The program of Vibrant Matter explores an alien world of musical material, structure, and form – a synthetic landscape of human and nonhuman agencies where, in the words of philosopher Quentin Meillassoux, “there can be no physics, but only a chronics of things.” Members of Ensemble Pamplemousse, loadbang, and the S.E.M. Ensemble perform solos by John Zorn, Marek Poliks, Jennie Gottschalk, Alvin Lucier, and Timothy McCormack, structured around a series of trio performances of Michael Pisaro’s “harmony series” compositions.

Performers are: Jason Brogan, David Broome, Jack Callahan, Natacha Diels, Pauline Kim Harris, Cat Lamb, William Lang, Jessie Marino, and Andrew C. Smith. Vibrant Matter was curated by Jason Brogan.

Program

Jennie Gottschalk, enclosed III (2007)
Michael Pisaro, Zwei Finger im Abgrund harmony series no. 11a
Timothy McCormack, Here is a sequence of signs, each having a sound and a meaning (2008)
Michael Pisaro, Wie Jener am Pindar harmony series no. 11b
Alvin Lucier, Charles Curtis (2002)
Michael Pisaro, Sonnenfern harmony series no. 11c
John Zorn, Passagen (2011)
Michael Pisaro, Unlesbarkeit harmony series no. 11d
Marek Poliks, CIN(shift) (2011)

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