Experimental Intermedia

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

The Tenth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part One
December 1999

A festival within the festival:
INTERMEDIA MANIFEST(ATION): Iowa City, 2, 3, 4; New York, 8, 9, 10
In the same year that Elaine Summers founded Experimental Intermedia in New York City, Hans Breder created the Intermedia Program at The University of Iowa - the first university program to grant the MFA degree to graduate students working in intermedia forms. Since its inception in 1968, Breder has directed the Intermedia Program in the School of Art & Art History. Like its New York City counterpart for three decades, The University of Iowa's Intermedia Program has embraced a pervasive internationalist sensibility and provided a fertile atmosphere for experimentation with conceptually based, non-commodified media hybrids. Far from urban centers of experimental art, Intermedia at Iowa has also accentuated an active visiting artist program. Intermedia festivals have been held in New York City and Iowa City. This year, three decades of intermedia will be celebrated by performances presented in both Iowa City and New York City.
Sam Ashley and Jens Brand Wednesday 8
The Bugs Who Could Be Revived After Being Dead (Together We Are At Least More Than One); being aware that we are never alone the pseudo-duo will perform some solo pieces and some less solo pieces, featuring Vocals by Sam (authentic spirit possession as vocal technique - not the food that fell in the closet! and other uses of trance as a source of tales of adventure) and computer controlled ratchets, motors, chimes and styrofoam by Jens (volume is not a question of electric amplification)
Shelley Hirsch Thursday 9
Will perform solos and duos for voice, electronics and video
Hans Breder Friday 10
With the Liminoid Laboratory - Russ Nordman, Scott Siegling, Ianos Schmidt - presents Penumbra: the partial or imperfect shadow outside the complete shadow of an opaque body; a mnemonic action among performers, media and audience
Films by Elaine Summers, the founder of EI, will be shown the 8th and 9th at 7:30pm , before the 9pm concert;
the titles are -
  • Iowa Blizzard,
  • Walking Dance for Any #,
  • Two Girls Downtown Iowa,
  • In The Absence and the Presence
Judy Dunaway & Dan Evans Farkas Saturday 11
A delightful evening of balloons, vibrators, toys & electronics brought to you by the people who know them best.
All this and more . . .
A special event:
Chris Rice and Ian Nagoski, halana magazine 3 to 11, Sunday 12
A day-long listening event emphasizing the work of young and under recognized artists and composers from around the world; recordings from private pressings to large releases spanning sound art, field recordings, found sound, site-specific and electroacoustic works, collage pieces and the far reaches of improvisation - curated by the editors of halana magazine; 3pm until 11pm - note that time span
Marek Choloniewski, Krzysztof Knittel and WLodzimierz Kiniorski Tuesday 14
Polistylistic character of the group is a result of different experiences and approaches of the members of the trio (contemporary, instrumental and electronic music, jazz, ethnic, noise, techno etc.) - we play both acoustic and computer music composed as a structure but improvised in details, with many intuitive moments, with grooves, environmental sounds, audiovisual interactive performances
Lou Malozzi Wednesday 15
Usi scrutati, sound performances bundling texts, records, flashlights, loudspeakers, and sundry mundane objects
John McGuire Monday 20
Two tape pieces and a voice-to-tape call and response, produced in the Studio for Electronic Music, West German Radio, from 1978 to 1997; with Beth Griffith, voice
Phill Niblock 6pm to midnight, Tuesday 21
Six hours of music and film/video, for his 66th winter solstice (66 from 33 to 99); the days will get longer from now on, or at least until June 21
Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Phaedrus Foundation
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013;
9pm $4.99
212 431 5127, 431 6430, fax 212 431 4486
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