MOVING SOUNDS festival 2009

a festival devoted to sound and its roles in contemporary music

THE AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM NEW YORK, 
THE ARGENTO NEW MUSIC PROJECT,
MICA MUSIC AUSTRIA, and
LE POISSON ROUGE


present


MOVING SOUNDS 2009
SATURDAY SEP 12 - MONDAY SEP 14



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VENUES
Austrian Cultural Forum New York    

11 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
www.lepoissonrouge.com


Program subject to change. Please check www.acfny.org for up-to-date information on the festival.

Idea/conception/direction: Andreas Stadler

Co-Curators: Michel Galante and Peter Rantasa

Co-Presenters: ACFNY and Poisson Rouge



ADMISSION

Admission to events at the Austrian Cultural Forum is free. Reservations necessary.

Admission to events taking place at Le Poisson Rouge must be purchasaed at the door, at http://lepoissonrouge.com/calendar/2009/9, or by calling (212) 505-FISH.  

about the festival


Moving Sounds
is a 3-day festival of music, visual media and aesthetic dialogue, produced jointly by the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Musical Information Center of Austria (MICA), and the Argento New Music Project. The festival creates a forum for dialogue about sound. What is the relationship between sound and music? Can new theories of sound transform traditional ideas of “popular” and “classical” music? Through concerts, symposia, and social environments, the festival explores sound and its musical and sociological implications.

Moving Sounds features world premiere performances of works by Bernhard Lang and Beat Furrer, two landmark contemporary Austrian composers; new pieces from emerging American composers Sam Pluta and Elizabeth Hoffman; and a performance of Steve Reich’s seminal minimalist work, Music for 18 Musicians. The acclaimed Argento Chamber Ensemble, the TimeTable Percussion Trio, and the JACK String Quartet perform these programs live. Their musicians collaborate with well-known Austrian DJ artists Christopher Just, Dorian Concept, and turntablist dieb13. Visual art is key to Moving Sounds as well. The exhibition sound:frame:remix gives viewers a taste of Vienna’s VJ (video performance artist) scene; VJ Astrid Steiner performs live, and a prescreening takes place of Andrew Standen-Raz’s documentary film "Vinyl.” The festival is co-curated by Peter Rantasa, Director of MICA, and Michel Galante, Director of the Argento New Music Project.

All events take place at the ACFNY, and at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012. Founded by musicians, Le Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret on the site of the historic Village Gate. Its mission is to revive the symbiotic relationship between art and revelry, and to establish a creative asylum for both artists and audiences. Concerts at LPR will take maximal advantage of the venue’s state-of-the-art sound system that includes 32 Meyer Sound speakers. 

PROGRAM FOR SATURDAY SEP 12

Astrid Steiner, aka VJ Luma
Beat Furrer

3:00 PM
EXHIBITION OPENING

SOUND:FRAME:REMIX
Curated by Eva Fischer
VENUE: ACFNY

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONCERT

DJ Dorian Concept and Live Video Projection by Astrid Steiner
VENUE: ACFNY
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONCERT | ARGENTO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Works by Bernhard Lang (DW2 - U.S. Premiere), Beat Furrer (Xenos - U.S. Premiere)
VENUE: LE POISSON ROUGE
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9:00 PM
CONCERT | MANTRA PERCUSSION AND FRIENDS

Steve Reich, "Music for 18 Musicians"
VENUE: LE POISSON ROUGE
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11:00 PM
AFTER PARTY

VENUE: ACFNY






PROGRAM FOR SUNDAY SEP 13

Andrew Standen-Raz
Dieb13

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
MOVING SOUNDS SYMPOSIUM

VENUE: ACFNY
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
FILM SCREENING

"Vinyl" by and in the presence of director Andrew Standen-Raz
VENUE: ACFNY
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7:30 PM
CONCERT | TIMETABLE PERCUSSION TRIO

Works by Bernhard Lang, Beat Furrer, Sam Pluta, and Elizabeth Hoffmann/Christopher Just remixes
VENUE: LE POISSON ROUGE
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9:00 PM
CONCERT | DIEB13 AND BERNHARD LANG

VENUE: LE POISSON ROUGE
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program for MONDAY SEP 14

Argento Chamber Ensemble
Christopher Just

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION AND SYMPOSIUM

VENUE: ACFNY
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6:00 PM
CONCERT | ARGENTO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Works by Hoffman, Haas, Klingbeil, Furrer, Lang
VENUE: ACFNY
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7:30 PM
CONCERT | ARGENTO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Repeat of the 6:00 PM performance
VENUE: ACFNY
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9:00 PM
CONCERT | THE JACK QUARTET

Works by Beat Furrer and Aaron Cassidy
VENUE: LE POISSON ROUGE

MOVING SOUNDS CLOSING PARTY to follow, with DJ Dorian Concept and Christopher Just
VENUE: LE POISSON ROUGE

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