Pauline Oliveros performs ALONG THE WAY, a solo improvisation using the V accordion, using the different voices of the V-Accordion with the composer’s own Expanded Instrument System (EIS). Susie Ibarra, Roberto Rodriguez and David Baron present DIGITAL SANCTUARIES, a performance for a sound walk that invites the public on a virtual pilgrimage, finding meditative spaces marked by ever-changing music. JG Thirlwell will present a chamber ensemble version of MANOREXIA, a project that started as an electronic and sample based project where the composer wanted to explore a spatial quality not existent in his other work. This event is part of 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival, in partnership with River To River Festival.
[Jun 23] Pauline Oliveros, Susie Ibarra, Roberto Rodriguez, JG Thirlwell
Sunday, June 23, 7:30 pm
Pauline Oliveros: Along The Way
Electric Kulintang (Susie Ibarra & Roberto Rodriguez w/ David Baron): Digital Sanctuaries
JG Thirlwell: Manorexia
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University
3 Spruce Street, New York
Pauline Oliveros performs ALONG THE WAY, a solo improvisation using the V accordion. Along the Way there are many diversions that may lead to unexpected locations. The Way is not necessarily familiar or unfamiliar. It is the Way. The performance will use the different voices of the V-Accordion with the composer’s own Expanded Instrument System (EIS), a system that provides musicians and composers with a challenging improvisational environment for exploration of interactions with technology. EIS acts as a “time machine” where players provide the present moment of sounding that technology will feedback in the future either in replica or modification. The feedback becomes part of the present. Thus the player is performing in the past, present and future simultaneously. Furthermore sounds of the past, present and future are spatialized through a multi-channel array of speakers so that space is expanded in a similar manner with time. Pauline Oliveros is a Harvestworks Creativity + Technology = Enterprise fellow, a program funded in part by the Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural Innovation Fund.
DIGITAL SANCTUARIES is a soundwalk with the music of Electric Kulintang (Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez, with special guest David Baron). The project invites the public on a virtual pilgrimage, finding meditative spaces marked by ever-changing music. With the combination of music, sculpture and place, participants are encouraged to discover the world without while taking time to contemplate the world within. Digital Sanctuaries will create a network of site-based audio/visual installations. A mobile app map will be provided, giving participants a chance to visit all of the “sanctuaries” in sequence, or follow their own paths. The universal accessibility and the multicultural nature of Electric Kulintang’s works bring a global perspective to a local experience.
JG Thirlwell’s chamber ensemble version of his MANOREXIA project will perform selections from the acclaimed surround sound album “Dinoflagellate Blooms”, as well as other pieces from the Manorexia oeuvre. It started as a an electronic and sample based project where the composer wanted to explore a spatial quality not existent in his other work. Manorexia has played at All Tomorrow’s Parties, The Whitney Museum, Bang On A Can marathon, Brainwaves Festival and several times at The Stone NYC.
Pauline Oliveros (1932) is a composer and improviser who performs extensively locally and in many parts of the world in a variety of venues. Her music is performed widely as well by many notable musicians and ensembles. Her works are recorded and available through download sites, cassette, CD, DVD, and Vinyl releases. Recent compositions include Tower Ring 2011 commissioned by the Oliver Ranch Foundation for Ann Hamilton’s Tower situated at the Oliver Ranch in Geyserville California. She will compose a percussion concerto commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble to be performed at Lincoln Center in August 2013. Oliveros plays a Titano acoustic accordion and the Roland V Accordion in her solo and ensemble improvisations. In 2009 Oliveros was honored with the William Schuman lifetime achievement award presented by Columbia University along with a three-hour retrospective of her music at the Miller Theater in New York in 2010. Foundation for Contemporary Arts presented Oliveros with the 2012 John Cage Award at Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation in New York March 19. Oliveros is the founder of the Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. based in Kingston NY. Through her Deep Listening practice she has facilitated numerous workshops and intensives throughout the world leading to collaborations across many disciplines. For more information see http://paulineoliveros.us and http://www.deeplistening.org
Electronic/Percussion duet Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez are composers whose music has been profoundly influenced by the interconnection of nature and cities. At the intersection of Indigenous and Urban ecologies Ibarra and Rodriguez invite cultural dialogue through music.
Electric Kulintang collaborates with poets, visual artists, digital technologists, and a myriad of contemporary and Indigenous musicians blending its unique sound to a diverse body of work. Rodriguez is a Grammy nominee and recipient of BBC 3 World Music and American Music Awards. Ibarra is a 2010 TEDFellow and Asia21 Asia Society Young Leader Delegate and 2011.
JG Thirlwell is a composer/producer/performer based in Brooklyn NY. Born in Melbourne, he moved to London in 1978 and has been based in NYC since 1983. As well as his own name, he works under many pseudonyms including Manorexia, Foetus, Steroid Maximus, Baby Zizanie, Hydroze Plus, Clint Ruin and Wiseblood. He has released over thirty albums. If there is a common thread to his varied musical styles, it is a dramatic intensity and an evocative, cinematic quality. Thirlwell has also featured as producer, remixer, collaborator or arranger for a wide variety of artists including Nine Inch Nails, Karen O, Excepter, Zola Jesus, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Lydia Lunch, Coil, Z’s, Nick Cave, Swans and many more. JG has completed commissions for Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and LEMUR and is a member of the “freq_out” sound-art collective, who create on-site sound and light installations. He has also created solo sound installations which have shown in Santarcangelo, Italy and Kaliningrad, Russia.
River To River Festival
The annual River To River Festival is produced by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in partnership with Founding Partners Arts Brookfield, Battery Park City Authority, and South Street Seaport. LMCC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been a leading voice for arts and culture since 1973, presenting cultural events in Manhattan, advocating for artists and the arts, and working in partnerships to improve the quality of life for the New York City’s workers, residents, and visitors. River To River is made possible with support from the Alliance for Downtown New York, American Express, The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, HUD, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Westfield World Trade Center, and in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, as well as other underwriters.