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Sep 20, 2013 6:30 PM


Moving Sounds is an annual international festival of music, dance, improvised performances, visual media, and aesthetic dialogue that features emerging and pioneering artists who focus on electronically generated music, and who are at the interface between 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

6:30pm           Video Screening—Georg Friedrich Haas In Vain
Reservations: http://www.acfny.org/event/georg-friedrich-haas-in-vain/

7:30pm           The Argento Ensemble & New Chamber Ballet
                          works by:   Georg Friedrich Haas, Beat Furrer, Anton Webern, Nina C. Young (world premiere), Michel Galante
Reservations:  http://www.acfny.org/event/argento-chamber-ensemble-new-chamber-ballet/ 

9:00pm           Wet Hands (Mokré ruce) (CZ/AT)
                          Veronika Kolečkářová, dance
                          Florian Tilzer, water sounds 
                          Radim Hanousek, saxophone 
                          Martin Kleibl percussion
Reservations: http://www.acfny.org/event/wet-hands-mokre-ruce/


In 2013, the festival will once again feature genre-bending premiere performances, offering up a host of new sound experiences to a New York audience. The fifth annual festival is curated by Michel Galante, the director of the Argento New Music Project, and Melanie Maar, a New York-based dancer and choreographer originally from Vienna.

For the first time, Moving Sounds will feature dance and movement as a central element, with a host of experimental and improvisational performances at the Littlefield event space in Brooklyn. The adventurous ensemble mise-en will be premiering works by composers from around the world, including U.S. premieres by Arnold Schoenberg and Mirela Ivičević, as well as the world premiere performance of a commissioned piece by young Austrian composer Matthias Kranebitter, among others.

Also slated to appear in the 2013 Moving Sounds festival is the Argento Chamber Ensemble, which is the performance arm of the New York-based Argento New Music Project. The Argento Chamber Ensemble and its director Michel Galante have been a driving force behind Moving Sounds, with a host of groundbreaking performances since its inception. For this year’s installment of the festival, Argento will be performing works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Beat Furrer, Anton Webern, Nina Young, and Michel Galante at the Czech Center New York. Visitors of the Bohemian National Hall can also enjoy the performance of The Wet Hands Project. This dance improvisation ensemble connects elements of dance, music and the sound effects of water. The Moving Sound Festival at the Czech Center New York starts on September 20 at 7:30 PM.

 All events take place at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 11 East 52 Street, New York, NY 10022, at the Czech Center New York, 321 E. 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021, and at Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217.


Suggested donation $15

Photo: Petr Machacek


321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Sep 20, 2013 6:30 PM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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