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SATURDAY, SEP 21 2013, 08:00 PM

This event is part of the Moving Sounds 2013 festival and will feature a performance by the Quartet Collective.

Quartet Collective (Photo by Ian Douglas) brings together four artists in the shared endeavor of experimenting through movement and sound in performance.  The search for transdisciplinary understanding of spontaneous action, relationship, and intention takes this group to music venues, galleries and onto dance stages alike. 


Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and performance artist Abraham Gomez-Delgado leads the avant-salsa band Zemog el Gallo Bueno and co-leads the trans-idiomatic big band Positive Catastrophe, and is currently developing a multi-disciplinary performance work called Isla de la Mona, a fictional creation myth concerning his self-made instrument called the EJE.

Cornetist and composer Taylor Ho Bynum leads his critically acclaimed Sextet and co-leads Positive Catastrophe with Gomez-Delgado in addition to numerous collaborative projects. He has performed with many leading figures in creative music, from legends like Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Wadada Leo Smith, and Cecil Taylor, to forward-thinking peers like Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Jason Hwang, and Tyshawn Sorey.

New York-based dance artist and teacher Melanie Maar originally hails from Vienna, Austria. She runs a live work space in Brooklyn. Other collaborations with musicians include Kenta Nagai, Doug Henderson, and Anthony Braxton. As a performer Maar has worked with luciana achugar, RoseAnne Spradlin, Daria Fain, Luis Lara Malvacias, among others. Maar co-curated the Movement Research Festival 2010 and The Moving Sounds Festival 2013. Her work has been seen in New York at the Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Roulette, Danspace Project, Movement Research, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center and has toured to San Francisco, L.A., Vienna ImPuls Tanz, Lisbon, Glasgow, Oslo, Aarhus, and Berlin.

Rachel Bernsen is an independent dance artist, dance educator and certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Her work has been shown at Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, Roulette, The Chocolate Factory, The Vision Festival, Issue Project Room, Movement Research Spring Festival, Catch! Performance Series, The Poetry Project, The NOT Festival, Dixon Place, Jalopy Theater, ArtSpace New Haven, and Movement Research at the Judson Church. Rachel has also presented her work internationally in Belgium, Austria, Holland, Italy, and Germany. She is a member of Quartet Collective, who will be opening this year’s Moving Sounds Festival with a performance at the ACFNY on September 19. Rachel is also the founder of the performance space The BIG ROOM in New Haven, CT, and the curator of its interdisciplinary performance series, Take Your Time.
>> More information: rachelbernsen.com


For the fifth consecutive year, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is producing Moving Sounds, a festival dedicated to music, visual media and aesthetic dialogue that features emerging and pioneering artists who focus on electronically generated music, and those who are at the interface of classically instrumented and electronic music.

>> acfny.org/MSOUNDS

622 Degraw Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11217

$10 cover for the entire day.