in the background are seen desks with packing-up as the Eyebeam residency draws to a close, as well as some images of Mary Mattingly's beautiful work, in progress. the large pick is large only in comparison; enlarged sufficiently, it would contain its own complex sonic chamber, audible in any number of resonant ways.
An Evening of Performance and Readings
What is the dream-life of digital words as they lay flat on a screen, quietly acquiescing? Can they be satisfied with the momentary puffs of arranged air or do they want something thicker, heavier? Do words dream about becoming sheafs of blank paper or a screen marked only by a blinking cursor? Or do they just want a body of their own? Do they want your body?
Join Wendy S. Walters, Joseph Whitt and Joon Oluchi Lee + Roddy Schrock for an evening of performance and readings exploring the dream-life of words and their electronic lives.
HPSCHD, John Cage’s legendary Gesamtkunstwerk is a mass media orgy, considered by many as the wildest, largest, and loudest musical composition of the 20th century, its very nature inextricable from the tumult of the year it premiered, 1969. ISSUE Project Room presents this spectacle on May 3rd and 4th in collaboration with Electronic Music Foundation and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, as part of the 2013 Darmstadt Essential Repertoire series, with additional support from NYU-Poly. This new production features composer Joel Chadabe, who has directed performances of HPSCHD throughout the world, as artistic advisor. Keyboardist Neely Bruce, who performed at the 1969 premiere, plays in the harpsichord ensemble.