Sound, Space, Simulation

May 26th and 28th
The DiMenna Center
450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

May 26, 5-8pm: “Myth”
May 28, 8pm: “Zone”
On May 26th and 28th, Qubit New Music will present "Sound, Space, Simulation", a two-day event highlighting complex relationships between architecture and music. These events will feature music by David Bird, Carolyn Chen, and Alec Hall, performed by renowned soloists, Laura Cocks, Weston Olencki, Meaghan Burke, and the violin and viola duo andPlay. These events will also feature visual exhibitions and installations from the Boston-Based design firm WOJR, and respected architecture journal MIT Thresholds. Both of these events will occur at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, and will feature a selection of craft beer from Lagunitas Brewery, who have generously offered to sponsor the event.

May 26, 5-8pm: “Myth” is the first of two events that highlight the intricate relationships between architecture and music. This event will explore the role of Myth and the Mythic in contemporary music, architecture, and design and will feature a visual exhibition from MIT's architecture journal Thresholds and sculptures from the Boston-Based design firm WOJR. The musical program features spatialized electroacoustic works by David Bird that explore the domain between found and imagined spaces. andPlay will perform “Apocrypha”, inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 novel “Solaris”, in which a team of scientists is stationed on a distant planet covered by a vast and gelatinous ocean. Meaghan Burke will perform “Spatia” for solo cello and spatialized recordings, inspired by the acoustic and architectural qualities of the Oval Courtyard at the Château de Fontainebleau. Laura Cocks will perform “Atolls” for solo piccolo and twenty-nine spatialized piccolos.

5 - 7pm - Visual Exhibition from MIT’s “Thresholds” Journal

8pm - Music for instruments and spatialized electronics. Music by David Bird performed by Laura Cocks, Meaghan Burke, and andPlay.

May 28, 8pm: “Zone” is the second and final event of Sound, Space, Simulation, and features a collaborative multi-media installation by Alec Hall and the New York architecture collective : based on Hall’s documentary trip to factories of the Shenzhen SEZ in late 2015. Works by Carolyn Chen bookend the installation, including the US premiere of her major work, The 24: Practicing Slow, which features Weston Olencki on trombone. A performance of John Luther Adams’ “triadic iteration lattices” for 4 air-raid sirens will precede a panel discus- sion with the artists and architects following the event. The performance, discussion, and installation will merge to theorize and aestheticize the concept of the Zone as it relates to composition, design, and architecture. 

General Admission $15, Free for Fontainebleau Alumni

"Sound, Space, Simulation" is supported by the Fontainebleau Schools (Les Ecoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau), an international summer program for students in music and architecture, as well as by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This event features beverage donation from Lagunitas Brewery.

Qubit is a registered 501(c)3 public charity. Help us produce and promote emerging voices with a tax-deductible contribution.

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