12:00 Rashaad Newsome – Herald
A performance, a ritual and a document, Herald marks the second of Newsome’s four-part series in which the artist pursues the status of King of Arms. Upon being knighted, Newsome assumes the alter to conduct a haunting musical performance, juxtaposing hip-hop culture with religious space and featuring the church’s choir and organ, while a video collage is projected overhead.
12:20 Aaron Siegel – Common Tones
One of the fundamental elements of musical counterpoint is the idea that movement from one chord to another is facilitated by the presence of some of the same material in both chords. Common Tones explores this idea using a limited amount of information deployed slowly over the course a performance. The structured improvisation will be performed by Basilica Music Director, Jared Lamenzo.
12:40 Mudboy – Night Eyes (Second Movement)
The performance is an excerpt from the 4 part musical work “Night Eyes” originally performed by Raphael Lyon and Peter Schuette at the ISEA 2010 in Dortmund Germany. The composition, formed with the logic of the double and within a series of nightly visions, is predicated on the 1984 meditation on dream states known as Nightmare on Elm Street. The full piece will be released by Weird Forest later this year and available at www.mudboymusic.com
1:00 Matt Marble – Way Up in the Middle of the Air
Way up is a work of scored improvisation for organ + ensemble (trb, bsn, acc, 2 b., & prepared synth). Inspired by Ezekiel’s fantastic vision in the Old Testament, wherein he sees 4-headed cherubs tied to crystalline gyroscopes, all supporting the glass throne of a divine chariot… way up is a sonic meditation on the vehicle of ascension. Simply put: Dream on & Levitate.
1:20 Pilottone – Flash:Remix
Pilottone will present a performance and intervention in which the group will stage and remix an interactive display as they repurpose sounds collected earlier in the evening during the Festival of Ideas.