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Saturday Night Special: 9 Evenings + 50 with Pauline Oliveros, Seth Cluett, Maria Chavez

Sep 24, 2016: 8pm - 10pm
Fridman Gallery (through October 2018)

287 Spring Street | New York, NY 10013

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Wave Farm is delighted to present a live webstream, with subsequent FM broadcasts, of this very special series. Saturday performances (September 19,24) will be broadcast live on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.70-FM in New York's Upper Hudson Valley.

Fridman Gallery will present a concert series, 9 Evenings + 50, by three generations of composers and performers. The series recognizes and celebrates the 50th anniversary of 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering – the music, dance and theater performances held in October 1966 at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue and 25th Street in New York City.

For the original 9 Evenings, 10 New York artists – John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Öyvind Fahlström, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor, and Robert Whitman – worked for 10 months in collaboration with 30 engineers and scientists from Bell Laboratories, to develop technical equipment for their performances. 9 Evenings is now recognized as a major event of the 1960s, representing both the culmination of a decade of extraordinary activity and innovation in art, dance and music, and the beginning of a new era in which artists explored the use of technology in their work.

Fridman Gallery's program features 27 groundbreaking artists – those who were active in 1960s and the younger generations working in the same tradition, continuing to use new technologies to create new instruments, new scores, and new collaborations: Carver Audain, David Behrman, John Cage, Nicolas Collins, Maria Chavez, Seth Cluett, Andrew Demirjian, John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Lesley Flanigan, Simone Forti, Jacob Kirkegaard, Kenneth Kirschner, Roberto Carlos Lange, Abigail Levine, Alvin Lucier, Paula Matthusen, Denniston Mikalson, Gordon Mumma, Pauline Oliveros, Zeena Parkins, Tristan Perich, Yasunao Tone, David Tudor, Katinka Fogh Vindelev, Stephen Vitiello, and Christian Wolff.

9 Evenings + 50 is co-produced by Julie Martin and Fridman Gallery, in association with ISSUE Project Room. Curators: Julie Martin, Regine Basha and Daniel Neumann. Press contact: Iliya Fridman, iliya@fridmangallery.com. Concerts will be held at 8pm at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, and live-streamed in partnership with Wave Farm. Additional information and tickets are available at www.fridmangallery.com. A screening of films of the original 9 Evenings performances will take place at ISSUE Project Room on September 25, with additional programming to be announced.