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Morton Subotnick opens laptop music festival

Thu Feb 10, 2005 00:00 - Fri Feb 04, 2005

Electronic Music Foundation Presents
the opening event of Hip Chips
a worldwide festival of laptop music, with


Performed by Morton Subotnik and Miguel Frasconi
Lighting and video performance by Sue Costabile

February 10 (Thursday), 2005 at 8pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space (Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater)
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York City

Tickets: $20/$15/$12
Call 212.864.5400 or visit

Hip Chips is a laptop music festival that runs February 10-June 30, 2005, as a demonstration of worldwide community and the use of music technology to empower individual creativity.

For more information on Hip Chips or EMF,
visit or


Kitchen House Blend- World Premieres

Thu Nov 18, 2004 00:00 - Fri Nov 19, 2004

Kitchen House Blend celebrates its 30th commission with
world premieres by Elliott Sharp, Joe McPhee, and Geraldine Celerier

WHEN: Friday & Saturday, November 19 & 20, 8pm

WHERE: The Kitchen 512 West 19th Street, New York City (
Between 10th & 11th Avenues)

TICKETS: $15 ($12 for students and senior citizens)

BOX OFFICE: Open Tu-Sat, 2-6pm (8pm on show days) 212.255.5793 x11

Kitchen House Blend celebrates its 30th commissioned work and 10th installment with a concert featuring new works by composers Elliott Sharp, Joe McPhee and Geraldine Celerier. A 21st century experimental ensemble, KHB invites composers from equally far-flung backgrounds to each write a premiere for a ten-piece band comprised of some of downtown's finest performers/improvisers.

Mexican/French guitarist and vocalist Geraldine Celerier, who has been critically acclaimed for her "hypnotic voice and acrobatics on strings and lips" (Ciclo Mas Jazz, Mexico), makes her first U.S. appearance with the premiere of three movements, Canto Atlante, Rumbos, and Osidiana. Geraldine Celerier is appearing as part of Mexico Now, a citywide festival of contemporary Mexican arts and culture (

Joe McPhee, a multi-instrumentalist and free-jazz innovator whose "magical take on avant-garde sax remains one of the wonders of the scene" (Time Out New York), will perform A Song for Beggars. A work for improvisers directed by instructions and a graphic score, A Song for Beggars is based on a prophetic poem written by the composer and dwells with the future power of disenfranchised people.

Experimental guitarist Elliott Sharp, hailed as "the definitive Downtown New York musician" (BBCi Music), premieres Ripples and Heats. Dedicated to musician and former KHB member Sam Furnace, Ripples and Heats uses operational syntax and vocabulary evolved from algorithmic processes featured in Sharp's 1986 work, Tessalation Row, and most recently in his Calling, Coriolis Effect, and Radiolaria.

Kitchen House Blend's musicians include Marlene Rice (violin), Nioka Workman (cello), J.D. Parran (woodwinds), Rudresh Mahanthappa (woodwinds), Curtis Hasselbring (trombone), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Jim Pugliese (percussion), Tony Lewis (drums), Kevin Ray (bass), and Kathleen Supove (piano).


Dialogo: Silvia Gruner, Julio Orozco and selections from Mexican Media Art Fellows...

Tue Nov 09, 2004 00:00 - Thu Oct 28, 2004

The Kitchen Art Gallery, 512 W. 19th Street (Between 10th & 11th Avenues), NYC

November 9 - December 18
Open: Tues-Sat, 12-6pm
Opening: November 9 (Tue) 6-8pm
Gallery Talk: November 20 (Sat) 3pm

Dialogo envisions Mexico as an international contemporary art locale layered with regional histories and longtime global intersections. Presented in conjunction with the Mexico Now festival, this exhibition features Away from You by Silvia Gruner, one of the most recognized artists living in Mexico, and Tijuana-based Julio Orozco's multi-channel video, Love Letters, conceived as an optical intruder and auricular witness to women's personal stories. A more intimate screening area includes single-channel video works by indigenous Mexican media makers selected from the Mexican Media Arts Fellowships program. The schedule is as follows:

On Tuesdays: "Personal politics" (95 minutes)
Works by Rigoberto Perezcano, and Juan Francisco Uriste

