tags: Michael Winter

States of Union

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

On Wednesday April 11th Liminar returns to join forces with the outstanding Friends of MATA (FOM) ensemble and vocalists Carmina Escobar, Jeffrey Gavett and Steven Hrycelak in an ecstatic clamorous celebration of sound. Bodies resonate into each other, divas reflect on fame, and fissures come together. The program will include works by Kristin Boussard (Sweden), Sky Macklay (USA), Valentin Pelisch (Argentina), Alessandro Perini (Italy), and Michael Winter (USA), and the premiere performance of a newly commissioned work from MATA alumnus David T. Little (MATA 2008).

Wednesday, April 11

8PM at the The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, NYC

Tickets available at The Kitchen

Hugo Morales Murguia (Mexico / The Netherlands): Generador I (2013/18) WP Revised Version
Valentin Pelisch (Argentina): a Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) AP
Sky Macklay (USA): Density Dancity (2016) NYP
Kristin Boussard (Sweden): Ecdysis (2012) AP
David T. Little (USA): New Work (2018) WP MATA Alumni Commission
Michael Winter (USA): pedal, triangle machine, and (perhaps) coda (2010) NYP

The Friends of MATA

Carl Christian Bettendorf, conductor

Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
Steven Hrycelak, bass
Carmina Escobar, soprano

Michael Winter

Friday, February 9th, 2018

About his work, Michael Winter says: “My work often explores simple processes where dynamic systems, situations, and settings are defined through minimal graphic- and text-based scores that can be realized in a variety of ways. To me, everything we experience is computable. Given this digital philosophy, I acknowledge even my most open works as algorithmic; and, while not always apparent on the surface of any given piece, the considerations of computability and epistemology are integral to my practice. I often reconcile epistemological limits with artistic practicality by considering and addressing the limits of computation from a musical and experiential vantage point and by collaborating with other artists, mathematicians, and scientists in order to integrate objects, ideas, and texts from various domains as structural elements in my pieces.

I have performed across the Americas and Europe at venues ranging in size from small basements to large museums to outdoor public spaces. In 2008, I co-founded the wulf., a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to experimental performance and art. As a laboratory and hub for exploring new ideas, the wulf. has become an experiment in alternative communities and economies. Similarly, my work subverts discriminatory conventions and hierarchies by exploring alternative forms of presentation and interaction.”

Architectures of Sound – David Kant & Cameron Hu, curators

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Every musical event is accompanied by an often unacknowledged and yet not-so-silent partner. The built environment reflects, refracts, and remakes sound, and performer and audience act and listen under the influence of its formal language. Architectures of Sound assembles an evening of unusual performances that attend to this convergence of sound and built space. Artists Casey Thomas Anderson, G. Douglas Barrett, Anthony Ptak, Charles Stankievech, Jacob Sudol, Michael Winter, and curators Cameron Hu and David Kant will present new work that interacts with the singularities of the performance space – its materiality, its geometric form, its historical specters and its vanishing present.