OpenICE & NA Present: GRAPHIC DISCOURSE - Cornelius Cardew's Treatise 50th Anniversary
May
2
8:00 pm20:00

OpenICE & NA Present: GRAPHIC DISCOURSE - Cornelius Cardew's Treatise 50th Anniversary

  • Abrons Arts Center

AN ALL-ELECTRONIC 50TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE OF CORNELIUS CARDEW’S LANDMARK GRAPHIC WORK

FEATURING

MULTA NOX  •  PHILIP WHITE  •  AUTRE NE VEUT  •  TYLER GILMORE  •  JOSEPH BRANCIFORTE  •  MATTHEW GANTT

Six live electronics performers will realize this monumental work in it’s entirety, with the score displayed behind them.

treatise
    :  a systematic exposition or argument in writing including a methodical discussion of the facts and principles involved and conclusions reached

Not Art Records, in collaboration with International Contemporary Ensemble’s OpenICE program, is proud to present this live realization of Treatise in it’s entirety, featuring an ensemble of live-electronics performers. Composed from 1963 to 1967, Treatise is considered by many to be Cornelius Cardew’s greatest work and a milestone in the development of non-standard scoring. The score itself is undeniably beautiful, an architectural wonder that manages to surprise and delight throughout it’s 193 pages. Composed entirely of abstract visual elements, the work bears no description beyond itself. Each performer is left to his own creativity to choose and create the resulting sounds.

In keeping with Not Art Records’ mission to support electronic artists who are pushing the limits of their medium in multiple genre, we are presenting an ensemble of all live-electronics performers, including artists from the NYC improvisation scene, experimental RnB, ambient, and noise/drone.

NA Presents: Cory Smythe Album Release & Tyler Gilmore with Pools
Apr
12
7:30 pm19:30

NA Presents: Cory Smythe Album Release & Tyler Gilmore with Pools

  • jazz gallery

7:30 Cory Smythe - piano and electronics

9:30 Tyler Gilmore and Pools - featuring Kenji Herbert - guitar, Zack Nestel-Patt - bass, and Tyler Gilmore - electronics

A U T O TROPHS is a document of formidable pianistic virtuosity, timbrel and tonal invention. “I hope this is,” says Smythe, “recognizably the work of someone trying to imagine a forward-looking, virtuosic, improvised and augmented piano music — music that in some alternate reality might be popular, danceable, fun, funny, that avails itself of a colorful range of pianistic, electronic, and compositional devices and hopefully welds them together into something compelling and new.”

NA Presents: Mass Praktikal Album Release Listening Party
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

NA Presents: Mass Praktikal Album Release Listening Party

  • Pete's Candy Store

A trio of Alaina Ferris, Lacy Rose, and Matt Schlatter will open the show.

Not Art Records is proud to presents Mass Praktikal’s new album To plan is a luxury– to dream, a birthright. The album features thirteen original compositions produced and performed by Timothy C. Reece.

Acoustic drums and chaotic synthesized textures combine to form this mixtape-like collection. Rhythm takes center stage throughout the set, a poignant twist on the rhythm-serving-harmony paradigm. Deep acoustic and electronic grooves bubble in and out of the texture, moving through moments of repose and saturated intensity.

“The first and final tracks are called Dreams and Flux, because our life circumstances always start with a dream and end with change. Change is inevitable, but it’s just a mirror image of our dreams” says Reece. Throughout the album, Mass Praktikal explores the contrast between planning and dreaming, and the milestones one crosses along the way.

Biography
Tim Reece is a drummer, visual artist and poet. He recorded and performed with The Album Leaf from 2003 to 2010. His band, Via Satellite, features Drew Andrews and Scott Mercado.

NA Presents Listening Time #1: Bridget Feral
Mar
19
12:00 pm12:00

NA Presents Listening Time #1: Bridget Feral

  • Inner Fields

TICKETS (20 seats available)

Not Art Records presents Listening Time, an event series about making quiet, calm spaces to talk and listen to music. A little talk by our host Ezra will set the stage for a live set by electronic artist Bridget Feral.

Bridget Feral is a sound artist working in Providence, RI. Patterns are broken, old instruments are mangled into new rhythms, and found sound is woven with digital shards into alien textures. 1 2 3 4

Join us for some deep listening! Tea provided, or BYOT! (Bring your own tea)

Inner Fields is located in a private studio in Prospect Heights Brooklyn. The address will be sent to all who purchase tickets, or message us.