Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Concerts: October/November, 2011

I'm going to try to maintain something of a list of upcoming performances, especially when groups of them are occurring together, as is happening over the next couple months. I hope it is useful (and not annoying). Please say hello if you are in the neighborhood of one of these!


Saturday, October 8, 7:30p.m. Sonorités, Montpellier, France

I will be giving the first performance of a new piece for solo electric guitar: melody, silence and playing fields have ears (4) with an ensemble assembled by Didier Aschour.

October 12–15, Field Fest, Q-02, Brussels, Belgium

Concerts, installations and talks, along with, among others, Manfred Werder, Annea Lockwood, Toshiya Tsunoda, Eric La Casa, Jason Kahn, Jez riley French and Emmanuel Holterbach.

Monday, October 17, 6 p.m., CRISAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice), London College of Communication

A field recording symposium along with Annea Lockwood and Emmanuel Holterbach (including a discussion of flussaufwärtstreiben).

The Carolinas, October 21th to the 26th

Friday, October 21, 9 p.m., Conundrum Music Hall, Columbia, South Carolina
Michael Pisaro / Greg Stuart, New Music Workshop

Transparent City (2.12)
fields have ears (4)
First performance of The Bell-Maker (performance version).

Saturday, October 22, 9:30 p.m., Nightlight, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
GregStuart/Michael Pisaro and Ryan Gustafson
A transparent gate (with ten panels) performed by Greg Stuart

Sunday,October 23, 2 p.m., WXYC Radio, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Beckett pieces (8a – 8e), from the harmony series (Michael Pisaro, Greg Stuart)

Tuesday, October 25, 7 p.m. Experimental Percussion with Greg Stuart and Michael Pisaro, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina

Selections from the harmony series (Greg Stuart, Michael Pisaro)
Hearing Metal 3 (New Music Workshop, Greg Stuart)

Wednesday, October 26, 8 p.m., Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, Charleston, South Carolina, Pisaro, Stuart, members of the New Music Workshop (Columbia, SC), and New Music Collective (Charleston, SC)

The rain of alphabets [harmony series no. 19]

This is the longest (and largest) of the harmony series pieces: over two hours, with fourteen musicians.

A few other performances in October and November:

Haptic performs Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation, a new, hour-long piece written specifically for the talents of Adam Sonderberg, Joseph Clayton Mills and Steven Hess.

Friday, October 21, 8 p.m., Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago
Sunday, October 23, 7 p.m., Studio Z, St. Paul, Minnesota

Thursday, October 27, 8 p.m., The Wild Beast, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
Guitar (+1), Charles Underriner, guitar

rapport abstrait (with Brendan Byrnes, guitar), é la fora (with Ingrid Lee, harmonium), black, white, red, green, blue (solo guitar)

Friday, October 28, 8 p.m. Rolf Julius Memorial Concert, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Works by Julius, Hans Peter Kuhn, Bernhard Leitner, Miki Yui.

First performance of asleep, stream, rice, violin (a ten minute piece for 4-channel audio, including recordings of Johnny Chang, violin and Greg Stuart, rice percussion, and the Big Sur River)

Wednesday, November 2, 9 p.m., Concert Minimal, O Tannenbaum, Sonnenallee 27, Berlin Neukölln

Lucio Capece, bass clarinet, Johnny Chang, viola, Koen Nutters, bass, and Hannes Lingens, accordion, play Sometimes from the harmony series.


Wednesday, November 2, Poetry as Score, Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, 7:30pm (pre-concert discussion 6.30-7pm)

Jürg Frey- Landschaft mit Wörtern (selection) (2003)
Manfred Werder - 2009/4
Michael Pisaro - A single charm is doubtful [harmony series no.14] (2004-6)
Antoine Beuger - Confidential Letter #7 (2011)

Performers: Antoine Beuger, Angharad Davies, Sarah Hughes, Tim Parkinson, Michael Pisaro, David Stent, Carol Watts and Manfred Werder.

Grúndelweiser, November 3 to November 6, Cut & Splice, ICA, London

Members of Wandelweiser (Antoine Beuger, Jürg Frey, Eva-Maria Houben, Marcus Kaiser, Radu Malfatti, Michael Pisaro, Burkhard Schlothauer, Manfred Werder) and Grúpat (Jennifer Walshe)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

mind is moving IX (a short update)

Getting ready to head to New York tomorrow, for Amplify11 and the Gravity Wave mini-festival at The Stone.

On Wednesday (September 14), for the second set, instead of mind is moving I, I will be playing a new piece: mind is moving IX for electric guitar and other objects (composed just this year: this will be the premiere). I will still be joined by Dominic Lash (who will be playing a slightly altered version of mind is moving IV).

The first set on Wednesday will see the first performance of A cloud drifting over the plain with the new ad libitum parts (for percussion, electric guitar, contrabass and piano).

If you are in NY I hope to see you there!