top of page
NEF wixflyer_.jpg

PERFORMANCES 

Wednesday, February 22

Elliot & Eric.jpg

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).
 

CG B&W.jpg

Centennial Gardens: Dreamcrusher & King Vision Ultra 

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

MORENXXX + Bronze age_.jpg

MORENXXX & Bronze Age

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

ie new edit.jpg
H31R_4.jpg

Luke Stewart's "Assassinations for Free Jazz Ensemble"  
 
Luke Stewart's "Assassinations for Free Jazz Ensemble," featuring Irreversible Entanglements and Janice Lowe. 

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

S.T. B&W_.jpg

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).

B + H B&W_.jpg

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.

Photo by Sachyn Mital .jpg

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

K.S. B & W_.jpg

RADIAL 8Kamran Sadeghi

Kamran Sadeghi is a Iranian-American musician, composer and interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. His album “Loss Less” was recorded live inside a defunct nuclear cooling tower. The audiovisual installation premiered at the Louvre Museum, Paris.

Kamran will perform a new audiovisual piece titled "Magnetic Moments." The record was recently released on the Italian label SUPERPANG.


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.

RELAXER B & W_.jpg

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.



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.

Sunday, February 26

b750054255d449a0a0963ceb89b97044.png

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.

S.L B & W_.jpg

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.

ONGOING A/V INSTALLATION 

SVITER_art_group_Ivan_Svitlychnyi_Photo_1.jpg

SVITER art-group (Ukraine)

ABOUT NEW EAR FESTIVAL 

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.

bottom of page