Ripe for Embarrassment: For a New Musical Masochism [a lecture] & Tomb of the Unknown Composer [a brief concert]
the wulf., Los Angeles
featuring Matador Oven, Adam Overton, and possibly others soon to be announced…
“Ripe for Embarrassment: For a New Musical Masochism” is a manifesto—written by Matador Oven, translated by Adam Overton—proposing a new paradigm in composer/performer relations, wherein the composer is a masochist who uses score-based Cageian indeterminacy in hopes of being humiliated by a willing performer. It was published in February 2013 as part of the Experimental Music Yearbook 2012, and was first delivered as a lecture at Kristi Engle Gallery in January 2012. Keywords: masochism, scores, work to rule, malicious compliance, consenting adults.
Find the full lecture online here.
“Tomb of the Unknown Composer,” by Adam Overton (and cited in Matador Oven’s “Ripe for Embarrassment”) is concert featuring performances of re-named and mis-attributed scores. Unknown titles and composers are soon to be determined, and may feature a number of performers, also soon to be determined.
We are pleased to announce that the first four entries from issue 2012 have been posted:
G. Douglas Barrett
Tim Feeney/Vic Rawlings
Matador Oven/Adam Overton
More to follow very soon.
As we roll out issue 2012, we would like to remind those not already aware that the first Los Angeles concert for this issue will be taking place February 9th at the wulf. More info below:
the wulf., Los Angeles, CA
The Experimental Music Yearbook presents a selection of works from the 2012 edition of the journal. Featuring works and installations by Jaap Blonk, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Christian Kesten, James Klopfleisch, Scott Cazan, and Laura Steenberge.
Performed by Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, Eric KM Clark, Isaac Schankler, Laura Steenberge, Christine Tavolacci.
Los Angeles concert #2 is tentatively scheduled for March 10th, and will be entirely dedicated to the work of Adam Overton. More information soon.
issue 2012 is still being compiled, but bits and pieces of it will start trickling out into the world over the next few days. here are this year’s featured artists:
Roc Jiménez de Cisneros
Tim Feeney / Vic Rawlings
We are in the beginning stages of planning Issue 2012. In the meantime, though, why not revisit all three of our previous issues:
2011, 2010, and 2009.
The Experimental Music Yearbook
Issue Project Room, New York, NY
Now entering its 4th year, The Experimental Music Yearbook (www.experimentalmusicyearbook.com) is an online repository for composers, performers, and the public to glean the methods and styles of various artists working in the experimental music tradition. As the modes of experimentation in the arts change from year to year, the Experimental Music Yearbook’s annual issues will build into a comprehensive, and varied, database of experimentation in music/sound.
For this concert, the editors will select 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.
issue 2011 has been added! click here to see scores/listen to recordings/view video/download all from the 2011 edition of the experimental music yearbook. curated by Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, and John P. Hastings, the performances for the 2011 edition took place at various locations in New York and Los Angeles.
issue 2011 features contributions from Casey Anderson, John Bischoff, Scott Cazan, Bill Dietz, John P. Hastings, Travis Just, James Klopfleisch, Hans W. Koch, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Jessi Marino, Albert Ortega, Mark Trayle, Tashi Wada/Paul Clipson, and C. Spencer Yeh.
Concert 1, 10/15, 8pm (Presents Gallery, Brooklyn, NY): Jessie Marino/On Structure
Concert 2, 10/15, 8pm (the wulf., Los Angeles, CA): Hans W. Koch
Concert 3, 10/21, 8pm (BETALEVEL, Los Angeles, CA): John Bischoff, Scott Cazan, GX Jupitter Larsen, and Mark Trayle
Concert 4, 10/22, 8pm (the wulf., Los Angeles, CA): Casey Anderson, John P. Hastings, Albert Ortega, and C. Spencer Yeh
Concert 5, 10/29, 8pm (Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA): Tashi Wada with Paul Clipson (electric)
We are pleased to announce the following artists as participants in issue 2011 of the Experimental Music Yearbook:
G. Douglas Barrett
John P. Hastings
GX Jupitter Larsen
C. Spencer Yeh
The 2011 festival will feature new performance works, installations, and essays, and will take place the weekend of October 21st in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY.
Here is a great interview with Cat Lamb, one of our featured artists from Issue 2010, regarding an upcoming premiere.