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Experimental Music Workshop

701 Center for Contemporary Art Presents
in partnership with
The University of South Carolina Honors College

 

&

 

The University of South Carolina School of Music:

GRAVITY WAVES: THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL PISARO

 

By

 

The University of South Carolina Experimental Music Workshop
Director: Greg Stuart
Featuring: Michael Pisaro, Guest Composer & Performer

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:00 pm
Admission: free

 

701 CCA
701 Whaley St., second floor
Columbia, SC 29201

 

Twenty University of South Carolina students and two greats in the field of experimental music will perform compositions by one of those greats, Michael Pisaro, at Columbia’s 701 Center for Contemporary Art on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. The program, Gravity Waves: The Music of Michael Pisaro, will be performed by the University of South Carolina student ensemble the Experimental Music Workshop, directed by USC School of Music faculty member Greg Stuart, the other great. Pisaro is guest composer and will perform. The Experimental Music Workshop’s music has been praised by the New York Times as “patient, unpredictable, [and] exceedingly beautiful.”michaelpisaro-1

 

The performance will be the sixth and final one of a six-day tour that will take the Experimental Music Workshop to Gettysburg, Pa., New York City, Newark, Del., Baltimore, Md., Wilmington, NC and 701 Center for Contemporary Art. “By the time we get to Columbia,” Stuart says, “we will have played the program five times. It’ll be nice to give the final concert before a home crowd.”

 

Of the 20 students involved, 15 undergraduates are novices in the genre, while the five graduate students have some experience. “Usually this kind of program takes place at the end of a semester,” Stuart says, “but now it’s five weeks into the semester. We had to go from zero to 60 in no time.”

 

The performance will include Pisaro’s 2004 composition ricefall (1), which consists of dropping rice on objects against a sequences of electronic sounds. The second Pisaro composition, asleep, desert, choir, agnes, of 2016, is inspired by the work of conceptual and minimalist painter Agnes Martin. The work includes recorded sounds of a paint brush on canvas and “a lot of little sounds,” as Stuart puts it. Those sounds include metal brushes on objects, bowls with leaves, bags of pine cones and “little wooden objects that click click together.” During some passages, students will use voice – humming, singing, whistling and such. “Pisaro calls that the choir, the desert choir,” Stuart says. Artist Martin in the late 1960s abandoned New York City for the desert of New Mexico.

 

Pisaro refers to Martin’s 1997 series of paintings With My Back to the World ­– a world that he interprets, he has written, as that of “commerce and the art market, of social life and family, of media and entertainment.” Martin’s other world is one “of solitude and quiet,” Pisaro wrote, “of nature and light, and of an emptiness so austere that it becomes radiantly full.” It’s a world that “requires full engagement to perceive at all.”

With his composition, Pisaro, says, he hopes to “call up a series of sonic fragments of that world, not as they might actually have been if we’d recorded them, but as if their sonic traces had placed themselves onto one of Martin’s canvases.”

The USC Experimental Music Workshop was founded by Stuart in 2009 and has collaborated with an array of prominent musicians and composers. Its debut recording, of music of Jürg Frey, will be released in the fall of this year on Edition Wandelweiser Records.

Pisaro is a composer and guitarist and a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble. He has composed more than 80 works for a great variety of instrumental combinations. His work is frequently performed in the United States and Europe and has been selected twice by the International Computer Music Association for performance at the World Music Days festivals.

Stuart is a percussionist whose work draws on a mixture of music from the experimental tradition, Wandelweiser, improvisation and electronics. His performances have been described by the New York Times as “a ghostly, gorgeous lesson in how close, concentrated listening can alter and enhance perception.” Since 2006, Stuart has collaborated extensively with Pisaro.

Start: Sep 20, 2016
End: Sep 20, 2016
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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701 Whaley St., 205, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

Gariff Lecture

701 Center for Contemporary Art Presents:

A Lecture on the new National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

by

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Senior Lecturer, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

Modern and Contemporary Art: Renovation and Reinstallation of The National Gallery of Art

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:30 pm
Admission: Free

 

701 CCA
701 Whaley St., second floor
Columbia, SC 29201

 

David Gariff, Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, will give Columbia art lovers an early insight in the changes at the National Gallery regarding the renovation of the museum’s modern and contemporary art section in the museum’s East Building and the new way in which the art is installed. The renovated and reinstalled East Building will open September 30, 2016.

