Tonight at 7:15 PM The December 1952 Project will be performed during this concluding evening of the 2018 Sonic Circuits Festival. The precis:
December, 1952 saw the coincidence of two incongruous and presumably causally independent events: Earle Brown’s composition of the classic graphic score December 1952, a work within the larger set of unconventional scores Brown titled FOLIO, and the alleged acquisition by flying saucer contactee George Adamski of a communication in Venusian script. In the spirit of objective chance, The December 1952 Project conjoins these two signs of their times with a realization of December 1952 by the wind and string ensemble Exfoliage, followed by J. S. Adams’ Sloth Ensemble’s performance of a new work for sound and projections inspired by Adamski’s Venusian text.
Exfoliage is Jimmy Ghaphery, flute; Jeff Kahan, oboe; Will Robin, alto saxophone; Tom Wall, baritone saxophone; Patrick Crossland, trombone; Robin Hayward, tuba; Daniel Barbiero, double bass and arrangement.
For more about the genesis of the project, listen in to the 19 September episode of WOWD-LP’s Coda program, at the station’s online archive.
That’s tonight at 7:15, at Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street in Takoma Park DC. Silver space suits optional.
David Grubbs reads from his new book Now That the Audience is Assembled. Also on the bill is improvised sound and movement with an ensemble including musicians Nate Scheible, Layne Garrett and myself, and dancers Ken Manheimer and Sarah Schaffer. Tonight at Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW DC, 9-10:30 PM, $10.
An audio recording of Saturday night’s performance has just gone up on Rhizome DC’s archive.org page.
With thanks to Phong Tran for posting.
Photo courtesy of Chris Videll.
Thanks to all who came to Rhizome this past Saturday evening. Here, a few images of my duet with Ken Manheimer, courtesy of Jeff Surak.
This Saturday Sonic Circuits presents an evening of sound and movement, where I’ll have the pleasure of playing in a trio with dancers Ken Manheimer and Juliana Ponguta Forero. It’s at Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple Street NW, Takoma Park in Washington, at 8 PM.