Weekend River To River Festival Highlights!
Patrick Watson with Loney Dear
July 6th - 7:00pm Pier 17, The Seaport
A chance to hear from Patrick Watson’s newest album Adventures In Your Own Backyard. Adventures... was made at home after a grueling five-year run that saw Watson and his band - bassist Mishka Stein, guitarist Simon Angell, and drummer Robbie Kuster - tour the world in support of two critically-acclaimed and successful albums, including the Polaris award-winning Close To Paradise.
Hailing from the small city of Jonkoping, Sweden, Loney Dear’s primary member Emil Svanängen first began recording homemade, overdubbed tapes of delicate, folkish indie pop in the early 2000s. After several years of touring stateside and abroad, Loney Dear released Dear John, its fourth full-length in January 2012. His album—the appropriately titled Hall Music, is an expansive record that finds Svanängen closer to creating the type of orchestral music he has always sought to bring to life on stage (whether he’s actually playing with an orchestra or not).
Source of Uncertainty II with Mort Subotnick
July 7rd - 7:30pm Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street
Source of Uncertainty II features a premiere performance of Energy Shapes by Morton Subotnick and excerpts from Silver Apples of the Moon. Preceding Mr. Subotnick's performance will be a presentation of Orchestra of the Damned by Richard Lainhart.
Subotnick's Energy Shapes will be realized in the live setting for the first time. This mode of composition-improvisation involves Subotnick feeding vocals into the Buchla 200e, manipulating these as voltages on the synth, and using Ableton to loop and play back as he prepares a new modular patch for the next energy shape. The advances in the digital audio allow him to perform live how he used to compose 45 years ago, giving audience members a glimpse at the writing process on a 200e that has led to such landmark albums as Sidewinder.
Lainhart's The Orchestra of the Damned (16'49") is a quadraphonic tape-work for Buchla 200e analog modular synthesizer controlled by a Haken Continuum multidimensional keyboard and processed with a Lexicon MX400 surround reverbprocessor. It was performed and recorded entirely in realtime without sequencing, overdubs, or edits, and is intended for 4-channel (quad) diffusion.
Source of Uncertainty is a collaborative initiative of Harvestworks and ((audience)) to celebrate the Buchla200e and DIY modular synthesis. Source of Uncertainty will center around two concerts, on June 28th and July 7th, produced in association with The River To River Festival.
Sundays at St. Paul’s: synesthetic engines featuring Taylor Deupree, Blake Carrington and Daniel Iglesia
July 8th - 7:30pm St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway, between Fulton and Vesey Street
Former LMCC Resident Artist Blake Carrington will premiere a new work, Loci_Palimpsest, that combines field recordings of Lower Manhattan with images and architectural plans, in a performance where image and sound are generated in real-time following a loose compositional structure, played live and projected in HD on three screens totaling 30 feet. Next, composer and technologist Daniel Iglesia will perform solo and with his ensemble Spirograph Agnew, who combine electronics, string instruments, and live video for 3D glasses. Taylor Deupree, founder of the 12k label, rounds out the evening with a hand-crafted composition exploring the fragility and imperfection of sound, both acoustic and electronic. He creates a hushed, looping bed of of texture and tones as hypnotic at it is engaging.
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