Cued Up unearths some delights from the Brooklyn-based experimental venue ISSUE Project Room this Sunday at 2 pm: works by Phoenix-based composer Jacob Adler, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and David Borden.
Often considered the first major musical work of Minimalism, Terry Riley's In C has proven to be a sustainable piece of music since its birth in 1964. Its disregard for the tedious musical demands on performers has ensured a fruitful musical platform for a long and disparate list of musicians. In this episode of Cued Up on Q2, we explore a flickering and hypnotic live performance of In C, with the unique addition of a rock drummer (Jonathon Kane of the group Swans), along with a live performance of The Roots of the Moment by Pauline Oliveros, the singular composer and accordionist who premiered In C as a performer more than 45 years ago.
In founding the ISSUE Project Room in a former East Village garage in 2001, the late Suzanne Fiol aimed to cultivate a “Carnegie Hall for the avant-garde.”
On Sunday, September 19 at 2 p.m., Cued Up on Q2 launches its Fall Season with performances from the Whitney Museum's Christian Marclay: Festival, a retrospective for the iconoclastic turntablist, composer and artist. The festival enlists an army of prominent experimental musicians, many of whom have collaborated with Marclay in the past, to perform and intertpret his art pieces, which often serve the dual function of both graphic score and art object.