 

Gariff’s lecture will take place Thursday, September 15, 7:30 p.m., at 701 Center for Contemporary Art. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Gariff is in town to participate in the jury panel for the 701 CCA Prize 2016 for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger.

 

After three years of renovating existing galleries and the construction of new galleries and a roof terrace, the National Gallery’s East Building, which houses the museum’s modern art and contemporary exhibition spaces, will reopen on September 30. With the physical changes to the museum, a new configuration of the permanent collection of modern art will be unveiled to the public that date. Gariff’s talk explores selected examples of important works in the National Gallery’s modern collection and discusses some of the issues and concerns considered in creating this new presentation

 

National Gallery senior lecturer Gariff specialized in modern and contemporary art and the art of the Italian Renaissance. Gariff also teaches at the Catholic University of America and has taught art history at the University of Wisconsin, Cleveland State University, Trinity University and the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received his Ph.D. Gariff was a graduate fellow in Italy at the University of Florence and the University of Pisa and a Fulbright and Kress Foundation fellow at the Institute for the History of Lombard Art in Milan. Gariff has lectured and written widely on topics related to modern art, film, and the Italian Renaissance. His book The World’s Most Influential Painters and the Artists They Inspired explores the theme of artistic influence and inspiration in Western painting.

Start: Sep 15, 2016
End: Sep 15, 2016
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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701 Whaley St., 205, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

Friends & Neighbors Concert

701 Center for Contemporary Art Presents:

A Norwegian Jazz Quintet in Concert

 

FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

8:00 pm

Admission: $10 701 CCA members; $12 non-members

 

Consisting of five musicians highly regarded in the European jazz scene and with a considerable track records in the United States, Friends & Neighbors will present its first South Carolina concert, at 701 Center for Contemporary Art on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 8:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for 701 CCA members and $12 for non-members.

Friends & Neighbors consists of Thomas Johansson on trumpet, Andre Roligheten on sax and clarinet; Oscar Gronberg on piano; Jon Rune Strom on double bass; and Tollef Ostvang on drums. Several members played at 701 CCA last year as part of the Paal Nillson Love Large Unit and earlier this year at Columbia’s if ART Gallery with legendary saxophone player Joe McPhee.

Friends & Neighbors plays rich original compositions that mixes improvisation with elastic arrangements to create an expressive and holistic concert. Among other jazz outifts Friends & Neighbors musicians play in are the Trondheim Jazzorkester, Frode Gjerstad trio, Albatrosh and Cortex.

One reviewer wrote of the band’s latest album, Hymn for a Hungry Nation, wrorte that Friends & Neighbors is “a very well-oiled machine that without any doubt thunders on.” Norway’s largest daily, Aftenposten, wrote of the record: “Friends & Neighbors stands out as a key player in in the continuation of what was created by Ornette Coleman’s free music (jazz) scene of the 60s. Youthful maturity and close interaction is the quintets precondition for success.”

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Start: Aug 31, 2016
End: Aug 31, 2016
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Address:
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701 Whaley St., 205, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

Lantern Parade

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JOIN 701 CCA ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

JANKE KLOMPMAKER

FOR THE LANTERN PARADE DURING ARTISTA VISTA

 

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016, 8:00 pm

Where: Assemble at the railroad tunnel at Lady and Lincoln Street in the Vista

What: Lantern Parade group performance during Artista Vista

What else: Lanterns will be available

What more: Bring drums, horns, tambourines, flutes, whistles and other noise makers to

create a sound track as you participate in the parade

 

Parade Route:

— Lincoln to Gervais, crossing Gervais and on to Senate

— Left on Senate, then left on Park, then left on Gervais

— Crossing Lincoln, then right on Gadsden, right on Lady, left on Park

— Left on Taylor, and left again into the railroad tunnel for the homestretch to the starting point at Lady and Lincoln

 

 

A long wall of lanterns by 701 CCA’s artist in residence Janke Klompmaker is part of 701 CCA’s current exhibition, Dadadesque, and you can get your hands on one of them during the Artista Vista lantern parade. Grab a lantern and join the parade as Klompmaker leads a group performance for and during Artista Vista. Also bring drums, horns, tambourines, flutes, whistles and other noise makers to help create the sound track as the parade makes it way through the Vista. Starting at the railroad tunnel at Lady and Lincoln, the lanterns will light up as nighttime falls, and the parade will snake through the Vista and end at the point of departure, but not until the homestretch takes it all the way through the tunnel from Taylor to Lady.

