Experimental Music and Interdisciplinary Arts: Explorations on the Edge at the Grey Gallery

9 Sep

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Charlotte Moorman
Neon Cello, c. 1989
Plexiglass, neon tubing, and electrical parts, 48 1/2 x 16 in.
Courtesy Emily Harvey Foundation
Photo: João Simões

Wednesday, September 14, 7:30 pm
Black Box Theater, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East
(enter at 28 Washington Place)

Panel discussion and performance moderated by Joan La Barbara, composer, performer, sound artist, and faculty member, NYU Music Composition (Steinhardt), with speakers David Behrman, composer, Alison Knowles, interdisciplinary artist and founding member of Fluxus, and Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist. Speakers will discuss experimental music and performance works of the 1960’s and ’70s, the advent of Fluxus, the influence of John Cage, and how performance art has evolved from its seminal roots. Performances will include an updated version of David Behrman’s Runthrough(1967), which initially used home-made synthesizers with flashlight-activated sound distribution circuitry to move sounds around a multi-channel loudspeaker system; and Philip Corner’s Solo with … (1964), which is believed to be the first work commissioned by and written for Charlotte Moorman.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions (Steinhardt) and Grey Art Gallery.

This program is free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited, and subject to change.
Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.
Information: greyartgallery.nyu.edugreyartgallery@nyu.edu212/998-6780.
Offered in conjunction with the exhibition A Feast of Astonishments:
Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s,
on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery September 8–December 10, 2016.
For more information on the exhibition,
please visit greyartgallery.nyu.edu

COMPANION EXHIBITION:
Don’t Throw Anything Out: Charlotte Moorman’s Archive
The Fales Library, Tracey/Barry Gallery
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, Third Floor
On view: September 8–December 9, 2016
Information: 212/998-2596

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