The Eternal Now & Marcin Pietruszewski

November 7, 2019 - 8:00pm
Marcia Bassett, Ted Gordon, Jeffrey Perkins; Marcin Pietruszewski
PAGEANT:SOLOVEEV, 607 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA

An evening of sound and light featuring performances by The Eternal Now and Marcin Pietruszewski.

The Eternal Now is the collaborative project of Marcia Bassett and Ted Gordon playing Buchla Music Easels with analog strobe projections by Jeffrey Perkins.

Keith Fullerton Whitman: Workshop / Guest Lecture / Demonstration

April 10, 2019 - 3:30pm
Keith Fullerton Whitman, composer & performer
Lerner Center, 201 South 34th Street, Room 101


Musica Practica Elettronica Viva is pleased to welcome Keith Fullerton Whitman to the Department of Music at Penn to lead a workshop / guest lecture / demonstration.


About Keith Fullerton Whitman

Peter Evans & Levy Lorenzo: Workshop / Guest Lecture / Demonstration

April 17, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Peter Evans, trumpet; Levy Lorenzo, percussion
Lerner Center, 201 South 34th Street, Room 101


Musica Practica Elettronica Viva in collaboration with Penn Contemporary Music is pleased to welcome Peter Evans and Levy Lorenzo to the Department of Music at Penn to lead a workshop / guest lecture / demonstration.


About Peter Evans

Yunohana Variations

March 24, 2019 - 8:00pm
YoshimiO, drums; Susie Ibarra, drums/percussion; Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, electronics
Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Avenue


Ars Nova Workshop in collaboration with Musica Practica Elettronica Viva is thrilled to present the Philadelphia premiere of Yunohana Variations, an engrossing new collaboration from three improvisational legends.


Electro-Pythagorus: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett

December 5, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Lightbox Film Center


Musica Practica Elettronica Viva presents:

Electro-Pythagorus: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett


Musica Practica/Elettronica VIva: SCRAAATCH + Toshimaru Nakamura

February 7, 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
SCRAAATCH + Toshimaru Nakamura
The Rotunda


Scraaatch + Toshimaru Nakamura

MUSICA PRACTICA / ELETTRONICA VIVA: Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother) in conversation

May 2, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother; Kelsey Halliday Johnson
Lerner Center, Room 101

Please join us for a conversation between poet/composer/musician Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother Goddess), and curator Kelsey Halliday Johnson exploring topics including Afrofuturism, moving between musical genres, durational performance, electronic instruments, DIY events, and community initiatives.

Moor Mother is the viscerally charged output of Philadelphia based interdisciplinary artist, Camae Ayewa. Her music is often harsh and strange, projecting both the cathartic anger of punk and the expansive improvisatory spirit of Sun Ra. Using a variety of machines, field recordings, and analog noisemakers, Ayewa constructs fractured, cacophonous waves for her words of punishing pertinence to ride. As a musician performing under the name she has toured in Europe and the U.S. at numerous festivals, colleges and universities sharing the stage with King Britt, Islam Chipsy, Claudia Rankine and Bell Hooks. As a soundscape artist she has had work featured at Samek Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, and Everson Museum of Art. Her latest album, Fetish Bones, was released through Don Giovanni Records in September 2016. The album features 13 songs conceived and recorded in Camae’s home studio and it is an album intended as a form of protest and as form of time travel — a collection of sounds that are events themselves, telling stories rich in history about the journey that brings us to today and the future we are creating. Fetish Bones is not an album meant to help you forget. It is made so that you will remember the injustices that we bear witness to and participate in. Ayewa is also a renowned poet and author of the forthcoming poetry book, also named Fetish Bones, and a member of Black Quantum Futurism, A Collective which has recently released its first book, Black Quantum Futurism theory and practice Vol. 1. BQF has presented in Copenhagen Perspectives on Time Conference, Ferguson is the Future at Yale and Afrofuturism Now festival in Holland. Camae is a 2016 Leeway Award recipient and 2016 Blade of Grass Fellow.

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Johnson is an artist & curator whose project, Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art & Technology (1968-1985) surveys a generation of pioneering female cultural practitioners in new media and the technology innovators who helped shape the information age. The exhibition will be on view at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts from August 14 - September 30, 2017 that will be followed by a fully illustrated publication, and screenings at Vox Populi as well as the Lightbox Film Center International House Philadelphia in September/October of 2017. Johnson is a graduate of the Institute of Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University, and was formerly the Music Director of her college radio station, WPRB 103.3FM.

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