No Collective is co-hosting with Dreary Somebody the second concert of the Argentinian Composer Ellen C. Covito in New York this coming Saturday, April 12, from 8pm at the Woods Cooperative in Ridgewood, Queens. This will also be the first event of our curatorial series “The Room” which we are organizing.
Ellen C. Covito: Percussions/Repercussions
by Luis Tabuenca and Devika Wickremesinghe
April 12th, 8pm
The Woods Cooperative
1826 Palmetto Street #1 Ridgewood NY
(M train to Seneca or L train to Myrtle/Wykoff)
$10 suggested donation
Ellen C. Covito returns to New York with an evening of entirely new works for percussion and other sounding bodies. Coupling two virtuosos, percussionist Luis Tabuenca and dance artist Devika Wickremesinghe, this concert focuses on the available percussions and repercussions between two (or more) sounding bodies under the influence of seen and unseen forces. Covito’s new works take cues from Pierre Schaeffer’s notion of ‘acousmatic’ (the separation of sound from the sounding body), and the mediational effect of magnetic forces (tape, microphone and loudspeaker) that was crucial to the acousmatic disembodiment of sound. To these references, Covito adds idiosyncratic twists to formulate highly inventive, lucid and humorous ways that expand the celebrated approach of her ‘Composed Improvisations.’ This evening will present an exciting new phase not only for Covito, but for all art forms that entail composition and improvisation of sounding bodies–from music to dance, and beyond.