CONRAD HARRIS

violinist

Dave’s Waves Sonic Restaurant
Mar
22
to Mar 24

Dave’s Waves Sonic Restaurant

Dave's Waves returns once again from the aether to Greenpoint, Brooklyn! And March 22nd-24th, 2019 will see our sonic and visual delights once again available as your host David "Dave" First re-opens your favorite neighborhood sonic luncheonette for a vernal equinox celebration that could only happen at Dave's Waves.

There will be new video delights and dishes on the menu (check out our now classic Binaural Bites) as well as, of course, all your old favorites: Dave’s genuine, original, sonified-to-perfection Schumann Resonance data, Dave’s just intonation videos, Dave’s Waves TV, delicious sweet 'n' savories by the amazing Kate Henderson, drinks, **PLUS** a new series of special pagan ritual performances along with the Schumann drones by a group of specially chosen, shamanic sonic empaths, including YOU (see below)!

"Book a table at Dave's Waves right away, since First is quite simply a master chef when it comes to cooking up harmonics… Guaranteed to get your head spinning, indeed. Bon appetit!" [Paris Transatlantic]

"Dave's Waves is an electronic fantastic voyage through the human brain." [Perfect Sound Forever]

**** Four Stars

[All Music Guide]

Please see schedule below for dates and times.

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Hours of Operation:

3/22 7-11pm (9pm performance by David "Dave" First himself and special guest Steve Silverstein playing out of David's AM Radio Band Hymnal—a melange of vintage 50s/60s high frequency signal generators, audio oscillators, function generators, and portable/transistor radios.

3/23 11am-11pm (9pm performance by the amazing Schumann Resonance String Quartet: Tom Chiu/Conrad Harris/Pauline Kim Harris/Meaghan Burke)

3/24 11am-7pm (4pm performance by YOU—the Schumann Resonance Slide Whistle Orchestra: free official Dave’s Waves slide whistles to the first 15 people in attendance with a group performance/spring celebration to follow!)

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Artist Bios

DAVID FIRST has always been fascinated by opposites and extremes. At 20 he played guitar with renowned avant-jazz pianist Cecil Taylor in a legendary Carnegie Hall concert. Two years later he was creating electronic music as an artist-in-residence at Princeton (released in 2013 on Dais records) and leading a Mummerʼs String Band in Philadelphia parades. He has played in raucous drunken bar bands, semi-legal DIY basements and in pin-drop quiet concert halls with classical ensembles. As a composer First has created everything from finely crafted pop songs to long, severely minimalist microtonal droneworks. His AIDS crisis opera, The Manhattan Book of the Dead, was staged at LaMama’s Annex Theater (NYC) in 1995 and in Potsdam, Germany in 1996. His 2011 song, We Are (featuring TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone), was released to much acclaim in the Occupy Movement and was officially released on the compilation Occupy This Album which also featured tracks by Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Yoko Ono a.o. First’s performances often find him sitting trance-like without seeming to move a muscle, unless he is playing with his psychedelic punk band, Notekillers, at which time he is a whirling blur of hyperactive energy. He has been called "a fascinating artist with a singular technique." in the New York Times, and "a bizarre cross between Hendrix and La Monte Young." in the Village Voice. First’s most recent project, Same Animal, Different Cages (Fabrica records), is a series of solo LPs on a variety of instruments, including acoustic guitar, analog synth, the most recent, Civil War Songs for solo harmonica, and sitar (TBR winter 2018). His sound installations have been exhibited at Studio 5 Beekman, Diapason, Exit Art and Harvestworks in NYC as well as the Kunstforeningen (Copenhagen) and Konstmuseum (Uppsala). Previous versions of Dave’s Waves Sonic Restaurant audio/video installation have been exhibited in Lier, Belgium (2002), Berlin (as part of Sonambiente in 2006), Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (2013), and Moscow (2018).

