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TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: JAPANESE FLUXUS

TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: JAPANESE FLUXUS

Philadelphia, PA
Although founded in early 1960s New York, the pioneering interdisciplinary art community Fluxus included participants from around the world, notably several from Japan. Born out of the influence of John Cage and the Dada movement, the loose group included composers, conceptual artists, filmmakers...
Wednesday, May 20 2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

SOUNDING ORNAMENTS: EXPERIMENTS WITH OPTICAL SOUND

SOUNDING ORNAMENTS: EXPERIMENTS WITH OPTICAL SOUND

Philadelphia, PA
Dedicated to Daphne Oram On a celluloid film print, even sound is made of light. Running alongside the picture is the optical soundtrack, an image in itself. A beam of light penetrates it, exciting a photoelectric cell with its sound determined by the pattern of black and white. Ever since sound...
Wednesday, April 22 2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

ANNA WEBBER’S SIMPLE TRIO

ANNA WEBBER’S SIMPLE TRIO

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present New York-based composer, saxophonist, and flutist Anna Webber’s Simple Trio. Webber, called “one of the most exciting new arrivals on the New York avant-garde jazz scene” by Peter Margasak in the Chicago Reader, has been working with her Simple Trio since 2013. The...
Wednesday, April 15 2020 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Alash Ensemble

Alash Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia favorites Alash return to The Rotunda for a FREE concert. Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committe...
Thursday, April 2 2020 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

NAM JUNE PAIK: RIDICULOUS TECHNOLOGY

NAM JUNE PAIK: RIDICULOUS TECHNOLOGY

Philadelphia, PA
Introduced by Gregory Zinman, editor, “We Are in Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik” After moving from his native Seoul, first to Germany to study music alongside the likes of Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage, and then to the United States, Nam June Paik lived what seems like the romant...
Wednesday, March 25 2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Peter Evans & Levy Lorenzo

Peter Evans & Levy Lorenzo

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to presented the duo of Peter Evans (trumpets) & Levy Lorenzo (percussion/electronics). Evans and Lorenzo began performing duo as part of the International Contemporary Ensemble’s OpenICE commissioning series in early 2016. Their music is an otherworldly blur of dense rhythmi...
Wednesday, March 18 2020 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

FENNESZ

FENNESZ

Philadelphia, PA
Austrian laptop music pioneer Fennesz recently released his first album in nearly five years, Agora, and it reinforces the inscrutable beauty of his aesthetic. His work is steeped in romanticism, with each piece patiently wending its way through meticulously plotted narratives of remarkable conci...
Tuesday, March 17 2020 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

MARCH ARCANA MIX

MARCH ARCANA MIX

Philadelphia, PA
Rapid fire performances in an intimate setting PERFORMING: Tom Kraines! Molly Germer! Nicholas Handahl! Tessa Ellis! Joshua Machiz! Tara Middleton! David Middleton! Aaron Stewart! PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FROM STAGE
Friday, March 13 2020 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

MEREDITH MONK’S QUARRY

MEREDITH MONK’S QUARRY

Philadelphia, PA
This event was originally scheduled for Feb 26 but has been rescheduled for March 11. Rightfully renowned as a composer, vocalist, choreographer, and stage director, Meredith Monk’s underseen films present their own inventive reflections on the cataclysms of history. Quarry began as a live multi...
Wed, Feb 26 2020 7:00 PM Wed, Mar 11 2020 9:00 PM

DAVID HUGHES: SCHUBERTIADE

DAVID HUGHES: SCHUBERTIADE

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present Philadelphia based piano virtuoso David Hughes performing a “Schubertiade” – a program that explores the music and spirit of Franz Schubert alongside work by contemporary composers inspired by his music. Victor Hugo famously wrote that “forty is the old age of yout...
Friday, February 28 2020 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
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