York City, Princeton, Philadelphia,
Richmond, Washington (DC).
December 12th - 22nd, 2007
will present concerts and a lecture
in New York City and other cities along the East Coast.
tour is partly being supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York
Many thanks to Paula Matthusen, Phill Niblock, Seth Cluett, Jesse Kudler,
and Scott Allison!
December 12th 17.00
New York City
York University (NYU), Department
of Music, New York City
13rd 21.00 Princeton, NJ
Also featuring Audrey Chen, Bryan Eubanks and Joe Foster.
Rocky-Mathey Theater, Madison Hall, Princeton, NJ
15th 20.00 Philadelphia, PA
Also featuring Jesse
Kudler / Scott Allison, and Phill Sheldon.
16th 19.00 Richmond, VA
Print Gallery, Richmond, VA
Also featuring Jesse Kudler + Jason Talbot,
Scott Allison + Caustic Castle + Andy Hayleck,
and Stephen Vitiello.
17th Washington, DC
Lounge, Washington, DC
Also featuring Jesse Kudler, Scott Allison, Scott Verrastro.
18th 21.00 New York City
Part of the Annual 'Festival with no fancy name'.
Online radio transmission on free103point9.
By Michael Byrne
A rarity indeed, the insanely prolific sound craftsman Bernhard Gal's
in Washington as part of a brief U.S. tour from his native Austria. Often
creating multidisciplinary pieces with light, shape, and sound-collaborative
installations, mainly-tonight's performance is billed simply as a concert.
Expectations are all but worthless at shows like this, where music becomes
less the object than a sort of aural alchemy that neither "works"
nor "fails"-just is. Try to imagine yourself somewhere in the
city, as spare as a walk down lower Falls Road or as cluttered as the
waterfront. Only fictitious. In that scene how much do you hear? Probably
not much. Now imagine creating the background sound-all of it-from this
scene, from scratch. It's sorta like that.
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Washington City Paper, Washington, DC
17, at the Velvet Lounge
By Aaron Leitko
Posted: December 12, 2007
They say that a watched
pot never boils, but theyre wrong. Eventually, it does; there just
arent too many people who are willing to sit around and prove it.
Austrian composer and sound-artist Bernhard Gal,
however, is willing not only to wait on the pothes interested
in making art out of the whole frustrating process. For Gals
2000 installation piece, Zhu Shui, the composer placed four
kettles on hot plates in the center of a room and allowed them to make
music together. Such is the spirit of much of Gals
laptop-music output. Unexpectedly pleasant sounds randomly ring out amid
vast acres of silence, and the most obvious sensation is simply one of
time slowly passing bylike water waiting to boil. Gal performs at
7 p.m. the Velvet Lounge, 915 U St. NW. $9. (202) 462-3213.
View from ACF NY.
you got the message...
Gal live in Philadelphia
Dining in Richmond, VA.
War against terror?
Hanging out at Phill's.
Duo Allison / Kudler live in Philadelphia.
Gal live in DC
X X X mas
Gal live at Experimental Intermedia, New York City.