An Evening of Performance and Readings
What is the dream-life of digital words as they lay flat on a screen, quietly acquiescing? Can they be satisfied with the momentary puffs of arranged air or do they want something thicker, heavier? Do words dream about becoming sheafs of blank paper or a screen marked only by a blinking cursor? Or do they just want a body of their own? Do they want your body?
Join Wendy S. Walters, Joseph Whitt and Joon Oluchi Lee + Roddy Schrock for an evening of performance and readings exploring the dream-life of words and their electronic lives.
HPSCHD, John Cage’s legendary Gesamtkunstwerk is a mass media orgy, considered by many as the wildest, largest, and loudest musical composition of the 20th century, its very nature inextricable from the tumult of the year it premiered, 1969. ISSUE Project Room presents this spectacle on May 3rd and 4th in collaboration with Electronic Music Foundation and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, as part of the 2013 Darmstadt Essential Repertoire series, with additional support from NYU-Poly. This new production features composer Joel Chadabe, who has directed performances of HPSCHD throughout the world, as artistic advisor. Keyboardist Neely Bruce, who performed at the 1969 premiere, plays in the harpsichord ensemble.
Video from the Engagement Party residence series at MOCA, including work by Knifeandfork (Sue Huang and myself). I make a cameo at :43 (you can see the piece here). Was so much fun. Thx to Aandrea Stang!
The archive site is here, including some great essays: http://sites.moca.org/party/.
A short video by myself and Chihao Yo featuring Jen Vincent and Nupur Mathur. The exercise is exploring the notion of ‘interval’ in a conversation — duration, tempo, cadence. I built a quick Jitter patch to auto-edit the first section (nothing about the timing from the original footage has been altered); Chihao did the second by hand (the order is consistent). In theory we wanted to choose the subjects at random, but it turns out they are great friends, and that made it a better piece.