Events

2014 Avant Music Festival Poscard
2014 Avant Music Festival Poscard | Designed by Oscar H Scott

Reviews

Mounting The Four Pillars | 2014

Textura reviews a performance of Apparitions of The Four Pillars

"The six musicians - Gibson (voice and sine waves), Jen Baker and William Lang (trombones), Drew Blumberg and Erik Carlson (violins), and Meaghan Burke (cello) - collectively generated an hypnotic mass of slowly mutating sound that advanced almost imperceptibly."

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February 21 - March 1, 2014

Fifth Avant Music Festival | Avant Music Festival at Wild Project | New York City


Performance Dates:

Friday, February 21st | Alvin Lucier's Palimpest
Saturday, February 22nd | John Cage's Variations IV
Friday, March 1st | Apparitions of The Four Pillars

Featuring the work:

Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield under The Astral 789 Duet


Reviews

Mounting The Four Pillars | 2014

Textura reviews a performance of Apparitions of The Four Pillars

"The six musicians - Gibson (voice and sine waves), Jen Baker and William Lang (trombones), Drew Blumberg and Erik Carlson (violins), and Meaghan Burke (cello) - collectively generated an hypnotic mass of slowly mutating sound that advanced almost imperceptibly."

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Closing the Fifth Avant Music Festival, on Saturday March 1st, is Randy Gibson's ongoing tuning-driven Drone-Epic, Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield under The Astral 789 Duet. The most complete and powerful version of the work to date features Gibson intoning vocal melodies and drones along side the trombones of Jen Baker and Will Lang and the strings of Drew Blumberg, Erik Carlson, and Meaghan Burke. Over its three hour duration the audience is enveloped in a lush just intonation sound world, immersed in video and lighting by Oscar Henriquez Scott and Kryssy Wright, recalibrated to the glacial pace of the music.

Gibson has also organized an 8-hour performance of John Cage's Variations IV presented all day on Saturday February 22nd, and will perform electronics for Alvin Lucier's Palimpsest with Joan La Barbara to open the festival.

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