Infrequent Seams Spring Festival

infrequent_seams_screen_grabInfrequent Seams Spring Festival

 June 10, 11, & 12

 Firehouse Space
246 Frost Street, Williamsburg Brooklyn


New York’s Infrequent Seams record label presents three nights of experimental music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the Firehouse Space.


Friday June 10, 7pm: Devin Maxwell CD Release: Works 2011-2014

Red Desert Ensemble (Devin Maxwell / Katie Porter)
Jen Baker’s Polyverse Ensemble with Ingrid Laubrock & Anais Maviel
Providence Research Ensemble (Providence, RI)
Lucie Vitkova (Brno, CZ) / James Ilgenfritz

Saturday June 11, 7pm

Philip White: Solo Electronics
Hate Speech: Charlie Looker / Jeremiah Cymerman
Seth Parker Woods: Works by Louis Andriessen, Jürg Frey, Klaus Lang,
Matthias Pintscher
Anagram Ensemble:
Works by James Ilgenfritz, Natacha Diels, Elliott Sharp
Sunday June 12, 7pm

Anagram Ensemble: Works by James Ilgenfritz, Pauline Oliveros, Jürg
Frey, Charles Waters, Devin Maxwell, Lucie Vitkova, Jonah Rosenberg



About the artists:

Red Desert Ensemble (Devin Maxwell / Katie Porter)

Red Desert is the duo project of composer/percussionist Devin Maxwell and clarinetist Katie Porter.   Red Desert will perform Devin Maxwell’s Chord Toss 3 for Bass Clarinet, Percussion and Live Electronics off the new Infrequent Seams release:  Devin Maxwell Works 2011-14, as well as pieces by Alvin Lucier, Giacinto Scelsi and Lucie Vitkova.


Jen Baker’s Polyverse Ensemble, with Ingrid Laubrock and Anais Maviel.

Polyverse Ensemble is an electrifying new chamber group that values the artistry of its members while premiering new works. Imbued with unique musical aesthetics, each performer flows between playing as soloist and as part of the ensemble, dissolving the border between world class ensemble playing and improvisation.


Lucie Vitkova w/ James Ilgenfritz

Czech composer/accordionist Lucie Vitkova and New York composer/bassist James Ilgenfritz perform a short set of new works for duo and solo combinations.


Philip White: Solo Electronics

The music of composer, performer and improviser Philip White (b.1981) is known for its ecstatic intensity and expressive sonic palette. Working with an array of homemade electronics at the intersection of noise, jazz and contemporary concert music, White exploits the tension between rigorous, closed electronic systems and the urgency of human compulsion.


Hate Speech

Hate Speech is Jeremiah Cymerman & Charlie Looker.  Improvised music.  Dark & beautiful.


Anagram Ensemble

James Ilgenfritz’s Anagram Ensemble integrates the performance practice of improvisers with that of a new music ensemble. The group has performed Ilgenfritz’s large-scale works The Ticket That Exploded and Deleted Scenes, as well as commissioned works by Elliott Sharp, JG Thirlwell, Charlie Looker, Natacha Diels, Katie Young, and others. Self-sufficient enterprise drove the radical experimentalism of last quarter of the 20th century, from the radical performance practices of the 70s to the post-No Wave energy of the 1980s. It is this tradition that influences the direction of the Anagram Ensemble. Rather than to simply incorporate improvisation into a concert setting, or to incorporate musical forms of concert music into an theatrical setting, Anagram designs each new project to incorporate musical and conceptual elements of multiple musical traditions, all while incorporating esoteric texts and concepts from the literary and philosophical worlds, as well as unorthodox traditions in the visual and performance art world.