Ben Vida+Helm


After the caffeinated chatter surrounding the Red Bull Music Academy has subsided, the Goethe Institute and Issue Project Room team up to offer a very different take on forward-thinking music in 2013. PAN_ACT brings together sound and conceptual artists for a series of lectures, performances, and installations, including Brooklyn-based Ben Vida, a marquee name in the international sound art community. Vida, Issue Project Room’s 2013 artist-in-residence, explores the lines between automated compositions, caustic improvisations, and all manner of electronic meddling. His infrequent solo performances are confusing, demanding, and not to be missed.

Sat., June 22, 10 p.m., 2013