Darmstadt at IPR


From my friend Nick:

Zach Layton and I present our first DARMSTADT festival this week at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM in Brooklyn, entitled ESSENTIAL REPERTOIRE. Over the course of six concerts beginning tomorrow (Wednesday) evening, we present a loose survey of our favorite composers hailing from New York’s experimental continuum: John Cage and Morton Feldman through Philip Glass and Steve Reich, with a night of Fluxus scores, a reading of Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise (of course he was British, but I’ll award a pair of tix to the first person who emails me back linking Cardew to the social network of NYC Minimalists), and finishing off with a doubleheader of emerging composers. We are beyond thrilled with the artists who have agreed to bring these works to life: Ne(x)tworks, Either/Or, Stars Like Fleas, MV Carbon, Lary 7, Bradley Eros, Ensemble Pamplemousse, Object Collection etc etc…too many great artists…please check out the full program

Time Out also has something nice to say about our efforts


Full line-up after the jump:


ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, October 22-26, 2008  

Wednesday, October 22 at 8:00 pm


Ne(x)tworks ensemble performs music of the New York School


John Cage: Variations II (1962)

Earle Brown: selections from Folio (1953-54)

Morton Feldman: Projection 4 (1951)

Christian Wolff: selections from Exercises (1973-)



Joan La Barbara – voice

Shelley Burgon – harp

Miguel Frasconi – glass/electronics

Ariana Kim – violin

Chris McIntyre – trombone/electronics

Cornelius Dufallo – director

with special guest, Anthony Coleman – piano




Thursday, October 23 at 8:00 pm


Fluxus scores interpreted by Bradley Eros, Lary 7 and others


Tony Conrad: 3 Loops for Performers and Tape Recorders (1961)

interpreted by Lary 7

Yoko Ono: Cut Piece (1964) interpreted by Bradley Eros

Nam June Paik: Concerto for TV Cello and Videotapes (1971)

interpreted by M.V. Carbon

Emmett Williams: Duet for Performer and Audience (1961)

interpreted by Ryan Tracy

Joseph Byrd: Fish: A Ballet for Woodwinds (1961)

interpreted by Natacha Diels, Evan Rapport, Josh Rubin, and Katie Young

plus a screening of October 18th, 2007 from Jonas Mekas’s 365 Project

featuring Ben Vautier


Presented in part by Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds

program, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts


Friday, October 24 at 8:00 pm


Either/Or plays early Minimalism


Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion (1973)

Steve Reich: Four Organs (1970)

Rhys Chatham: Two Gongs (1971)



Anthony Burr – clarinet, organ

Richard Carrick – piano, organ

Jennifer Choi – violin, organ

David Shively – percussion

Alex Waterman – cello, organ, percussion


Saturday, October 25 at 8 pm


Stars Like Fleas with special guests perform Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise


Cornelius Cardew: Treatise (1963-67)


Stars Like Fleas

Shannon Fields – guitar, electronics, glockenspiel, voice

Ryan Smith – keyboards, electronics, voice

Montgomery Knott – voice, electronics

Laura Ortman – violin, bowed saw, voice

Matt Lavelle – bass clarinet, trumpet, cuica, voice

Shayna Dulberger – bass, voice

Tianna Kennedy – cello, voice




Sunday, October 26 at 4:00 pm


Contemporary Extended Vocal Technique: Jennifer Walshe with Object

Collection (Kara Feely and Travis Just)


Jennifer Walshe: i: same person/ii: not the same person (2007)

Jennifer Walshe: nature data (2004)

The Dowager Marchylove: the wasistas of thereswhere (2008)

and a new composition by O’Brien Industries





Presented in part by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland in association

with Culture Ireland


Sunday, October 26 at 8:00 pm


New Electro-Acoustic Practices: Tristan Perich and Ensemble Pamplemousse


Tristan Perich: Between the Silences (2008)


Kiku Enomoto, Andrea Springer, Jennifer Kim – violins

Beth Meyers, Andi Hemmenway – violas

David Tam, Christopher Chorney – cellos

Greg Chudzik, Phil Rowan – basses




Scott Wollschleger: Secret Machines (2008)

Natacha Diels: butterfly effect (2008)

Chiyoko Szlavnics: Autonomous Gardens (2008)

Andrew Greenwald: Valve 2.0 (2008)


Ensemble Pamplemousse

Natacha Diels – flute, electronics

Kiku Enomoto – violin

Jessie Marino – cello

Andrew Greenwald – percussion

David Broome – piano






October 22 – 26

ISSUE Project Room

in the (OA) Can Factory

232 3rd Street (at 3rd Ave), Brooklyn

performances at 8pm unless noted otherwise

tickets: $10 advance (available at Other Music and online) / $15 at door

F, M, R to 9th Street-4th Ave







is funded in part by the New York CIty Department of Cultural Affairs, Culture Ireland and the Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.  DARMSTADT is sponsored by HARVESTWORKS



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