This year's festival produced by Composers Concordance (“enterprising new music organization” -NYTimes) has an innovative approach: each concert focuses on a specific timbre.
The third concert entitled E-nstallation, both emphasizes and challenges this concept; it features seven musicians playing diverse electronic instruments, exploring and extending the boundaries of timbre.
The musicians are active NYC composer-performers: Lynn Bechtold, Svjetlana Bukvich, Dan Cooper, David Morneau, Daniel Palkowski, Milica Paranosic and Gene Pritsker.
Synchronous to the music, a fashion installation will be presented, exhibiting accessories for musicians, created for this occasion by the promising young fashion designers Vicky Vale (Poison) and Patrick Kavanaugh ( Madhatster).
This production marks the first collaboration between Vicky Vale and Composers Concordance.
Vicky says: ““The collaboration between The Composers Concordance, Poison and The Madhatster is so natural, given the relationship that exists between music and fashion. Even the great Frank Zappa, genius composer, said: ‘No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style.’ The reason I started my brand was to create stage accessories for musician friends. Music is a performance art and part of the performance is the visual aspect. When those two elements come together harmoniously, the impact is so much greater!”