Start: Apr 21, 2016 8:00 pm
End: Apr 21, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Railroad Tunnel
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Lady & Lincoln Streets, Columbia, SC, United States

Lantern Workshop

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Create your own shelter lantern under the guidance of 701 CCA’s Dutch artist in resident Janke Klompmaker and participate in the Artista Vista group performance and lantern parade Libera Me on April 21, 8:00 p.m. Build your dream shelter or spirit house using Klompmaker’s template of a “house lantern.” You will design an create your own lantern, cutting see-through shapes into the paper and embellishing your creation with feathers, beads, button, strings, twigs, glitter and whatever else you can think of. After Klompmaker adds lights and attaches your creation to a long black-bamboo stick, you’ll be ready to join the parade during Artista Vista. Your lantern is yours to keep.

REGISTER NOW!

You should bring:

  • a box cutter and large supply of new, sharp blades
  • a right angle
  • anything you can think of to decorate your lantern
  • lunch

 

We will provide:

  • paper
  • cutting mats
  • glue
  • lights for your lantern
  • black bamboo

REGISTER NOW!

Start: Apr 16, 2016 10:00 am
End: Apr 16, 2016 2:00 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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701 Whaley St., 205, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

Dadadesque Opening

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The group exhibition Dadadesque illustrates the pervasive influence of early 20th-century Dada artists on contemporary art. While artists in the exhibition don’t necessarily view themselves as “Dada,” their work in the show has clear roots in Dada. The artists are from South Carolina and elsewhere along the East Coast, including North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and New York. This geographic spread, too, illustrates that what was Dada then is to a large extent contemporary art now.

 

Exhibition open during gallery hours.

 

SAVE THE DATE – June 2, 2016, 7 – 10 pm.

DadaGala(da): A Dress Dada Special Event

Start: Apr 13, 2016 7:00 pm
End: Apr 13, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Address:
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701 Whaley St., 205, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

Dadadesque

 

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The group exhibition Dadadesque illustrates the pervasive influence of early 20th-century Dada artists on contemporary art. While artists in the exhibition don’t necessarily view themselves as “Dada,” their work in the show has clear roots in Dada. The artists are from South Carolina and elsewhere along the East Coast, including North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and New York. This geographic spread, too, illustrates that what was Dada then is to a large extent contemporary art now.

 

Exhibition open during gallery hours.

 

SAVE THE DATE – June 2, 2016, 7 – 10 pm.

DadaGala(da): A Dress Dada Special Event

Start: Apr 13, 2016
End: Jun 5, 2016
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Address:
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701 Whaley St., 205, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

Dr. Voxoid’s Next Move

Dr. Voxoid’s Next Move, a Multi Media Sound Poetry Performance:

Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 pm.

Admission $10s for non-member; $8 for 701 CCA members.

Jaap Blonk’s second performance, on March 22, is called Dr. Voxoid’s Next Move. The multi-media performance may go from vocals involving mere sounds, sound poetry and other poetry and invented language to live electronic and acoustic effects and sound scapes to Solos for Voice by John Cage and snippets of lectures on odd topics.

 

Blonk is a world-famous interpreter of the work of the premier Dada sound poets, including Hugo Ball and Kurt Schwitters. He also is a world-renowned sound poet in his own right and will be performing his own work as well. Blonk consistently travels the globe with his performances, lectures and workshops. He has performed in the United States several times. To see some of Blonk’s performances, go the following links:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2qOO5ersWU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs0yapSIRmM

 

 

More recorded performances by Blonk are readily available on youtube.com or jaapblonk.com.

