Standing Waves #14
Sunday, July 22
MIT Press Bookstore
301 Mass Ave - Cambridge, MA
Suggested $5 - $10 donation
The music of Chicago-based composer Nomi Epstein centers around her interest in sonic fragility, where structure arises out of textural subtleties. Her works have been performed throughout the US and Europe. An active practitioner of experimental music, she is the founder/curator of the critically acclaimed, experimental music performance collective a•pe•ri•od•ic, and performs as part of this ensemble in addition to the experimental improvisation trio, NbN. She produced the Chicago area 2012 centennial John Cage Festival, co-produced the 2014 Chicago Wandelweiser Festival and the 2017 Galina Ustvolskaya Festival, and continues to research, write, and lecture on post-Cagean, notated, experimental music. Epstein has served on the faculties of Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University and the University of Iowa.
Standing Waves is a monthly music, sound, and artist talk series with a concentration on one artist in the performance of and presentation about their work. Standing Waves is given over to a single artist for each event that allows for the performance and auditioning of their work as well as a presentation to the audience about it that makes for an intimate as well as rigorous experience, with the integrity and intention of the artist and work aligned and revealed. A distinguishing element of the series will also be a document in the form of a book that includes critical writings and photographs from the events. This comprehensive approach will elucidate the music, sound art and practices that overlap and comprise the artists’ works. The series was originally conceived by Morgan Evans-Weiler and Mobius Artist Jed Speare.
The Standing Waves lecture and concert series is offered with support from Cambridge Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.