MOVING SOUNDS festival 2010
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
THE CZECH CENTER
MOVING SOUNDS 2010
THRUSDAY SEP 02 - SUNDAY SEP 05
Moving Sounds 2010 Festival Trailer by Astrid Steiner.
Music by Christian Fennesz.
Program subject to change. Please check www.acfny.org for up-to-date information on the festival.
Idea/conception/direction: Andreas Stadler
Curator: Michel Galante
Co-Presenters: ACFNY, mica, Czech Center and Le Poisson Rouge
Admission to events at the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Czech Center is free, with a suggested donation of $5. Reservations necessary.
Admission to events taking place at Le Poisson Rouge must be purchased at the door, at http://www.lepoissonrouge.com/calendar/2010/9, or by calling (212) 505-FISH.
about the festival
Moving Sounds is a 4-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.
As in Moving Sounds 2009, last year’s highly successful festival which received rave reviews and listings in all leading New York periodicals, Moving Sounds 2010 investigates the phenomena of sound by pairing leading contemporary classical music performers with electronic performers. Moving Sounds 2010 features world premiere performances of works by landmark contemporary composers, Austria’s Georg Friedrich Haas and Bernhard Lang. On the side of electronic performers, Moving Sounds 2010 will feature leading Austrian electric guitarist and composer Christian Fennesz, along with Japanese acousmatic composer Steven Takasugi and Austrian alternative singer/songwriter Soap&Skin. To bridge the world between the electronic and acoustic worlds, Moving Sounds will also feature a world premiere performance of American composer Ed Campion. This performance will be the first-ever concerto for Yamaha’s new avant-guard electronic keyboard invention, the AvantGrand.
All events take place at the ACFNY, at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, and at the Czech Center, 321 E. 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021. 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 THURSDAY SEP 2
program for FRIDAY SEP 3
INSTALLATION | VICTOR ADAN
CONCERT | ARGENTO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Works by Georg Friedrich Haas and Richard Strauss
VENUE: CZECH CENTER
CONCERT | ARGENTO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE | EDMUND CAMPION
Works by Edmund Campion, Georg Friedrich Haas, and Richard Strauss
VENUE: CZECH CENTER