Qubit presents the innovative French ensemble soundinitiative in their US debut.
An ensemble with a similar focus on blurring the lines between composer/performer/audience, as well as concert/installation/theatre, TRANSIENTS is two full days of creative new works from France and the United States. These are events not to be missed!
6pm The Vanity of Small Differences – Jessie Marino
In collaboration with Winnie Huang, The Vanity of Small Differences references body language in today’s modern world and is composed through the musical elements of phrasing, cooperative polyrhythmic movements and harmonization through expression, connotations and feelings conveyed.
7pm Genuine Fake
Aaron Einbond, An Attempt at Exhausting a Place
David Bird, How To
Alec Hall, Getting To We
Three brand new pieces by the composers of Qubit will be premiered by the musicians of soundinitiative.
Aaron Einbond’s Attempt at Exhausting a Place transforms the performance space through field recordings that Einbond made in Paris, recasting Georges Perec’s descriptions of the city in 1974 as both familiar and distant today.
David Bird’s work, How To, is a mashup of some of the most idiosyncratic how-to videos on the internet and YouTube in particular. The piece recombines audio and video from different how-to videos towards a surreal and uncanny effect.
Alec Hall brings to life a series of wellness products, life coaching strategies and community building exercises in Getting to We. Structured within an interminable phone call to a corporate helpline, this immersive experience features the artist MarieVic and choreography by KatieRose McLaughlin.
This project was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit our project at page: https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/spaceinitiative