In this improvised 24-hour performance on piano, Drungle embarks on a quest to simultaneously create and exist within a space of sonic and emotional self-expression, observing the ways in which different layers of sound evolve throughout the event??ôs duration. Similar to the contrapuntal concepts employed by composers as diverse as Bach, Stravinsky, and Shostakovich, but developing live and in real time, this effect imbues the music with a unique energy.
Forgotten, Continuous, Influx: 30 hours at SculptureCenter
About the Artist
Pete Drungle (b. Chicago, 1972) is a composer/pianist with a diverse background in music who lives and works in New York. He has played duets with Ornette Coleman, performed internationally with Ronald Shannon Jackson's legendary Decoding Society and Craig Harris' Nation of Imagination, arranged music for the Kronos Quartet and composed for and conducted the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In 2006, Drungle received the prestigious Bessie Award for Best Composer for his score to Michael Portnoy's avant-dance piece THE 'K' SOUND. Drungle enjoys being involved in cross-disciplinary projects, and has performed in museums, art galleries, theaters, and music halls internationally, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, all in New York.
This performance is part of a 30-hour, non-stop series of performances being presented by SculptureCenter for PERFORMA07.
Continuous 24-Hour Solo Piano Improvisation (Daylight Saving Mode)
Nov 3 - Nov 4, 2007
6 pm - 5 pm