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.