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[Nettime-ro] Cage Film/Music by Laurie Spiegel {AT} Location One


Location One is happy to present the works of two innovative sound
artists/composers: The late John Cage and Laurie Spiegel.  John Cage’s
1992 film work ONE 11 AND 103, an exploration of light and sound scores,
will play in alternation with Laurie Spiegel’s electronic music,
OBSOLETE SYSTEMS.
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Works by John Cage and Laurie Spiegel

March 6- March 30, 2002

Location One
26 Greene Street NYC 10013, Between Grand and Canal
Subway: Canal Street (N, R, 6, A, C, E, J, M, Z)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 PM
(212) 334-3347
streamed live at www.location1.org
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ONE 11 AND 103 by John Cage
Abstractions of light travel across and into the sounds and space
created by artist and composer John Cage. Writes Cage: "ONE 11 is a film
without subject. There is light but no persons, no things, no ideas
about repetition and variation. It is meaningless activitywhich is
nonetheless communicative, like light itself, escaping our attention as
communication because it has no content to restrict its transforming and
informing power. 103 is an orchestral work. It is divided into seventeen
parts. The lengths of the seventeen parts are the same for all the
strings and the percussion. The woodwinds and the brass follow another
plan. The shots of the cameraman still another. Following chance
operations, the number of wind instruments changes for each of the
seventeen parts."
Director of Photography: Van Theodore Carson. Director: Henning Lohner.
Editor: Bernadine Colish. Writer/Composer: John Cage. From the
Electronic Arts Intermix website

OBSOLETE SYSTEMS by Laurie Spiegel
OBSOLETE SYSTEMS, released last year through Electronic Music
Foundation, is a collection of Spiegel’s compositions that spans more
than thirty years. A display of Spiegel’s electronic music making
mastery, OBSOLETE SYSTEMS includes the 1971 work MINES (Modular analog
synthesizer, built by Don Buchla, mid-1960s) and IMMERSION, from 1983
(Electronic tape realized on McLeyvier computer-controlled analog
synthesis music system).
 “Laurie Spiegel is one of those rare composers in whom head and heart,
left brain and right brain, logic and intuition, merge and even exchange
roles. Though she is one of the highest-tech computer composers in
America, Spiegel is also a lutenist and banjo player, and sees the
computer as a new kind of folk instrument. She makes her most
intuitive-sounding and melodic music from mathematical algorithms, and
her most complex computerized textures by ear and in search of a desired
mood. Form and emotion are as difficult to separate in her music as they
are in that of her idol, J.S. Bach.”
>From Kyle Gann, wwww.retiary.org/Is/obsolete_systems

Location One (www.location1.org) is a new not-for profit art center,
which fosters the convergence of all types of creative expression. We
maintain a gallery space suitable for every form of performance and
exhibition, and within this space, multimedia net-broadcasting
facilities that allow us to webcast a 24-hour stream of both live and
archived events. Our International Residency Program invites artists
from other countries to experiment with emerging technologies. Location
One is an exploration space for continual creative discovery.


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