Friday, November 13, 2009

Something To Do in New York

Friday, November 13, 2009 7:00PM
City Symphonies Out of Doors: Text of Light

Acclaimed avant-garde ensemble Text of Light—composer and saxophonist Ulrich Krieger, guitarist and composer Alan Licht, turntablist and visual artist Christian Marclay, and Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo—presents a live musical score to Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Walter Ruttman, 1927), a feature-length "city symphony” film that captures urban life through a vibrant mix of documentary footage, abstract visual compositions, and impressionistic montage techniques.

Text of Light’s loosely structured improvisational score will feature the remarkable intonarumori (Futurist noise machines), among many other instruments. The live performance to Berlin will be preceded by a screening of the short film Manhatta (Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand, 1921), another city symphony that depicts a day in New York City.

Co-presented by Performa and Friends of the High Line with Rooftop Films. Curated by Lana Wilson and Esa Nickle. Sponsored by Viper Studios.

Friday, November 13 at 7:00 PM
City Symphonies Out of Doors
Text of Light (Ulrich Krieger, Alan Licht, Christian Marclay, and Lee Ranaldo)
On the High Line in the 14th Street Passage

Non-members: $15
Performa and Friends of High Line Members: $12

Performa 09 (November 1-22, 2009, New York City) is the third edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance presented by Performa, a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentie

(PHOTO CREDIT: Jonathan Flaum)