[Dark Circuits Festival] Parkins / Ostrowski, Vortex, and the littleBits Quartet at Spectrum
Thursday, June 19, 8pm
Spectrum – https://www.facebook.com/spectrumNYC
121 Ludlow Street, #2, New York, NY 10012
1) Andrea Parkins & Matthew Ostrowski
2) Vortex (Satoshi Takeishi & Shoko Nagai)
3) littleBits Quartet (Paul Rothman, Geof Lipman, Ed Bear and Sean Schumer )
The duo of Andrea PARKINS and Matthew OSTROWSKI engages with amplified manipulated quotidian objects, exploring the liminal space between the virtual and phenomenological worlds. VORTEX (Satoshi Takeishi & Shoko Nagai) extract, magnify and modify the past, they make “passing of time” a visual experience. With the LITTLEBITS QUARTET, four members of the littleBits engineering team – Paul Rothman, Geof Lipman, Ed Bear and Sean Schumer – will take to the stage for an improvised performance. Using only Synth Kits as their sound sources, they will create, dismantle, and recreate new instruments during the live performance.
All events are part of Dark Circuits Festival June 14 – 23 (http://www.darkcircuitsfestival.com) organized by Hans Tammen, at venues such as Harvestworks, REVERSE, Silent Barn, Outpost Artists Resources, Spectrum, MakeMusicNY, The Firehouse, Eyebeam and Shapeshifter Lab. The festival culminates on June 22 in the performance of APHERESIS at Eyebeam, a large multi-movement piece by Hans Tammen for 14 laptop and electronics performers. APHERESIS was commissioned by Harvestworks with funds from The Multi-Arts Production Fund. The MAP Fund is a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This work is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Wave Farm Fiscal Sponsorship. littleBits Electronics supports MakeMusicNY and the Dark Circuits Festival by providing their LittleBits x Korg Synth Kits. Eventide supports MakeMusicNY and the Dark Circuits Festival by providing their Eventide H9 Stompboxes.