Sunday, March 17, 2013

Venice Biennale: Cuba Pavilion


La Perversión de lo clásico: Anarquía de los relatos (La Perversione della classicità: Anarchia delle narrazioni)

Liudmila and Nelson, Maria Magdalena Campos and Neil Leonard, Sandra Ramos, Glenda Leon, Lazaro Saavedra, Tonel, Hermann Nitsch, Gilberto Zorio, Wang Du, H.H.Lim, Pedro Costa, Rui Chafes, Francesca Leone

Commissioner: Miria Vicini. Curators: Jorge Fernandez Torres, Giacomo Zaza. Venue: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venezia, Palazzo Reale, Piazza San Marco 17

SOUNDSHAPES at Berklee College of Music

SOUNDSHAPES, a diverse collection of new multimedia pieces that seeks to bring the multimedia work to the chamber music idiom.  Using a variety of mediums, approaches and techniques, music and visuals will be an integral part of each composition. Compositions by Ramon Castillo, Anthony Paul de Ritis, Kari Juusela, Dawn Kramer, Neil Leonard, John Mallia, Margaret McAllister, Stan Strickland. Composers will be performing their own work. Also performing: Peter Cokkinias, bass clarinet, Richard Boulanger, QuNeo, voice,Lin Zhantao, erhu. Wednesday, March 27th, 7:30pm, David Friend Recital Hall, Berklee College Music, 921 Bolyston St. Boston. Admission Free. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Three days of concerts with Phill Niblock

Everybody’s Mind to be Blown

This Sunday, Phill Niblock, OG avant-garde composer, will come to Middlebury with Neil Leonard, a sax player who does some crazy microtonal stuff, and blow everybody’s mind. This is unlike most things that happen here on campus, so if you need some refreshing from your routine (who am I kidding, of course you do) come get your mind expanded.

7:00pm   Introduction by Florian Hecker 
7:30pm   Performance: Two Lips                   
8:00pm   Book Signing & Reception
Join us for the launch of Working Title, a monograph on the avant-garde musician, filmmaker, and performer Phill Niblock. Written in both French and English, it provides an in-depth look at Niblock’s musical and cinematographic work, as well as historical background, philosophical insights, and technical advice. The book is accompanied by two double-sided DVDs of atypical videos: Remo Osaka, a continuation of The Movement of People Working series; Anecdotes from Childhood; and Katherine Liberovskaya’s 70 for 70 (+1), Seventy (one) Sides of Phill NiblockRead more about Working Title
The evening includes screenings of Anecdotes, Remo Osaka, and 70 for 70 (+1), and a live performance of Two Lips, a piece written by Niblock and recorded in 2011 by three different guitar quartets. At MIT, Two Lips will be played by students from the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute under the direction of Neil Leonard: Yun Yun Huang, Andrew Ikenberry, Jason Lim, Aseem Suri, and William Wingnall. The performance will be followed by a book signing reception.
Phill Niblock is a New York-based minimalist composer, multi-media musician, and filmmaker, as well as the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation, an intermedia arts collective founded in the late 1960s in New York. Full Biography
This project is presented in collaboration with the MIT List Visual Arts Center.