On Wednesdays & Thursdays: "Land, Industry, and Politics" (110 minutes)
Works by Cristanto Mazano Avella, Juan Jose Garcia, Guillermo Monteforte, and Mariano Estrada

On Fridays & Saturdays: "Children, Place, Home and History" (102 minutes)
Works by Carlos Efraim Perez, Maria Santiago Ruiz, Dominique Jonard, and
Christina Fregoso


Dialogo is presented as part of Mexico Now, a citywide festival of contemporary Mexican arts and culture, presented at 26 of New York City's leading arts venues in November 2004. Mexico Now is a project of Arts International, the nation's only nonprofit organization solely devoted to international arts exchange.

Media programs at The Kitchen are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Julio Orozco's Love Letters was created at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE.

For more information about all Kitchen performances, visit
The Kitchen is located at 512 West 19th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, NYC.
Subway: A, C, E to 14th Street; 1, 9 to 18th Street; L to 8th Avenue


Nibroll: Dry Flower @ The Kitchen

Tokyo-based Nibroll brings its latest spectacular, multi-layered work to The Kitchen...

Nibroll: Dry Flower (U.S. Premiere)

Nibroll, the Tokyo-based interdisciplinary art collective, makes its debut at The Kitchen with the U.S. premiere of Dry Flower. Founded in 1997 by choreographer Mikuni Yanaihara, the company draws equally from the talents of Yanaihara, composer Yuki Kato, videographer Keisuke Takahashi, lighting designer Kai Takinoiri and fashion designer Mitsushi Yanaihara to produce lavish, visually spectacular, multi-layered works rooted in the social contradictions of Japan's raging youth culture. Internationally acclaimed, Nibroll's works have been presented in France, Germany, India, Thailand and the U.S., where they were praised for their "dazzling Cubist attack.... [The company] dissects time, space and direction...[laying] it all bare for the audience to pick and choose" (Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh). Performances are November 3-6, 2004 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 ($16 for students, senior citizens and Kitchen members). A lunch-break performance is scheduled on November 5 at 12-Noon. Tickets for the lunch-break are $10.

With Dry Flower, Yanaihara and Nibroll bring the world of media and movement to a whole new level, blending superb video work, keen-edged dance, a pop-infused score, white-hot lighting, and fantastical costumes. In this visionary world, straight from the street, spiky dances rife with abrupt humiliations and collapsing partnerships share the stage with drifting petals and stampeding gazelles. Movements are condensed, incidents rapidly processed- "they do not carry anything mental and do not create any story as if it's an endlessly meaningless making up of times" (Ballet, Ongakunotomo Press, Japan).

Nibroll's process as an art collective allows its members to explore the show's concepts individually. Each element is designed alone so that the show becomes a dance performance, a music concert, a movie and a fashion show all at once. In this poetic illumination of the senses, elements are layered, creating multiple simultaneous effects and capturing the mobility and fleeting nature of everyday existence.

A related exhibition opening will take place on Thursday, November 4 from 6-8pm at Transplant Gallery (525 West 29th street, 2nd floor, The gallery will host the first solo exhibition of Nibroll's graphic designer Keiko Itakura. The show will continue until December 4th. For more information, please contact Yuki Minami ( 212-505-0994).

About the Artists:
Created in 1997 by choreographer Mikuni Yanaihara, Nibroll was first invited to perform the first part of The Town Series titled Let's Go to Hayashi's House at the Avignon Performing Arts Festival, OFF. In March 2000, Nibroll premiered the second installment of the series, Tokyo Municipal Pool #1, followed by No Parking in November 2000. No Parking was subsequently performed at the Le Centre Choreographique Internationale de la Seine Saint Denis (France), and was awarded the National Conference Participant Award. In 2001, Nibroll embarked on their first U.S. tour after an invitation from the Oregon Dance Festival and San Francisco Butoh Festival. February 2002 brought the premiere of Coffee, which later toured to Berlin, Paris, New York, New Delhi and Bangkok. In the latter half of 2002, the group began presenting its 'Note' concept in three different styles: as a fashion show (Hinomaru Note), theater piece (Note Behind) and dance (Note). In addition to their stage work, Nibroll has produced various films, their own fashion brand ("Nibroll About Street"), and their own music label ("Nibroll Technique").

