Experimental Intermedia

The Thirty-first Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, The Thirty-sixth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Thirty-sixth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least, The Fifteenth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B) March 2005 Malcolm Goldstein Tuesday 8 "Hardscrabble Songs" and other improvisation structures for violin/voice solo; unfiltered sound-textures and fragments of words floating in air for these times

Shawn Hansen Sunday 13 With his origins in the mid-western United States, is presenting a composition from the song cycle, PHANTOM LIMB &, when standing by itself, means and BISON; this cycle has been described as fitting entirely within the grid of all social and cultural norms "...there is nothing out of the ordinary about this music whatsoever but...." the execution of this work is handled by the German-resident reed player, Chris Heenan; the guitarist, Chris Forsyth; Jaime Fennelly on electronics; and Shawn Hansen on EMS Synthi and radio feedback

Katherine Liberovskaya curates: SCREEN COMPOSITIONS Tuesday 15 Intersections of moving image with sonic art; a program of screen works representing dynamic two-way collaborations between video/ film artists and sound/ music artists specifically intended for single-channel projection with no live or performance component; featuring collaborations by: Janene Higgins/Elliot Sharp/ Christian Marclay, Adam Kendall/ Vortex (Satoshi Takeishi+Shoko Nagai), Andrew Lampert/ Okkyung Lee, Katherine Liberovskaya/ Phill Niblock, Marie-Helene Parant/ Maxime Rioux-De La Rochefoucauld, Ursula Scherrer/ Michael Schumacher, Caspar Stracke/ Terre Thaemlitz, Jon Wozencroft/ Ryoji Ikeda+Christian Fennesz

Sten Hanson Thursday 17 The Stockholm composer will present some kind of a revue of his work over the past 5 decades plus new stuff - 5 or 6 old works, 2 to 4 new works; all will be performance, some with recorded sounds

Florian Hecker and Yasunao Tone Thursday 24 Performing "Palimpsest", a piece based on Tone's Man'yo Shu (Japanese ancient poetic anthology) pieces, conceived by converting the text's Chinese characters into appropriate photographic images, and then into sounds; these sounds will be partly de-structured and partly added to by Hecker; on the level of microsonical timescales, namely using the units of wavesets, a segment of an audio signal between one non-positive to positive zero crossing and the next.(see T. Wishart: Audible Design, 1995); "Palimpsest" combines pre-recorded sound, real time sound processing and unpredictability

Tom Chiu and David First Friday 25 "Before Swallowing" - a three course meal of solos & duet featuring rebel violinistics, electronical errors, fresh ground guitar, 3D harmonic schemes and the scraping of huge egos

Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa, a memorial fellowship named for the Portuguese Intermedia Artist, sponsored by the Luso-Americana Foundation and the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, in Lisbon, coordinated by Isabel Alves, presents an intermedia performance: Andre Goncalves Sunday 27 "Resonant Objects" aims at bringing together sound and space through a physical phenomenon, where sound is used as a medium to excite space to be heard, sound generating more sound through space; so the sound we hear is strictly related to the object's spatial characteristics, its shape, dimensions and material, but also its relationship with the site-specific architecture and again the spatial characteristics of the precise space that hosts all the objects; with special guest Kenneth Kirschner

George Brunner and Douglas Cohen Monday 28 Intermedia, Interlingua, Electronica: text sound composition from Brooklyn; they perform a cycle of spoken word pieces making extensive use of digital processing techniques, merging the processed text with acoustic and electronic sounds

Our programs are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Phaedrus Foundation

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Experimental Intermedia, based in New York City, was founded in 1968 by Elaine Summers to provide organizational support for artists working in intermedia forms. Throughout its history EI has produced more than 1000 events in its New York lofts. EI has also produced many intermedia events in other cities in the U.S. and other countries. EI now produces 20 events each season; manages its compact disc label, XI; develops and implements international projects in collaboration with like-minded organizations in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and elsewhere. Phill Niblock, Director