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Al Margolis: If, Bwana

Al Margolis/If, Bwana, Katherine Liberovskaya, Claire Elizabeth Barratt, and Joe Burgio perform Margolis' Nocrem, a series of works based on Cesare Pavese's poem, Nocturne. The performance features a live mix of prerecorded sound and music, including spoken text, voices, percussion, and trumpet.

Al Margolis, active under the name If, Bwana since 1984, makes music that swings between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition. Margolis has been an activist of the 1980s American cassette underground through his cassette label, Sound of Pig Music. He was also co-founder of experimental music label, Pogus Productions, which he continues to run.


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 The series is produced and managed with the generous efforts of Byron Westbrook.