Peter Sciscioli
Since 2004
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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Kitchen House Blend performs new works


Dates:
Thu May 27, 2004 00:00 - Wed May 12, 2004

Kitchen House Blend performs new works by composers Susie Ibarra, Min Xiao-Fen and Lee Hyla…

Kitchen House Blend

New York, NY, April 26, 2004—Kitchen House Blend continues its on-going series of commissioned works with world premieres by three composers on the cutting-edge of musical experimentation: avant-jazz percussionist Susie Ibarra, virtuoso pipa player Min Xiao-Fen, and Lee Hyla, whose work deftly blends influences from Elliott Carter to Cecil Taylor to punk rock. Kitchen House Blend is a ten-piece ensemble that invites composers from diverse backgrounds to write a new work for a ten-piece band composed of some of downtown’s finest musicians/improvisers. Its ninth installment is scheduled for Friday & Saturday, May 21 & 22 at 8pm at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street, New York City), with a special Lunch-break performance on Friday, May 21 at 12-Noon. Tickets are $15 for the evening performances and $10 for the lunch-break.

One of the most explosive, avant-jazz percussionists on the NY Downtown scene, Susie Ibarra will present Golden Dream, a piece threading three sections together with a motif that moves through different instruments. Virtuoso pipa player Min Xio-Fen, a fervent proponent of new music, will perform The Loneliest Monk, in which the ghost of America’s first jazz post-modernist haunts a lonely monastery near Nanjing, China. Finally, in Zurek (specifically dedicated to Kitchen House Blend), Lee Hyla takes elements from a number of different music styles to create a fully notated score interspersed with free sections that expand on the composed music. The piece takes its title from a soup found in southwestern Poland that is a unique mix of highly varied ingredients.

Kitchen House Blend’s musicians include Jennifer Choi (violin), Okkyung Lee (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)

Brainchild of former Kitchen’s music curator John King, KHB provides a unique opportunity for composers to experiment and discover new directions by writing for a large and versatile musical ensemble. For the audience, it is a way to enjoy a wide range of musical styles in one evening from a band with the versatility to play them all. Since its inception in March 2000, this 21st experimental ensemble has commissioned nearly 30 works, ranging from contemporary classical and avant jazz to World Music and electronica and mapping a vivid document of today’s most creative musical minds. Past installments have included artists such as Kitty Brazelton, Roy Campbell, Mary Ellen Childs, Anthony Coleman, Tiye Giraud, Craig Harris, Vijay Iyer, John King, David Krakauer, Frank London, Roy Nathanson, Daniel Bernard Roumain, William Parker, Zeena Parkins, Marina Rosenfeld, Matthew Shipp, Lois V. Vierk, and Evan Ziporyn.


EVENT

Digital Happy Hour @ The Kitchen


Dates:
Wed May 12, 2004 00:00 - Wed May 05, 2004

Wednesday, May 12 at 6pm, The Kitchen (512 W. 19th St) hosts Digital Happy Hour, featuring animation artist Marina Zurkow in discussion with KT Salen (Program director at Parsons MFA DT). Tickets are $8 and can be purhased on www.ticketweb.com or through The Kitchen's box office (212) 255-5793 x11. For more information, please visit www.thekitchen.org or to view Marina's work, visit http://channel.creative-capital.org/project_608.html.


EVENT

Marina Zurkow @ The Kitchen


Dates:
Sat May 08, 2004 00:00 - Fri Apr 30, 2004

First showing of Marina Zurkow's interactive, animated installation


EVENT

Performing Technology @ The Kitchen


Dates:
Fri Apr 30, 2004 00:00 - Mon Apr 12, 2004

Performing Technology:
From the 2004 Whitney Biennial

New York, NY, April 5, 2004--Three performance artists, who were selected for the 2004 Whitney Biennial, will present live digital samplings of their work for a two-day run at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street, NYC), April 30 and May 1, 2004 at 8pm. The artists include anti-fi techno-punk feminist Wynne Greenwood (a.k.a. Tracy + The Plastics), composer/artist/engineer Golan Levin (acclaimed creator of the 2001 Dialtones Telesymphony), and Cory Arcangel from BEIGE, an art group who has pioneered the practice of hacking obsolete 8bit computers and video game systems. Tickets are $12 ($10 for students, senior citizens).

Wynne Greenwood (a.k.a. Tracy + The Plastics) spins a fractured multimedia video art experiment in the politics of identity and sexuality. Greenwood, appearing live as the leader of a three-piece girl band, responds to assigned beats, notes and sounds given by Nikki and Cola-her two alter-egos also performed by Greenwood and appearing in prerecorded video projections behind her.

Golan Levin collaborates with artist-engineer Zachary Lieberman on a work-in-progress Manual Input Sessions. Conceived as a series of audiovisual vignettes, the work probes the subtleties of manual expression, exploring the expressive possibilities of hand gestures and finger movements.

In this lecture-demonstration work commissioned by Eyebeam R+D, Cory Arcangel debuts a new software program for ordering Pizza, titled Pizza Party. Arcangel is a founding member of the art group BEIGE, which has been hailed as one of 2002's 'Top Ten Art Moments


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Digital Happy Hour @ The Kitchen


Dates:
Wed Mar 17, 2004 00:00 - Wed Mar 10, 2004

Live discussion with web project creators from The 2004 Whitney Biennial