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ACME Observatory
Summer 2000 Season




Sunday, August 6

Inaugural Concert
Impromptu and ad hoc groupings assembled from a pool of improvisers

Kurt Newman (from Toronto) (guitar)
Ben Opie (from Pittsburgh) (reeds)
Shoko Hikage (koto)
Damon Smith (bassist)
Matthew Sperry (bassist)
Dan Plonsey (reeds)
John Shiurba (guitar)
Gino Robair (mixed media)
Miles Boisen (guitar)

 

Sunday, August 20

The Fun Continues - PLUGGED IN
Impromptu and ad hoc groupings assembled from a pool of improvisers

Aurora (voice)
Aaron Bennett (saxophones)
John Bischoff (computer)
Ryan Francesconi (spongefork)
Morgan Guberman (bass guitar/voice)
Scott Looney (live computer processing)
Tim Perkis (live computer processing)
Alex Potts (live computer processing)

 


Sunday, September 3

The Art of One (II)
8 virtuosi exploring the unique range of solo performance

Miya Masaoka koto
Tom Nunn electroacoustic percussion boards
the Bran (Another plight of medic's...) Pos half-wit voice+electronics
Zeek Sheck solo minion laptop/clockradio/cymbols/bass/etc

 

Sunday, September 17

The Art of One (III)
8 virtuosi exploring the unique range of solo performance

[in performance order]

Abbie Conant trombone

Fanfares to Nothingness
Ontological Blues: Be-Longings
(inspired by Mary Daly)
Partially Digested Riane Eisler as Sound-Partnering
Goddess Unheardofs mit/und/oder Schtick Stuecke


Garth Powell percussion

Berimbau by Garth Powell (2000)
For Percussionist No. 1 by Matthew Goodheart (2000)
First Draft (for percussion) by Matthew Goodheart (2000)
Embracing My Heritage For Fun and Profit by Garth Powell (2000)

Phil Gelb shakuhachi

Kite (premiere performance) by Pauline Oliveros (2000)
Yugure No Kyoku traditional piece
flutter bye butterfly by philip gelb (2000)

Chris Brown

Quadrophinc improvisations with new software instruments for mangling samples and generating polyrhythmic music out of a computer.