Exploring the complicated, forested paths and scapes of Theatre of Eternal Music and its influence/sonic diffusion into dusty shores of the music-osphere. We encounter lost orators along the way> Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Samuel Beckett, Jackson Mac Low, Giordano Bruno.
William Basinski to perform this friday night at the kitchen, 8 PM:
The first half of the the programme was dedicated to the works of the Ukrainian composer Lubomyr Melnyk, famous for his "continuous stream" technique involving extremely fast notes and continued sustain.
The theme of the latter half was "Americans in Rome" - we featured the collective Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV), founded 1966 in Rome, as well as other composers working in the American Academy in Rome.
The bulk of this show was dedicated to the works of the Sonic Arts Union, a collective of experimental music artists active between 1966-76. Members were Alvin Lucier, David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, and Robert Ashley.