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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.

Sabisha Friedberg, Sub

Sabisha Friedberg's composition, performance, and installation work draws on the phenomenological and phantasmagorical, exploring perceptual delineation of space through sound, and low-end experiential thresholds. That is, you feel the room in your belly and your belly in the room... She blew up the 50,000 sq. foot Knockdown Center space (with a dash of heart and soul) in this live set for the Auditorium event in 2015. Hailing from Johannesburg South Africa, Friedberg has studied sound installation, experimental film, sound recording, and has an ongoing romance with electro-acoustic tape music composition. Auditorum residencies culminated in an event on April 12, 2015 with site-specific electronic and electroacoustic performances organized by artists/curators Lea Bertucci and Tristan Shepherd. The focal point for this event was a custom 10-channel sound system installed throughout the 50,000 square feet of Knockdown Center. The sound system became a catalyst for multichannel works by sound and media artists Nate Wooley, Sabisha Friedberg, Marina Rosenfeld, Woody Sullender, Phill Niblock, and Katherine Liberovskaya.The entire effort was a collaboration between the curators, Knockdown Center, and Clocktower Productions.