perFOREmance / december
Kevin Beasley: Listening Room
“Listening Room” is a focused aural event in which four presenters share music and sound, and listeners give time to participate in an intimate hearing experience. This edition of “Listening Room,” Discrepant Origins/Acousmatics and Ill Perceptions (2012), investigates acousmatics: sound one hears without seeing an originating cause, and features Kevin Beasley, Stephen Decker, Marina Rosenfeld and Venus X. Beasley extends the idea of acousmatics—first used by composer Pierre Schaeffer and further developed by music theorist Denis Smalley—and invites presenters to consider the origins of musical and sound qualities, including instrumentation, vocals, samples, keynotes and the signal. Like Beasley’s sculptures, which use common industrial materials that are usually covered by upholstery or textiles, Acousmatics and Ill Perceptions draws attention to ubiquitous materials that ordinarily cannot be seen.
Please arrive early as there will be no late admittance to this event.
perFOREmance, two three-day performance presentations in December 2012 and February 2013, provides a platform for the new and commissioned performances in Fore.