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Music With Camera

Joachim Koester, Still from Tarantism, 2007, 16mm black-and-white film installation. Courtesy of Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, and Greene Naftali, New York.

2010-11 marks Houston based Musiqa’s seventh year of presenting free “loft” concerts at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Each of these informal, intimate concerts is produced in conjunction with a different exhibition.

On Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit Dance with Camera, Musiqa presents a collaborative “loft” concert with video artists BeJohnny that will merge live music and video. The Thursday program includes Alvin Lucier’s Queen of the South and Frederic Rzewski’s To the Earth, featuring Craig Hauschildt and Luke Hubley on percussion.

I wrote about Musiqa and their May 2010 Hand + Made concert in my first Houston Mixtape for Sequenza 21. Musiqa percussionist Craig Hauschildt’s solo performance of Vinko Globokar’s primal piece of performance art Corporal was one of the highlights of that program, and I can’t wait to see what he and the rest of the ensemble have cooked up for this Thursday’s concert.

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Comment from George Heathco
Time: September 25, 2010, 12:30 am

Did anyone else here go to this? I thoroughly enjoyed Andy Pape’s CADance for Two quite a bit and I thought Craig Hauschildt and Luke Hubley did an excellent job. The environment in the CAM made for such a great performance space, as the general atmosphere made for a much more welcoming experience than what the more typical Musiqa performance at Zilka Hall provides.

Comment from Chris Becker
Time: September 25, 2010, 11:45 am

@George. I was there and I agree with about the environment and Luke and Craig’s performance. I’d never heard CADance for Two and recommended it to a friend teaching percussion in NYC.

But I haven’t heard/seen Musiqa at Zilka Hall (I’m relatively new to Houston) and am guessing the presentation there will be much different.

CAM’s new director described a lot of upcoming dance and music events – so Houston peeps should get on their email list to stay in the loop.

And Musiqa’s website details their 2010-2011 season: musiqahouston.org