From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:
04/28 @ 8:00pm
Artist-in-Residence: Yarn/Wire with Tristan Perich Chalk
Yarn/Wire, an ISSUE Artist-in-Residence for 2012, premieres a new work Chalk by composer Tristan Perich. Perich’s work is inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics, and code. His album 1-Bit Symphony (2010), a microchip packaged inside a CD jewel case and programmed to synthesize an entire composition, had “an intense, hypnotic force and a surprising emotional depth,” (Wall Street Journal). Yarn/Wire straddles the DIY/punk and classical worlds, also collaborating previously with Pete Swanson of Yellow Swans and Nathan Davis of International Contemporary Ensemble.
On Sunday, April 29, 2012, Harvestworks will produce an investigation into the phenomena of no-input, a style of sound art using internal mixer feedback to generate sound. Presentations will feature No-input icon Toshimaru Nakamura who will be joined by sound artists Philip White, Bob Bellerue, Bonnie Jones, and Phillip Stearns in a panel that will explore the limits of the sound-generating technique, it’s influence on the audience and how each artist has expanded their equipment to address stylistic concerns. The panel will be followed by a performance with special guest Gene Coleman where participants will exhibit the their idiosyncratic approaches to controlling an instrument that defies control.
04/30 @ 8:00pm
Sister Spit with Michelle Tea & Justin Bond
The legendary literary performance tour, Sister Spit, comes to your town with a vanload of multimedia, queer-centric brilliance! Don’t miss this multimedia explosion of taste-makers, novelists, luminaries, chanteuses, performance artists, poets, and musicians.