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Wednesday, February 22
8 –11 PM

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Elliott Sharp & Eric Mingus

 Elliott Sharp is a composer, multi-instrumentalist,  producer, sound-designer, author, and visual artist who leads the projects Orchestra Carbon, SysOrk, Tectonics and Terraplane and whose compositional strategies encompass fractal geometry, chaos theory, algorithmic approaches, genetic metaphors, and new techniques for graphic notation.

Eric Mingus is known as a polymath, trained classically as a vocalist, he sings the blues like nobody's business, improvises with the best of them, and plays a fierce bass. One of Eric's most recent successes is the creation of his unique take on the Who's Tommy. Working with Hal Willner, Eric brought a brilliant reworking of a rock classic to the Adelaide Arts Festival (2015).

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Centennial Gardens: Dreamcrusher & King Vision Ultra 

King Vision Ultra and Dreamcrusher are Centennial Gardens. Thank you for listening.

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MORENXXX & Bronze Age | Curated by Daniella Brito

Jesús Hilario-Reyes, also known as MORENXXX (born 1996, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an interdisciplinary artist with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While situating their practice at the crossroads of sonic performance, land installation, and expanded cinema. Interwoven in the midst of these notions is a concern for the im/possibility of the Black Body and the failure of mechanical optics.

Bronze Age is a project practiced by Erinn Buhyoff (b.1994) that focuses on improvisation strategies and experimentation. Through an interpretation of shifting geographies and environments, Bronze Age seeks to activate a latent performance network. By practicing  improvisation in formal/informal performance settings, the restrictive preconceived duties of audience, performer, and space, are contested. 

Thursday, February 23
8 –11 PM

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Luke Stewart's "Assassinations for Free Jazz Ensemble"  
Luke Stewart's "Assassinations for Free Jazz Ensemble," featuring Irreversible Entanglements and Janice Lowe, with special guest, Abiodun Oyewole, of the Last Poets.

H31R: maassai & JWords 

H31R (pronounced heir/air) is an experimental electronic hip hop duo composed of New Jersey producer/composer JWords and Brooklyn rapper/vocalist maassai. Blending together their worlds creates an enigmatic but complementary sonic experience that pushes the fickle boundaries of genre.

Friday, February 24
8 –11 PM

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Silvia Tarozzi | Co-presented with ISSUE Project Room


Silvia Tarozzi is a violinist, improviser, composer and singer based in Italy. She studied violin, chamber music, contemporary and early music. For more than twenty years she has dedicated herself to a large palette of contemporary music languages, developing a personal sound world.

As a performer her musical research on violin find expression in several collaborations with composers as Éliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros, Pascale Criton, Cassandra Miller, Martin Arnold, Pierre-Yves Macé, Philip Corner. Her concerts have been recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio and France Musique and her music projects are released by New World Records, I dischi di Angelica, Potlatch, Unseen Worlds. In 2022 with Cassandra Miller she composed and performed “Bismillah meets the Creator in Springtime” for two soloists and the BBC Scottish Orchestra (Tectonics Festival Glasgow).

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Biret Haarla Pieski & Hayden Dean 

Biret Haarla Pieski is a dancer and performer from Ohcejohka, Sápmi. She holds diplomas from P.A.R.T.S and from the Finnish National Opera Ballet School. In 2021, she was awarded the Young Artists of the Year title by the Riddu Riđđu festival. Most recently her work with Gáddjá Haarla Pieski was presented at Baltic Circle, Kiasma contemporary art museum. 

Hayden Dean is a Berlin based, UK born artist and composer whose practice revolves around installation and performative sonic art. Their work often centers on inner experience, language and reduction of hierarchies within sound and other materials. Dean’s work has recently been shown in the ZKM Center for Art and Media, Museum of Contemporary Art Gera. They worked with artist Aziz Hazara on the piece Takbir, presented in the 2022 Venice Biennale.

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Tongues in Trees 

Indie dream pop and Indian rhythms collide in the band Tongues In Trees – John Schaefer, Soundcheck (WNYC) 

From their first musical meeting, Samita Sinha, Sunny Jain and Grey Mcmurray were a uniquely aligned trio. Each a lauded composer in their own right, longtime collaborators Sinha and Jain bring their distinctive hybrid musical voices alongside McMurray’s avant new music textures.

The band draws from North Indian classical and folk music, sonic texturing, propulsive beats and multiple languages to create a musical vocabulary of their own.  Free and noise elements serve taut lyrical images, through-composed forms grow out of improvised structures, old traditions are draped with new shapes.

