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Ricardo Arias, Looking Upwards

Colombian born, honorary New Yorker, Ricardo Arias presents Mirando hacia arriba (Looking Upwards), a composition using balloon-resonated vibrating electric motors, contact microphones, hydrophones, selected recordings, and images of the New York sky.

Performed with musicians Tucker Dulin, trombone; Miguel Frasconi, glass instruments; Andrew Lafkas, double bass; David Watson, electric guitar, bagpipe; and Barry Weisblat, home-made electronics. The event was made possible with help from the Departamento de Arte, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. Recorded at Experimental Intermedia Foundation on Centre Street in lower Manhattan on March 10, 2012.


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.