Joker Nies & Miguel Frasconi’s Omnichord Madness at Harvestworks | Dark Circuits Festival
Miguel Frasconi (New York) and Joker Nies (Cologne) modify or build their instruments to their needs, creating music from a uniquely imagined tradition. Apart from various analog devices, modified electronic toys and high-end synth modules, they both work with the Omnichord, an electronic autoharp that in its modified, or “bent” form, is a favorite instrument of composers looking for unique ways to create spontaneous and delicate music with subtle control.
Monday, June 16 at 7 PM
Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, #602, New York, NY
Michael Vorfeld’s Light Bulb Music at REVERSE | Dark Circuits Festival
Michael Vorfeld is a composer and visual artist, who realizes installations and performances with light and sound. He will present Light Bulb Music, using sounds that are generated by different light bulbs and actuating devices. This is accompanied by a lecture giving insight into the history of the incandescent lamp, and a screening of his film “Leuchtstoff”, a film about light, shadow and motion.
Tuesday, June 17 at 8 PM
REVERSE, 28 Frost Street Brooklyn, NY
Frauke Aulbert + flutist Shanna Gutierrez
Featuring music by Beat Furrer, Francisco Castillo Trigueros, Luigi Nono, and Luciano Berio.
Tuesday, June 17 at 9 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
Dark Circuits Festival Party at Silent Barn | Dark Circuits Festival
The trio of Andrea Parkins, Phillip Stearns and Electro-Sapiens Joker Nies will create sonic fields of lush harmonics and sculpted electronic feedback, re-resisting the circuits into new sound territory. Dafna Naphtali and Jane Rigler, known for their innovative approach to live sound processing, set their duo on a crazed collision course of the acoustic and the electronic. Turntablist Maria Chavez and feedback based instrumentalist Phillip White exploit the tension between rigorous, closed electronic systems and the urgency of human compulsion.
Wednesday, June 18 at 8 PM
Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn NY
River to River Festival
In 2014 LMCC will present the 13th annual festival. Working in partnership, we will showcase renowned and breakout artists from New York City and beyond and contextualize their work for a downtown audience. The artists will respond to the architecture of some of New York City’s most iconic locations and hidden gems. The performances, exhibitions, talks, walks, installations, works-in-progress showings, and social gatherings will center around ideas of movement and sound and will vary in scale.
Thursday, June 19 through June 29
Ensemble Mise-En | Mise-En Music Festival
Featuring music by Jaeseong You, SukJu Na, Gideon Gee-Bum Kim, Kyong Mee Choi, Moon Young Ha, and Su Lee.
Free. RSVP Required. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thursday, June 19 at 8 PM
Korean Cultural Service, 460 Park Ave # 601, New York, NY
Immediacies Series 2.5: Southern Gentlemen | thingNY
thingNY’s Immediacies Series continues to trudge the road of happy destiny with an evening of music from the amazing and wonderful southern gentleman of a composer Justin Sharp and thingNY’s own beloved Andrew Livingston. Justin will be playing riveting solo piano music as well as some electronic gems from his arsenal of awesome sound. Andrew Livingston will perform as his alter ego Piad Guyvessant utilizing thingNY as the Piad Guyvessant band. Piad Guvesannt is an experiment in avante garde folk music with musical moments that are somewhere between “pieces” and “songs.”
Thursday, June 19 at 8 PM
The Firehouse Space, 138 Frost St., Brooklyn, NY
Parkins / Ostrowski, Vortex, and the littleBits Quartet at Spectrum | Dark Circuits Festival
The duo of Andrea PARKINS and Matthew OSTROWSKI engages with amplified manipulated quotidian objects, exploring the liminal space between the virtual and phenomenological worlds. VORTEX extract, magnify and modify the past, they make “passing of time” a visual experience. With the LITTLEBITS QUARTET, four members of the littleBits engineering team will take to the stage for an improvised performance.
