Radical 2: Levy Lorenzo and Dennis Sullivan + Tom Richards solo. Saturday 5th of July at 7:30

Radical 2 is a performance duo based in Brooklyn, New York.
Grounded in the tradition of contemporary classical percussion, Radical 2 extends this performance practice by exploring compositions that use theatrical vocal techniques and prototype electronics. By integrating the human voice via extended techniques and oddly contextualized speech, Radical 2 is actively blurring the lines between their vocal chords and percussion instruments. While also making use of physical theater, their performances range from whimsical and witty, to somber and nebulous, to farcical and just plain absurd.

With electronics Radical 2 uses newly designed instruments that allow the use of live electronics into their performances which provide strong engagement between the audience and the electronic sound worlds.

Radical 2 extends the role of classical percussionists into actors and electronic musicians, yet still relying on the percussionist’s sense of extended techniques and new music performance practice. The members of Radical 2 have had the pleasure of collaborating with and/or personally performing for luminaries such as Rick Burkhardt, Georges Aperghis, Alexander Schubert, and Thomas Meadowcroft while also fervently studying and realizing the music of Vinko Globokar, Cort LippeMauricio Kagel, Martin Matalon and Herbert Brun among many others. Radical 2’ has also presented their work at international institutes such as the Darmstadt Festival (DE), Ensemble Moderne Festival (AT) and at STEIM (NE).

Program:

Le corps á corps (for zarb and voice) – Georges Aperghis
A Contest for the Future (for solo voice) – Russel Podgorsek
Improvisation for Teacups and Light – Levy Lorenzo
Aphasia (for solo performer) – Mark Applebaum
Simulcast (for two speaking percussionists) – Rick Burkhard
Modified Attack (duo for hacked joysticks) – Radical 2

        

Tom Richards has been walking the line between Sonic Art, Sculpture and Music since graduating with an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2004. He has exhibited and performed widely in the UK, as well as internationally in the US, Germany and Sweden. Selected works and live performances have taken place at Tate Britain, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Science Museum, Spike Island, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, Cafe Oto, MK Gallery, Bold Tendencies, Soundfjord, and Resonance FM. His ‘Broken Patchbay’ EP was released in March 2012.  He is currently studying at Goldsmiths and the Science Museum for a PhD on the life and work of Daphne Oram; Electronic Music Pioneer and founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. He lives and works in London.

        

        

photos and videos by Mary Lemley

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