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Norte Maar, Cage, John Cage, Cage Transmitted, Dumbo Arts Center

Dumbo Arts Center is pleased to present in collaboration with Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology (E. A. T.): Cage Transmitted at Dumbo Arts Center. Ongoing through September 2012, this series of lectures and performances celebrates the centennial of John Cage.

What started nine months ago beginning with a dance installation in the front room at Norte Maar, continues to build momentum gathering collaborators and presenting artists through events celebrating the life and ideas of John Cage. Our program at Dumbo Arts Center will feature musical performances and lectures. For a full list of events Click Here.

All events are free. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Dumbo Arts Center, 111 Front Street, Suite 212

Norte Maar, Stranger Attractor, Harvestworks, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O'Shea, Anthony Kelly, David Stalling, Stephen Vitiello, electronic music, alternative, John Cage, Cage Transmitted

On August 13 + 14, Norte Maar with Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) hosted the Irish electronic (experimental) sound group Strange Attractor in collaboration with Harvetsworks, at the historic Harvestworks location in SoHo.

The durational performance lasted 4 hours and was both meditative and provocative. Bells, sticks, rocks, strings, drums, guitars, mini record players, trash bags, and more were played. Questions arose about seeing the sound versus hearing it. How does our experience of the sound change when we know how it is made? The group played with morphology of sounds and included recordings of John Cage’s voice throughout the night.

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Norte Maar, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Julie Martin, E.A.T.
Board President Julia K Gleich addresses supporters of Norte Maar hosted at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Chelsea
photo: Benjamin Sutton

On Monday, April 2, Norte Maar held its first public benefit event at the Mitchell-Innes & Nash. The evening celebrated eight years of Norte Maar’s unique programming and collaborative mission. The night also honored Julie Martin of E.A.T. who was introduced by noted curator Barbara London.

Norte Maar, Barbara London, Julie Martin, benefit, Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Curator extraordinaire Barbara London (right) introduces our evening’s honoree Julie Martin (left)
photo: Kerosene Rose

“Long before the founding of Norte Maar, myself and the choreographer Julia K Gleich, searched to define the many various artistic projects we partnered to program and present,” explained Norte Maar’s director Jason Andrew in his opening remarks, “Collaboration was always at its core. Applying equal weight to the visual, literary and performing arts, we set out to start an organization that would build community, foster artistic expression and raise the imaginative energy in us all. Now, eight years since our beginning, our commitment to the spontaneous, our concentration on the unique, and our avoidance of the ordinary has never wavered.”

The benefit included pre + post music by DJ JoJo, performances by Andrew J Nemr + CPD Plus with Gordon Au on the horn, David Tudor’s electronic environment masterpiece Rainforest I (1968) performed by Composers Inside Electronics, and a preview of Norte Maar’s upcoming ballet The Brodmann Areas danced by Dylan Crossman, Jace Coronado, Morgan McEwen, and Abbey Roesner. The Brodmann Areas opens April 12. Tickets available here.

Norte Maar, Andrew J Nemr, Gordon Au, benefit, Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Tap dancer Andrew J Nemr performs with Gordon Au
photo: Kerosene Rose

Norte Maar, Benefit, Composers Inside Electronics performing David Tudor's Rainforest 1 (1968)
Composers Inside Electronics play Tudor’s Rainforest I (1968)
photo: Kerosene Rose

Norte Maar, benefit, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Dylan Crossman, ballet, Julia K Gleich

Dancer Dylan Crossman (formerly of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company) performs a scene from the upcoming ballet
photo: Kerosene Rose

“The crowd couldn’t help laughing when the final dancer, Dylan Crossman, raced into the main gallery space filled with [Catherine] Opie’s photographs wearing football pants and a very short tank-top with the American flag printed across its chest,” wrote ARTINFO‘s Benjamin Sutton.

“The evening was simply lovely,” wrote Katarina Hybenova of Bushwick Daily, accompanied by some great photos of the evening.

Norte Maar would like to thank all those who contributed their time and talents to make this benefit such a success. We are also very gratefully to all who showed their extraordinary support by donating and contributing to our organization. A special thanks goes out to Lucy Mitchell-Innes and David Nash, Jay Gorney, Lucy Dew, Robert Grossman, and the entire staff at Mitchell-Innes & Nash.

We raised $7,900! Which will go to support our children’s literacy and art collaboration with Bushwick Library, the collaborative ballet, our various exhibitions, and our Cage Transmitted program.

“If you like what you’ve seen tonight please tell your friends,” Jason Andrew said in his closing remarks,”It’s not only money that is critical to what we do, it’s people.”

To see more images from the evening’s festivities, please visit our Facebook page here.

Norte Maar would like to thank the following for their special contributions and donations:

Board of Directors:
Julia Gleich, Board President
Jason Andrew, Director
Trevor Carlson
Jessica Duffet
Veken Gueyikian
Maggie Waterhouse

Donation of Services:
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
DJ Jojo
Andrew J Nemr + CPD plus
Composers inside Electronics
Gleich Dances
Pernod Absinthe
Bodega Wine Bar
Vinos en Wyckoff

Project Assistants:
Hannah Daly
Lauren Denitzio
Ida Josephsson
Andrew Szobody

Ryan Michael Ford
Ben Godward
Alice McKenzie

Cage Transmitted: 3 Part 1

Cage Transmitted: Evening 3 Part 1 featured sound artists Tamara Yadao and a crew that included Zen Albatross and Nicole Carroll (a.k.a n0izmkr). Held in conjunction with the closing party of the group show “What I Know,” curated by Norte Maar director Jason Andrew and housed at New York Center for Arts and Media Studies, the event drew one of the largest Cage Transmitted crowds yet!

Drawing on Cage’s experimental sound work with radio,  Yadao scored a live composition by adding her instrument of choice: the Game Boy. With the help of Albatross, recently returned from a performance at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and Carroll, the trio performed a dynamic work within an installation of several kinds of radios and video game. Throughout the performance, the movement of both the musicians and instruments altered frequency and tone, exploring a cross-disciplinary structure in line with Cage’s ethos.

 Watch a clip from the performance on YouTube


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