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Toby Driver with Carnegie Hill Concert Chamber Players
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

Toby Driver with Carnegie Hill Concert Chamber Players


Carnegie Hill Concerts Chamber Players’ Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim Harris, Will Healy, and drummer, Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) join composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Toby Driver, in an evening of innovative and virtuosic twenty-first-century chamber music, presenting a the full set of compositions from Toby Driver’s most recent album, They Are the Shield. At Church of the Advent Hope, 111 E 87th St New York, NY 10128. All ages, free concert with a suggested donation. See you there! 

Program:

Anamnesis Park

Glyph

470 Nanometers

Scaffold of Digital Snow

Smoke-Scented Mycelium

The Knot

Boys on the Hill (from Madonnawhore)

Eptaceros (from In the L..L..Library Loft) �

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Opensound: String Noise, Rane Moore, and Splice Ensemble
Apr
12
to Apr 13

Opensound: String Noise, Rane Moore, and Splice Ensemble

Opensound, a concert series of new and experimental music

** April 12 &13, 2019 | 8:00 PM
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String Noise: Mini-residency

Conrad Harris, violin
Pauline Kim Harris, violin

double bills with:

Rane Moore and SPLICE Ensemble!

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Friday April 12, 2019, 8 PM
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Rane Moore, clarinets

Jimmy Giuffre, Past Mistakes, transcription by Anthony Cheung
Lou Bunk, Being and Becoming, for bass clarinet
Natacha Diels, Matilda and Me, for clarinet and mannequin head
Eric Mandat, Double Life, for two clarinets (played at once), and pvc pipe

String Noise, two violins

Luciano Chessa, Fidelio, for two violins
Michael Byron, Fabric for String Noise, for two violins

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Saturday April 13, 2019, 8 PM
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SPLICE Ensemble

Keith Kirchoff, piano
Adam Vidiksis, percussion
Sam Wells, trumpet

Alex Christie, Quiet Music for Ensemble
Bahar Royaee, Kücha-Lar
Flannery Cunningham, Eh-K-Oh
Igor C. Silva, Smart-alienation

String Noise, two violins

Jurg Frey, Ohne Titel, for two violins
Lou Bunk, Field, for two violins


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Third Life Studio
33 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

For directions and parking:
http://www.thirdlifestudio.com/directions

Doors open at 7:30. Music at around 8:00 p.m.

$12 admission or $20 for both nights!

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Interpretations 30: String Noise and The String Trio of New York
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

Interpretations 30: String Noise and The String Trio of New York

Sam Yulsman, Jessie Cox, Pauline Kim Harris. String Trio of New York: James Emery, Tony Marino and Rob Thomas perform works by Billy Bang, John Lindberg and Emery.

Ubiquitous violin duo String Noise (Pauline Kim Harris and Conrad Harris) presents the world premiere of Pauline Kim Harris’ 100 Thimbles in a Box for Syrinx (acoustic synthesizer) and two violins (featuring Spencer Topel). Also featured on the concert are Holding Patternby Sam YulsmanThe Life of Information by Jessie Cox, and a world premiere by George Lewis– the first in his new series of works for ensembles and computer sound processing.

The String Trio of New York celebrates its 40th anniversary with this special concert. Featuring James Emery (guitar),Tony Marino (bass) and Rob Thomas (violin), The String Trio of New York will present original works and commissioned pieces by diverse jazz and contemporary music composers, and original arrangements of classic jazz compositions. They will debut two new works by Emery, as well as pay tribute to original founding members, violinist Billy Bang and bassist John Lindberg, by performing versions of works of theirs that are associated with the Trio. A compelling and dynamic blend of improvisational excitement coupled with the sensibility of chamber ensemble interplay.

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LyonFest 2019: Punk
Mar
14
8:30 PM20:30

LyonFest 2019: Punk

Details

Since 2011, Eric Lyon has created violin duo arrangements for String Noise of (mainly) punk rock songs, starting with Lexicon Devil by the Germs. In this marathon set, String Noise will perform all of the Lyon arrangements.

