New Ear Festival 2023
Wednesday, February 22 – Sunday, February 26
The _mediaklub group is based on the idea of an open visual and sound environment, the creation of which, at any stage, can be joined by members of the Ukrainian community of new media — Photinus. Thus, at different times musicians, artists, programmers, and, by way of exception, the robot GAIA joined the group. This principle of openness determines the use of different media during the performances, from the sound itself to video mapping, and also became the key to sustainability — the constant interaction between the participants, which does not depend on external circumstances.
Wednesday, February 22
MORENXXX | Bronze Age
Curated by Daniella Brito
Jesús Hilario-Reyes, also known as MORENXXX situates their practice at the crossroads of sonic performance, land installation, and expanded cinema. Interwoven in the midst of these notions is a concern for the im/possibility of the Black Body and the failure of mechanical optics.
Bronze Age is a project practiced by Erinn Buhyoff (b.1994) that focuses on improvisation strategies and experimentation.
Elliott Sharp | Eric Mingus
Elliott Sharp is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, sound-designer, author, and visual artist who leads the projects Orchestra Carbon, SysOrk, Tectonics and Terraplane and whose compositional strategies encompass fractal geometry, chaos theory, algorithmic approaches, genetic metaphors, and new techniques for graphic notation.
Eric Mingus is known as a polymath, trained classically as a vocalist, he sings the blues like nobody's business, improvises with the best of them, and plays a fierce bass. One of Eric's most recent successes is the creation of his unique take on the Who's Tommy. Working with Hal Willner, Eric brought a brilliant reworking of a rock classic to the Adelaide Arts Festival (2015).
Centennial Gardens: Dreamcrusher & King Vision Ultra
King Vision Ultra and Dreamcrusher are Centennial Gardens. Thank you for listening.
Thursday, February 23
Luke Stewart's "Assassinations for Free Jazz Ensemble
Luke Stewart's "Assassinations for Free Jazz Ensemble," featuring Irreversible Entanglements and Janice Lowe, with special guest, Abiodun Oyewole, of the Last Poets.
H31R: maassai & JWords
H31R (pronounced heir/air) is an experimental electronic hip hop duo composed of New Jersey producer/composer JWords and Brooklyn rapper/vocalist maassai. Blending together their worlds creates an enigmatic but complementary sonic experience that pushes the fickle boundaries of genre.
Friday, February 24
Co-presented with ISSUE Project Room
Silvia Tarozzi is a violinist, improviser, composer and singer based in Italy. She studied violin, chamber music, contemporary and early music. For more than twenty years she has dedicated herself to a large palette of contemporary music languages, developing a personal sound world.
As a performer her musical research on violin find expression in several collaborations with composers as Éliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros, Pascale Criton, Cassandra Miller, Martin Arnold, Pierre-Yves Macé, Philip Corner.
Tongues in Trees
Indie dream pop and Indian rhythms collide in the band Tongues In Trees – John Schaefer, Soundcheck (WNYC)
The band draws from North Indian classical and folk music, sonic texturing, propulsive beats and multiple languages to create a musical vocabulary of their own. Free and noise elements serve taut lyrical images, through-composed forms grow out of improvised structures, old traditions are draped with new shapes.
Biret Haarla Pieski & Hayden Dean
Biret Haarla Pieski is a dancer and performer from Ohcejohka, Sápmi. She holds diplomas from P.A.R.T.S and from the Finnish National Opera Ballet School. In 2021, she was awarded the Young Artists of the Year title by the Riddu Riđđu festival.
Hayden Dean is a Berlin based, UK born artist and composer whose practice revolves around installation and performative sonic art. Their work often centers on inner experience, language and reduction of hierarchies within sound and other materials.
Saturday, February 25
RADIAL presents: Relaxer
Relaxer aka Daniel MartinMcCormick is the founder of Lovers Rock Recordings, co-director / Sustain-release (2014-202), co-founder / Climate of Fear (2017-2022).
Former projects: Ital, Mi Ami, Black Eyes, Interplanetary Prophets, Halal & Relaxer / Ital & Halal, etc
RADIAL presents: Kamran Sadeghi
Kamran Sadeghi is a composer, record producer, interdisciplinary artist and event curator. His diverse body of work can be attributed to his use of sound as a sculptural material. Kamran’s work is difficult to define by a single release or project. He uses nontraditional techniques such as graphic notation, literature, moving image, custom designed instruments, field recording and acoustics in order to invite visceral narratives to emerge in his work.
RADIAL presents: Debit
Born in Monterrey, Mexico and raised as an immigrant in the USA, Delia Beatriz aka Debit has long straddled many distinct worlds. As a DJ, her selections burn the unmistakable swing of Latin club music into ironclad techno frameworks, and as a producer and composer, she drifts seamlessly from avant-garde and drone modes into vernacular dance music without hesitation.
Sunday, February 26
Morir Soñando presents: Phill Niblock
Phill Niblock (b. 1933, Anderson, IN) is an intermedia artist working in photography, music and film. His focus on light gradients and grids, and minimalist drone compositions, are inspired by the artistic activities of New York in the 1960s. Niblock’s intermedia performances have been presented at numerous venues around the world, including the Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, The Institute of Contemporary Art (London), and World Music Institute at Merkin Hall.
Morir Soñando presents: Samara Lubelski
Since she began making music in the early 90's, Samara Lubelski has split her time between being a member of bands Hall of Fame, the Sonora Pine, and Tower Recordings; a respected contributor on violin and guitar with Fiery Furnaces, MV & EE, and White Magic; a busy engineer; a member of avant-gards outfits; a guitarist in Thurston Moore's band Chelsea Light Moving; and a solo artist who has crafted a series of compelling albums that delve into light psychedelia and acid folk.