Electronic Pioneer Morton Subotnick Performs at The Kitchen for 'Synth Nights' Series

By Jaime Prisco on Feb 04, 2015 04:49 PM EST

Synth Nights, the electronic music series presented by The Kitchen, continues with multimedia performances from electronic pioneer Morton Subotnick.

Synth Nights continues to be a hit for those who are devoted to the live performance of electronic music. The next installment of the series will showcase innovator Subotnick and his new multimedia piece From Silver Apples of the Moon to a Sky of Cloudless Sulphur: V. This performance will be a light and sound duo which came from a spontaneous collaboration with Berlin-based visual artist Lillevan.

According to a press release, Subotnick is one of the originators in the development of electronic music and multimedia performance and a trailblazer in works involving instruments and other media, including interactive computer music systems. Most of his music calls for a computer part or live electronic processing; his oeuvre uses many of the important technological breakthroughs in the history of the genre.

His new piece uses musical resources from his analog recordings combined with recent electronic patches and techniques to create a virtual instrument, while Lillevan, similarly, performs instinctively with his visual resources, old and new.

Subotnick’s work, Silver Apples of the Moon (1967), is considered the first large-scale electronic work to be created specifically for the record medium. It was commissioned and released by Nonesuch and became, almost immediately, an iconic work. Silver Apples was recently selected for the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

Subotnick’s performance will take place at The Kitchen in New York City March 4. Click here to purchase tickets.

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