Thursday, June 19 at 8 PM
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, Second Floor, New York, NY
Alarm Will Sound: I Was Here I Was I
A 19th-century woman sails down the Nile discovering beauty and brutality in equal measure. Two Nubian brothers drown in the river, setting in motion a chain of events that will see their temple saved from a similar fate millennia later. A contemporary tourist confronts The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing on Fifth Avenue. Generations seek to control memory and secure their place in history. Inspired in part by the writings of Victorian adventurer Amelia Edwards, I Was Here I Was I is an immersive experience, using spoken text, song, and music.
Tickets $60, $1 ages 7-16 (when accompanied by an adult)
Friday, June 20 at 7 PM
Gallery 131 (The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing), Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave New York, NY
Ensemble Paramirabo | Mise-En Music Festival
Featuring music by Maxime McKinley, Patrick Giguere, Michel Gonneville, Philippe Leroux, and Frank Zappa.
Tickets $20, $10 for Students with valid ID at the door
Friday, June 20 at 7 PM
Americas Society, 680 Park Ave, New York, NY
Die Schrauber w/Paul Geluso, Michael Vorfeld and Satoshi Takeishi at Outpost Artist Resources | Dark Circuits Festival
Under the name DIE SCHRAUBER, veteran circuit bender Joker Nies (Cologne), Mario deVega (Mexico City) on amplified objects and turntables, and Hans Tammen (New York) on Endangered Guitar and live sound processing, the trio produces a wide variety of dense musical textures and high-energy interaction, with Paul Geluso channeling the trio’s sounds through his newly designed “3D Sound Object”.
Friday, June 20 at 8 PM
Outpost Artist Resources, 1665 Norman St, Ridgewood NY
Make Music New York
MakeMusicNewYork is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with over 1,300 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs.
Saturday, June 21 at various times
Momenta Quartet | Mise-En Music Festival
Featuring music by Fang-Wei Luo and Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh. Other Works to be determined.
Free. RSVP Recommended. (email@example.com)
Saturday, June 21 at 5 PM
Taipei Cultural Center, 1 E 42nd St, New York, NY
Bent Sørensen Portrait | Mise-En Music Festival
Featuring music by Bent Sørensen.
Tickets $20, $10 for Scandivavia House Members, $10 for Students with valid ID.
Saturday, June 21 at 8 PM
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York, NY
Bang on a Can Marathon
Featuring music by Louis Andriessen, Armando Bayolo, Jherek Bischoff, Carlos Carrillo, Bryce Dessner, Julius Eastman & Jace Clayton, Michael Gordon, Judd Greenstein, Brooks Frederickson, Molly Joyce, David Lang, Paula Matthusen, Marc Mellits, Meredith Monk, Andrew Norman, Caroline Shaw, JG Thirlwell, and Julia Wolfe. Featuring performances by by Adrianna Mateo, Anonymous 4, Bang on a Can All-Stars & friends, Bearthoven, Contemporaneous, Dawn of Midi, Great Noise Ensemble, Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture) & friends, Jherek Bischoff, Mantra Percussion, Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann, Roomful of Teeth, and So Percussion
Sunday, June 22 from 2 PM to 10 PM
Brookfield Place, Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street, New York, NY
The Other Mozart
Nannerl Mozart, a child musical prodigy, toured Europe with her brother Amadeus to equal critical acclaim. THE OTHER MOZART investigates how this once celebrated artist faded from the world’s stage. Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen (of the International Contemporary Ensemble, currently in residence at the Mostly Mozart Festival) composed original music for the instruments Nannerl knew intimately.
Sunday, June 22 at 4 PM
HERE, 145 6th Avenue, New York, NY
New Music Marathon | Mise-En Music Festival
Featuring ensemble mise-en, Momenta Quartet, and ensemble paramirabo.
Tickets $20, $10 for Students with valid ID.
Sunday, June 22 from 4 PM to 10 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St, New York, NY
littleBits Monster Synth & Third Eye Dark Circuits Orchestra at Eyebeam’s CT-SWaM | Dark Circuits Festival
APHERESIS is a large multi-movement piece by Hans Tammen for 14 performers of custom-made electronic instruments. The piece is inspired by Earle Brown’s Available Forms, uses a score that is rearranged every time it’s performed, and fuses various contemporary electronic music styles and techniques.
Sunday, June 22 at 8 PM
$$10 suggested donation
Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, 540 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011