Dec 14, 2013: ex mus 7 – an experimental music concert series

7TH INSTALLMENT of EX MUS SERIES ANNOUNCED

SATURDAY, December 14th, 2013 at 8pm  at CENTRALTRAK: THE UTD ARTIST RESIDENCY AND GALLERY

EX MUS featuring Adam Goodwin

Native Texan, contrabassist, composer, and visual artist, Adam Goodwin is visiting Dallas from Berlin, Germany to give a solo concert with ex mus.

http://www.adam-goodwin.com/

The program features five contemporary pieces realized on the double bass. Of the five, three are originally written for the instrument, but all of the proposed pieces place a heavy emphasis on both the physical nature of producing sound, as well as what happens to it once it leaves our control and enters the surrounding space. The proposed pieces take into careful consideration the discrepancy between intention and realization, allowing for the fact that the main interest in a piece may lie, for instance, in the noise produced by hammering fingers, rather than the specific pitches being played. A sense of chance and space are present in each one, regardless of how controlled and structured the score may appear.

The concert is free but with a suggested donation of $5 for the visiting artist.

 

Program:

"Alisei" - Stefano Scodanibbio
"regeneration" - Adam Goodwin (premiere)
"Sticks" - Christian Wolff
"Beast" - James Tenney
"Ivory" - Andrew Jordan Miller

Biography:

Adam Goodwin is a Texan contrabassist, composer, and visual artist. He engages in a wide spectrum of artistic activity that involves frequent collaboration with performers, composers, sound artists, choreographers, dancers, and visual artists.

Having completing music degrees in classical and contemporary double bass performance, Goodwin moved to Berlin, Germany to delve fully into the world of experimental and improvised music. This has lead to a number of ongoing collaborations, including Tag der Kosmonauten, the Post(hu)mans, the Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra, and the Vasana String Trio, which exclusively performs Goodwin's original compositions.

He has performed extensively throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, playing contemporary chamber music and symphonic works as well as free improvisation, experimental sound art, and a vast range of pieces written for solo contrabass.

Goodwin's musical approach places a heavy emphasis on physical gesture and spontaneity, along with a conscious consideration of the particular space and context in which the music is taking place. As composer and interpreter, he strives to obliterate the false pretenses that tend to surround contemporary art world, and return to a primordial mode of expression which places the highest priority on the individuality of the performer and the spontaneity of each unique moment.