Experimental Intermedia

The Twenty-fifth Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Thirtieth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least,

The Ninth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two
March 1999

David First
Wednesday 17
"A Bet on Transcendence Favors the House pt.2" for 13 drone paths, electric guitar/synth controller, and tonal fool
Robert Poss
Thursday 18
"Distortion Is Truth," neo- and non-traditional electronic music for guitar, analog synthesizer, and electronics
Paul Demarinis
Friday 19
"The lecture of Comrade Stalin at the extraordinary 8th Plenary Congress about the draft concept of the Constitution of the Soviet Union on November 25, 1936"
Dean Roberts
Sunday 21
A solo performance featuring electro-acoustic music, sampling electronics and electric guitar, using systems of improvisation, chance and laminations with live and prepared material; "expositional process," aspiring to be a self-reflexive documentary, where the artist constructs a sound environment with familiar materials, while never being quite aware of, or in control of, the directions or relationships that the various sounds will have with each other
hans w koch and Andreas Wagner
Tuesday 23
A space with all its peculiarities is treated as a musical instrument, whose technique and sounding are still to be explored; different readings of it lead to different soundscapes, all centered around the physical space; the whole expedition will be accompanied by such well-known instruments as tenor saxophone and some electronic chameleons
Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa, a memorial fellowship named for the Portuguese Intermedia Artist, sponsored by the Luso-Americana Foundation and the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, in Lisbon, coordinated by Isabel Alves, presents an intermedia performance:
Adriana Sa
Wednesday 24
"Sensations Laboratory 3," in which there is an immersion room, Adriana speaks about art and she distorts her voice, mixing those sounds with a prerecorded sound track and controlling the rhythm of light flashing on and off
Ron Kuivila
Sunday 28
With a microscope, a biologist is capable of moving a pipette by hand with otherwise inconceivable precision; "Electric Wind" attempts to use electronics as a kind of auditory microscope for Barbara Held's flute playing
Lois V Vierk
Monday 29
With tap choreographer Anita Feldman; fifteen years after the east coast premiere of "Go Guitars" for 5 electric guitars at Experimental Intermedia, Vierk presents this seminal work plus recent chamber music and tap dance; Guy Klucevsek (accordion), the Maya Beiser/Steven Schick Project (cello and percussion), Seth Josel (guitar), Anita Feldman Tap (Feldman and Rhonda Price, choreographers/tap dancers, and Michael Lipsey, percussion)
Zbigniew Karkowski, Atau Tanaka, Edwin van der Heide
Wednesday 31
Three composers working in the sensorinstrument ensemble, Sensorband, will present solo pieces on their instruments: infrared percussion structure, EMG biosignal instrument, ultrasound MIDIconductor; the evening will open with the three in collaboration on analog low frequency oscillators that create acoustical coupling with the concert space

Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Phaedrus Foundation

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