For this concert, the editors selected highlights from the first three years to spotlight the different methods composers use to create their music. Differing in concept and execution, the compositions display the full range given to performers in realizing works in the experimental tradition.
Taku Sugimoto: 10
Christian Wolff: small preludes
Peter Ablinger: Amstee bei Regen
John P. Hastings: for Barnett Newman
Olivia Block: Shear
Hans W. Koch: e.t.(l.a.)
Casey Anderson: living room + accoutrements [database]
Performers to include: Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, G. Douglas Barrett, John P. Hastings, Travis Just, Jessie Marino, Qasim Naqvi, Andrew Smith, & Quentin Tolimieri.
With the addition of John Granzow’s entry regarding his work with Homemade Hi-hats and Daxophones, issue 2012/2013 is now up in its entirety. Check out John’s entry here.
The EMY editorial staff is now focusing on issue 2014 (edited by Casey Anderson, Olivia Block, Scott Cazan, and John P. Hastings). In the meantime, revisit the audio from issue 2012/2013 in its entirety below:
Another entry from issue 2012/2013 has been uploaded to the site/soundcloud: “She’s only singing,” by Eoin Callery, is now here, or can be streamed below. One more entry and issue 2012/2013 is up in its entirety!
We are pleased to announce that another entry from issue 2012/2013 has been posted to the site: “Continuum, expanded,” by EVOL, is now here.
The EMY editorial staff (Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, and John P. Hastings) is pleased to announce that the wonderful Olivia Block will be joining us as a guest editor for the next issue (issue 2014). While we work on curating next year’s issue, one can check out Olivia’s incredible work below:
G Douglas Barrett
May 25, 2013, 8pm (free)
at Incubator Arts Project
St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
Two Transcriptions celebrates the release of G Douglas Barrett’s record Two Transcriptions / Ode to Schoenberg, a historical revision of Arnold Schoenberg’s 1942 composition Ode to Napoleon performed by artist Zackary Drucker and musician Theo Baer. The evening will function as a record release party in addition to a discussion involving Douglas Barrett, activist Che Gossett, musician Theodore Baer, and musicologist Benjamin Piekut.
Two Transcriptions / Ode to Schoenberg is a vinyl record based on Schoenberg’s 1942 composition Ode to Napoleon for string quartet, piano, and voice. Schoenberg’s piece has an interesting history: the composer arguably over-asserted his authority in writing a letter protesting a recording of the work (originally scored for a male reciter) performed with a female voice. Challenging Schoenberg’s position with respect to musical authorship while considering identities beyond the gender binary central to the dispute, a pair of “transcriptions” of Ode to Napoleon feature the voices of performance artist Zackary Drucker and musician Theodore Baer, two transgender artists.
Two Transcriptions / Ode to Schoenberg was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by The New Spectrum Foundation, Mutable Music, and individual contributions. Two Transcriptions / Ode to Schoenberg was performed by The FLUX Quartet, Stephen Gosling, Theo Baer, and Zackary Drucker.
More information HERE.
We are pleased to announce that another entry from issue 2012 has been uploaded to the site/soundcloud: “Plea for Proof (from Traces of Speech),” by Jaap Blonk, is now here, or can be streamed below. More to follow!
American Hardcore (as part of the Experimental Music Yearbook in SF)
ATA, San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles-based artists Casey Anderson and Scott Cazan present new and recent live-electronic work as part of a series of events celebrating the Experimental Music Yearbook’s weekend of San Francisco events. Anderson will present new work interfacing custom circuitry/hardware with improvisatory, digital structures to explore the acoustical properties of musical and non-musical objects. Cazan will present new work involving the use of custom software/hardware feedback networks where misunderstanding, chance, and chaotic elements in algorithms serve to generate new audio and visual information.
EMY in San Francisco
Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA
$5 (members) / $7 (others)
The Experimental Music Yearbook is pleased to present a concert at the Center for New Music (55 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA) featuring works from across the musical spectrum. Now entering its 5th year, the Experimental Music Yearbook (www.experimentalmusicyearbook.com) is a curated online repository of contemporary experimental music. Downloadable scores, along with audio from past performances, showcase the diversity of compositional techniques and performances practices that are in use today. This concert presentation will have a dual focus. The first half features work from 2012 guest editor Laura Steenberge and her colleagues at Stanford University. The second half will feature works from throughout the years of the Yearbook’s existence.
All of the pieces will be performed by the composers themselves and the EMY Players, a performance group dedicated to the realization of these works.
Laura Steenberge – Dante’s Inferno
John Granzow – TBD
Eoin Callery – TBD
Michael Winter – scene++
Manfred Werder — 20091
hans w. koch – e.t. (l.a.)
EVOL – tape installation