This Friday at Issue Project Room – Julia Santoli presents “burning body of love,” a performance in collaboration with Zach Rowden.

Here’s a comment from Julia Santoli about her upcoming performance this Friday, which I mentioned here last week:

This Friday, July 13th I’ll be presenting my second AIR performance at Issue Project Room, in collaboration with double bassist Zach Rowden. The piece “burning body of love” is something more in the direction of opera, and will be in 3 consecutive parts. It has been really special to work on both the music and staging for these projects and it would be exciting to share with the VCS crew.

Issue Project Room’s site contains the following description of the performance:




Artists-In-Residence 2018

Julia Santoli’s Siren Sore: “burning body of love” with Zach Rowden

Fri 13 Jul, 2018, 8pm
Free ($10 suggested donation)

22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Friday, July 13th, Julia Santoli continues her 2018 ISSUE residency with the premiere of a new work within her “Siren Sore” cycle: a mutant project of myriad form manifesting as visual project, recording album, and live performance through genre-crossing collaborations.

Santoli describes the work as retaining the narrative accessibility of song structures, but melding with the physical import of a collaborative, site-specific sonic approach. Through studying the transmission of body through voice, the “siren” emerges as a voice beyond the locus of capture or control — an avenger of bodies transgressed.

The evening premieres “burning body of love” with double bassist Zach Rowden, staged within a sculptural landscape. Rowden returns to ISSUE after previous appearances including his singular performance of Ana-Maria Avram’s Axe VII during her 2017 memorial concert, and the premiere of Artist-In-Residence Leila Bordreuil’s Piece for Cello and Double Bass Ensemble.

Julia Santoli is a Brooklyn-based artist and experimental musician. Creating immersive and precarious environments with voice, feedback, electronics, and installation, her work deals with intergenerational hauntings and reclamation through the body. She has presented solo and collaborative works at Queens Museum, Flux Factory, ISSUE Project Room, New York Live Arts, Judson Memorial Church, LUMP, Disjecta, Widow Jane Mine cave, GRACE Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Laboratory; as well as presented and taught workshops during a 5-month residency in Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE.

Zach Rowden deals with the acoustic and performative possibilities of the upright/electric bass & violin. Current projects/collaborators include Iancu Dumitrescu and the late Ana-Maria Avram’s Hyperion Ensemble (member/soloist), The Ghost (with Michael Foster, Derek Baron) Tongue Depressor (with Henry Bridsey), Tyshawn Sorey, Robert Black, Leila Bordreuil, Paul Flaherty, Chris Cretella, Charmaine Lee, Matt Sargent, and Wendy Eisenberg. Venues he has played include Harpa, Issue Project Room, Silo City, Firehouse 12, Romanian Radio Hall, Cafe OTO, Heimathafen Neukölln, Real Art Ways as well as beautiful living rooms/basements/warehouses across the United States and Europe.

ISSUE Project Room’s annual Artist-in-Residence program provides New York-based emerging artists with a year of support, offering artists access to facilities, equipment, documentation, pr/marketing, curatorial and technical expertise to develop and present significant new works, reach the next stage in their artistic development, and gain exposure to a broad public audience.

ISSUE’s Artist-in-Residence program is made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

ISSUE Summer Programs are sponsored by longtime partner Sixpoint Brewery.

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