Five Scores by David Ireland realized by Chris Brown and Johanna Poethig

Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, 2022

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Doors open at 6:30pm. Performance starts at 7pm. Duration 1 hr 15 min

Design by Dongyoung Lee

Please join us for an experimental sound performance by Chris Brown and Johanna Poethig. They will be performing A Variation on 79, Side to Side Passes of a Dumbball, Dedicated to the Memory of John Cage (1912-1992).Their realization of the piece applies processes that Ireland used in creating his scores to activate the acoustics of the House using live sampling of sounds from the House mixed with electronic tones.

CHRIS BROWN, composer, pianist, and electronic musician, makes music with self-designed sonic systems that include acoustic and electroacoustic instruments, interactive software, computer networks, microtonal tunings, and improvisation. His compositions are designs for performances in which people bring to life musical structures embedded in scores, instruments, and machines. His music is available on New World, Tzadik, F’oc’sle, and ArtifactRecordings. From 1990-2018, he taught at Mills College in Oakland as Professor of Music and Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music.

JOHANNA POETHIG is a visual, public artist and performance artist who creates public art works, murals, paintings, sculpture, and multimedia installations. She is a 2022 recipient of the California Arts Council Individual Artist Legacy Award. Her work plays between realism and abstract forms, architectural and intimate scales, historic and present day events, collaborative processes, and scientific research. She has exhibited internationally and has been commissioned to create public art projects throughout California and in Chicago, Milwaukee, Washington State, New York State, Cuba, and Tbilisi, Georgia. Poethig is a Professor Emeritus at CSU Monterey Bay Visual and Public Art Department.