April 17TH 8PM $5
A Multimedia Adventure
"FLY ME TO THE MOON"
Muscatello electric guitar
special guest: Pierre Joris
New Age Cabaret 453 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY
A white building on the right one block after Loundonville road
(near Nipper see map below)
This collaboration between
Nicole Peyrafitte and George
Muscatello arises from their shared need to explore intersections
between music, voice and images. Muscatello is a renowned jazz musician
in the Capital District. His playing -- even in traditional settings
--demonstrates an open-weave understanding of music, more spatial
than linear, which moved Peyrafitte to initiate this collaborative
experiment combining her voice & visuals with his playing.
Peyrafitte, who has performed widely within and without this region,
is known for expanding, crumpling, redefining and dismantling the
envelopes of multimedia and vocal performance.
The two decided to work with mainstream jazz standards, blurring them
into free improvisatory forms ruled by both desire for non-hierarchical
relations between the music, voice and images. During the performance
the emphasis is on the process, with few predetermined outcomes.
Poet Pierre Joris will
join in for a few pieces. Joris and Peyrafitte have collaborated for
13 years in multimedia performances.
Peyrafitte uses a Max MSP Jitter computer program for interacting
with her visuals and sounds. Holland
Hopson developed the program with whom she has collaborated since