An evening of performances by Morton Subotnick and Joan La Barbara, presented by Harvestworks and Knockdown Center.
Joan La Barbara’s CYCLONE is a quadraphonic sound performance/installation of the newly restored multichannel work scored for multiple voices, percussion and Arp 2600 synthesizer sounds, for “semi-live” performance on multiple speakers with the original light panning device custom designed by Ralph Jones. The work was last performed in 1977 at PS1 in NYC (Queens) and was an award-winning sound sculpture installation/performance work (independent artist submission) at ISCM World Music Days (Weltmusiktage) in Bonn, Germany. Both installation/performances were done with analog audio tape (mixed to mono) and moved in the space using light-panning device and penlight.
This installation will be on view before and after the performances.
Commissioned by Harvestworks, Morton Subotnick will present Song, an evening-length, site-specific composition for the Knockdown Center. The work features live electronics by the composer diffused in the space by 3D speaker arrays created by acoustic engineer Paul Geluso and performed by Ne(x)tworks, a collaborative ensemble of seven musicians.