“SECOND SUNDAYS” PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER— 2010 MUSIC IN THE GARDEN SERIES CONCLUDES WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF TRISTAN PERICH’S ALTITUDE
Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum co-present the final concert in their collaborative series of Music in the Garden performances. The last program in this popular series is the world premiere of Tristan Perich’s Altitude, for five accordions and five-channel 1-bit electronics. Music in the Garden performances are held in the Museum’s internationally celebrated sculpture garden.
New York-based Tristan Perich is inspired by the aesthetics of mathematics and physics, and works with simple forms and complex systems.
Mr. Perich’s works have been performed internationally by ensembles including Bang on a Can, Calder Quartet, and Meehan/Perkins, at such diverse venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA P.S.1, Merkin Hall, the Stone, and Joe’s Pub, all in New York City; Los Angeles’ Zipper Hall; and Lentos, in Austria, among others. He has received commissions from Bang on a Can, Dither Quartet, Yarn/Wire and Transit New Music.
In 2004, Mr. Perich began work on 1-bit music in order to experiment with the foundations of electronic sound. This culminated in a physical “album,” which is a music-generating circuit packaged inside a standard CD jewel case.
He received the Prix Ars Electronica in 2009 and will be a featured artist at Sonar 2010, in Barcelona. Rhizome awarded him a 2010 commission for a microtonal audio installation with 1,500 speakers. He was artist-in- residence at Issue Project Room in 2008, at Mikrogalleriet in Copenhagen in 2010, and at the Addison Gallery, in Andover, Massachusetts, in Fall 2010.
Mr. Perich studied music, mathematics, and computer science at Columbia University and electronic art at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
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