Category Archives: MUSIC

PERFUME GENIUS — KEXP AT HOME

Perfume Genius / Mike Hadreas—whose new album Set My Heart on Fire Immediately is out now—will perform on the series LIVE ON KEXP AT HOME.

PERFUME GENIUS—KEXP AT HOME

Thursday, June 25.

3 pm on the West Coast; 6 pm East Coast.

Perfume Genius, photographs by Camille Vivier. Images courtesy and © the photographer and Perfume Genius.

ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG’S ERWARTUNG

This week, Performa will stream an archival performance—Robin Rhode’s 2015 take on Arnold Schönberg’s ERWARTUNG, the first opera staged in Times Square.

Carole Sidney Louis and Moses Leo play Woman and Man in the production, which was part of Performa 15.

On Thursday, Rhode and Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg will discuss the work on Instagram Live.

See links below for details.

PERFORMA 15—ERWARTUNG: A STREET OPERA

Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8.

7 pm, all time zones.

ROBIN RHODE and ROSELEE GOLDBERG IN CONVERSATION

Thursday, May 7.

11 am on the West Coast; 2 pm East Coast.

Robin Rhode, Arnold Schönberg’s Erwartung, a Performa commission, 2015. Photographs by Paula Court, courtesy and © the photographer and Performa.

JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO — CHAMELEON

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s CHAMELEON (THE LIVING INSTALLMENTS)—the online response to the postponement of Chameleon: A Biomythography—will include the livestream world premiere of Stank from Chameleon: A Visual Album, a Somatic Healing session with Michelle Boulé, and, to close the presentation, a performance of The Hold, with music by Everett-Asis Saunders.

The event will also feature conversations with Kosoko and Ebony Noelle Golden, Bill T. Jones, Ashon Crawley, Autumn Knight, and Ni’ja Whitson.

CHAMELEON (THE LIVING INSTALLMENTS) is a co-production of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New York Live Arts.

See links below for schedule and streaming details.

JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO—CHAMELEON (THE LIVING INSTALLMENTS)

Wednesday, April 22.

From 8 am on the West Coast; 11 am East Coast.

Link to Kosoko’s recent podcast season of American Chameleon as well.

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, from top: Chameleon: A Biomythography in performance, photograph by Sara Griffith; Chameleon: A Biomythography in performance, photograph by Michael Valiquette; Kosoko, photograph by Erik Carter; Chameleon: A Biomythography in performance, photograph by Griffith; Kosoko, photograph by Carter. Images courtesy and © the artist, the photographers, and EMPAC.

SWEET LAND — A NEW OPERA BY THE INDUSTRY

The Industry’s acclaimed, suspended production of the opera SWEET LAND—composed by Raven Chacon and Du Yun, with a libretto by Aja Couchois Duncan and Douglas Kearney—is available now to stream anytime.

Co-directed by Yuval Sharon and costume designer Cannupa Hanska Luger, SWEET LAND is a “grotesque historical pageant that disrupts the dominant narrative of American identity. Starting as a procession through Los Angeles State Historic ParkSWEET LAND becomes an opera that erases itself.”*

See link below for streaming details.

SWEET LAND—A NEW OPERA BY THE INDUSTRY*

Raven Chacon, Du Yun, Aja Couchois Duncan, and Douglas Kearney, Sweet Land, production photos by Casey Kringlen, Los Angeles State Historical Park, February, 2020. Images courtesy and © the artists, the actors, the photographer, and The Industry.

FULL PINK MOON — OPERA POVERA IN QUARANTINE

Experience and participate in FULL PINK MOON—OPERA POVERA IN QUARANTINE—a livestream durational opera with a score comprised of Pauline Oliveros’ composition The Lunar Opera: Deep Listening for _Tunes, with an original libretto and story by IONE.

The event is a fundraiser for the Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund, which is raising money to help musicians financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over 250 artists are expected to join together for this event—a call to arms to the community to harness livestream technology in this time of crisis. To participate, sign in here.

There will also be a livestream pre-event discussion with artists and musicians, including Ron AtheyGeorge Lewis, and Sean Griffin.

Full Pink Moon is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry and California Institute of the Arts.

FULL PINK MOON—OPERA POVERA IN QUARANTINE

Tuesday, April 7.

Pre-opera discussion

5 pm on the West Coast; 8 pm East Coast.

Opera performance

6 pm to midnight on the West Coast; 9 pm to 1 am East Coast.

From top: Sean Griffin, Dramaturgical Sketch 1 for Full Pink Moon, courtesy and © the artist and Opera Povera; Pauline Oliveros; poster courtesy and © Opera Povera; Griffin, Dramaturgical Sketch 2 for Full Pink Moon, courtesy and © the artist and Opera Povera.