Fischerspooner @ Performa 09 kick-off at MoMA (more by Ryan Muir)
Performa 09

Performa 09, a visual/performance art fest in its third year, kicked off on November 1st with a performance by Fischerspooner at the MoMA. But there are still plenty of events left in the three-week fest, which runs through November 22nd.

Music-related highlights include Lee Ranaldo and Text of Light performing a live score to "Berlin: Symphony of a Great City" in High Line Park (which is sold out, though there is a wait list).

For another piece of the fest, Mike Kelley of Destroy All Monsters is putting on a two-day experimental noise mini-fest, "A Fantastic World Superimposed on Reality: A Select History of Experimental Music," on November 20th and 21th at Gramercy Theater. The work of "John Cage, Fred Frith, Fluxus, Bruce Nauman and Max Neuhaus" will be featured with performances by Airway, Joan La Barbara, Tony Conrad, Jad Fair & Lumberob, Arto Lindsay, Genesis Breyer P.Orridge & Thee Majesty, z'ev, and John Zorn. Tickets are on sale. More details are below. A full calendar of out-there (and some free) events can be found HERE.

You'll have a non-Performa chance to see Fischerspooner this Thursday (11/12) when they DJ at Santos for their single release show/Cloak and Dagger party. The single in question is called "Supply & Demand" and it comes out November 17th on Dim Mak. A remix is available on RCRDLBL. Rounding out the lineup for the party (according to the flyer) will be Junior Sanchez, Ninjasonik, Hot Pink Delorean, Team Facelift, Staccato, Michna, Loose Cannons and "special secret guests." Tickets (with a limited number of reduced admission tix) are on sale. A flyer is below.

A few clips from the fest's growing YouTube channel (including Fischerspooner at MoMA and a symphony for ping pong balls) are also posted below...

A Fantastic World Superimposed on Reality: A Select History of Experimental Music

FRIDAY 20th November, live presentations and works by:
Luigi Russolo: Risveglio di una citt, Fred Frith, Moore & Ryan Sawyer, Zev, Arto Lindsay, Jad Fair & Lumberob, Extended Organ, John Zorn, Genesis Breyer P.Orridge & Thee Majesty, Rhys Chatham plus other works and guests.

SATURDAY 21st November, live presentations and works by:
Bruce Nauman, Tony Conrad, Max Neuhaus, Joan le Barbara, Shelley Hirsch & Christian Marclay, Johanna Went, John Duncan, Airway, Destroy All Monsters plus other works and guests.


Fischer Spooner at MOMA

Symphony N. 1 by Alterazioni Video and Ragnar Kjartansson

Lost Astronaut

Art History With Benefits by The Bruce High Quality Foundation

Arto Lindsay SOMEWHERE I READ (A Performa Commission) Times Square, Nov 1 2009

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