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TROUT FISHING IN SPACE
a multi-media concert presented in conjunction with CARBON, a site-specific installation by Charles Lindsay (Rensselaerville, NY/NYC)
WHEN 7pm Saturday December 10, 2011
WHERE at the Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Arts Center, located at 34 Tinker Street (just across the street from CPW)
PRICES $50 VIP (reserved seating, private viewing of Carbon and reception with artists) / $10 general admission / $5 CPW members, students and seniors. To purchase tickets, click here.
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Presented in conjunction with Charles Lindsay’s exhibition, CARBON, CPW presents a one night only performance by a very special ensemble organized by Charles Lindsay, entitled Trout Fishing in Space. The one-hour performance will be held at the Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Arts Center on Saturday December 10, 2011 at 7pm.
Lindsay has conceived the evening of music, sound art and recordings, appropriated recordings, and video as a unique journey that arcs from an individual’s observations and premonitions on earth to a space mission that travels far beyond our solar system where the duration is too long to return ‘home’ - a topic currently under serious consideration at NASA and DARPA.
Trout Fishing In Space represents the debut of an exploration in which the live performance will harness abstraction in the service of story telling and be a full spectrum collaboration between the performers that employs the power of aural and visual suggestion to pose existential questions while delivering mind expansion, entertainment, and perhaps even dark humor.
The five collaborating performers, including Charles Lindsay, will weave a story of sound, moving toward an end point where our deepest observations reflect the multi-dimensional fabric that physicists believe connects everything. Sonically the entire work will have a defined pulse while being imbued with fearless improvisation. Trout Fishing in Space is structured in six parts including Premonition (12 minutes), Craters of the Moon (Echo II) (6 minutes), Owens Valley (6 minutes), Trout Fishing in Space (7 minutes), Cicada Brood #19
(5 minutes), Cassini (7 minutes), and Carbon (8 minutes).
Three ticket levels are available. General Admission is $10 and $5 for CPW members, students and seniors (proof of status required) A special $50 VIP ticket will also be made available and includes 1 reserved seat and admission to a private viewing of CARBON and a reception following the performance at CPW with the artists.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Thenmozhi Soundararajan vocals
Thenmozhi Soundararajan is a transmedia science fiction storyteller. Growing up as an Untouchable in India she was driven to tell the stories of marginalized communities. This led to her founding an international media training organization called Third World Majority (TWM). Through TWM she worked in the U.S., France, Tunisia, Venezuela, Brazil, South Africa, and India. She was also featured in 2003 in Utne Magazine as one of the top 30 visionaries under 30 and in Source Magazine as one of the top ten political forces in hip hop. She was in residence at the MIT Center for Reflective Community Practice, writing about storytelling, diversity, and future technology. As a singer/director she fuses epic stories with complex visuals and melodies. As a film maker her works often explore interactivity, stereoscopic imagery, projections, and use science fiction to examine societal issues. Her music blends Indian, punk, rock, and RNB vocal stylings with thoughtful lyrics that draw from diverse themes including science, mathematics, esoteric mysticism, mythology, love, darkness, and hope.
David Rothenberg clarinets and cicada inspired madness
ECM recording artist David Rothenberg has performed and recorded on clarinet with Jan Bang, Scanner, Glen Velez, Karl Berger, Peter Gabriel, Ray Phiri, and the Karnataka College of Percussion. He has nine CDs out under his own name, including On the Cliffs of the Heart, named one of the top ten releases of 1995 by Jazziz magazine. He is the author of Why Birds Sing, (book and CD), published in seven languages and the subject of a BBC television documentary. Rothenberg also appears in last spring’s PBS show The Music Instinct. His latest book is Thousand Mile Song, about making music with whales. His first CD on ECM Records, One Dark Night I Left My Silent House, a duet album with pianist Marilyn Crispell, appeared in May 2010. He recently released new recordings with Scanner and with pianist Lewis Porter.
To learn more about David Rothenberg, visit www.davidrothenberg.net
Billy Gomberg micro-synths and sonic curiosities
Billy Gomberg lives and works in Brooklyn NY. His studio practice incorporates analog synthesis, digital treatments, acoustic recordings and custom programming that gives rise to electronic sound caught gazing at its own physicality, acoustics in love with their own abstraction. Formed of equal parts of futuristic electronics, exacting improvisation and sensual spaces, his CDs Comme (mOAR), Days (The Land Of) and Flyover Sound (Experimedia, a collaboration with Offthesky) have all been met with fascination and surprise. Billy has exhibited or performed world wide and in 2011he released a series of albums including without being heard, heading forward and background behind pattern from Fraufraulein on Homophoni Records, Blue & Gold, Delicate Sen from Gomberg/Guthrie/Kamerman on Ilse Records, as well as the solo works Quiet Barrier on CD Rest + Noise, among others.
Dan Snazelle modular synth, dream boats + FX
Dan Snazelle has been making music for 20 years and was half of the group BILL DING as well as a member of La Makita Soma. He has done soundtrack /sound design work for films, artists and theatre. He puts out synthesizer modules and effects processors as the owner of SNAZZY FX and lives in Queens, where he continues to work on his solo musical project, LOSS.
Miguel Jiron video editing and animations
Miguel Jiron has exhibited in galleries from New York to Los Angeles. From painting to animation to installations, his work spans a broad swath of mediums. Graduated from Northwestern University in 2006, Miguel moved to New York City where he spent two years painting for renowned artist Takashi Murakami, before embarking on his career as an illustrator and animator, having been published in National Geographic Adventure, The Atlantic, and many more. He is currently pursuing an MFA at USC’s Hench DADA program for Animation in Los Angeles, CA.
To learn more about Miguel Jiron, visit www.migueljiron.com
Charles Lindsay concept, video content, electric cello, processed field recordings, spoken word + electronics
Charles Lindsay spent eight years covering environmental issues as a photojournalist in Asia before moving back to the U.S.. His work has been featured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Albany Museum of Art. Solo exhibitions of CARBON have previously appeared at the Dennos Museum in Michigan, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Idaho, and Vision West Gallery in Colorado. Lindsay’s work has been included in Lyle Rexer’s book The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (Aperture 2009) and in the accompanying exhibition at the Aperture Foundation in NYC. His multimedia performances and electronic and experimental music was most recently presented at New York University’s Frederick Lowe Theater. Lindsay’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Houston; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Hewlett Packard Contemporary Art Collection.
A visual artist as well as a photo journalist, Lindsay’s photographs have appeared in numerous international publications including The New York Times Magazine, Blind Spot, Aperture, Men’s Journal, Sports Illustrated, CPW’s PQ, and others. He has been profiled on National Public Radio, and CNN International. He has lectured at the American Museum of Natural History, Pratt Institute, and the Open Center in New York, among others. Four monographs on his work have been published to date including Mentawai Shaman: Keeper of the Rain Forest (Aperture 1992). Recently appointed to the Executive Committee of Musicians for the Environment, a branch of the Electronic Music Foundation, Lindsay is also the recipient of a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship for Photography and is the first artist-in-residence at the renowned SETI Institute.
To learn more about Charles Lindsay, visit www.charleslindsay.com
This program has been made possible in part with funds from the Electronic, Media, and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.