Wednesday, February 22
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).
Centennial Gardens: Dreamcrusher & King Vision Ultra
King Vision Ultra and Dreamcrusher are Centennial Gardens. Thank you for listening.
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
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
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).
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.
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
RADIAL 8: Kamran 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.
RADIAL 8: Relaxer
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.