Collide-O-Scope Music: Dream of the Noctilucent City
Thursday, February 24 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Issue Project Room
232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor
Program to include:
Luigi Nono: Sofferte Onde Serene..(1976). Video by Charles Woodman here
John Cage: Etudes Australes (1974-75)
Alvin Lucier: Memory Space (1970)
Stephen Gorbos: Echoes of Amber (2010). Video by Charles Woodman here
Christopher Bailey: Harvest Kitchen IIa (2010)
Iannis Xenakis: Mists (1980)
+ Original video works by Charles Woodman, Kirby Pilcher, and Kichiiro Muto.
+ Performances by Augustus Arnone, Alejandro Acierto, Gary Ianco, and Noah Getz.
+ Exhibition of contemporary photography curated by Michael Mazzeo, of the Michael Mazzeo Gallery. Photography to include work by Christopher Rauschenberg, Eric William Carroll, Caleb Charland, John Chervinsky, Sebastian Lemm, Chris McCaw, and Marina Berio.
Collide-O-Scope Music is proud to present Dream of the Noctilucent City, its second concert of the season devoted to the close interinvolvement of a variety of media forms, both sonic and visual, acoustic and electronic. Dream of the Noctilucent City features music by Iannis Xenakis, Luigi Nono, Stephen Gorbos, Christopher Bailey, John Cage, and Alvin Lucier, performed by pianist Augustus Arnone, saxophonist Noah Getz, and clarinetist Alejandro Acierto.
The program draws its inspiration from the phenomenon of noctilucent clouds, which offer a diaphanous window partially obscuring the intense light of higher, more brightly dense cloud layers. The works, which were chosen to evoke the brightly lit density of these clouds as they occur in an urban environment, includes Iannis Xenakis’s arborescent masterpiece Mists, as well as the undulating waves of intensity in Luigi Nono’s electroacoustic …Sofferte Onde Serene. A little higher up in the atmosphere we’ll find excerpts from John Cage’s Etudes Australes. Also on the program are a number of works directly employing sounds form the urban environment: Alvin Lucier’s classic Memory Space, reinterpreted across two cities, Stephen Gorbos’s Echoes of Amber, which uses field recordings made in Jaipur, a city in Rajasthan, India, and Christopher Bailey’s iridescent and explosive Harvest Kitchen. The music, presented as a continuous set, will be accompanied by videos by Kichiiro Muto, Kirby Pilcher, and Charles Woodman, and a dynamically assembled video exhibition of contemporary photography, curated by Michael Mazzeo of the Michael Mazzeo Gallery. Photography to include work by Christopher Rauschenberg, Eric William Carool, Caleb Charland, John Chervinsky, Sebastian Lemm, Chris McCaw, and Marina Berio.