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Wed, Jan 16 2019 8:00 PM

Monitored Feldman: Tania Chen, Wobbly, and Thomas Dimuzio

7:30pm Doors / 8:00pm Performance
$15 Guests / Free for members
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Note: Please dress warmly – The Lab does not have heat

A night of Morton Feldman’s piano work Triadic Memories transformed by Tania Chen, piano; Wobbly & Thomas Dimuzio, electronics.

Morton Feldman began exploring extended duration composition in earnest with his composition for solo piano "Triadic Memories", the unlikely intersection of Satie & Webern; the melodies and intervals normally associated with atonality are revealed as unexpectedly beautiful when given appropriate space and time to unfold. For this unique performance at The Lab, devoted interpreter of the New York School of 20th century composition Tania Chen will perform this cornerstone of Feldman's work with two electronic musicians: live sampling specialist Thomas Dimuzio, and amateur cyberneticist Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly). This pair will train their microphones on Chen's piano to augment and underline Feldman's composition with contemporary layers of sonic detail, performed with instruments that themselves listen. Expect a performance respectful to the original score, yet a completely spontaneous arrangement: whatever will happen on this night, will be happen here for the first time.

Chen, Dimuzio and Leidecker have performed together as a trio at Stanford's CCRMA, and Chen and Leidecker have recently released their duo recording of "Triadic Memories", a document of a live performance on Negativland's "Over the Edge" radio program, which broadcasts from KPFA FM Berkeley. This night at The Lab will be the premiere of the work as performed by the trio.
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