Darmstadt Institute June 2-30 at ISSUE Project Room

ISSUE Project Room Presents the Darmstadt Institute, a festival of interdisciplinary programming including concerts, lectures, workshops, film screenings, and talkbacks which celebrates and critically examines the continuum of the experimental tradition in music and related media. Click here for a full schedule.

Highlights for this year’s Institute include an all-star two-day celebration of Anthony Braxton’s 65th birthday co-presented with his Tri Centric Foundation, a rare performance by sound art pioneer Z’EV, a special appearance by William Basinski (at ISSUE Project Room’s future home at 110 Livingston St.), an evening of Biomusic hosted by scholar Branden Joseph, an homage to the composer Luc Ferrari led by David Grubbs, a quartet of pianists (Kathleen Supové, Steven Gosling, Emily Manzo, and Michael Century) performing Pauline Oliveros’s “Gathering Together” for eight-hands, and premieres by Elliott Sharp, Zeena Parkins, Mikael Karlsson, Dafna Naphtali, Aaron Siegel and many others. Ensembles performing during the month include Wet Ink Ensemble, Mantra Percussion, Flutronix, Tabor Wind Quintet, Batteries Duo, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Magic Names Group, and Ensemble Pamplemousse among others. On June 4th Grouper will perform pieces from her album Way Their Crept for the first time outside of Portland, as well as new keyboard material. (These pieces have not been possible to perform before because of the logistics of playing live with an instrument as heavy and fragile as the keyboard used.) Also, a new tape collage called “Ascend/Descend” will be performed through the ISSUE’s 15 channel speaker system.

Doors at 8 pm, performances at 8:30 pm. All shows are $10 ($9 in advance, $8 members) unless noted.

Complete line-up after the jump

Wednesday June 2
Antoine Chessex, Valerio Tricoli & Gilles Aubry

Thursday June 3
Aaron Siegel + Wet Ink Ensemble

Friday June 4
Grouper $15 ($12 advance, $10 members)

Saturday June 5
Z’EV and Miguel Frasconi
Including a pre-concert lecture on percussion & composition.

Wednesday June 9
Artist-In-Residence Matt Mottel with Talibam!

Thursday June 10
Ensemble Laboratorium (7pm)
Emerging Artist Commission – Katherine Young + Flutronix (8:30 pm)

Friday June 11
William Basinski Performs “Vivian & Ondine” @ 110 Livingston St. (22 Boerum Place)
$15 ($12 advance, $10 members)

Saturday June 12
Gathering Together: an evening of keyboard music with Kathleen Supové, Stephen Gosling, Emily Manzo & Michael Century

Wednesday June 16
Tabor Wind Quintet + Batteries Duo
Music for Winds, Brass, and Electronics

Thursday June 17
Cadillac Moon Ensemble + Magic Names Group
including a new work by Dafna Naphtali

Friday June 18
The Music of Luc Ferarri hosted by David Grubbs & Ensemble Pamplemousse
Two New York premieres and a pre-concert screening

Saturday June 19
Anthony Braxton – Tri-Centric Modeling: Past, Present, and Future
$30 ($25 advance, $20 students/members)

Sunday June 20
Biomusic: David Dunn and Bruce McClure with a pre-concert lecture by Branden Joseph

Tuesday June 22
Music and theory of Kenneth Gaburo with Larry Polansky, Nate Wooley and David Dunn.

Wednesday June 23
This (Un)Shielded Search Sought – an evening with the ISCP
Featuring a Messaien-inspired work by artist Jen Liu plus a rare public performance of music by G. I. Gurdjieff.
Thursday June 24
Paul S. Ray: Sleeperhold
The composer premieres his new opera

Friday June 25
Elliott Sharp, Zeena Parkins, Frank Vigroux & Helene Breschand + Man Forever (Kid

Saturday June 26
Zs + David Linton: Bicameral Research Sound & Projection System

Wednesday June 30
Joelle Leandre

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