Friday, October 24, 2014

Non-Event, the Goethe-Institut Boston, and WZBC present

performing John Cage, “Williams Mix Extended”
octophonic electro-acoustic diffusion
+ solo sets

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8 p.m.
Advance - $12.50 general admission, $8 students/Non-Event members
Night of Show - $15 general admission, $10 students/Non-Event members

Eventbrite - Werner Dafeldecker & Valerio Tricoli


WERNER DAFELDECKER was born in Vienna in 1964 and studied the double bass. As a musician and composer, he moves between improvised and composed music and takes advantage of the manifold possibilities offered by electro-acoustics. His works often follow the principles of reductive music that is based on thinned-out, concentrated material, subjecting it to subtle modifications. His musical projects are often inspired and deduced by outside influences such as architecture, physics, photography and film. Werner Dafeldecker also focuses intensively on field recording and has built an extensive sound archive and realized several works for radio and film.

VALERIO TRICOLI is a Berlin-based composer, improviser, sound installation artist, producer, sound engineer and curator bridging musique concrete and conceptual forms of sound with a radical interest in how reality, virtuality and memory relate to each other during the acoustic event. He mostly uses analogue electronic devices (reel-to-reel tape recorders, synthesizers, microphones, light effects, ultrasonic speakers). The structure of the setup is ever-changing however, seeking multiple relations between the performers, the device and the space in which the event takes place. He is one of the founders of 3/4HadBeenEliminated and the Bowindo label/collective.


Williams Mix Extended is a new interpretation of John Cage’s Williams Mix by Werner Dafeldecker and Valerio Tricoli, originally scored for magnetic tape in 1952. Approaching the original score from a contemporary perspective, this new interpretation of Williams Mix contains a close analysis of the relationship between early tape music and current digital production, allowing for original parameters of the score to be realized within the context of recent audio technologies. Williams Mix Extended has an duration of 32 minutes whereas the original is 4 minutes and 15 seconds long. The difference between the two durations is generated by the transposition of the score´s specifications from tape to digital audio software. To complete Williams Mix Extended a library of approximately 2000 different sounds are used, which were all recorded by Dafeldecker and Tricoli.

This program is part of the Goethe-Institut Boston’s “New Music from Germany” series