IDP is back with a very special (unofficial) MUTEK San Francisco Pre-Party
Studio A at Hyde Street Studios
Spacetime Continuum LIVE
Joshua Kit Clayton LIVE
Amma Ateria LIVE
IMAGING THE AVANT-GARDE: Taiwan's Experimental Films of the 1960s
In 2016, curators at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF) conducted an exhaustive search for Taiwan’s experimental films of the 1960s, unearthing a striking body of largely forgotten works. Highly innovative and reflective of contemporary Taiwanese politics and culture, the works themselves embody a formal diversity which not only expands canons and challenges the definition of cinema but also sketches the rough edges of a generation’s own sense of modern film. Tonight’s program presents a selection of films from TIDF’s comprehensive series, accompanied by live musical performance by Amma Ateria. Program curated by Emily Chao as part of Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2019 on Tour.
Bimodal Press is thrilled to present an ATA benefit and record release show for two new editions, Amma Ateria’s Vague Pure Affection cassette and John Davis’ Visiting The Sky LP. Special guests include Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase.
IMA is the sound project of Nava Dunkelman x Amma Ateria, marching forth with fearless percussion, stark electronics, and filmic poetic vocals. Deconstructing and dissolving heavy music through restraint and release, IMA strives for a balance between meticulous detailed precision of instrumentation, with the chaos of densities driven to brinks of breakage situated by beautification in between. IMA has been presented in residency at The Stone, New York City (2016), and San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, SF (2016). Performances and collaborations include Ikue Mori, Pauchi Sasaki, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Matmos, Zeena Parkins, Erik Friedlander, Brian Chase, and many others.
Over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, 2018, Marfa Live Arts in collaboration with Fieldwork Marfa showcased artist Tarek Atoui’s examination of sound, place, and the social practice of improvisation across the varied landscapes of Marfa, Texas.
The weekend’s events organized by curators Jennifer Burris Staton and Ida Soulard began on Friday, May 25 at the Crowley Theater with a reception, lecture by Atoui, launch of Marfa Sounding website, and performances with musicians. On Saturday, May 26 at Saint George Hall there was a concert, and the weekend concluded on Sunday, May 27 with another concert at Vizcaino Park. Atoui brought the following instruments to Marfa: Zero Point Nine, a sound installation realized though monumental bass synthesizers in collaboration with Jeffrey Lubow, Greg Niemeyer, Perrin Meyer (Meyer Sound), and Sound Boxes, a series of instruments housing field recordings from sites around the world. Renowned musicians Amma Ateria, Jad Atoui, and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe performed alongside local and international students as well as members of Marfa’s community, who were invited to participate beginning with a series of open rehearsals on Tuesday, May 22 at Vizcaino Park and Thursday, May 24 at Saint George Hall.
7:30, 8:30, and 9:15 p.m.
Using software as an instrument that generates sound-responsive images in real time, NOS Visuals creates a holistic conversation between sound and visuals. Tonight, visual artist Osman Koç collaborates with sound artist Amma Ateria along with guest musicians Kevin Corcoran and Andrej Hrončo to present three different sets of immersive visual music.
Paul Clipson, Amma Ateria, and Kevin Corcoran improvise in sound and light, bringing a spontaneous identity to the space as filmed image combines with live electroacoustic music. Paul Clipson creates densely layered, stream-of-consciousness films, responding to the temporal qualities of musical composition. Electroacoustic composer and improviser Amma Ateria, a.k.a. Jeanie Aprïlle Tang, orchestrates the illusion of spaces by using field recordings blended with modulations and synthetic frequencies. Percussionist Kevin Corcoran extends the sonic possibilities of instruments, emphasizing textural sound, sympathetic vibration, sustained tones, and the use of found objects.
Join the convergence for a two night festival in celebration and remembrance of electronic music and design pioneer Don Buchla! Presented by Recombinant Media Labs, Buchla & Associates, Gray Area and Obscura Digital.
12/13 TUESDAY BRIAN CHASE + CHUCK BETTIS + IMA
12/14 WEDNESDAY AVA MENDOZA + SHAYNA DUNKELMAN + IMA
12/15 THURSDAY JOHN ZORN + IKUE MORI + IMA
12/16 FRIDAY IMA THE FLOWERS DIE IN THE BURNING FIRE
12/17 SATURDAY ERIK FRIEDLANDER + PAUCHI SASAKI + IMA
12/18 SUNDAY ZEENA PARKINS + ANNIE LEWANDOWSKI + IMA
An Intimate Night of Sound and Film
An influential figure of avant-garde independent experimental cinema, Maya Deren (1917, Kiev, Ukraine - 1961, New York, US) explored identities, desires, and movements through a radical spatialization of the filmic language. Forming linear motions through non-linear spaces, Deren orchestrated with her evocative splices of celluloid to articulate the polarity of sameness and difference.
"...Never sacrificed visual drama and beauty to a stream of words...to the relentless activity and explanations of a plot..."
The dream-like states. Shadows, mirrors, self/other. The spectral lens of Maya Deren will be (re)visited through the prism of sonic responses.