Upcoming Philadelphia Shows

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Sounding Christ Church
Jesse Kudler and Chris Forsyth
November 7

Musician/composers Chris Forsyth and Jesse Kudler present the premiere of a site-specific work newly made from a residency in the historic Christ Church. Using acoustic guitars, electronics, church organ, recordings, and more, Forsyth and Kudler will present the results of their research and collaboration over many weeks in Christ Church and with the Christ Church community. Synthesizing the voices of two distinct Philadelphia experimental music veterans and the resonances of a National Historic Landmark, this special event will surprise fans of any of the three.

No Ideas But In Things:
A film about Alvin Lucier
November 20

“Don’t ask me what I mean, ask me what I’ve made.” Inspired by this motto, this documentary accompanies the American composer Alvin Lucier (*1931) on concert travels to The Hague (Netherlands) and Zug (Switzerland). The filmmakers invite Lucier to explain and comment on his works: from his early live electronics performances (“Music for Solo Performer” (1965), and “Bird and Person Dyning” (1975)) – up to the premiere of his ensemble piece “Panorama 2” in 2011. One of Lucier’s key works, “I Am Sitting in a Room” (1969), is introduced as a central structuring device in the film.