Monday, June 4th, 2012

Focus on New York » David Shively

Space 4 Art
325 15th between J and K
San Diego
$15.00 and $10.00 students
Parking is easy - on the street and at $3.00 parking lots very nearby.

David Shively performs drone works for percussion and electronics. Keeril Makan's Resonance Alloy (Other Minds 13 commission) glances towards Lucier and Tenney in its slow timbral exploration of three cymbals and a small gong - shifting waves of high partials and fragmentary melodies emerging from a mass of constant noise.  Max Neuhaus' Fontana Mix: Feed (after John Cage), arguably the first piece of live electronic music composed, uses acoustic feedback through resonating drums and cymbals to create a more assaultive wall of sound; one that changes in every performance according to the acoustic response of the installation space. Anthony Burr, clarinet, will be a guest performer.

David Shively

David Shively performs concert and installation works in media ranging from traditional percussion to Hungarian cimbalom to analog electronics and feedback systems. Solo appearances at Dia:Beacon, EMPAC, Miller Theatre, Performa 09, SONiC Festival, the American Academy in Rome, Other Minds 13, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Wittner Tage für neue Kammermusik, Münchener Biennale… Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, he has been co-artistic director of the experimental music ensemble Either/Or since 2004, curating its programming and festivals in New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. Recordings for Starkland, New World, Tzadik, Mode, Quecksilber, and other labels in addition to works for film, sound installation, and radio broadcast…