All streaming audio from past Issues of EMY (2009 – 2011), as well as most of the audio from 2012 (with more to follow), has been updated throughout this site/on soundcloud. Here are the sets for every Issue to date (see the soundcloud page itself for individual pieces):
Issue 2012 (so far)
Streaming/Downloadable audio from Issue 2012 has just been added for the following entries: Scott Cazan, Christian Kesten, Laura Steenberge, Christine Tavolacci/James Klopfleisch. Check it out on soundcloud or here.
II.3: Casey Anderson
Willow Place Auditorium (26 Willow Place, Brooklyn)
New and recent work by Casey Anderson presented as a circus. In other words, a simultaneous performance of numerous works which can be executed simply by speaking, operating radios, or using other everyday objects.
In the words of Travis Just: “So Doug will open a door, I will pluck a guitar and Jason is reading Stalin.”
the salon, Providence, RI
New and recent work by Casey Anderson and others (TBA).
EMY now has a soundcloud page here. Over the next few weeks, all streaming audio will be transferred from the audio player on the site now to soundcloud widgets. As an added bonus, interested persons will be able to listen to “EMY radio” (coined by Scott) in the near future.
Dear friends of theorization at large:
You are most cordially invited to an intimate preview benefit on Saturday, March 23 at Glasshouse Projects (246 Union Ave, Brooklyn) featuring a lecture by Dr. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, an excerpt of G. Douglas Barrett‘s Hence Where Labor performed by Fahad Siadat and Robert Ashley‘s Public Opinion Descends Upon the Demonstrators, performed by Varispeed. As part of this extraordinary evening, we invite you to contribute your written reactions, impressions, and notes from the lecture and performance to be sold at our silent auction at the end of the evening, allowing the ideas and events of the evening to circulate past the walls of the gallery.
This night benefits the production of Theorems, Proofs, Rebuttals, and Propositions: A Conference of Theoretical Theater, a conference framed-as-performance that will culminate in September, 2013 in NYC. This experimental conference theorizes that performance is not just an artistic medium, it is also a vast and complex conceptual structure reaching into every atom of society. We will be raising funds to facilitate the development of performance projects by four “plenary” artist-theorists, Kikuko Tanaka (Japan/USA), Amapola Prada (Peru), Mike Taylor (NYC), and Reality Research Center (Finland).
For tickets click here.
More information here
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.