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#1 sandik


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Posted 02 June 2008 - 12:43 PM

Begging the question if this is actually the NYC premiere of this work (rg?), I got this press release and wondered if anyone in New York might be going.

Hourglass Group
in association with Yamaha Pianos, Bluetooth SIG and Other Minds presents

ANTHEIL'S LEGACY, a tribute to composer George Antheil (1900-1959)
curated by Charles Amirkhanian.

Featuring the NYC premiere of Antheil's groundbreaking 1924 composition "Ballet Mecanique" performed by the fully automated ensemble created by LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots and programmed by Paul D. Lehrman of the Ballet Mecanique Project. The score will accompany the recently restored eponymous film created by Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphy.

Preceding Ballet Mecanique will be live performances by composer-musicians working in the spirit of George Antheil: Paul Lehrman, Lukas Ligeti, Kathleen Supove, Luke Taylor and Harris Wulfson.

Following the screening will be an Afterparty with the artists featuring "Radio Wonderland" by Joshua Fried: Live commercial radio is processed in the laptop, controlled by an actual steering wheel, old shoes hit with sticks, knobs, buttons, pedals and sliders, all LIVE.

Saturday, June 7th, 2008.

8pm Benefit performance of FREQUENCY HOPPING
9:30pm Antheil's Legacy concert.
10.30pm+ Afterparty with Joshua Fried's RADIO WONDERLAND

3LD Art & Technology Center.
80 Greenwich Street at Rector (1/R/W to Rector, 4,5 to Wall).
Tickets range from $25-$100.
Event features a Bluetooth SIG sponsored raffle of cool Bluetooth enabled devices.

Info/tix www.hourglassgroup.org/antheilslegacy.html or (212) 352-3101.

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