THE FORCE OF THINGS | MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
How do we bear witness to a thing our bodies seem built to ignore? In Ashley Fure’s immersive music-theater piece, created with her architect brother Adam Fure and the International Contemporary Ensemble, 24 subwoofer speakers emit sound too low for humans to hear, creating a subsonic sense of ecological anxiety that ripples around the audience. Drama is steered away from the human, time is stretched to a geologic scale, and seven live performers act as wordless harbingers of a consciousness not limited to the living.
Monday, August 6 to Wednesday, August 8 at 6:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
A WAVE AND WAVES | MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
Echoing the environmental themes and communal experience of John Luther Adams’s In the Name of the Earth, Michael Pisaro’s 75-minute piece embeds audience members in a grid of 100 performers, where they are slowly submerged in an ocean of sound. Isolated, imperceptibly soft noises—sandpaper on stone, seeds falling on glass, bowed bells—are layered into powerful waves of sound adding to the immersive nature of the experience. a wave and waves melds microscopic moments of friction, gravity, and vibration into a single, pulsing organism.
Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 PM
Lincoln Center, David Rubenstein Atrium, New York, NY
MULTIMEDIA/EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC PARTY
From 12 – 4 pm, Areté Venue and Gallery will be screening the video work of Angelica Bergamini, Lino Strangis, Alessandro Amaducci, Post Rebis, Isabel Pérez Del Pulgar, Eleonora Manca, and Manuel Diaz in a show curated by Maurizio Tozzi. This event is free of charge. At 7pm is an improv set featuring Markus Reuter (Berlin), Mark Wingfield (London), Tim Motzer (Philadelphia), and Doug Hirlinger (NYC/Philadelphia) in a guitar trio plus drums. The late set starting at 9pm is a quadruple bill: 2018 SUMMA SLAM featuring Ikue Mori solo, Peter Evans’ new ensemble “Being & Becoming”, vocalists/noise artists Andrea Pensado (on tour) / Charmaine Lee, and percussionist Chris Strunk (on tour).
Saturday, August 11 at 12:00 PM
Areté Venue and Gallery, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY
Bang on a Can presents the violin duo String Noise as part of their Artists at Nogushi music series. String Noise will perform music written for them by David Lang, Pauline Kim Harris, Jessie Cox, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Eric Lyon’s The Book of Strange Positions.
Sunday, August 12 at 3:00 PM
Included with museum admission
Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Queens, NY