Tender Interval mobilised paraphrased pasts and imaginary futures to intensively explore the present for a way out.
There is no origin nor terminus to our feelings - Gregg Bordowitz
The series was composed of recurring ingredients (in particular): drums, technology, bodies, words and the Cafe Oto Project Space building. For each performance the composition of these elements took form through a specific figure of existing materials taken from a range of sources.
September 16, 2015
The first event of the series, FRX1 (3) learns from: poet Rob Halpern’s text Music For Porn, artist Yvonne Rainer’s choreography Trio A and musician Milford Graves’ concept of ‘emotional subdivisions’.
Yvonna Rainer - Trio A
Rob Halpern - Music for Porn
Milford Graves - emotional subdivisions
“A set of messy stakes and real consequences: against a bland fetish, a hygienic fixture, an allegorical trope: our bodies” - Rob Halpern
October 20, 2015
The second event of the series, FRX2 (n) learns from: musician Cecil Taylor’s solo piano performance recorded at 2:30am in Tokyo, 1973 and fragments of Daniel Heller-Roazen’s Dark Tongues read by Queen of the Shell.
“The gods, husband of Ran, father of Aegir’s daughters, Whose names are
Himinglaeva, Dufa, Blodughadda, Herfring, Unn, Hronn, Bylgia, Bara,
Kolga; land of Ran and of AEgir’s daughters and of ships and of terms
for sea-ship, of keel, stem, planks, strake, of fish, ice; sea-kings’ way
and roads, no less ring of the islands, house of the sands and seaweed and skerries, land of fishing tackle and of sea-birds, of sailing wind."
November 13, 2015
The third event of the series, FRX3 (i2) learns from conversations: real (WH) and imaginary (Yasunao Tone).
December 8, 2015
The fourth event of the series, FRX4 (ooo) learns from: Ornette Coleman’s ‘The Empty Foxhole’ and *QOS* kenning & Witold Gombrowicz’s Ferdydurke.
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