[NetBehaviour] Tuesday April 16 The Virgil Moorefield Bicontinental Pocket Orchestra & Intermedia Works

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Mon Apr 15 15:50:15 CEST 2013

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Elsenstr. 52 2HH 2Etage
12059 Berlin

Tuesday April 16 2013 Doors 21:00 Concert 21:30

hinterzimmer cd /dvd release tour

Performing in full the new double cd/dvd release on hinterzimmer records

–the pocket orchestra:

1. no business as usual (2010) 18 min.
2. arrival of the crows (1998) 11 min.
3. detroit per se (2012) 15 min.

–the intermedia work:

five ideas about the relation of sight and sound (2008-2011) 35 min.

a live intermedia performance, synthesizing synesthesia in three scenes 
and two interludes

vicky chow, piano
ian ding, vibraphone, drums
will robbins, bass
martin lorenz, percussion, drums
virgil moorefield, drums, piano
jürg wickihalder, bari sax
arad evans, electric guitar

will stanton, technical director
daniel wharton, key grip

Virgil Moorefield is a composer, intermedia artist, author, and drummer. 
CDs of his composer-led ensembles include “Things You Must Do to Get to 
Heaven” (Innova, 2007), “The Temperature in Hell is Over 3,000 Degrees” 
(Tzadik, 1997), and “Distractions On the Way To the King’s Party” 
(Cuneiform, 1994). The Virgil Moorefield Ensemble has performed in 
Europe and the U.S., including the Inventing America Festival at 
London’s Barbican Hall, and the Bang on a Can Marathon at Lincoln 
Center. Moorefield’s concert-length intermedia work, “Five Ideas About 
the Relation of Sight and Sound” (2008), has been presented at festivals 
in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Chile. A collaborative 
intermedia work, “Chicago Union Station” (2004), has been shown around 
the world. His work has received support from the Rockefeller 
Foundation, Commissioning Music USA, and the National Endowment for the 
Arts, among others. Moorefield’s commissions include the Bang On A Can 
All-Stars and New Music Detroit. His orchestral work “Blanqui” was 
performed by the Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble in Brooklyn.

His book, “The Producer As Composer” (2005; paperback, 2010), is 
published by MIT Press. As a drummer, Moorefield has worked with 
numerous rock and avantgarde artists, including Glenn Branca, Swans, 
Bill Laswell, Elliott Sharp, and Damage.

Moorefield received an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in composition from Princeton 
University. He also holds an M.A. and a B.A. in Comparative Literature 
from Columbia University, and studied at the Juilliard School. He was 
formerly an Assistant Professor of Music at Northwestern University and 
an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Michigan, Ann 
Arbor. Moorefield lives and works near Zürich, Switzerland



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