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CT::SWaM Plasticity Office: Kenneth Kirschner
CT::SWaM Plasticity Office: Kenneth Kirschner

Tue, Aug 08


Fridman Gallery

CT::SWaM Plasticity Office: Kenneth Kirschner

Join us for an evening activation of Plasticity Office with Kenneth Kirschner.

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Aug 08, 2023, 8:00 PM

Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, USA

About the Event

Kirschner will present multichannel realizations of two very disparate compositions:  one an intense and chaotically polyrhythmic percussion piece, and the other a quiet and extremely sparse composition built from the sounds of chamber instruments suspended across extended silences.

Kenneth Kirschner is a composer of experimental music working at the intersection of avant-garde classical composition and contemporary electronic music. His work is characterized by a close integration of acoustic and electronic sound sources; a strong focus on harmony, pattern, and long-form development; and experimentation with techniques such as chance procedures, indeterminacy, and microtonality within a digital context. An advocate of open source music, Kirschner releases all of his work freely online through his website,, which represents a complete archive of all his published music from the 1980s to present; his work has also been released by record labels such as Greyfade, 12k, Sub Rosa, Line, Leerraum, and/OAR, and Room40, among others. His current projects include “July 27, 2022” (12k, 2023) a nearly four-hour composition for a “physically impossible” microtonal piano, and “Three Cellos” (Greyfade, 2024), a forthcoming acoustic adaptation of one of his electronic compositions to be released in conjunction with a book exhaustively detailing the project's process, development and methods. Kirschner was a 2015 artist in residence at Eyebeam, a 2016 artist in residence in Times Square, and a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Music/Sound. He lives and works in Brooklyn.


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