Event

Synth Nights: Composers Inside Electronics

Electonics Event

Archived Event

No Longer Showing.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Composers Inside Electronics at The Kitchen, these three evenings include early works first performed here in 1977-78 along with newer works composed by Paul DeMarinis, John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Tom Hamilton, Ralph Jones, Michael Johnsen, Ron Kuivila, Cecilia López, Paula Matthusen, and Margaret Anne Schedel, representing a wide variety of works and instruments from self-built analog instruments to the most recent digital technologies.

March 29–31, 8pm
Tickets $20 General / $15 Members. 

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member, please click here.

Thursday, March 29
Corti - Paul DeMarinis
Impulsions - Phil Edelstein
Star Networks at the Singing Point - Ralph Jones **
Red - Cecilia López

Friday, March 30
Listening Out Loud - John Driscoll **
Listening to the Air - Ron Kuivila
The Old Language Continues Its Dialogues In Ordinary Dust - Paula Matthusen
After | Apple Box - Margaret Anne Schedel

Saturday, March 31
Speaking in Tongues - John Driscoll
Shrieks and Nuptials - Phil Edelstein **
Some Other Sum - Tom Hamilton
Untitled Solo Improvisation With Live Electronics - Michael Johnsen
Forest Speech - David Tudor **

**Original CIE works from 1977/78 Kitchen performances.

The origins of Composers Inside Electronics started in 1973 with a group of 20-year-olds working with David Tudor to collaborate on the sound environment Rainforest IV, which emerged at New Music in New Hampshire from Tudor’s work with the E.A.T. group and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. In 1976, with Tudor’s encouragement, the group expanded to feature collaborative electronic performance works for the Festival d’Automne in Paris as the group from 1973–John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Linda Fisher, Ralph Jones, Martin Kalve, and Bill Viola–plus Paul DeMarinis.

Composers Inside Electronics pioneered the development of a music that evolved from an ethos of home-built electronic circuitry, resonance, software and the discovery of its musical potentials. These current concerts are supported by a renewed interest in DIY and analog circuitry from a new generation of artists and an ongoing engagement with the possibilities for shaping sound in space. Since their beginnings, Composers Inside Electronics has remained committed to the realization and presentation of David Tudor’s work by encouraging new artists and composers to learn and carry these works forward, while also supporting the ongoing and future creation, performance, and installation of collaborative electronic works–in both analog and digital technologies. Organized by Matthew Lyons.

Visit The Kitchen's blog here to learn more about the early CIE concerts at The Kitchen and how they resonate with CIE's current work.

Synth Nights: Composers Inside Electronics is made possible with the generous support of Mimi Johnson; 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.

The Kitchen Blog

Img 5194 Banner

The Stuff of Joyful Experimentation

Dec 22 2020

Dear Friends, Over the years, I’ve drawn inspiration time and again from something The Kitchen’s co-founder, artist Steina Vasulka, once told me about how this singular organization emerged during the 1970s. “It wasn’t by plan,” she said. “At least not at the start. Instead, it came to be sim...Read On

Lhl Conceiving Adafilmstill Banner

Announcing Kitchen Magazine

Aug 03 2020

We are pleased to announce the launch of Kitchen Magazine , a new publishing initiative that will house new texts alongside posts previously published on our blog. Part of The Kitchen OnScreen —our recently launched platform that houses all of our digital programming—Kitchen Magazine organizes ...Read On

Unnamed Viola

From Our Artists: Recent Projects Online

Apr 17 2020

Please visit The Kitchen OnScreen to read this post along with other texts published in Kitchen Magazine. In an effort to support our artists during this moment in which concerts, exhibitions, album releases, book launches, and other events are cancelled or postponed, The Kitchen is comp...Read On

Read More on The Kitchen's Blog