9 Evenings + 50

16 Sep 2016 – 24 Sep 2016

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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Fridman Gallery presents a performance series celebrating the 50th anniversary of “9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering.”


Co-produced by Julie Martin and Fridman Gallery, in association with ISSUE Project Room, and curated by Julie Martin, Regine Basha, and Daniel Neumann, 9 Evenings + 50 presents 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 Streety in New York City.

For the original 9 Evenings, 10 New York artists -- John Cage, Lucina Childs, Oyvind Falstrom, 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.

The series features 24 groundbreaking artists -- those who were active in the 1960s as well as younger generations working in the same tradition, continuing to use new technologies to create new instruments, new scores, and new collaborations.

Concerts will be held at 8pm at Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring Street, New York.

Additional information and tickets are available through Fridman Gallery.


Concerts will be held at 8pm at Fridman Gallery

Friday 9/16
David Tudor by John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein //John Driscoll // Phil Edelstein

Saturday 9/17
Stephen Vitiello, Yasunao Tone // Paula Matthusen, Abigail Levine

Sunday 9/18
David Behrman, Alvin Lucier // Zeena Parkins // Carver Audain

Monday 9/19
Alvin Lucier // Nicolas Collins

Tuesday 9/20
Christian Wolff // Lesley Flanigan // Andrew Demirjian, Kenneth Kirschner

Wednesday 9/21
John Cage by Daniel Neumann // Gordon Mumma // Roberto Carlos Lange

Thursday 9/22
Simone Forti // Tristan Perich

Friday 9/23
Jacob Kirkegaard // Katinka Fogh Vindelev // Denniston Mikalson

Saturday 9/24
Pauline Oliveros, Seth Cluett // Maria Chavez

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.

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Julie Martin

Daniel Neumann

Regine Basha

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