SET LIST to include:

99 (MInutemen)
1,000,000 (R.E.M.)
Beef Bologna (Fear)
Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs (Minutemen)
Don't Need It (Bad Brains)
Gigantic (The Pixies)
Gimme Gimme Gimme (Black Flag)
Gone Daddy Gone (Violent Femmes)
In Limbo (Radiohead)
Johnny Hit and Run Paulene (X)
Kiss (Prince)
Lexicon Devil (The Germs)
Little Man with a Gun in his Hand (Minutemen)
Nausea (X)
No More Beatlemania (1/2 Japanese)
Panda Panda Panda (Deerhoof)
Sex Bomb (Flipper)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
We Do Parties (Deerhoof)

Tickets: $15 (general) / $10 (student)

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Lyonfest 2019: Beats and Chaos
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Lyonfest 2019: Beats and Chaos

Details

A night celebrating the music of 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and computer music pioneer, Eric Lyon featuring long-time collaborators violin duo, String Noise (Conrad Harris & Pauline Kim Harris), Kyle Hutchins (saxophone), Kathleen Supove (piano), Max Mandel (viola), Margaret Lancaster (flute), Jay Crone (trombone), Jason Crafton (trumpet), Cory Bracken (percussion), and the Kandinsky Trio (Elizabeth Bachelder, Benedict Goodfriend, and Alan Weinstein). This event will present two marathon sets of mostly recent works involving instrumental and electronic interactions with beats and chaos.

Set #1: 7:00 PM, doors 6:30 PM
Instrumental and Computer Chaos music

Featured Works:
"Hyperion" for piano trio and beats
"Three Melodies" for vibraphone
"Loose Canon" for saxophone and computerized chaos
"Red Hot Polka" Facebook-structured piano chaos
"Viola Rhizome" - noise-driven rhizome structure for solo viola
"Smeared Hexachords" - noise-driven hexachords for solo trombone 
"Coronation" for trumpet with beats and live chaos
"Onceathon II: The Kiss of Constable" for flute, beats, and chaotic computer stylings

Set #2: 9:00 PM, doors 8:30 PM
String Noise performs solos and duos of noise and chaos

Featured Works:
"Bouncing Betty" for solo violin
"Variations on Psycho KiIler"
"Noise Triptych"
"The Book of Strange Positions"

Tickets: $20 for a single set, $30 for both sets. All attendees will receive a complimentary, limited-edition recording by String Noise and friends, featuring Lyon's arrangements of music by Flipper, Prince, and Minutemen.

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Locrian Chamber Players
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Locrian Chamber Players

Program:

Frederic Rzewski--"Notasonata"

Kevin Volans--"For Bob" (U.S. premiere)

Saad Haddad--"Dohree"

Lisa Bielawa--"Vireo Canons and Chorale"

Andrew Davis--"Sing Sweetly, Run Swiftly" (NY premiere)

Nils Vigeland--"Mother Leads Us"

The Players:

Conrad Harris, violin; Liuh-Wen Ting, viola; Greg Hesselink, cello; Diva Goodfriend-Koven, flute; Melanie Genin, harp; Margaret Kampmeier, piano; Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, mezzo-soprano

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Carnegie Hill Concerts
Feb
26
8:00 PM20:00

Carnegie Hill Concerts

Program:

PROGRAM:

David Lang: Illumination Rounds for Violin and Piano (1981) 

Conrad Harris, Violin
Stephen Gosling, Piano

Will Healy: String Quartet Future Caprices (2017) 

Pauline Kim Harris, Violin
Ling Ling Huang, Violin
Kallie Ciechomski, Viola
Mariel Roberts, Cello

Pauline Kim Harris: Sparkle for 10 Pointe and 8 Tap Shoes (2019) 

The Bang Group:
David Parker, Tap Shoes
Jeff Kazin, Tap Shoes
Tommy Seibold, Tap Shoes
Nic Petry, Tap/Pointe Shoes
Amber Sloan, Pointe/Tap Shoes
Louise Benkelman, Pointe Shoes

Paula Matthusen: Violin Trio between moonlight and the smell of dust (2016) 

Conrad Harris, Violin
Pauline Kim Harris, Violin
Ling Ling Huang, Violin

Richard Carrick: Natural Duo for Two Violins (1998) and Phosphene for Two Violins (2001) 

