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TRANSIENTS

Presented by Qubit
Featuring ensemble soundinitiative
September 7th and 8th, 2019
37-18 Northern Blvd. in Queens, NY


Qubit presents the French ensemble soundinitiative in their US debut, with two days of performances and installations. An ensemble with a similar focus on blurring the lines between composer / performer / audience,as well as concert / installation / theatre, TRANSIENTS is two full days of creative new works from France and the United States. These are events not to be missed!

September 7: Genuine Fake

Starting with an installation for one performer and one listener by Charlie Sdraulig at 4pm, the evening features three major new commissions by Qubit composers as they try to center the impossible co-ordinates of contemporary reality into sound and music.

Jessie Marino's The Vanity of Small Differences, Part 1, will begin the evening, followed by Aaron Einbond's Attempt at Exhausting a Place. The piece is centered on recordings that Einbond made in Paris, recasting Georges Perec's descriptions of the city in 1974 as both familiar and distant today.


David Bird's work, How To, is a mashup of some of the most idiosyncratic how-to videos on the internet and YouTube in particular. The piece recombines audio and video from different how-to videos towards a surreal and uncanny effect.

Alec Hall brings to life a series of wellness products along, life coaching strategies and community building exercises in Getting to We. Structured within a corporate call-in ladder, this immersive experience features the artist MarieVic and choreography by KatieRose McLaughlin.



September 8: spaceinitiative
The following day picks up with Part 2 of Jessie Marino's The Vanity of Small Differences, followed by FAME, a 40-minute theatrical work for solo violist that reimagines some of the biggest musical hits of all time.

The evening concludes with performances of rarely heard French composers, including works by Pierre Jodlowski, Louis d'Houdières and Michelle Agnès. Rounding out the festival is a performance of captivating performative video installation work Vertical Horizons.




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