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Lyonfest 2019: Beats and Chaos

  • Arete Venue and Gallery 67 West Street #103 Brooklyn, NY (map)


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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