By abandoning the borders that separate art forms, by introducing new ways of presenting and performing, and by doing it in the tiny but lovely space that is the cell theater. Ensemble Pi said What Must Be Said with intelligence, humor, and compassion, and offered its audience, which had been through enough in the last few weeks, an opportunity for both reflection and inspiration.
he music of pioneering interstitial composer Earl Howard always surprises, but also does something not always achieved by experimental music: it engages and often deeply moves the listener. Live in Brooklyn at Roulette on Saturday May 12, 2012.
The guy who put the Interstitial in Interstitial Arts, musician Warren Senders, presents VIOLINS FOR THE PLANET, featuring Mimi Rabson, whose uncategorizable violin quartet music for RESQ (Really Eclectic String Quartet) was also one of our flagship examples of interstitial music . . . great South Indian violinist Tara Bangalore . . . and Beth [...]
(Eds. note: We have almost reached the end of Interstitial March, and though this is not the final post, you could definitely call it the finale. It’s possible readers of this blog need no introduction to either of these two luminaries. Alternative rock/folk/Celtic/mythpunk singer S.J. Tucker performs both solo and and as a member of [...]
(Eds. Note: We’ve just received this bulletin from IAF Working Group member Ellen Denham, who is currently attending Indy Convergence, the annual 10-day “make-a-wish foundation for artists” in Indianapolis. We knew from her interview last week with Indy Convergence founder Caitlin Swihart that it was a fabulous event for interstitial artists – but reading Ellen’s [...]
(Eds. note: Continuing our series of profiles of IAF people, Ellen Denham is a member of the IAF Working Group. Previous profiles in this series have included Cecil Castellucci, Matthew Kressel, Mike Allen, Christopher Barzak, Larissa N. Niec, Stephen H. Segal, Felice Kuan, Wendy Ellertson, Deborah Atherton, Erin Underwood, Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman and Geoffrey Long.)
Who are you, and what do you [...]
Daniel A. Rabuzzi (an IAF Working Group member)’s blogpost on the link between writing and music starts out with quotes from artist Paul Klee & musician Duke Ellington, goes on to cite Tolkien, Le Guin & the Venerable Bede . . . all in search of the music that makes interstitial author Rabuzzi sing (and [...]
Zoë Keating photograph by Lane Hartwell
I wish I could remember when I first discovered Zoë Keating. It’s hard to associate her work with a particular year, because there’s something about it that seems to hail from either some almost-here future or some funky alternate history. If steampunk is Victoriana with computers, Keating’s self-dubbed “avant [...]
This week the IAF is pleased to share a guest essay from interdisciplinary artist-turned musician-turned writer Jorge Socarras, whom we met through mutual friends in the worlds of music, fashion and literature: a perfect interstitial meeting point!
Jorge started as a painter, but is perhaps most known for his work as a singer-songwriter with producer legend [...]
Beth Morrison first came to my attention when she produced BINIBON, the highly interstitial Jack Womack/Elliot Sharp collaboration, last year. (I wrote about it, and included some of Womack’s lyrics, here, and there are sound clips in Morrison’s archives.)
She is a champion of the uncategorizable; this week’s New Yorker magazine writes: Morrison is a big [...]
I had the pleasure of meeting composer Michael Fiday when we both were in residence at the MacDowell Colony this past fall. I knew he was a cool guy when he rolled up in this car that sported a Pixies bumper sticker, had a few guitars with him and then proposed that some of [...]
The IAF is transforming the idea of the 17th Century salon into a 21st Century reality by blasting through physical borders to bring five Interfictions 2 authors (+ one editor) together for a virtual world Salon, hosted by Jackson Street Books in Second Life.
Please join us for this special event devoted to interstitial writing and [...]