MOVING SOUNDS festival 2013
“The Moving Sounds Festival means its title to be taken in every possible way. The works performed during this three-day event are meant to be moving, if not always emotionally then viscerally or intellectually.” - Allan Kozinn, The New York Times
MOVING SOUNDS 2013
THURSDAY SEP 19 - SUNDAY SEP 22 | 2013
THE AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM NEW YORK
in collaboration with THE CZECH CENTER
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PROGRAM FOR THURSDAY SEP 19
program for FRIDAY SEP 20
program for SATURDAY SEP 21
program for SUNDAY SEP 22
FILM SERIES | SPONTANEOUS DISRUPTIONS
PERFORMANCE | TRAPPING
CONCERT | CAROL MCGONNELL
PERFORMANCE | MARTIN LANZ & BILWA
PERFORMANCE | AFTER THE MEADOW, BEFORE THE FOREST
Program subject to change. Please check acfny.org for up-to-date information on the festival.
Curators: Michel Galante & Melanie Maar
Admission to the events is free. Reservations required.
There is a $10 cover charge for a day pass at Littlefield.
about the festival
Moving Sounds is an annual international festival of music, dance, improvised performances, visual media, and aesthetic dialogue that features emerging and pioneering artists who focus on electronically generated music, and who are at the interface between classically-instrumented and electronic music.
In 2013, the festival will once again feature genre-bending premiere performances, offering up a host of new sound experiences to a New York audience. The fifth annual festival is curated by Michel Galante, the director of the Argento New Music Project, and Melanie Maar, a New York-based dancer and choreographer originally from Vienna.
For the first time, Moving Sounds will feature dance and movement as a central element, with a host of experimental and improvisational performances at the Littlefield event space in Brooklyn. Co-curator Maar describes these works as “resonating space, manifesting embodied language, working and resting, composing touch, tracing with sound, moving images, transforming roles and layering structures,” in an exploration of the body as an object of resonance - and sound.
The adventurous ensemble mise-en will be premiering works by composers from around the world, including U.S. premieres by Arnold Schoenberg and Mirela Ivičević, as well as the world premiere performance of a commissioned piece by young Austrian composer Matthias Kranebitter, among others.
Also slated to appear in the 2013 Moving Sounds festival is the Argento Chamber Ensemble, which is the performance arm of the New York-based Argento New Music Project. The Argento Chamber Ensemble and its director Michel Galante have been a driving force behind Moving Sounds, with a host of groundbreaking performances since its inception. For this year’s installment of the festival, Argento will be performing works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Beat Furrer, Anton Webern, Nina Young, and Michel Galante at the Czech Center’s Bohemian National Hall.
This year’s festival will also include an oral history sound installation by Ruth Farrar titled From Austria to America: A Digital Sound Walk, and a “performance for the touch sense” by Kenji Ouellet titled Pièce touchée.
mica (Music Information Center Austria) provides essential advisory services for the Moving Sounds Festival.