Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Avant Music Festival: February 19th-27th

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Announcing the Avant Music Festival: five nights of live performances – February 19th-27th at Wild Project in New York City.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, February 1st.

The Avant Music Festival will feature some of the most talented young interpreters in New York, highlighting the influence of the performer on experimental music from the 20th century and today.

The festival is Avant Media’s first festival of music exploring the nature of collaboration. The performer is a critical and powerful influence on both the composition and realization of some of the most influential music of the last 70 years. The performers appearing are dedicated to the vibrant history and the exciting future of modern classical music. Curated by Avant Media artistic director, Randy Gibson, and experimental vocalist Megan Schubert, the festival features works by Cage, Gibson, Stockhausen, and many more that reflect the intense and multi-faceted relationship between composer and performer.

Click hear to read the full press release

All performances for the Avant Music Festival will take place at Wild Project 195 East 3rd Street – For more information please click here to contact Avant Media or call 212-372-3326

Welcome to the new Avant Media

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

A new Look

A new Name

A new Future

We’re proud to unveil the new look and feel of Avant Media. With new artists, exciting new works, and our first album release, we’re building the foundation of a more dynamic Avant Media focused on collaborative artistic expression in all its forms.

Take a look around, there’s a lot here. Let us know if you find anything that doesn’t work, or doesn’t look right. While you’re here, you can become a fan of Avant Media on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

We look forward to hearing from you.

on Rehearsal and Revelation

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

I am now fully into rehearsal mode for the upcoming just intonation world premiere of Doleo Æternus and it’s starting to get extremely interesting. On Sunday I had the first rehearsal with the bassoonist, Annie Lyle, and the computer. This was Annie’s first time hearing the computer and I had really completely forgotten how magical it can be. (more…)

Summertime Travailler

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

I’m on my way to Europe for the month of July. I’ll be visiting London, Berlin, and Calvi dell’Umbria where I will be in residency at the Art Monastery and creating a new piece as a part of their Labirinto festival on July 25th.

It’s become a bit of a summer tradition for me to escape New York for a month or so, and it’s one I always look forward to.

There are a lot of exciting things coming in the next few months for Avant Media and for myself. I’m really excited for a few big announcements and projects that we have in the works.

I hope you will be too.


Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

I recently went to two very very different entirely acoustic performances. It’s amazing to me how rare this is these days. Read On »

The art of the Facebook Status

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Two of my friends recently posted delightfully long, interesting, and quirky Facebook statuses – I thought I’d share them with you here:

Gerard had a dream:

Gerard Forde dreamed that he was trying on a Walter Van Beirendonck coat, sort of a combination Burberry mac and a Parker. The front and back were the same (a bit like Margiela) and it had numerous layers of lining from vintage ballgowns, including two printed silk linings taken from early 1990s Westwood dresses. It was reduced to €1300 in the sale. Does this mean I might be gay?

And Michael had an extraterrestrial encounter

Michael Theodore so weird–an alien spacecraft landed just now on the lawn, and out popped seven little green men, each playing a nose flute in a flamboyant, triumphal style, and as they built to a cadence of joyous paroxysms, Sarah Palin emerged from the ship and asked if I was cool with a pipeline cutting through the property. I told her it wasn’t my place, so I couldn’t really say…


I feel like I’ve seen more of these longer-form / more existential status updates recently. Maybe it’s because of the new Facebook layout, maybe it’s because I’m getting too used to a 140 character limit. Regardless, it’s a trend I welcome heartily.

oh… and hey … speaking of Facebook, you can become a fan of Avant Media on Facebook now too… it’s all very exciting.

Friday Afternoon Links V-xxix-2009

Friday, May 29th, 2009

The Recession Special edition

  • Ten Tips for Artists on Another Bouncing Ball
  • Friday Afternoon Links V-viii-2009

    Friday, May 8th, 2009

    Friday Afternoon Photo Edition

    First up, a couple of interesting photo-based blogs i’ve recently come across that show lovely and interesting stuff:

  • hrstudioplus – I particularly enjoyed this post about design.
  • And secondly for a little bit of shameless self-promotion, I’ve recently taken up photography with the delightfully lo-fi Holga camera, and I’m positing the results to my Flickr.

  • Randy Gibson’s top twelve photos on Flickr – some of these are going to become limited-edition prints, we’ll keep you updated.
  • Flickr Tag Error: Call to display photo '3412750032' failed.

    Error state follows:

    • stat: fail
    • code: 95
    • message: SSL is required

    In C – Friday Afternoon Links IV-xxiv-2009

    Friday, April 24th, 2009

    Tonight is an epic performance of Terry Riley’s In C at Carnegie Hall.

  • In C – 45th Anniversary Performance
  • 53 thoughts on In C
  • The Kronos Quartet has assembled an absolutely amazing collection of performers including Mashkoor Ali Khan, Michael Harrison, Margaret Leng Tan, and So Percussion. This should prove to be an absolutely amazing concert. (more…)

    Friday Afternoon Links IV-xvii-2009

    Friday, April 17th, 2009

    I linked to this yesterday on my twitter account but thought it was definitely worth reposting here.

  • 10 Twitter Tips for Artists [via]
  • While we’re at it, Avant Media is now on Twitter – the account is still set to private while we work out some of the specifics, (we will go public with the launch of the new website) but if you’re interested in following the behind the scenes life here at Avant Media, we welcome you.