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Kristin Norderval & Kevin Norton, KN2



KN2 is the title of an evening of improvisations with Kevin Norton on percussion and vibes and Kristin Nordeval on acoustic vocals, pre-recorded sounds of prepared pianos, and live audio processing of all of the above. For this performance they were joined by Katherine Liberovskaya working her magic with live video processing. Recorded at EIF by the Experimental Intermedia crew overseen by the maestro Phill Niblock on March 29, 2013.

Kristin Nordeval is a performer, composer and improviser whose career has been two-fold; split between vocal performance and composition. Her performance repertoire spans the renaissance to the avant-garde, and her credits as a soprano soloist include performances with the Oslo Sinfonietta, Philip Glass Ensemble, Pomerium, the Netherlands Dance Theater, and the San Francisco Symphony. She has improvised in a wide range of styles – from free improvisations with Pauline Oliveros to jazz improvisations with composer-vibraphonist Kevin Norton – and has recorded vocal works by numerous prominent American composers, among them Eve Beglarian, David Lang, Tania Leon and Annea Lockwood. Five chamber operas have been composed specifically for Norderval, including Pope Joan, a dance-opera by Anne LeBaron, recorded on New World Records, and She Lost Her Voice That’s How We Knew – a one-woman electro-acoustic opera by Frances White.

Kevin Norton has performed and recorded with a wide array of musicians — from Anthony Braxton and Joëlle Léandre to Milt Hinton and Fred Frith. His compositions are featured on a number of recordings, both with his own as well as other ensembles. Look for more on releases from Barking Hoop, a label dedicated to releasing new and original music.
 

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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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