Conrad Harris, Violin
Pauline Kim Harris, Violin

Molly Joyce: Shapeshifter for Violin and Electronics (2015) 
Pauline Kim Harris, Violin + Electronics

James Ilgenfritz: Terminal Affirmative for Violin and Double Bass Kick Drum (2014) 

Pauline Kim Harris, Violin
Alex Cohen, Double Kick Bass Drum

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Fabric for String Noise and Fidelio
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Fabric for String Noise and Fidelio


STRING NOISE
Conrad Harris, violin
Pauline Kim Harris, violin

Special Guest: Doug Balliett, bass

Program:


Luciano Chessa: "Fidelio" for two violins by Luciano Chessa [WORLD PREMIERE]
Michael Byron: "Dragon Rite" for Bass and Tape [WORLD PREMIERE]
Michael Byron: "Fabric for String Noise" for two violins

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      String Noise performs Phill Niblock’s “Unipolar Dance”  Details  As the longest night of the year unfolds and the journey of our planet nears the point when Winter commences in the Northern Hemisphere, Phill Niblock stages his annual Winter Solstice concert for the 8th consecutive year in Roulette’s Atlantic Avenue theatre space. Starting at 6:00 PM, the performance will comprise of six sublime hours of acoustic and electronic music and mixed media film and video in a live procession that charts the movement of our planet and the progress of ourselves through art and performance at its maximal best.  The artist’s minimalistic drone approach to composition and music was inspired by the musical and artistic activities of New York in the 1960s, from the art of Mark Rothko, Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, and Robert Morris to the music of John Cage and Morton Feldman. Niblock’s music is an exploration of sound textures created by multiple tones in very dense, often atonal tunings (generally microtonal in conception) performed in long durations.
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

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String Noise performs Phill Niblock’s “Unipolar Dance”

Details

As the longest night of the year unfolds and the journey of our planet nears the point when Winter commences in the Northern Hemisphere, Phill Niblock stages his annual Winter Solstice concert for the 8th consecutive year in Roulette’s Atlantic Avenue theatre space. Starting at 6:00 PM, the performance will comprise of six sublime hours of acoustic and electronic music and mixed media film and video in a live procession that charts the movement of our planet and the progress of ourselves through art and performance at its maximal best.

The artist’s minimalistic drone approach to composition and music was inspired by the musical and artistic activities of New York in the 1960s, from the art of Mark Rothko, Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, and Robert Morris to the music of John Cage and Morton Feldman. Niblock’s music is an exploration of sound textures created by multiple tones in very dense, often atonal tunings (generally microtonal in conception) performed in long durations.

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Morton Feldman’s “For John Cage’
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Morton Feldman’s “For John Cage’

Long-time collaborators Joseph Kubera and Conrad Harris perform Morton Feldman's epic "For John Cage" once more this week. Concert will take place at DiMenna Classical Center, in Cary Hall with intimate seating. The program will begin with two pieces by Michael Vincent Waller, the first entitled "Sequel" from 2016, and a new violin and piano duo written specifically for Joe and Conrad, entitled "Layers".

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Morton Feldman’s “For John Cage”
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Morton Feldman’s “For John Cage”

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Long-time collaborators Joseph Kubera and Conrad Harris perform Morton Feldman's epic "For John Cage" once more this week. Concert will take place at DiMenna Classical Center, in Cary Hall with intimate seating. The program will begin with two pieces by Michael Vincent Waller, the first entitled "Sequel" from 2016, and a new violin and piano duo written specifically for Joe and Conrad, entitled "Layers".

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Concert: Essential Feldman
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Concert: Essential Feldman

The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra will play the music of one of the twentieth century’s most important and influential composers, Morton Feldman (1926 – 1987), featuring soloists Conrad Harris (New York) on violin and Daan Vandewalle (Ghent) on piano. The concert will be conducted by Petr Kotík, who worked with Morton Feldman for many years.

Morton Feldman

Major works for orchestra

Piano and Orchestra (1975) 
Structures (1960-62)

intermission

Violin and Orchestra (1979)

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