Saturday, February 25
8 –11 PM

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Born in Monterrey, Mexico and raised as an immigrant in the USA, Delia Beatriz aka Debit has long straddled many distinct worlds. As a DJ, her selections burn the unmistakable swing of Latin club music into ironclad techno frameworks, and as a producer and composer, she drifts seamlessly from avant-garde and drone modes into vernacular dance music without hesitation. 

Radial is a performance series exploring the intersection of live sonic art, electronic music and emerging expressions in sound and subculture.  Born out of the desire to hear adventurous sound-system music in a focused listening environment where both the creator and audience’s norms are challenged. Curated by Kamran Sadeghi and Julia Govor.

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RADIAL 8Kamran Sadeghi

Kamran Sadeghi is a composer, record producer, interdisciplinary artist and event curator.  His diverse body of work can be attributed to his use of sound as a sculptural material.  Kamran’s work is difficult to define by a single release or project.  He uses nontraditional techniques such as graphic notation, literature, moving image, custom designed instruments, field recording and acoustics in order to invite visceral narratives to emerge in his work.  Sadeghi is currently part the group show 'Broken Music Vol.2' at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. His collaborative album, ’42.41’ is with installation artist Zimoun.  He recently worked with Matthew Herbert on the UK series TEMPLE.  Other distinguished collaborators include Patti Smith, Jean-Luc Godard, Nan Goldin and Sasha Waltz. 

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RADIAL 8Relaxer

Relaxer aka Daniel MartinMcCormick is the founder of Lovers Rock Recordings, co-director / Sustain-release (2014-202), co-founder / Climate of Fear (2017-2022).


Former projects: Ital, Mi Ami, Black Eyes, Interplanetary Prophets, Halal & Relaxer / Ital & Halal, etc.


Sunday, February 26
8 –11 PM


Morir Soñando: Phill Niblock

Phill Niblock (b. 1933, Anderson, IN) is an intermedia artist working in photography, music and film. His focus on light gradients and grids, and minimalist drone compositions, are inspired by the artistic activities of New York in the 1960s. Niblock’s intermedia performances have been presented at numerous venues around the world, including the Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, The Institute of Contemporary Art (London), and World Music Institute at Merkin Hall.

Morir Soñando is a bimonthly concert series that focuses on improvised music and multidisciplinary practices. Organized with the support of Fridman Gallery and curated by Cecilia Lopez and Brandon Lopez.

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Morir Soñando: Samara Lubelski

Since she began making music in the early 90's, Samara Lubelski has split her time between being a member of bands Hall of Fame, the Sonora Pine, and Tower Recordings; a respected contributor on violin and guitar with Fiery Furnaces, MV & EE, and White Magic; a busy engineer; a member of avant-gards outfits; a guitarist in Thurston Moore's band Chelsea Light Moving; and a solo artist who has crafted a series of compelling albums that delve into light psychedelia and acid folk. 

Morir Soñando is a bimonthly concert series that focuses on improvised music and multidisciplinary practices. Organized with the support of Fridman Gallery and curated by Cecilia Lopez and Brandon Lopez.


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_mediaklub (Ukraine)

The _mediaklub group is based on the idea of an open visual and sound environment, the creation of which, at any stage, can be joined by members of the Ukrainian community of new media — Photinus. Thus, at different times musicians, artists, programmers, and, by way of exception, the robot GAIA joined the group. This principle of openness determines the use of different media during the performances, from the sound itself to video mapping, and also became the key to sustainability — the constant interaction between the participants, which does not depend on external circumstances. 


The format of online meetings that allowed us to stick together, work together and think about our common future, which was relevant during the lockdown, has moved on to wartime. Online meetings still allow us to be close when one of the regular members of _mediaklub — Max Robotov — is at the front in the Ukrainian Army and the others are separated by countries and time zones. But technology still loses out to time. Acceptable during zoom lectures, friendly meetings and, even most online broadcasts, pauses, seconds delays, destroyed all our attempts to create music together, but led to a new idea, an understanding of the need for structure. 


By building on the foundation of our reality — war, on the primary military vertical — the army, we closed the new form of _mediaklub on a single military member of our collective. Now we still play — each in a different city, not always seeing and hearing each other — but listening for amidst the interference and glitches to Max's voice, to his commands from the front line: "Dima, not enough bass," "Anya, the strings are missing," "Liera, Sasha, many high," "Ivan, all knobs to the right".


The annual New Ear Festival fulfills one of Fridman Gallery's core missions—to help restore creative, experimental spirit on the ground floor level of downtown Manhattan. The festival showcases time-based art in all its forms—from sound installations and video screenings to storytelling and physical movement. Each evening will be live-streamed via Wave Farm / WGXC-90.7 FM.

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