After Event Score, Western Front’s three-day, Fluxus-oriented festival that took place from November 14 – 16, 2013, Los Angeles-based sound artist and violinist Eric KM Clark shared with us some elaborated thoughts on the works he performed, as well as on his influences and the effect of his own compositions on listeners. click to read more
Nov 14 – Nov 16, 2013
Event Score reflects Western Front’s longstanding affinity with the Fluxus art movement and its investment in conceptual art, interdisciplinarity, improvisation, indeterminacy and chance. In an homage to the influential American experimental composer James Tenney, the series of concerts will bridge Tenney’s work with current composers including Wolf Edwards (Victoria) and violinist-composer Eric KM Clark (LA), featuring performances by Eric KM Clark, Dissonant Disco (Vancouver), the Quasar Saxophone Quartet (Montréal), and WORKER (Vancouver).
Panel/Workshop: Parents of Invention
Thursday Nov 14 @ 7pm
Door: $5 / FREE for WF & CRES-MAC Members
Participating artists Wolf Edwards and Eric KM Clark will discuss the evolution of Fluxus methodologies and the influence of James Tenney’s work in the context of current trends in post classical, experimental and underground music, including an introduction to event scores. Graham Christofferson’s solo project WORKER, with guest Anju Singh, will be featured in this performance-based roundtable.
Co-presented by the Media Arts Committee and Vancouver Cooperative Radio.
Concert: Re-enactments and Deprivation Music with Eric KM Clark
Friday Nov 15: Unfurl @ 7:30pm / Downbeat @ 8pm
Having studied with the late Fluxus composer James Tenney, LA based violinist, composer and improviser Eric Kenneth Malcolm Clark will perform works by Tenney for electronic tape and string, as well as new works by composers Wolf Edwards and Lisa Coons. Clark will also collaborate with improvisers from the New Orchestra Improvisation workshops to perform selections from his own critically-acclaimed Deprivation series, in which musicians perform pieces while deprived of their abilities to see or hear, allowing for a richly layered – and unexpected – sound environment to emerge.
The evening will begin with a re-enactment of the event score “Unfurl” by Fluxus poet Alison Knowles. Audience members are invited to participate. Bring something to unroll.
press release from http://openspace.ca/Rosebud
Genre New Music
Event Short Series of Long Forms pt. 2 Rosebud: Deprivation Music No. 10
Place Church of St John the Divine, 1611 Quadra, Victoria, BC
Artist Eric Kenneth Malcolm Clark
Dates Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00pm
Admission Tickets $15 general / $10 student, members. Available at the door.
Victoria – On Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Open Space will be presenting Rosebud: Deprivation Music No.10 at the Church of St. John the Divine (1611 Quadra). This is the second concert in the two-part series Short Series of Long Forms.
The voices of nine local singers will be brought together to mount Eric Kenneth Malcolm Clark’s haunting and texturally rich work Rosebud: Deprivation Music No. 10. This work, being his 10th composition to carry the Deprivation title, challenges the singers to perform without the use of two of the most important tools for musicians: hearing and sight. Blindfolded singers receive their performance instruction through a recording where as the performers who are able to read the score are deprived of their ability to hear the other performers. By depriving the singers of these tools, Clark creates a situation where magnificent synchronicities and harmonies emerge unexpectedly. As the singers perform, sections are recorded and slowly layered on top of one another enriching the harmonies and thickening the texture resulting in a totally immersive sound environment.
This performance of Rosebud will be approximately 3 hours long during which time the audience is invited to move around to explore the sounds from different locations within the space of the Church of St. John the Divine. Audience members will also be able to come and go as they please in order to be able to fully experience the ever changing textures of this work.
Rosebud: Deprivation Music 10 will immerse you in musical textures and vocal harmonies like never before. Come see and hear what the performers can’t.
on Wednesday Jan 11th I presented some of my recent work as a layered performance on Ear Meal. Guest performers include Christine Tavolacci, David Seta, and Anthony Gloria.
On Tuesday night (Oct 25th), the EAR Unit will be performing a new work by CSULB’s own prof. Alan Shockley. The music department is presenting a concert of his work, and we’ll be ending it with our fun and funny rendition of his new work I feel open to…
Tue, October 25, 2011: Faculty Artist Series, Alan Shockley, composition 8:00pm DRH $10/7
Deprivation Music No. 10 [aka rosebud]
This work was premiered in May 2011 on the Music at First series in Brooklyn Heights, NY. The wonderful performers were Joe Drew, Carmina Escobar, Lainie Fefferman, John P. Hastings, Aaron Meicht, Jascha Narvesson, Fahad Siadat and Meg Wilhoite. Jonathan Kesselman did live video, and I did live layering/mixing.
Deprivation Music 10 rosebud by Eric KM Clark
So far I’ve collected samples of singing from 27 individuals, which is awesome! I plan on experimenting with these over the next few months, possible starting with my new piece for choir in the Music at First series, in Brooklyn Heights on May 20th.
so much to do……wonderful.
three concerts on three wednesdays curated by three composers
7th july 2010 [this concert curated by john lely] music from the wulf. (LA)
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st pauls – central line
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