Michael Durek

In Performance: Experi-MENTAL Festival and Performance Music (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Discussions of disciplinary distinctions abound, primarily revolving around visual arts performance, performance art, experimental theater, and post-dance. Inter-disciplinarity and shared concerns across these disciplines have been supported by curated festivals and platforms such as the upcoming Prelude festival opening October 3, the CATCH series (upcoming Saturday, October 13 at the Invisible Dog), and programming all over the city. In related veins,  music following diverse trajectories from sonic work as part of Fluxus, new opera, and analog electronic music movements, conceptual and interdisciplinary music in classical composition spheres, and “concept bands” from popular music genres is receiving support in Brooklyn. Valerie Kuehne’s The Super Coda turns 5 years ol...