Thursday 13
From Graphic Score To Sound Drawing - her performances are purified reflections on sound and image, finding their roots in the 'graphic score' as it started to appear in the 1950s in the works of composers such as J. Cage, E. Brown, and M. Feldman; each drawing leads towards and is at the same time the immediate result of a new composition; the improvised communication between artist, computer and musician creates an environment where sound and image combine and conduct each other - what remains is a witness; a drawing / a video composition capturing the gesture of drawing, melody and rhythm; with David Watson, collaboration                  http://www.hallveiggkagustsdottir.com/

SCREEN COMPOSITIONS 10 curated by Katherine Liberovskaya
Saturday 22
A Video Presentation
Screen Compositions celebrates its 10th edition this year! as always 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: Carlos Casas / Ghedalia Tazartes; Bradley Eros / Rachael Guma; Kit Fitzgerald / Peter Gordon; Richard Garet / Wolfgang Gil; Sarah Halpern / Matt Wellins; Victoria Keddie / Scott Kiernan; Hedya Klein / Bulbul; Carole Kim / Toshimaru Nakamura + Lewis Keller; Katherine Liberovskaya / Al Margolis (If,Bwana); Marie Verry / Yvan Etienne

Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, The David & Sylvia Teitelbaum Fund, Inc, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Phaedrus Foundation
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