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Experimental Composers



An exclusive selection of experimentations in music, from historic concerts and new works to profiles and interviews. This is where you will find artists who explore the edges of genre and technique.

 

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Experimental Intermedia Concerts

A radio series of programs recorded at Experimental Intermedia Foundation (EI), the legendary, influential downtown New York loft venue, incubator, showcase, and community center for composers and experimenters in the arts, known for being first and best at presenting (and recording!) new music and new media since the 70s. The concert series is programmed and produced by composer Phill Niblock who has been directing presentations at Experimental Intermedia since 1973 (well over 1,000 performances) and he is the curator of EI's XI Records label. In 1993, he opened a satellite space with window gallery in Ghent, Belgium. For more on the concert series, recordings, archives, and other intermedia adventures of Phill Niblock around the globe visit the Experimental Intermedia Foundation site. This radio project is a partnership between Experimental Intermedia Foundation and The Clocktower Gallery and its radio station at ARTonAIR.org. The series is produced and managed with the generous efforts of Byron Westbrook.
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Living Live, A Radio Exhibition

A 6-part radio series designed to accompany the summer 2014 exhibition by the artist Peter Coffin entitled Living, on view at Red Bull Studios New York. The series underscores themes of the exhibit--such as psychedelia and film soundtracks--and includes a strong radio culture component which is a passion of the artist. Conceived and curated by Coffin, Clocktower Director Alanna Heiss, and the Clocktower Radio crew, the series aired live from Red Bull Studios throughout the summer of 2014 as the space was transformed into a broadcast and viewing party. About the exhibition: LIVING   An exhibition by Peter Coffin  June 18 - September 14  At Red Bull Studios New York 220 West 18 Street, New York City
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She Resonates

She Resonates is a series about advocacy through political action and sound, produced by Las Marías and Merche Blasco.
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Blank Forms

Blank Forms is a curatorial platform dedicated to the presentation and preservation of time-based performance practices, with emphasis on ephemeral practices that fall outside conventional institutional support systems and consequently risk remaining inaccessible, minimally documented and obscure. Through a variety of curatorial approaches, including public performances, online and print publishing, exhibitions, workshops, seminars and residencies, Blank Forms crafts a robust support structure for both the artist and the presentation of their work.
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Site : Sound, A Sonic Portrait

A sonic portrait of performances, site-specific lectures, and acousting happenings from series Site : Sound.
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CT::SWaM Broadband Echos

This show explores theories and approaches to spatial sound works, while also addressing the subjectivity of translating spatial works to the radio format. Episodes feature performances, discussions and artist interviews, highlighting recent and upcoming events in the CT::SWaM live event series. CT::SWaM [Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music] is an artist-run series that has been presenting performances and workshops in spaces such as Eyebeam’s former Chelsea location, Fridman Gallery, and The Knockdown Center in NYC, as well as Neu West Berlin in Berlin. The series, initiated by Daniel Neumann in 2012, focuses on spatial sound works, where the distribution and localization of sounds is a primary compositional parameter and a central feature for the listener. These works consider architectural, acoustical, and technological factors in exploring the complex and dynamic relationship between sound and space. The formats are open and include contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel composition, improvisation, non-traditional performance configurations, lowercase artistic presence, and workshops – all of which diverge from a fixed perspective on audible space. The series presents and reflects on spatial sound works from CT::SWaM.
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SHOWS

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FOAM Interviews: Matthew Porter
Touria El Glaoui
Charles Lane and Marc Marder, Sidewalk Stories
Lukas Ligeti
The Caravan Stage Theatre Company
Ruth Kahn, Outpost
Cities Are Natural (Composition Three), Melissa F. Clarke
Gravesend + JMC Aggregate
Jen Ray, Deep Cuts
Dubai to Tunis: In Time, Across Land
Found Sound Nation: The Westerlies, Zula, and Brandon Seabrook
Second Sundays: Rob Curto’s Pé De Serra All-Stars and Innove Gnawa Band
Robert Ashley, Quicksand
Tetraphonics: Lea Bertucci's Quadraphonic Cello
The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party
Calling on the New Gods
Yarn / Wire
Erewhon Calling
L'Expérience Acoustique with François J. Bonnet
Piano Jouet Live
Photon Ecstasy Recorded Live
Li Daiguo, Che Chen and David Watson
The Far Becomes Near: When Iron Speaks
The Henning Christiansen Trilogy, Pt.1
The Henning Christiansen Trilogy, Pt.2
The Confidential Briefing
She Resonates Teaser
Duo Marie with the Bowers-Fader Duo
Maryanne Amacher's Petra
Jean Luc Guionnet
Norbert Rodenkirchen, Robbie Lee, and James Ilgenfritz
Unionizing Babeland / Cecilia Lopez
Subterranean Networks
Prismatic Park: Matana Roberts
Folk Geometry
Listening on the Move
Beachside Happening Pt.1 : Sarah Heinnes
Beachside Happening Pt.2 : Julia Santoli and Lea Bertucci
Beachside Happening Pt.3 : GABI with Mara Mayer and Marilu Donovan
Virtual Sounds : Anne Guthrie
Prismatic Park Series, Lea Bertucci
Henning Christiansen Trilogy, Pt.3
Season 2, Ep.5 : Christy Gast, Contested Landscapes
Anechoic Sounds : Lori Napoleon (Antenes)
Ánde Somby
Bill Frisell, The Infinite Forest
Knockdown Center : Eli Keszler
Knockdown Center : Stine Motland
Knockdown Center : TILT Brass
Knockdown Center : Lea Bertucci
Knockdown Center : Ashcan Orchestra
Pearl Robinson, Climate Justice / Anaïs Maviel
Pearl Robinson, Climate Justice / Anais Maviel
Tim Berne, Blue Collar Composer
Roscoe Mitchell & Scott Robinson in Conversation
Lea Bertucci, Double Bass Crossfade
Proofreaders
Seth Cluett: Rock, Paper, Zither
Marina Rosenfeld Deployed
Karachistan
Pauline Oliveros, Along the Way
Pheeroan akLaff, Meditation with Quest
Tetraphonics: Hubble (Ben Greenberg)