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Richard Kamerman

Modular System for One-to-Six Musicians

Saturday, June 17th 2017

Copy For Your Records & Panoply Performance Laboratory present:

Richard Kamerman's "modular system for one-to-six musicians"

Were you there for our first attempt at playing this piece for an hour at Union Pool in 2011? Did you stop by the Fitness Center for Arts & Tactics when the piece was extended to (roughly) 14 hours in 2014?

You are invited to come hear (part of) the (nearly) 17 hour version on June 17, 2017 at Panoply Performance Laboratory.

The clock will begin counting promptly at 7:06AM and the work will conclude at midnight.

With a relay-format ensemble of veteran performers and newcomers to the work alike, including:
Karen Adelman
Derek Baron
Cory Bracken
Isaiah David
Devin DiSanto
bbob drake
Michael Foster
Billy Gomberg
Anne Guthrie
Robert Hardin
Muyassar Kurdi
Brian McCorkle
Megan Moncrief
Ruby Nightingale
Cory O'Brien
Ben Owen
Miles Pflanz
Richard Kamerman
and others TBD

(Refer to event photo for player schedule, white spaces to be filled as musician availability is finalized)

Composer's note:
Modular System is a work of variable density, duration, complication and overall structure. An ensemble is assembled to taste based on known aesthetic leanings, a quantity of discrete actions is determined, pages are selected and ordered for performance, and a time unit is set. Performers are to define their own actions up to the determined quantity for execution in accordance with the instructions (presented only as 12x4 number grids on each page). The overall result is often unpredictable, though hopefully distinguishable from improvisation. Peformance aesthetics are intended to be casual - i.e. while not actively instructed by the score to be playing, a musician is not required to count minutes/seconds of rest stone faced; a break before commencing the next instruction is firmly not a silence for contemplation but simply a period of un-prescribed activity. While the work may reveal surprising patterns and motives as it unfolds, the effect of a shifting ensemble over the course of the day is to interfere with this rhythm as each player brings a new vocabulary of sounds. For that reason, a listener is encouraged to dip in and out of the work at any or multiple times during the duration rather than listen with the intent to discern any identifiable thread that holds it together.

SOBjectivity: objects, electronics, and the (dis)embodying body

Thursday, April 25th 2013 to Friday, April 26th 2013

A two-day exhibition of music and sonic art, hacked objects and electronic elements, voiceover and videotaped performance, performance art, and hybrid performance dealing with objectivity, subjectivity, and "Sobjectivity"****


Alejandro Acierto--

Sasha Desree--

Ellie Holiday Stamp--

Dennis Sullivan---

The Illegal Dads--- and

Ken Butler--

Paige Fredlund and Kaia Gilje


Impatience Machine--

Richard Kamerman--

Nick Woodbury--

Cory Bracken--

Adam Cuthbert--


If you dare, leave your cell phone with us for the duration of this mini-fest. Set it to vibrate. We will hang these sobjects from the ceiling, subtly vibrating moons, commemorating the focus of performances past, present, future (anterior)

****"The Sobject exists in perpetual procedural loop: the ideal sobject is Dante's manturningsnaketurningman. The Sobject exists in perpetual substantive eclipse: more s/object by turns and degrees" --NOTES ON CONCEPTUALISMS, Vanessa Place and Robert Fitterman, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013. p. 38 (7b.)

SILENT MAIL! PPL and the Immaterial Museum of Scotland

Friday, March 22nd 2013

9 artists from each city have sent performance scores across the sea to be performed respectively in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Brooklyn, USA. Most performances on the Brooklyn end will be shown on Friday night, March 22. A few of the performances require outdoor travel, a longer time period, and the like, and will be scheduled for Saturday, March 23, and beyond.

Edinburgh performances of the Brooklyn artists' scores will be shown via livestream also on March 22. In Brooklyn, the performing artists will be...: Sherry Alberti Ivy Castellanos Christen Clifford Richard Kamerman Jon Konkol Valerie Kuehne Courtney Leigh Novak Anya Liftig (livestream from Kentucky) Brian McCorkle

In Edinburgh, the performing artists will be: Sarah Boulton Sian Robinson Davies Jessica Dunleavy Harry Giles James Harding Marcus O'Shea Anthony Schrag Angelika Sikorska-Mazur Cate Smith $5 suggested donation drinks available

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