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Sep 15, 2011 - Sep 18, 2011

Moving Sounds 2011

Moving Sounds is an annual international festival of music, visual media and aesthetic dialogue that features emerging and pioneering artists who focus on electronically generated music, and those who are at the interface of classically instrumented and electronic music.

“The Moving Sounds Festival means its title to be taken in every possible way. The works performed during this three-day event are meant to be moving, if not always emotionally then viscerally or intellectually.” - Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

Moving Sounds is an annual international festival of music, visual media and aesthetic dialogue that features emerging and pioneering artists who focus on electronically generated music, and those who are at the interface of classically instrumented and electronic music. The Festival is co-produced by the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Musical Information Center of Austria (MICA), and the Argento New Music Project.

In 2011, the festival will once again feature genre-bending premiere performances, offering up a host of new sound experiences to a New York audience. The Austrian band Elektro Guzzi, who “go about as far as anyone has yet in distancing themselves from machine encroachment in dance music production” (Jordan Rothlein, Little White Earbuds) will bring their unique “quasi-unplugged” approach to techno dance music to New York.

2011 will also see a performance with a Reactable, which is an electronic device that uses concepts of modular synthesis, sampling,advanced digital effects processing, and DJing and combines them with modern human computer interaction, multitouch technology and a tangible interface. The musician controls the system by manipulating tangible objects on a translucent and luminous round table. By turning them and connecting them to each other, performers can combine different elements like synthesizers, effects, sample loops or control elements in order to create a unique and flexible composition. One of the co-creators of the Reactable, Austrian Martin Kaltenbrunner, will perform with two New York based Reactable players, Peter Kirn and Hans-Christoph Steiner.

Also slated to appear in the Moving Sounds 2011 festival is Austrian violist, recorder player, and composer Eva Reiter; her compositional work of recent years represents another  exploration of the fine line between acoustic and electronic music. Reiter’s participation in this year’s festival will also include a performance with the Argento Chamber Music Ensemble, which is the performance arm of the New York based Argento New Music Project. The Argento Ensemble and its director Michel Galante have been a driving force behind the Moving Sounds series, with a host of groundbreaking performances since its inception.

Another highlight of this year’s festival will be a concert entitled Czechsplorations: Members of the fourbythree ensemble and Argento, who have come together to form The Moving Sounds Collaborative, will perform a special concert  featuring two Janáček world premieres, the world premiere of a new work by American composer David Fulmer, and a New York premiere of an Adagio by Gustav Mahler.

All events take place at the ACFNY, at the Czech Center New York and at the Glasslands Gallery

Moving Sounds is an official project of the European Cultural Institutes in New York

Reservations required

PROGRAM

MOVING SOUNDS 2011
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15 - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18

presented by

THE AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM NEW YORK in collaboration with the CZECH CENTER NEW YORK, THE ARGENTO NEW MUSIC PROJECT, and MICA MUSIC AUSTRIA
 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
7:30 PM

EVA REITER BAND
Eva Reiter | Yaron Deutsch
VENUE: ACFNY
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
6:00 PM
MOVING COMPOSITIONS: CZECHSPLORATIONS I

The Moving Sounds Collaborative
Conductor: Michel Galante
David Fulmer | Eliot Gattegno | Jiří Kadeřábek
Janáček, Kadeřábek, Mahler
VENUE: Czech Center New York
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8:00 PM
MOVING COMPOSITIONS: CZECHSPLORATIONS I

Repeat Performance
VENUE: Czech Center New York
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SYMPOSIUM: INSTANT COMPOSITION
David Fulmer | Jiří Kadeřábek | George Lewis |
Thomas Schäfer | Lukas Ligeti | Martin Kaltenbrunner 
VENUE: ACFNY

6:00 PM
CZECHSPLORATIONS II
Argento Ensemble
Conductor: David Fulmer
Eliot Gattegno | George Lewis | Eva Reiter
Fulmer, Gattegno, Lewis
VENUE: Czech Center New York
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8:00 PM
MICHAL RATAJ & MICHAEL SCHUMACHER

Michal Rataj | Michael Schumacher
VENUE: Czech Center New York
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
5:00 PM
HANDS-ON MUSIC - REACTABLE GOES MOBILE
Reactable performance & presentation
Martin Kaltenbrunner | Peter Kirn
VENUE: ACFNY
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9:00 PM
SHIGETO
Zach Saginaw
VENUE: Glasslands Gallery
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10:00 PM
ELEKTRO GUZZI
Bernhard Hammer | Jakob Schneidewind | 
Bernhard Breuer
VENUE: Glasslands Gallery
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Program subject to change. Pleasecheck  www.acfny.org for up-to-date information on the festival.

 

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: Sep 15, 2011
To: Sep 18, 2011

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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