Programs: Dada | éspace sonore | Sixty Seconds | One Minute More | Keys of Change

DADA AT THE MOVIES: introductory teaser

 

dada at the movies

"a rousing performance"
— New Music Box

 

Dada music by George Antheil

On July 6, 1923, the Parisian Dadaists organized the most famous Dada event ever. Everybody who was anybody was on the program that night: a play by Tristan Tzara, films by Man Ray and Hans Richter, live music by George Antheil, Erik Satie, and Darius Milhaud. Inspired by the extraordinary artists who participated that night, pianist Guy Livingston has re-created the music and rediscovered the films, bringing us back to 1923 for his new one-man show, Drinks with the Dadaists.

 

MUSICAL INSTALLATION by GUY LIVINGSTON at THE BINK36 in THE HAGUE

 

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"An exceptionally agile and charismatic performer"— Los Angeles Times

 

Rein Rannap: Cruise Control

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Music and Architecture have been linked philosophically and physically since at least the time of the ancient Greeks. In today's world, some of these connections have been forgotten, while others have only become possible with new technology. The world of virtual reality, digital audio, wifi, and miniature speakers are opening up a magnificent spectrum of options. Guy Livingston studied music and architecture at Yale University.

Livingston is creating a new performance for piano, video, and electronics, which explores the links between space and music.

 

GUY LIVINGSTON performing THE PIECE THAT ANTON WEBERN WROTE by Anders Jallen

 

dada at the movies

"a rousing performance"
— New Music Box

 

Extempore by Marek Zebrowski

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One Minute More is the second in Guy's series of one-minute pieces. This time, each composition (all new, all commissioned from living composers) is presented with video (by six young dutch filmmakers). The result is frenzied, face-paced, and spectacular.

Minute follows minute with amazing, sometimes hilarious results. Tragedy begets comedy, and cheerful humor turns to sorrow.

 

GUY LIVINGSTON recording ARTICHOKE SILENCE by Tsulke Hürn

 

dada at the movies

"A great performance, visually and musically"
— NRC Handelsblad

 

Interview on National Public Radio

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"What if 60 composers from 18 countries each wrote 60 seconds for solo piano?"

Don't Panic!

Livingston handles the show with an expert vison and masterful storytelling skills. Anecdotes of composers and mishaps are mixed with insight into the very nature of time.

Featured on the front page of the New York Times, in Le Monde, and on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition.

GUY LIVINGSTON at the WHITNEY MUSEUM

 

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— press

 

Star Spangled Banner Fractured, by Donal Fox

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new show for 2018

music of Frederick Rzewski, Tom Waits, Sergei Prokofiev, Frederick Chopin, followed by an audience participation piece of Cornelius Cardew, Hydrogen Jukebox with music by Philip Glass and texts by Alan Ginsberg, O Superman for electric piano and distortions by Laurie Anderson, and activist works by Pamela Z, Gene Pritsker, and also Thelonius Monk.

plus! a new and wild composition by Donal Fox

 

 

 

contact Barbara Scales at Latitude 45 Arts Management (Montréal/Paris)