Sabisha Friedberg, Interstice
Please note that this event has been postponed. Information on a new date will be available on the events page.
Artist/Composer Sabisha Friedberg has created a performance piece specifically for the Clocktower, date to be announced. The Clocktower edifice, which was once called the Life Building, has a history of mysteries and novel oddities, be they architectural or circumstance. The work, which will take place as a concert in the Upper Gallery, will allude to a period in the early part of the Century during which there were curious societal tensions, and odd and contradictory movements both artistically and musically. The work’s original songs deal with themes of longing, melancholy, reverie, farewells and goings, and specifically, a suspended interstitial space where one has left but the traces of being reside in suspension.
Sabisha will sing and perform with five celebrated New York based musicians, who will play both acoustic instruments and electronics. The wholly rearranged melodies will hark to the craft of the ‘teens music, contorting the arrangements of then-popular ballades and early funeral jazz – two threads that existed in parallel but did not overlap – and introducing experimental arrangements and acousmatic treatments. Hand-treated archival projections and field recordings will be incorporated into the work which, similarly to the music, has been sublimated into a minimalist whole. The piece is ultimately dedicated to the in-between, ever-present forms that dwell in perpetuity, both wondrous and ominous.