Jamming — of both the improvising and disrupting varieties — provides the focus tonight and during the remainder of composer-performer Annie Gosfield’s week-long residence at John Zorn’s austere performance space. A ceaselessly re-inventive composer, Gosfield mixes history, technology, and autobiography in work that oscillates vibrantly between past and future. Jammed radio signals have inspired much of Gosfield’s recent work, as in tonight’s early-set premiere of her Bach-referencing Long Waves and Random Pulses for violin, cello, and sampling keyboard. In addition, Felix Fan performs The Harmony of the Body-Machine, for cello and machine sounds, and Four Roses, a work rooted in whiskey and detuned pianos. At 10, Gosfield deploys her “phantom electronics” alongside fellow improvisers Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) and Ha-Yang Kim (cello).
Tue., April 29, 8 & 10 p.m., 2014