17–18 May 2016

Photo by Maria Ludovici

David Behrman – Two Day Residency with Anton Lukoszevieze + Cleek Schrey

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Very excited the welcome the great composer and electronic music pioneer, David Behrman! Performing alongside Apartment House's Anton Lukoszevieze, and composer and string player, Cleek Schrey, this will be an unmissable couple of nights.

“Even though 'minimalist' composers/musicians such as Terry Riley, LaMonte Young and Steve Reich are pretty well-known outside of their own musical style, David Behrman has not been as heralded. This is CRIMINALLY WRONG... It's a waste to speculate why but there are more compelling reasons to consider why he should be well-known: producer of Terry Riley's In C, creator of electronic keyboards well before the Moog, composer of interactive systems with machines and performers and their environment (involving the audience themselves in performances) and on and on. This isn't even mentioning how lovely and stirring his pieces are.” – Perfect Sound Forever


- View Finder (1, with Anton Lukoszevieze)
- Runthrough 21c (with Cleek Schrey & Anton Lukoszevieze)
- Interspecies Smalltalk (part 7, with Cleek Schrey)
- Open Space, (with Cleek Schrey & Anton Lukoszevieze)

- View Finder (2, with Cleek Schrey)
- Arturas Bumšteinas - Cuneiform II (performed by Anton Lukoszevieze)
- Egidija Medekšaitė - Oscillum (performed by Anton Lukoszevieze)
- Laurence Crane - Raimondas Rumšas (performed by Anton Lukoszevieze)
- Interspecies Smalltalk (parts 8 -11 with Cleek Schrey & Anton Lukoszevieze)
- Open Space, 2nd perf., (with Cleek Schrey & Anton Lukoszevieze)

David Behrman

David Behrman has been active as a composer and artist since the 1960s. Over the years he has made sound and multimedia installations for gallery spaces as well as compositions for performance in concerts. My Dear Siegfried, Leapday Night, On the Other Ocean, Interspecies Smalltalk and Long Throw are among Behrman's works for soloists and small ensembles.

Behrman's sound and multimedia installations have been exhibited in various galleries and museums. Among the installations are Cloud Music (1979), a collaboration with Robert Watts and Bob Diamond; Sound Fountain (1982), a collaboration with Paul DeMarinis, Algorithme et Kalimba (1986), a collaboration with George Lewis; Pen Light (2002), and View Finder (2005). In 2013 Cloud Music was acquired into the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington and is currently on display in the Museum's Lincoln Gallery.

Together with Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier and Gordon Mumma, Behrman founded the Sonic Arts Union in 1966. He had a long association with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as composer and performer, created music for several of the Company's repertory pieces, and was a member of the Company's Music Committee during its last years. Behrman has received grants from the NEA, NYSCA, NYFA, the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, the D.A.A.D., the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Henry Cowell Foundation. He has been a member of the faculty at the Avery Graduate Program in the Arts at Bard College since 1998.

Anton Lukoszevieze

Descended from a retreating Napoleonic soldier and a Lithuanian noblewoman, Anton Lukoszevieze is a cellist, composer, improviser and multidisciplinary artist. He is also the founder and director of the experimental music group Apartment House, releasing over 40 albums with them.


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Cleek Schrey

Cleek Schrey (Hardanger d'amore fiddle) Described by the Irish Times as "a musician utterly at one with his instrument and his music," Cleek Schrey is a fiddler and composer from Virginia. An active member of traditional music communities in America and Ireland, he plays in the Ghost Trio with Ivan Goff and Iarla Ó Lionáird. His work has been presented at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Brooklyn, Storm King Art Center, the Kilkenny Arts Festival, the Lumen Performance Art Festival, and the Bridge Progressive Art Center. Cleek frequently makes music for dance, having worked with choreographers Douglas Dunn and Bill T. Jones and percussive dancers Sandy Silva and Nic Gareiss. He has studied composition with David Behrman, Paul Caputo, Bunita Marcus, and Walter Zimmermann. The journal Sound Posthas noted that Cleek "possesses a rare combination of traits: deep respect for traditional music and the people who make it, and an unbounded curiosity about new directions for sound."  He is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Composition at Wesleyan University.