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The Kitchen is pleased to welcome back composer, performer, and visual artist Arnold Dreyblatt in this shared evening with Brooklyn-based sound artist MV Carbon.
Among the second generation of New York minimal composers, Arnold Dreyblatt studied music with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier and media art with Kitchen founders Steina and Woody Vasulka. In the 1970s in New York, he developed a unique approach to composition and music performance, inventing a set of new and original instruments, performance techniques, and a system of tuning. He also formed and led numerous ensembles under the title The Orchestra of Excited Strings. Based in Berlin since 1984, Dreyblatt continues to enact these methods in his work as a solo artist, often percussively playing his upright bass along with electronic processing.
MV Carbon focuses on the physicality and vitality of sound and explores interchangeability, the human mechanism, perceptive states of consciousness and alternate realities. Her intention is to provoke an extrasensory awareness through distorting the boundaries of space and time. She uses cello, voice, reel-to-reel tape machines, oscillators, electronics, and amplified objects to weave together intricate soundscapes, sculpting raw synthesis into a mesh of hypnotic pulsations and melodic embellishments.
March 22, 8pm
This concert is presented as part of a series of events celebrating the legacy and spirit of avant-garde musician, filmmaker, and artist Tony Conrad (1940–2016). For more information, please see http://tonyconrad.memorial/.
Music programs at The Kitchen are made possible with endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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