Tuesday, April 21, 2009

John Berndt "Ecstatic Thought Experiments" opens big at Emily Harvey, Soho, NYC

Congratulations to John Berndt and the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery on the very successful opening of "Ecstatic Thought Experiments, 1989 - 2009".

Opening night saw over 500 people fill the gallery for music and art!

The show continues throughout this week with more music on Friday and Saturday.

Friday April 24th, 7PM-9PM, $6
A night of music by John Berndt and THUS, his 17-year long project with Neil Feather to invent a new idiom of music on original experimental instruments, with special guests.

John Berndt — solo acoustic and electronic saxophone
THUS (John Berndt and Neil Feather) — original music on original instruments
THUS with Michael Evans (drums) and special guests

Saturday April 25th, 7PM-9PM, $6
A night of solo and orchestral music featuring SECOND NATURE, a 15-person ensemble of virtuoso improvisers directed by Berndt, dedicated to the development of a new free improvisation musical ethic and aesthetic for the large group.

John Berndt — new electronic music compositions
Second Nature — improvised music, orchestral scale

Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery
537 Broadway at Spring Street - 2nd floor
New York, NY 10012

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

John Berndt exhibition is Editors' Pick

John Berndt "Ecstatic Thought Experiments, 1989 - 2009" at The Emily Harvey Foundation is an EDITORS' PICK on Artcards NYC for Friday, April 17, 2009.

Monday, April 13, 2009

April 15 - April 30, John Berndt, Ecstatic Thought Experiments, 1989 - 2009

Official announcement from Emily Harvey Gallery:
April 15 - April 30, John Berndt, Ecstatic Thought Experiments, 1989 - 2009

Opening Reception and free concert: April 17, 7 - 10 pm
Performance Nights: April 24 & 25, 7 to 9 pm ($6 admission for each night)

This April, the Emily Harvey Foundation presents the first major retrospective of works by John Berndt (b. 1967). Berndt's vital and idiosyncratic cultural activity over the last thirty years has touched nearly every aspect of experimental culture. Best known to the public as a prolific musician, composer and improviser and as a key organizer in the scene around the international High Zero festival, Berndt's work from the very beginning also involved the creation of coherent novelties in a broader range of media, including personal behavior, film, visual art, text, installation and a variety of non-musical performance genres. Driven by his unique philosophy and collaborations, his panoramic sensibility is the subject of the show.

Hours: Tues - Sat. 2 - 6 pm

A series of performances by the artist, film-maker, writer, musician and second wave Neoist John Berndt, to coincide with his first retrospective exhibition. Berndt will be improvising with Elliot Sharp, Lukas Legetti, and Peter Zummo & Katt Hernandez amongst others. Events take place between 17 - 25 April. from Wire Magazine

More coverage in Networked Music Review.