The Center for New Music presents
PANG! The Bridge#2.5
Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 7:30p, Stark Opera Studio
with special guests
Sophie Agnel, piano
Ben Lamar Gay, cornet, voice, electronics, flutes & percussion
Pascal Niggenkemper, double bass
Sam Pluta, electronics
and featuring the students of MUS: 3285 - New Musical Instruments
organized and curated by Jean-François Charles
program to be announced
Sophie Agnel, Ben Lamar Gay, Pascal Niggenkemper and Sam Pluta are multiple, known for being a bit of demiurges on the edges, creators and abusers of worlds. That is to say, that they do not stop things in their tracks, and they do not classify anything. At the sources of sound and in its depths, there are always other sounds, twists and contortions, a shadow behind a light behind a shadow: a trade of transparencies and opacities, the office of the cards. One could imagine a golem, which this time would not be made of clay but of copper, ropes and cables, relaying all information, all sources, all sounds. Revealing that all sources are resources, no more and no less, whether they are acoustic, electric or electronic. And it will be often to be mistaken: the cornucopia-cornet passes in the key-ring-laptop, which passes in the double bass-earth, which passes in the piano-master key: all is a matter of grafts and griffins. The instruments are played, prepared, tampered with, amplified, filtered, taken and taken again, like fry in the river, like pebbles in the river. The music is the river.
Pang!, The Bridge #2.5 has been made possible through Jazz & New Music, a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States with support from the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français, SACEM (Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique) and the CNM (Centre National de la Musique).