 

“Dada art was innovative and truly shocking to most of the Dada artists’ contemporaries in the early 20th century,” says 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs, “and it was the major influence on contemporary art as we know it now. But what was Dada then is art now. The one Dada expression, however, that still confounds most people is sound poetry, and with Jaap Blonk, 701 CCA brings one of the world’s foremost sound poets to Columbia and South Carolina.”

Jaap Blonk Performs with Megaphone Photo Lars Opstad sml

Start: Mar 22, 2016 7:30 pm
End: Mar 22, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Address:
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701 Whaley St., 205, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

Sound Poetry Youth Workshop

Sound Poetry Workshop for Children:

Sunday, March 20, 2 – 4 pm.

Workshop fee: $10 per child; $8 per child of 701 CCA member (parents and other adult guardians attend for free)

Jaap Blonk’s workshops for adults and children on March 19 and 20 respectively are for vocalists, performers and others who want to explore the inner depths and outer reaches of voice, text, music and sound in an exploratory improvisational framework. Participants will work in a playful way, using games and improvisational structures. Sometimes the workshops will use short sound poems from the history of that genre and work on interpretations of them. Working collaboratively, participants will develop materials and strategies for pushing formal and conceptual boundaries to create improvisational compositions.

 

Blonk is a world-famous interpreter of the work of the premier Dada sound poets, including Hugo Ball and Kurt Schwitters. He also is a world-renowned sound poet in his own right and will be performing his own work as well. Blonk consistently travels the globe with his performances, lectures and workshops. He has performed in the United States several times. To see some of Blonk’s performances, go the following links:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2qOO5ersWU

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs0yapSIRmM

Jaap Blonk Performs with Video Photo Femke van Delft

 

More recorded performances by Blonk are readily available on youtube.com or jaapblonk.com.

 

“Dada art was innovative and truly shocking to most of the Dada artists’ contemporaries in the early 20th century,” says 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs, “and it was the major influence on contemporary art as we know it now. But what was Dada then is art now. The one Dada expression, however, that still confounds most people is sound poetry, and with Jaap Blonk, 701 CCA brings one of the world’s foremost sound poets to Columbia and South Carolina.”

Start: Mar 20, 2016 2:00 pm
End: Mar 20, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Address:
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701 Whaley St., 205, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

Sound Poetry Adult Workshop

Sound Poetry Workshop for Adults:

Saturday, March 19, 2 – 6 pm.

Workshop fee, including dinner with Blonk: $50; $45 701 CCA members.
Workshop fee, without dinner with Blonk: $20; $15 701 CCA members.

 

Jaap Blonk’s workshops for adults and children on March 19 and 20 respectively are for vocalists, performers and others who want to explore the inner depths and outer reaches of voice, text, music and sound in an exploratory improvisational framework. Participants will work in a playful way, using games and improvisational structures. Sometimes the workshops will use short sound poems from the history of that genre and work on interpretations of them. Working collaboratively, participants will develop materials and strategies for pushing formal and conceptual boundaries to create improvisational compositions.

 

Blonk is a world-famous interpreter of the work of the premier Dada sound poets, including Hugo Ball and Kurt Schwitters. He also is a world-renowned sound poet in his own right and will be performing his own work as well. Blonk consistently travels the globe with his performances, lectures and workshops. He has performed in the United States several times. To see some of Blonk’s performances, go the following links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2qOO5ersWU

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs0yapSIRmM

Jaap Blonk Performs with Video Photo Femke van Delft

 

More recorded performances by Blonk are readily available on youtube.com or jaapblonk.com.

 

“Dada art was innovative and truly shocking to most of the Dada artists’ contemporaries in the early 20th century,” says 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs, “and it was the major influence on contemporary art as we know it now. But what was Dada then is art now. The one Dada expression, however, that still confounds most people is sound poetry, and with Jaap Blonk, 701 CCA brings one of the world’s foremost sound poets to Columbia and South Carolina.”

 

Start: Mar 19, 2016 2:00 pm
End: Mar 19, 2016 6:00 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Address:
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701 Whaley St., 205, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201
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