October 24, 7:30pm
Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica
The Outpost Performance Space and 516 ARTS have teamed up to present renowned musician, author and philosopher DJ Spooky in Albuquerque for a performance of his multi-media piece entitled Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica at the KiMo Theatre as part of the LAND/ART project, to be followed by a reception at the Richard Levy Gallery and an open house at 516 ARTS.
While prolific and highly regarded as a writer and conceptual artist, Paul D. Miller is probably most well known under the moniker of his constructed persona, "DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid." Miller has remixed and recorded with a panoply of artists ranging from Metallica to Steve Reich to Killah Priest and has performed in a uniquely wide variety of situations throughout the world. His CD releases include a recent compilation of classic reggae tracks called In Fine Style, DJ Spooky presents 50,000 Volts of Trojan Records!!! as well as Drums of Death with Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Chuck D. of Public Enemy; the groundbreaking Optometry (Thirsty Ear Records); and Miller's award-winning book Rhythm Science (MIT Press).
His large scale multimedia work, Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, is an acoustic portrait of a rapidly changing continent transforming Miller's first-person encounter with the harsh, dynamic landscape of Antarctica into visual and sonic portraits. Miller's field recordings captured the acoustic qualities of Antarctic ice forms, and reflect a changing--even vanishing--environment under duress. Coupled with historic, scientific and geographical visual material, Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica is a 70-minute performance, which creates a unique and powerful moment around man's relationship with nature. In addition to video projections and DJ Spooky on turntables, the performance also features local chamber musicians, Linda Vik, violin; Katie Harlow, cello; and Debbie Briggs, piano. Terra Nova was commissioned by BAM / 2009 Next Wave Festival, Change Performing Arts, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Hopkins Center / Dartmouth College, UCSB Arts & Lectures, Spoleto 51 / Festival dei 2 Mondi and follows his highly acclaimed multimedia/film/performance piece, DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation, which he recently toured worldwide.
Presented by Outpost Performance Space & 516 ARTS, with support
from McCune Charitable Foundation.
Saturday, October 24, 7:30pm
at the KiMo Theatre
423 Central Ave NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102,
event info. 505-768-354,
Followed by post-show reception at Richard Levy Gallery & Open House at 516
Reception at Richard Levy Gallery (across the street from the KiMo Theatre) coincides with the closing reception for Erika Blumenfield - Early Findings: Artifacts from The Polar Project (September 11 - October 24, 2009). The Polar Project is an ambitious series of environment-based installation artworks conceived by internationally exhibiting artist and recent Guggenheim Fellow Erika Blumenfeld. Focusing on the distinct and sublime phenomena of light, sky and sound in the Arctic and Antarctica, The Polar Project presents real-time sensory installations that evoke a profound and immediate visceral experience of the Polar Regions.
Tickets: $35/$25/$20 ($5 discount for Outpost & 516 ARTS members & students)
Available in person at the KiMo Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or in advance by phone or in person at the Outpost Performance Space, 505-268-0044, www.outpostspace.org
Outpost Performance Space
210 Yale SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
top, DJ Spooky, performance photo courtesy of Rita Antonioli