Panel discussion and performance moderated by Joan La Barbara, composer, performer, sound artist, and faculty member, NYU Music Composition (Steinhardt), with speakers David Behrman, composer; Ed Friedman, poet, writer, former director of the Poetry Project, St. Mark’s; Alison Knowles, interdisciplinary artist and founding member of Fluxus; and Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist. Speakers will discuss experimental music and performance works of the 1960’s and ’70s, the advent of Fluxus, the influence of John Cage, and how performance art has evolved from its seminal roots. Performances will include an updated version of David Behrman’s Runthrough (1967), which initially used home-made synthesizers with flashlight-activated sound distribution circuitry to move sounds around a multi-channel loudspeaker system; and Philip Corner’s Solo with … (1964), which is believed to be the first work commissioned by and written for Charlotte Moorman. Cellist Bryan Hayslett, Ph.D candidate in Music Performance, NYU, will perform.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions (Steinhardt) and Grey Art Gallery.