Dance programs at The Kitchen are sponsored by Altria Group, Inc. Additional support is provided by the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

Media contact:
Isabelle Deconinck
212-255-5793 x14
The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street(Bet. 10th & 11th Aves.)
New York, NY 10011

Box Office:
212-255-5793 x11
Tue-Sat, 2-6pm


Pamela Z's VOCI @ The Kitchen

Thu Oct 28, 2004 00:00 - Mon Oct 18, 2004

Pamela Z presents her first evening-length multimedia work in New York-an electrifying, polyphonic one-woman opera...

Pamela Z: Voci (N.Y. premiere)

New York, NY-Pamela Z, hailed as "a sound sculptor, a sonic explorer, an aural architect" (San Jose Mercury News), brings her electrifying, polyphonic one-woman opera, Voci, to The Kitchen. Voci marks the Bay area-based vocalist's first evening-length multimedia performance ever presented in New York City. Performances run October 28-30 (Thu-Sat) at 8pm. Tickets are $15 ($12 for students, senior citizens and Kitchen members). For more information or to order tickets, please visit or

Written, composed and performed by Pamela Z, Voci is a highly theatrical, multimedia work that explores the sonic, cultural and artistic worlds of the voice with great warmth and humor. The vocalist combines bel canto singing and extended-vocal techniques with real-time electronic sound processing, vivid video projections, text and sampled sounds to create an aural and visual tapestry that is mesmerizing and challenging all at once. The performance also includes a host of "virtual duets", with surprise guests appearing in the form of video samples on a giant screen.

Voci is comprised of several vignettes, examining the many incarnations of voice in art and life, such as vocal anatomy, voice interaction with telecommunication technology, everyday sounds, and studies on phenomena such as "voice profiling." Stories and arias are juxtaposed with a chorus of "real" and synthetic voices to create this lush polyphonic opera. Maintaining her innovative edge, Pamela Z digitally processes her voice and triggers samples using light sensors (designed by Donald Swearingen), as well as a gesture controller, The BodySynthTM (designed by by Ed Severinghaus and Chris Van Raalte), which allows the performer to manipulate sounds through physical gestures on stage.

"Z is an unusual and naturally gifted performer with a ravishing singing voice and a stage presence that is both engaging and commanding" (San Francisco Classical Voice).

Voci's large-scale video projections are created and produced by Jeanne Finley and John Muse and stunning light design is provided by Elaine Buckholtz. This work received its world premiere at San Francisco's ODC Theater in 2003.

Pamela Z is managed by Bernstein Artists (

About the artist:
Pamela Z is a San Francisco-based composer/performer and audio artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, and sampling technology. She creates solo works combining operatic bel canto and experimental extended vocal techniques with found percussion objects, spoken word, electronic processing, and a MIDI controller called The BodySynth(tm). In addition to her solo work, she has composed and recorded scores for dance, theatre, film, and new music chamber ensembles. Her large-scale multi-media works have been presented at Theater Artaud in San Francisco, and her audio works have been presented in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum in New York and the Diozesanmuseum in Cologne. Pamela Z has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. She has performed in numerous festivals including Bang on a Can at Lincoln Center in New York, the Interlink Festival in Japan, the Other Minds Festival in San Francisco, Pina Bausch Tanztheater Festival in Wuppertal, Germany, and La Biennale di Venizia in Italy. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Cal Arts Alpert Award in the Arts, the ASCAP Music Award, and the NEA and Japan/US Friendship Commission Fellowship. She holds a music degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. For more information visit

Pamela Z's Voci is co-sponsored by the Interpretations Series, produced by the World Music Institute and Thomas Buckner. It is a project of the Creative Capital Foundation, and has received support from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Music programs at The Kitchen are made possible with generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Virgil Thomson Foundation.

Media contact:
Isabelle Deconinck
212-255-5793 x14

The Kitchen Box Office
512 West 19th Street 212-255-5793 x11
New York, NY 10011 Tue-Sat, 2-6pm
(Bet. 10th & 11th Aves.)