free103point9 radio presents Tony Martin’s new site-specific installation “Light Pendulum” with live music by Michelle Nagai as part of their radio festival 2009, which features “radio installation, performance, theater, walks, and a transmitter building workshop, with live video web streams:”
Tony Martin is a founder of art works using light, and has created seminal new media works since the 1960’s. Light Pendulum is a new work that is controlled by site-specific environmental conditions including light, sound, and motion. Light Pendulum functions both as a stand-alone kinetic sculpture as well as a temporal instrument used in a performance-based setting. Light Pendulum is comprised of a six-inch diameter glass pendulum suspended with nylon line from the installation space ceiling. An LED pin-light is installed at the top of the line. The pendulum’s motion is caused by the earth’s rotation and conditions of air movement. A large parabolic mirrored dish is installed directly underneath the pendulum. Receptors and sensors are positioned at the center of the dish. These receptors function as photocells, photovoltaic cells, and other signal and current producing and regulating components.
Michelle Nagai utilizes sound, physicality and concept to create site-specific performances, installations, radio broadcasts, dances, walks and other interactions that address the human state in relationship to its setting. These works and activities explore the exchange of perception between performer and audience/viewer. Nagai recognizes transmission, reception and “limbo” as continuously shifting, highly interactive states of being. She engages these states in her working process in order to open up the field of perception and action beyond that which she is herself capable of comprehending, making or doing.
Soundscape by Michelle Nagai w/ Projections by Ursula Scherrer:
Saturday, October 24th – Wine & cheese at 8pm, performance beginning at 9pm Ontological-Hysteric Theaterat St. Mark’s Church
131 E. 10th St. / New York, NY 10013 Free admission!
SEPTEMBER 15 — HRANT DINK
Armenian-Turkish journalist, editor, columnist, martyr.
SEPTEMBER 15 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
China: MOON’S BIRTHDAY. Offerings of fruit are left on rooftops and in open courtyards, with lanterns burning all night on houses, pagodas, ships and river boats. Children get special candies and moon cakes. Flowers and seeds fall from the moon.
ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 15 IN HISTORY…
1782 — Congress adopts a Masonic emblem as the Great Seal of the U.S.
1889 — Writer Claude McKay born, Sunny Ville, Jamaica.
1943 — Paul Robeson gives 296th performance of Othelloin New York City.
1954 — Armenian-Turkish journalist, martyr Hrant Dink born, Malatya, Turkey.
1959 — Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev denied right to visit Disneyland.
1963 — Bomb in Black church in Birmingham, Alabama kills four young girls.
1973 — Victor Jara killed in massacre after overthrow of Salvador Allende.
SEPTEMBER 9 — PAUL GOODMAN
Prolific anarchist critic, novelist, man of letters.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Geneva, Switzerland: FLOWER AND GARDEN FESTIVAL.
ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 9 IN HISTORY…
1828 — Christian anarchist writer Leo Tolstoy born, Yasnay Polyana, Russia.
1869 — Anarchist, Haymarket martyr Louis Lingg born, Mannheim, Germany.
1898 —French symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé dies, Valvins, France.
1911 — Anarchist, alternativist writer Paul Goodman born, New York, New York.
1971 — Prisoner revolt at Attica Prison, New York, guards held hostage.
1981 — Plowshare 8 hammer 12 nose cones at GE plant, King of Prussia, PA.
“two upcoming free-of-charge music + dance public programs down here at farmlab / under spring…
july 28 @ 7:30pm: nels cline + oguri + yuval ron + many others
august 4, all night long: dublab and friends, including mia doi todd, carlos nino, frosty, dntal from the postal service, and many others
“To celebrate our 4th anniversary we are pleased to announce that on August 11th and 12th we will be hosting a two-day outdoor festival. This will feature a whole host of bands including Gang Gang Dance, Psychic Ills, Artanker Convoy, Samara Lubelski, TK Webb and Electroputas. Many new signings to The Social Registry will be performing such as Growing, UK-based Sian Alice Group (playing their first ever US show), Mike Bones, Christy & Emily and Douglas Armour (in his East Coast debut). As a special surprise we also have a reunion show from Ghost Exits, their first live performance in about three years.
“The full line-up is as follows:
Saturday August 11th:
Sian Alice Group (acoustic set)
Sunday August 12th:
Gang Gang Dance
Sian Alice Group
Christy & Emily
This will be a two event with tickets available for each individual day or both. There will be food and drink available. The details are as follows:
Venue: The Yard
Address: 400 Carroll Street btwn. Bond and Nevins
Directions: F or G train to Carroll Street / N or R train to Union Street
Price per day: $15
Price for both days: $25