North South Currents: Bogota/Troy/Guelph

North South Currents: Bogota/Troy/Guelph

EMPAC Theater

September 8, 2010 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Featured together in a telematic performance accordion legend Pauline Oliveros performs live in Guelph (ON, Canada) with Anne Bourne (cello), Guelph's own Ben Grossman (hurdy gurdy) and Jesse Stewart (percussion). They will be connected to two other sites, where they will be joined by Ricardo Arias on balloon (in Bogota, Colombia) and by Jonas Braasch on soprano sax, Curtis Bahn on dilruba, Doug Van Nort on laptop, and Blair Neal on video (in Troy, NY).  Following is a local performance of containment and dispersence by Curtis Bahn with Jonas Braasch and Doug Van Nort and Blair Neal.

For four decades Oliveros has explored sound through improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation. Oliveros has been honored with awards, grants and concerts internationally. Whether performing at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., in an underground cavern, or in the studios of West German Radio, Oliveros' commitment to interaction with the moment is unchanged.

Curtis Bahn has composed containment and dispersence especially for this performance. He performs his work internationally and is noted for his sensor based bow technology and electronic transformations of his instruments.

Presenting organizations: RPI Arts Department, Guelph Jazz Festival, and Universidad de los Andes Arts Department

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