- Hello friends, We have some really stellar shows coming up in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center - and totally free. Plus globalFEST tix are onMessage 1 of 1 , Dec 3, 2012View Source
We have some really stellar shows coming up in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center – and totally free. Plus globalFEST tix are on sale and selling briskly. More of interest below….
Tacit Group and yMusic play the music of Jherek Bischoff with Greg Saunier (of Deerhoof) at Target Free Thursdays
This Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 Korean multi-media “laptop orchestra” Tacit Group (whose set will include one of my favorite versions of Terry Riley's In C http://vimeo.com/36332592) as well as an IDM-sequencer piece that that uses a multi-player Tetris game http://vimeo.com/22229407 and more. I saw them 2 years ago at the Performing Arts Market Seoul, and have been trying to present them in NY ever since. Following performances presented by Legion Arts in Iowa and this week at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, this will be their NY debut. http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/index.php/atrium-2012-tacit-group
This is a not to be missed show.
On Wednesday December 5th, Tacit Group will conduct a free Artist Talk and Workshop at 6:30pm the Korean Cultural Services, who are helping make this tour possible. For more information on the talk please visit www.koreanculture.org.
Founded in 2008, Tacit Group is an audiovisual performance group which is revolutionizing the concept of sound and performance in Korea’s arts field by incorporating dynamic disciplines like electro acoustic music, algorithmic composition, and visual art. Using real-time projection mapping and computer graphics, Tacit Group creates unique performances that draw the audience into compelling soundscapes and stunning visual environments. Tacit’s core group consists of Jaeho Chang, composer, media artist, and professor at Korea National University of Arts and Jinwon Lee aka Gazaebal, media artist and the first Korean to be acclaimed in British techno. For their Lincoln Center debut Tacit Group will perform, among other works, a laptop multimedia version of Terry Riley's In C; Space a piece that simulates a virtual universe where sounds are living interactively according to their characteristics; and Game Over a work that has the performers playing the video game Tetris as the computer generates a melody according to the shape that the laid blocks make.
Want to learn more about Tacit Group? Check out these pieces from last week’s performance at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art:
On Thursday, December 20, we have 2 free shows, 7:30 and 9:30, with songwriter/musician/producer, chamber-pop phenom Jherek Bischoff, whose music will be performed with yMusic and Greg Saunier (of Deerhoof) http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/index.php/atrium-2012-jherek-bischoff. Jherek is currently touring as a member of Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra and has toured previously with Xiu Xiu, produced the recent album by multi-disciplinary performance collective People Get Ready as well as Jason Webley and Parenthetical Girls, and premiered a piece for symphonic orchestra last weekend in Seattle. His recently released album includes guests David Byrne, Caetano Veloso, Mirah Zeitlyn, and Wilco’s Nels Cline. Jherek has already performed in NY at BAM’s Brooklyn Crossing Ferry and at Merkin’s Ecstatic Music Festival (With the Wordless Music Orchestra). Lincoln Center has commissioned some new works that will premiere at these shows. In other words, if you don’t know his music yet, you should. Another show not to miss. Read more about Jherek and stream tracks from his album here: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/composed-pop/Content?oid=15389252 or here: http://blog.kexp.org/2012/06/22/album-review-jherek-bischoff-composed/
globalFEST – on sale NOW
Many of you already supported the 10th anniversary edition of globalFEST (Webster Hall on Sunday, Jan 13) on Kickstarter so earned a ticket with your support (thanks again!). If you haven’t, consider this an early warning – the show is selling quite well, and advertising is about to start increasing. We’re also proud to again work with NPR, WNYC and Flavorpill. All this to say that last year, we sold out several days in advance, and I got lots of desperate calls and emails pleading buy a ticket at the last minute. Don’t be that person. Visit Ticketmaster and buy your ticket now! http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004956D97DFB1A, and keep in mind that a world of music makes a GREAT holiday gift.
And seriously, check out this line-up: http://www.globalfest.org/ 12 artists on 3 stages in one night.
A TRIBE CALLED RED (Canada) Electric pow wow club beats from Native American DJ Crew
CHRISTINE SALEM (Réunion) Maloya rebel blending sounds of the Indian Ocean with African rhythms
FATOUMATA DIAWARA (Mali) Powerful rising Wassoulou star
KAYHAN KALHOR AND ERDAL ERZINCAN (Iran/Turkey) Riveting Persian and Turkish improvisations by masterful duo
LA SANTA CECILIA (Los Angeles/USA) Gutsy vocals and roaring accordion fuel a powerful pan-Latin hybrid
LA SHICA (Spain) Nuevo Flamenco voice and dance meets funk-tinged rock
LO’JO (France) Polyglot pioneers of border defying music from elsewhere and everywhere
MARTHA REDBONE ROOTS PROJECT (New York/USA) Native American and Appalachian roots commune with the poetry of William Blake
MUCCA PAZZA (Chicago/USA) Circus punk marching band with a mischievous brass-band heart
OLIVER MTUKUDZI AND THE BLACK SPIRITS (Zimbabwe) Legendary godfather of Afropop
PARNO GRASZT (Hungary) High-energy Hungarian Roma music and dance
STEPHANE WREMBEL AND HIS BAND (New York/USA) Virtuosic French jazz manouche
You can listen to the artists here: http://www.rockpaperscissors.biz/index.cfm/fuseaction/current.mp3Single/project_id/673.cfm
Here’s more info from the NY Times http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/zimbabwean-to-headline-globalfest-2013/
and from Broadwayworld.com http://broadwayworld.com/article/NYC-Celebrates-globalFESTs-10th-Anniversary-in-2013-Lineup-Announced-20121128
A few other quick things:
- Some of you have already read about the horrific silencing of musicians in Northern Mali http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-northern-mali-music-silenced-as-islamists-drive-out-artists/2012/11/30/110ea016-300c-11e2-af17-67abba0676e2_story.html
For many years, the Festival in the Desert has promoted peace, reconciliation and economic development by using culture as the driving force. It worked. For 12 years the Festival held its events in the desert to world acclaim. Help the artists and those working to keep this vital cultural work alive by supporting a live recording from the 2012 edition:
The Festival in the Desert now exists in exile. You can read about their 2013 plans at www.festival-au-desert.org
- Carl Hancock Rux is finally releasing a new album, Homeostasis, after a long time away from the recording studio. Help support it thru PledgeMusic here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/carlhancockrux
The Field Performance Space Subsidies for artists
Lastly, The Field Artist Residency aims to alleviate the financial and logistical burden of the 'space chase' so that artists can focus on their creative process. Deadline: Thursday, December 13 at 6pm.
For $325 (or $275 for Field Members), Field Resident Artists Receive:
> 45 hours of rehearsal space, 4 hours weekly for 12 weeks (That’s space at about $6/hour)
> One individual consultation with The Field (valued at $100 – included for free)
Subsidized Block Rental Rehearsal Space
This winter The Field is opening up its studio for subsidized block rentals. What does that mean? Regular access to our beautiful Chelsea studio and a stable rehearsal schedule over 3 months without needing to meet any of the requirements of our residency programs.
> Renters receive 70 hours of space for $700 (or $650 for Field Members), broken down to 6 hours weekly February 4 to April 28, 2013
Click below for information & applications
>Field Artist Residency Guidelines
>Subsidized Block Rental Information
>Residency Application & Space Request Form (PDF)
>Residency Application & Space Request Form (Word)
See you soon.
Tacit Group: In C