Memory L00Ps

Friday, April 17th, 2020 - 8:00 pm

On Friday April 17, the 22nd annual MATA Festival opens with Memory L00Ps, featuring “America’s foremost new music group” (Alex Ross), the International Contemporary Ensemble. ICEensemble will give the world premieres of two new large-scale works exploring themes of memory, technology, and legacy. Lise Morrison’s Herinneringe (Afrikaans for “keepsakes” or “recollections”) looks to the past, “salvaging” cassette players and medieval counterpoint to create something wholly personal and new. Jason Thorpe Buchanan’s The End of Forgetting uses live electronics and real-time processing of performer movements to ask: how can we define our present amid constant cyber echoes of our past selves? The audience will also be invited to experience (six (channels)), a sound installation by Nolan Lem which recycles and repurposes audio data from server farms to create “undulating drones of dense sonic mass”.


8:00 PM | The New School, Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall (55 W 13th St, NYC)


Ft. the International Contemporary Ensemble

Tickets $20 advance, $30 general admission
3-Night Festival Pass $50


Jason Thorpe Buchanan (USA/Thailand)   The End of Forgetting (2020)           MATA Commission/WP

Lise Morrison (South Africa/Netherlands)   Herinneringe (2020)           MATA Commission/WP

Nolan Lem (USA)   (six (channels)) (2015)     NYP